Library of the Day: Cleveland Heights Lee Road Branch, Reinvented by Studio Techne

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 08/25/2008 - 19:24.
Library of the Day: Cleveland Heights Lee Road Branch, Reinvented by Studio Techne

I've used the Cleveland Heights library on Lee Road since the 1970s, and can say with confidence the recent Studio Techne reinvention of this facility transformed the space, site, and surrounding neighborhood for the better. Featuring a dramatic, high-art bridge over Lee Road, and two reused buildings - one signficantly modernized - with crisp, fitting site improvements, this is one of the best library facilities and urban redevelopments in Northeast Ohio.


Pangea Day Public Film Screening Parties in Cleveland: Cat-Strat hosts @ SARAVA.... H&A hosts @ Talkies

Submitted by Cat-Strat on Wed, 04/30/2008 - 16:43.
05/10/2008 - 13:00
05/10/2008 - 19:30

You can visit the Pangea Day website here

Or, for details of the May 10 event visit Cat Strat's web site at


SARAVA on Shaker Square
13225 Shaker Square
Cleveland, OH
United States


Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 03/13/2008 - 23:34.
Cleveland Mayor Jane Campbell image jeff buster after she left office March 2009
  With all the public noise she's been exposed to  in NEO,  and with all the Dirty Dealer's un-ethical public noise about what was private, to see her today with her smile was an affirmation.


The Green Chain - Cleveland Intnl Film Festival

Submitted by Zebra Mussel on Tue, 03/11/2008 - 21:41.

Tonight I saw the hot new mockumentary The Green Chain at the film fest.   The best part is that we used our 'private screening' tickets from Pat and Dan Conway's gig tonight to get past the ticket taker then re-appropriated our access rights to see this mockumentary that got started around the same time slot.   To wrong the right... I offer up a nice plug:

Return of the Cuyahoga: the film!

Submitted by lmcshane on Wed, 03/05/2008 - 23:44.
03/08/2008 - 16:45
03/09/2008 - 21:15

So, if you made a movie, who would you pick for the stars???  I never thought that people I know would make the BIG time.  Do you think it is too late to ask for their autographs? 

SEE the film at the Cleveland International Film Festival--Saturday, March 8, 2008 at 4:45 p.m. & Sunday, March 9, 2008 at 9:15.  Both showings at Tower City Cinemas.

WHO'S WHO in The Return of the Cuyahoga
(in order of apperance)


Cleveland, OH
United States
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Submitted by Jeff Buster on Fri, 01/04/2008 - 18:16.
Post in progress,  need to upload images from one computer and do Word on another.  to be finished soon...It's Wednesday Jan 9, and I still haven't been able to edit my final draft of this pc. Patience please,  will get final soon...thanks

Is Medical Mart Merging With the Urban Design District Concept?

Submitted by Kevin Cronin on Mon, 08/06/2007 - 20:18.

I grew up and lived in Cleveland and, other than school, stayed here until I moved away for about ten years. Since coming back home, one distressing thing I've noted is that decision-makers, at all levels, closely guard information, almost as if a Captain who would rather go down with the ship, than loosen up and perhaps not go down at all.  The Medical Mart non-debate has all those strange dynamics.  Is it possible, I wonder, if a true, public-private partnership on a Medical Mart/Convention Center/Urban Design District might actually make sense after all?

Film and TV Production Incentives - A Real Example From Today's Plain Dealer

Submitted by Kevin Cronin on Fri, 08/03/2007 - 15:27.

Once again, Cleveland's daily is excited about the latest “drive-by shooting” of the film industry, reporting that 'visitors to the Rock Hall got an extra treat — watching Rainn Wilson, chief geek from “The Office,” shoot scenes for his upcoming movie “The Rocker.” Once again, however, we are missing the big picture ... literally.  While one day's shooting in Cleveland warrants the media attention, the “The Rocker” will be shooting forty-five days in Toronto, Ontario.

Review of Leading State Film and Video Production Incentives

Submitted by Kevin Cronin on Tue, 07/24/2007 - 20:53.

