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Thursday April 17 Glimpse Duo with Mike Sopko / Hamir Atwal 8 PM $10 Modern Jazz Duo from San Francisco, California featuring Shaker Hts. native Mike Sopko-guitar, & Hamir Atwal-drums & percussion. *New* Monday, May 5 Baldwin Wallace Musical Theater Program 7 PM $10. Next Generation of Musical Theater Talent takes the Stage at Nighttown! *New* Fri. & Sat., May 30 & 31 Vanessa Rubin / Don Braden Organ Quartet 8:30 PM $25. Dynamic Cleveland Vocalist and NYC Saxophonist debut music from their new CD live at Nighttown! Featuring: Kyle Koehler-organ, & Cecil Brooks-drums. *New* Sunday, June 1 Dan White Sextet + 1 3 PM $10. Rising Saxophonist Dan White leads his All-Star NYC/Columbus group for Cleveland debut at Nighttown! With special guest Theron Brown on piano. Special Matinee show! *New* Sunday, June 1 Balkan Strings 7 PM $15. All-Star Acoustic Guitar Trio from Belgrade, Serbia on US Tour. BALKAN JAZZ-SWING-WORLD FUSION & MORE…LIVE AT NIGHTTOWN!

Hospice of the Western Reserve Volunteer Education Series

Hospice of the Western Reserve is seeking volunteers to assist in private residences, nursing homes, assisted living communities, our two Hospice House locations, and hospital settings. As a vital part of Hospice of the Western Reserve’s team, volunteers come from all walks of life, and have a variety of skills, talents and abilities. Opportunities to serve are diverse: visit patients and families to provide companionship, socialization, and comfort, help with legacy work, transportation, light housework, meal preparation, run errands, make phone calls, help with clerical work, attend health fairs, make a presentation. Volunteers with specialized professional qualifications and training are also needed: attorneys, licensed hair dressers, massotherapists, pet therapy dogs and their handlers.

IRS Debunks Frivolous Tax Arguments

WASHINGTON - The Internal Revenue Service today released the 2014 version of "The Truth about Frivolous Tax Arguments." The document describes and responds to some of the common frivolous tax arguments made by those who oppose compliance with federal tax laws. The cases cited demonstrate how frivolous arguments are treated by the IRS and the courts. The 2014 version includes numerous recently-decided cases that demonstrate that the courts continue to regard such arguments as illegitimate.

Akron Zoo partners with Hattie’s Gardens to improve the community

The Akron Zoo and Hattie Larlham are pleased to announce a newly formed partnership, Hattie’s Gardens at the Akron Zoo. Hattie’s Gardens will transform two acres of unused land at the Akron Zoo into sustainable gardens that grow chemical-free produce for Akron and Northeast Ohio residents. The partnership will focus on making healthy eating possible through accessibility, affordability and environmental responsibility. Hattie’s Gardens is a Hattie Larlham vocational program that employs adults with developmental disabilities. The garden site project will begin in April for the 2014 growing season. A community celebration is planned for the end of June.

USDA Announces Funding to Train and Educate Next Generation of Farmers and Ranchers

WASHINGTON, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the availability of more than $19 million in grants to help train, educate and enhance the sustainability of the next generation of agricultural producers through the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP).

Ohio Export Internship Program Recognized for Excellence

Partnership between Ohio Development Services Agency, Ohio State’s Fisher earns prestigious NASBITE International award

The Ohio Export Internship Program, in collaboration with the Ohio Development Services Agency and Ohio State’s Fisher College of Business, was recently honored with the 2014 International Program Excellence Award by the National Association of Small Business International Trade Educators (NASBITE) at its annual conference in Memphis, Tenn.

GREAT ESCAPES FOR EVERY SEASON

Home to the world’s largest basket and largest Native American earthworks and celebrating 100 years of ice cream

Newark, Ohio – Since 1808 when Licking County o­fficially became the 29th Ohio County, it’s been welcoming visitors to escape the confines of their everyday lives and spend time exploring nearly 700 square miles of some of the best of the American Heartland.

CLEVELAND PLAY HOUSE ANNOUNCES YOUTH AUDITIONS FOR

MAURICE HINES IS TAPPIN’ THRU LIFE APRIL 26 FROM 3-7 PM

CLEVELAND, OH (April 11, 2014) Cleveland Play House (CPH) will hold youth auditions on April 26 for their upcoming world premiere production of Maurice Hines is Tappin’ Thru Life. Starring dance legend Maurice Hines, this explosive production will pay tribute to the late Gregory Hines and a number of showbiz forerunners including Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington and Nat King Cole. Featuring contemporary tap icons The Manzari Brothers, and backed by the sizzling 9-piece band The Diva Orchestra, the evening will culminate in a tap-dancing extravaganza. Co-produced with Alliance Theatre and Arena Stage, Maurice Hines is Tappin’ Thru Life will dance its way onto PlayhouseSquare’s Allen Theatre stage May 30 – June 29

David Johns, Executive Director of White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans, to Participate in Several Events at University of Akron’s 7th Annual Black Male Summit

David Johns, executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans, will take part in several events Friday-Saturday, April 11-12, at the University of Akron’s 7th annual Black Male Summit, in Akron, Ohio.

University Circle to be site of city's first market-rate, 20+ story residential tower in more than 40 years

CLEVELAND - April 10, 2014 - University Circle is about to get a big addition. University Circle Inc. has partnered with a world-class development team to bring a $130 million residential high-rise that will be a towering and tasteful addition to this east side neighborhood of Cleveland.

