Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Michael Symon’s “Ode to Cleveland"

Here’s a video where Michael Symon speaks about his home town, the great city of Cleveland! (This video was produced for the Trade Show News Network (TSNN) Awards breakfast during the Fabulous Food Show on Sunday, November 16, 2014 at Cleveland, Ohio’s International Exposition (I-X) Center.)







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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Michael Symon to Headline Hometown Fabulous Food Show (Press Release)

For Immediate Release
July 21, 2014



Michael Symon to Headline Hometown Fabulous Food Show  at Cleveland’s I-X Center November 14-16, 2014

Cleveland, OH (July 21, 2014) Cleveland is really turning up the heat! I-X Center is proud to announce Iron Chef Michael Symon will return home to entertain fans and culinary enthusiasts alike at the 9th annual Fabulous Food Show, November 14-16.

Fabulous Food Show is the nation’s largest consumer food & beverage themed event. The enormous festival features world renowned culinary professionals, celebrity chefs and regional artisans conducting high energy informative demonstrations. Over 100 live presentations will be scheduled across six different customized stages, just in time to celebrate the holiday season. Chef Symon will appear at the event each day.

“We are truly fortunate to live in a region ripe with exceptional culinary talent,” said Jeremy Levine, Executive Producer for the Fabulous Food Show. Adding, “Chef Michael Symon is a wonderful ambassador for our community. We are tremendously excited he will join us at the Fabulous Food Show this year to showcase his artistry and passion.”

Michael Symon states, "I am beyond thrilled to once again be part of Cleveland's premier food event. Nothing makes me happier than celebrating and cooking with friends and family at home."

In addition to daily demonstrations, guests can ‘taste, try and buy’ their way through the Market Place, an expansive show floor with more than 450 exhibiting companies. Free admission is included to the co-located By Hand Fine Art & Craft Fair. Tickets for the Fabulous Food Show will go on sale August 15th. Additional participating celebrity talent and signature event details will be announced in the coming weeks.

About Michael Symon:
Michael Symon is a co-host of ABC’s lifestyle series “The Chew,” which airs on ABC. Growing up in a Greek and Sicilian family, the Cleveland native creates boldly flavored, deeply satisfying dishes at his restaurants in America’s heartland: Lola, Lolita, Roast, Bar Symon and B Spot. In addition to co-hosting “The Chew,” he also shares his energetic cooking style and infectious laugh with viewers as an Iron Chef on the Food Network.

About Fabulous Food Show:
Fabulous Food Show is an annual destination culinary celebration held at the I-X Center in Cleveland, Ohio. This unparalleled cultural experience features the nation’s largest presentation of fine food, fine art, craft breweries, wineries, restaurants and purveyors all under one roof. For more information call 216.265.COOK or visit www.fabulousfoodshow.com.

About I-X Center:
International Exposition Center (I-X Center) in Cleveland, Ohio is one of the nation's premier exhibition facilities. It is the 9th largest convention center in North America, comprised of 2.2 million sq. ft., including more than one million sq. ft. of flexible presentation space. I-X Center is conveniently located adjacent to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, just 15 minutes southwest of downtown, with nearby hotels and secure on-site parking for more than 10,000 vehicles. Featuring a unique 'one-stop sourcing' model for all production services, the I-X Center has hosted more than 1,500 events attracting 50 million visitors during the past 30 years. For more information visit www.ixcenter.com.

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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Innerbelt Bridge Demolition in Cleveland Ohio

Goodbye to the old I-90 Innerbelt Bridge in Cleveland. Videos of today’s demolition are below.

If you want to see photos/video of the bridge long before demolition began – and before the building of the new bridge - check out my blog at these links:

All Things Cleveland Ohio: Cleveland City of Bridges
All Things Cleveland Ohio: Innerbelt Time Lapse
All Things Cleveland Ohio: Innerbelt Bridge In Trouble?