How and why do film and video production decision get made? A film trade group recently asked those questions, and the answers are not encouraging for Ohio, which continues to say “no” to the adoption of production incentives that other states now consider routine.

THE END OF SUBURBIA: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of The American Dream

Submitted by Brian Cummins on Wed, 07/18/2007 - 19:11.
07/26/2007 - 19:30
07/26/2007 - 21:30
 The Brooklyn Centre Community Association (BCCA) presents "THE END OF SUBURBIA: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of The American Dream " which talks about dwindling fossil fuel supplies and the effect on our modern lifestyle.  The film will be shown at approximately 7:30 pm proceeding the BCCA’s business portion of their regularly scheduled monthly meeting that begins at 7:00 pm.  There will be a discussion following the film as time permits.  Call Darren Hamm for details 216-741-7990  endofsuburbia - whoosh



Archwood United Church of Christ
2800 Archwood Avenue Historic Brooklyn Centre
Cleveland, OH
United States
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FREE Film screening & Panel Discussion - “Cleveland: Confronting Decline in an American City”

Submitted by Brian Cummins on Tue, 06/26/2007 - 13:30.
06/27/2007 - 18:00
06/27/2007 - 20:30

FREE Film screening & Panel Discussion
“Cleveland: Confronting Decline in an American City”
Time & Date:
6:00  - 8:30 pm, Wednesday, June 27th, 2007
Location:  Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Auditorium
3900 Wildlife Way Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio 44109
Call:   216-459-8400 for further information


Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Auditorium
3900 Wildlife Way Cleveland
Cleveland, OH
United States
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07.05.27 Header of the Day: Edwin at the Inner Circle

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 05/27/2007 - 01:53.

Edwin at Inner Circle Restaurant

Located in the heart of the historic Hough Bakeries Complex is the Inner Circle, a weekend club and reception facility operated for the past 7 years by the Hot Sauce Williams family. Starting shortly, operation of the Inner Circle will expand to extended hours every day, featuring a cybercafe, meeting space, computer terminals, free wifi, independent film, the Linux Cafe, art, culture, and great food, coffee, and even wine tastings, via a broader partnership of friends. This pan is from the deck and patio area, and features Guyanese chef and reggae performer and DJ Edwin, who will help operate the Inner Circle, shown with Hot Sauce Williams founder LeMaud Williams, as well.

NEO Excellence Roundtable with Bruce Perens, on making NEO a global center of excellence with FOSS

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 05/21/2007 - 15:01.
05/22/2007 - 08:00
05/22/2007 - 09:30
Bruce Perens  Bill Callahan and I are pleased to offer a last moment opportunity to join an important conversation just beginning on making NEO a global leader in the use of Free Open Source Software, with the man who wrote the Open Source Definition, Bruce Perens. Bruce is Vice President of Developer Relations and Policy for FOSS-related SourceLabs, of Seattle. NEO is fortunate to have a local connection with Bruce, as the Director of Marketing for SourceLabs, Athena Diamantis, lives in this region. Digital Vision Director Bill Callahan and East Cleveland CIO Abu Alli met with Bruce and Athena last week to discuss how to make NEO a world FOSS leader, and we decided that is a topic deserving much broader and more open attention. So tomorrow we continue growing the dialog.


Join us, if you may... 8 AM breakfast tomorrow at the Juniper Grill.


Juniper Grill
1332 Carnegie Ave (@ E 9th)
Cleveland, OH
United States


Submitted by Jeff Buster on Fri, 04/20/2007 - 13:17.

I offer these flowers for Mr. Bartimole and Mr. Renner to put on their desks.   Their's is the type of reportage which we need more of in Ohio. 