Residential Broadband Adoption in Ohio Surpasses National Average

Adoption statewide up by 6 percentage points since 2011; Adoption in Appalachian Ohio up 10 percentage points since 2012

COLUMBUS – Connect Ohio today released new data showing that broadband adoption in Ohio surpasses the national average, with 72% of households subscribing to broadband service in 2013, up from 66% in 2011. Broadband adoption in rural Appalachian Ohio increased to 63% in 2013, a 10 percentage point increase from 2012.

State Supports Minority Business Development

State Releases New Plan to help grow business and create jobs

Businesses in every county in the state have a Minority Business Assistance Center ready to serve their needs. The Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA) announced the locations of each center and the counties they will serve.

La Fiesta Latina Celebrates 10 Years of Bringing a Little “Salsa and Spice” to the I-X Indoor Amusement Park

(Cleveland, OH) – The I-X Indoor Amusement Park, presented by Marc's, is pleased to announce the 10th Annual La Fiesta Latiná April 12th and April 13th! La Fiesta Latiná, hosted by the Julia de Burgos Cultural Arts Center and Latinocleveland.com, celebrates the very best of Hispanic heritage and culture. You will find 2 days jammed packed with Latin music with national and local acts, dance, arts and even a kids fiesta for all patrons to enjoy!

LARGEST GATHERING EVER OF PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAMERS OUTSIDE OF CANTON COMING TO THE I-X CENTER IN CLEVELAND, OHIO FOR A ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME SHOW OF SHOWS MAY 3-4

Jim Brown, Joe Namath, Barry Sanders, Lynn Swann, Terry Bradshaw, Marshall Faulk, Warren Sapp & Franco Harris among unprecedented gathering of 100 Hall of Famers

Cleveland – Pro Football Hall of Fame Fan Fest hits the field in Cleveland, Ohio on Saturday, May 3rd and Sunday, May 4th. The Pro Football Hall of Fame has teamed up with Cleveland’s International Exposition (I-X) Center and BaAM Productions to present this inaugural, interactive, must- attend event.

Horizon Science Academy Cleveland Hosts Army Musical Concert

CLEVELAND - HSA is hosting the United States Army Musical Outreach Concert on Monday, 7 April, at 1:40 pm in the high school gymnasium. The school is located at 6000 S. Marginal Road in Cleveland. The featured performer is Sergeant Corrin Campbell from Duluth, MN. Sgt. Corrin served 3 years in the Reserve Component in Maryland. She has shared stages with many artists including Sarah McLachlan, Toby Keith, The Indigo Girls, The Oak Ridge Boys, Ted Nugent, Sara Barielles, and more. All in attendance will receive a free CD from Sergeant Corrin Campbell.

Advocates Press for Second Hearing on Bill to Eliminate Statute of Limitations for Rape Cases

Senate Bill 83 would give law enforcement more time to investigate crimes

Columbus—Today, State Senators Nina Turner (D-Cleveland) and Capri Cafaro (D-Hubbard) held a press conference at the Ohio Statehouse calling for additional hearings on Senate Bill 83, legislation that would repeal the statute of limitations for the prosecution of rape and sexual battery cases. They were joined at the event, which also marked the start of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, by Katie Hanna, Executive Director of the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence, and a survivor of sexual assault.

IN CELEBRATION OF RED CROSS MONTH, MULTIPLE CLEVELAND ORGANIZATIONS COME TOGETHER TO OFFER LIFE-SAVING RED CROSS TRAINING TO CLEVELAND METROPOLITAN SCHOOLS

Both teachers and students will participate in training

The American Red Cross is proud to announce its collaboration with Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD), Cleveland Metroparks, Cleveland EMS, Cleveland State University, and The Greater Cleveland YMCA to provide first aid, CPR and automated external defibrillator (AED) training to over 75 nurses and teachers in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. The domino effect of this initial training, detailed below, makes this collaboration very unique.

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CONGRESSWOMAN FUDGE APPLAUDS RE-USE OF HARDEST HIT FUNDS TO TACKLE BLIGHT THROUGH DEMOLITION IN CUYAHOGA AND SUMMIT COUNTIE

Warrensville Heights, OH – Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11) released the following statement following the February 28th announcement by the Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) of first-round funding awards to land banks in 11 counties through the “The Neighborhood Initiative Program” (NIP). This program is based on approval by the U.S. Department of the Treasury to reallocate up to $60 million of the state’s remaining Hardest Hit Funds for demolition purposes.

Cleveland Botanical Garden Vice President Encourages Kids to Experiment with Gardening in New Book Hitting Shelves April

Renata Fossen Brown of Cleveland Heights to hold book signing

Renata Fossen Brown has shared her passion for plants with thousands of students from pre- kindergarten through graduate school over her 10 years at Cleveland Botanical Garden. Now, the Cleveland Heights resident aims to instill a lifelong love of gardening, botany, ecology and the natural world into young people through her first book, “Gardening Lab for Kids: 52 Fun Experiments to Learn, Grow, Harvest, Make, Play, and Enjoy Your Garden,” to be released April 1 by Cool Springs Press.

CLEVELAND MAYOR, CMSD CEO, COUNTY EXECUTIVE ANNOUNCE PLANS TO EXPAND PRE-K IN CITY OF CLEVELAND

PRE4CLE plan calls for expansion of high quality pre-K to children in the city

CLEVELAND, OHIO – The Cleveland Pre-K Task Force announced PRE4CLE, a plan to expand access to high-quality pre-K programs to children in the City of Cleveland. PRE4CLE is a major next step in implementing Cleveland’s Plan for Transforming Schools.

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