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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Cleveland Shakespeare Festival Opens 17th Season (Press Release)

PRESS RELEASE
May 27, 2014


Cleveland Shakespeare Festival opens 17th season 
of free outdoor theater with
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

The Cleveland Shakespeare Festival celebrates its 17th consecutive season of presenting free, live outdoor performances of the works of William Shakespeare to audiences in Northeast Ohio.

In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, love and magic intermingle when two couples get lost in an enchanted fairy forest on the eve of a royal wedding. At the same time, a group of rustic amateur actors rehearse a play to be performed at the wedding. Fairy mischief abounds as dreams and reality become tangled.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream opens on Friday, June 6 at the P.E.A.C.E. Park in the Coventry neighborhood and tours a variety of outdoor venues:

Fri, June 6: Coventry P.E.A.C.E. Park, Coventry Rd and Euclid Hts Blvd, Cleveland Hts, OH, 44118

Sat, June 7: Shaker Heights Community Colonnade, 3450 Lee Rd., Shaker Heights, OH, 44120

Sun, June 8: Notre Dame College, 4545 College Road, South Euclid, OH 44121

Fri, June 13: Tremont Lincoln Park, 1208 Starkweather Ave., Cleveland, OH, 44113

Sat, June 14: Tremont Lincoln Park, 1208 Starkweather Ave., Cleveland, OH, 44113

Sun, June 15: Lorain County Community College Stocker Arts Center, 1005 Abbe Rd., Elyria, OH, 44035

Fri, June 20: Lakewood Park, 14532 Lake Ave., Lakewood, OH, 44107

Sat, June 21: Lakewood Park, 14532 Lake Ave., Lakewood, OH, 44107

Sun, June 22: Cuyahoga Community College West, 11000 Pleasant Valley Rd, Parma, OH 44130

Fri, June 27: Grove Amphitheater, 425 N Commons Rd, Mayfield Village, OH 44143

Sat, June 28: The James A. Garfield National Historic Site, 8095 Mentor Ave, Mentor, OH, 44060

Sun, June 29: Penitentiary Glen Nature Center, 8668 Kirtland-Chardon Rd, Kirtland, OH 44094


The second show of the season, the classic tragedy of ‘star-crossed lovers’ Romeo and Juliet, opens July 18 with the following schedule:

July 18-20: Coventry P.E.A.C.E. Park

July 25-27; August 2-3: Tremont’s Lincoln Park, 1208 Starkweather Ave., Cleveland, OH 44113

Friday, August 1: Market Square Park, W 25th St. and Lorain Ave, Cleveland, OH 44113


All shows start at 7:00 pm and are presented free of charge. Audience members are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets and seat themselves prior to each outdoor performance.

For more information about The Cleveland Shakespeare Festival or to get involved, contact us at 440.794.1CSF, email info@cleveshakes.org, find us on Facebook and Twitter, or visit www.cleveshakes.org.

The Cleveland Shakespeare Festival is supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.



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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Cleveland Hosts Pro Football Hall of Fame Fan Fest

For Immediate Release

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

Tickets on sale now online at ProFootballHOF.com/FanFest, by calling 1-844-FAN-FEST (216-265-2624) 
or at Ohio Discount Drug Mart store locations

Cleveland (April 7, 2014) – 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.

“Fan Fest is a great way for so many Hall of Famers to reach out to the fans like never before. I am excited to be part of Fan Fest and think this is the first of many,” said Terry Bradshaw, inducted in 1989. Bradshaw is bringing his own Las Vegas style one man act to Fan Fest. “America’s Favorite Dumb Blonde” will play two shows on Sunday, May 4th, at 2pm and 7pm.

“We are launching the first-ever Pro Football Hall of Fame Fan Fest in Cleveland because I know the great passion and love Northeast Ohio has for the heroes of America’s greatest game, ” said George Veras, Pro Football Hall of Fame Enterprises president and CEO. “Having this event produced by Cleveland’s I-X Center, the 9th largest convention center in the world, will give families a memorable experience to last a lifetime.” Fan Fest is comprised of nearly 1 million square feet of interactive football activities, including, a full size 100 yard indoor field, 3 custom built theaters, games, exhibits and more.