2007 CIA BFA Thesis Exhibition

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 04/17/2007 - 10:52.
05/07/2007 - 18:30
05/07/2007 - 21:00

Few occassions in NEO or anywhere offer a more diverse and exciting perspective on life and art than the annual CIA BFA Thesis Exhibitions... from the CIA Website: See exceptional work by the next generation of artists and designers as graduating students present their Bachelor of Fine Arts thesis exhibitions. The Joseph McCullough Center will be bursting with energy and excitement as the Institute’s graduating seniors challenge the public with fresh ideas and commentaries on our world. Work will be presented in all media including performance and installation art. The senior thesis project is the culmination of a student’s career at the Institute. Please join us to celebrate their achievements!

Exhibition Hours


Cleveland Institute of Art
11610 Euclid Avenue The Joseph McCullough Center
Cleveland, OH
United States

Cleveland Screening of "An Unreasonable Man"

Submitted by johnmcgovern on Fri, 04/13/2007 - 09:53.
04/20/2007 - 01:00
04/21/2007 - 23:59

Don't miss the new documentary about Ralph Nader's life, An
Unreasonable Man, premiering Friday, April 20, 2007 in
Cleveland and Columbus. Click here to watch a quick preview.
 On opening night and Saturday, April 21 in Cleveland,


Cedar Lee
Cedar Rd. & Lee Rd.
Cleveland Hts., OH
United States

Ubu Projex in NEO

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 04/04/2007 - 15:31.


Ubu Projex NEO is the home of all NEO things Pere Ubu and David Thomas, having strong roots in Northeast Ohio and loyal to the region... playing, creating and recording here often. Whenever a Ubu Projex connection is in NEO, REALNEO will be sure to let the community know and report back on the genius shared at these events.

TOD update from Richard McDougald Enty, Planning Team Leader, Programming & Planning Department, GCRTA

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 03/28/2007 - 17:02.

I received an informative email this afternoon from Richard McDougald Enty, Planning Team Leader, Programming & Planning Department, Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority, about some of their Transit Oriented Development initiatives and vision. It is very exciting to see this as an active subject for discussion and planning here. I am a strong supporter of Transit Oriented Development and consider it the core foundation on which we should rebuild the City of Cleveland and surrounding suburbs.  Here is the vision from RTA:

REALNEO to be featured on WVIZ Applause, premiering this Thursday, March 29, 2007

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 03/25/2007 - 12:33.

Screenshot for Applause program featuring REALNEO

I was quite honored to be contacted, a few weeks ago, by the producer of one of my favorite television programs, Dee Perry's "Applause", asking for information about REALNEO. Seems he was doing research on the spectacular Convivium 33 Gallery, which we have featured extensively on REALNEO, covering Christopher Pekoc here and Clarence Van Duzer here (photos from which were featured in Cleveland Magazine), so REALNEO came up in search results. The producer saw REALNEO as in interesting source of insight on arts and culture in NEO and suggested to his staff doing a segment on Applause about REALNEO. Even though we scheduled the interview, this seemed very abstract until I just saw a promotion on WVIZ for the show, featuring a scrolling view of the REALNEO home page.

Film Production Tax Incentives

Submitted by Kevin Cronin on Sat, 03/17/2007 - 23:27.

The list of states considering or adopting film production tax incentives continues to grow.  More than 30 states now offer some form of tax or production incentives, with a few more states preparing to create or expand their incentive packages.  I've previously pointed to Louisiana's success. Tax incentives have helped the state rise in the ranks and Louisiana is now third in the US for film production (behind only CA and NY).  With the hard, diligent work of the Cleveland Film Commission, Ohio took a modest step forward last year, but can we take another step forward to provide stronger incentives to make films here?  The state of Ohio is trailing, while other states continue to move forward.

07.02.16 - 07.03.31 CIA Students Show NEO the Birth of Fine Art

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 03/14/2007 - 00:08.


Always one of the most important arts events of each year, in NEO, the Cleveland Institute of Art Student Independent Exhibition (now in its 61st year) proves, as promoted, "Tradition doesn’t always have to be stodgy". Far from stodgy - this show is always exciting, in your face, over the top, fun and inspiring. It is also one of the best places in the world to see what art and artists are influencing this region now and will continue to change the world throughout our lives.