Fan Fest will offer twenty hours of exclusive experiential programming scheduled throughout four different shows. Saturday, May 3rd and Sunday, May 4th, from 10am-3pm and 4pm-9pm. Included with each show admission, fans will enjoy this unique Hall of Fame lineup of events:
  • A 30,000 square foot reverential walkthrough experience upon entry, dedicated to the participating Hall of Famers.
  • The Gridiron. A full size 100 yard indoor field with special clinics conducted by Hall of Famers, featuring local College and High School teams. Fans and families will also have free time to play on the field, with Hall of Famers stopping by for visits.
  • Draft Chalk Talk Theater. A 1,000 seat presentation theater, where fans will interact with Hall of Famers to discuss the upcoming 2014 NFL Draft. Fans are encouraged to participate in Q & A.
  • Legends Theater. A 1,000 seat presentation theater, where fans will witness Hall of Famers discuss memorable football moments on their Road to Canton. CNN legend, Larry King will host the Saturday ‘Road to Canton’ sessions. Pro Football Hall of Fame President, David Baker will host the Sunday sessions. Fans are encouraged to participate in Q & A.
  • FREE memorabilia appraisals by Heritage Auctions (ha.com) “The World’s Largest Collectibles Auctioneer”. Fans can bring in as many football memorabilia items as they wish for appraisal, as well as, enjoy daily presentations in the Memorabilia Appraisal Theater.
  • Interactive games of skill, suitable for all ages, including Quarterback Challenge, Touchdown Run, Lineman Push, Backyard Kick, Buttonhook, Shotgun Challenge, Mini-Camp & Combine and more.
  • A gallery of iconic bronze busts on display, rarely removed from their home in Canton.
  • PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES: Fans will have a chance to take photos with Hall of Famers in the bust gallery, and throughout the expansive show floor.
  • A Pro Football Hall of
    Fame exhibit titled, “Pro Football and the American Spirit”, featuring footage and rare artifacts honoring NFL players as members of the U.S. Armed Forces.
  • Radio Disney Cleveland family friendly shows. Saturday 5-7pm and Sunday 1-3pm.
  • ESPN Cleveland (WKNR 850AM) will broadcast live onsite Saturday and Sunday from 9am-3pm
  • A 6,000 square foot official Pro Football Hall of Fame merchandise store.
  • FREE PARKING at the I-X Center.

Upgrade tickets are available for the following:

  • Four-Time Super Bowl Champion Terry Bradshaw will perform his Las Vegas style one-man show, “America’s Favorite Dumb Blonde” on Sunday, May 4th. Show times are at 2pm and 7pm.
  • Autograph Sessions. 16 total. Four sessions during each show, featuring never before presented groupings of Hall of Famers. An exclusive, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.


“I-X Center is one of the nation’s premier exhibition facilities. We are thrilled to team up with the Pro Football Hall of Fame and BaAM Productions to deliver an unprecedented sports and entertainment event featuring 100 Hall of Famers. I-X Center offers more than 10,000 free parking spaces immediately adjacent to the facility, and is conveniently located with easy access between multiple major freeway systems and nearby hotels,” said Brad Gentille, President & CEO of I-X Center Corporation.

Tickets for this unique and incredible experience are on sale now and can be purchased at ProFootballHOF.com/FanFest, by calling 1-844-FAN-FEST (216-265-2624) or by visiting local Ohio Discount Drug Mart store locations. To catch all the Fan Fest updates and to stay connected with other fans, follow @ProFootballHOF and @ixcenter on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Join the conversation using #FanFestHOF and #ixcenter.

About the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Since opening in 1963, the Pro Football Hall of Fame has grown to become an 118,000 sq. ft. internationally recognized institution and travel destination. A shining tribute to the men who have made professional football America’s most popular sport, the Hall of Fame is located in Canton, Ohio. Mission Statement: The Pro Football Hall of Fame will continue to be the world’s leading Sports Hall of Fame committed to: 1. Celebrating excellence achieved by Hall of Famers, 2. Preserving the history of the game and 3. Promoting the positive values of the sport.

About I-X Center
The International Exposition Center (I-X Center) in Cleveland, Ohio is one of the nation’s premier exhibition facilities. It is the 9th largest convention center in the world, comprised of 2.2 million sq. ft., including more than one million sq. ft. of flexible presentation space. I-X Center is conveniently located adjacent to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, just 15 minutes southwest of downtown, with nearby hotels and secure on-site parking for more than 10,000 vehicles. With a unique ‘one-stop sourcing’ model for all production services, the I-X Center has hosted more than 1,500 events attracting 50 million visitors during the past 30 years. www.ixcenter.com

About BaAM Productions
BaAM is a design and project management company specializing in the unique requirements of high profile and large scale sports, cultural and entertainment projects. Clients include the National Hockey League, Major League Baseball, National Football League, TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Organizing Committee and Olympic Spirit Group. Follow the company on Twitter @BaAMProductions and visit www.baamproductions.com to stay up-to-date with all of their exciting projects and events.

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

“A Cleveland Anthem” A New Cleveland Promotional Spot

Here’s a brand new promotional spot for Cleveland – it’s a great place to visit AND live!






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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Get Ready to Blast Off to the 2014 Avon Heritage Duck Tape® Festival!

Press Release

Get Ready to Blast Off to the 2014 Avon Heritage Duck Tape® Festival!

Duck Tape® takes you "Out of this World" with fashions, crafts, sculptures and more

AVON, Ohio (January 2014) – Imagine you are a space explorer – what’s the one tool you would want with you just in case? Duck Tape®! Now the classic fix-all's next mission is to show you how Duck Tape® is "Out of This World" this Father's Day weekend at the 11th Annual Avon Heritage Duck Tape® Festival – where the possibilities, just like space, are virtually endless!

Start the countdown for Friday, June 13 – Sunday, June 15, 2014, in Avon, Ohio – the “Duct Tape Capital of the World” and home of Duck® brand duct tape – where this year's Festival will take you "Out of This World.” This free Festival will take you on the journey of duct tape – from its start as a World War II battlefield repair tool to Duck® brand and its current role as the leader of the modern duct tape crafting and fashion phenomenon. No wonder more than 50,000 duct tape enthusiasts make the (almost galactic) trek to Avon every year from as far away as Hawaii, Canada and England!

Festival-goers who touch down at the three-day Festival will enjoy a parade of duct tape floats, a scavenger hunt, a Ducktivities® arts and crafts tent, and lots of family friendly games, rides, live entertainment, food and more. There's even free admission and parking, and the first 500 attendees each day of the Festival receive a roll of Duck® brand duct tape.

The Avon Heritage Duck Tape® Festival takes place at Veterans Memorial Park, 3701 Veterans Memorial Parkway:

Friday, June 13: 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Saturday, June 14: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Duck Tape® parade starts at 10 a.m. beginning at 
Avon High School and ending at Veterans Memorial Park

Sunday, June 15: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.


For more information about the Avon Heritage Duck Tape® Festival, call 866.818.1116. To view images from previous festivals, visit Pinterest.com/theduckbrand.

DUCK TAPE® BRAND DUCT TAPE
An American original, Duck® brand is known for its quality and innovation, which now includes a vibrant assortment of hundreds of colors, designs and licenses. Duck Tape® brand duct tape is available nationally at mass merchandise, craft, hardware, home center, food, drug, office, auto and specialty retailers in colors like aqua, fluorescent green, pink, orange and yellow, and designs such as Gummy Bears, Cheetah Kisses and Galaxy.
Duck Tape® is marketed by ShurTech Brands, LLC, and the Duck® brand, which offers an array of tapes, packaging supplies and home products that provide simple, imaginative and helpful solutions for a variety of tasks around the home, school and office. Visit DuckBrand.com for additional product information. And, keep up-to-date on Duck® brand news by joining our more than 5.7 million fans on Facebook® (facebook.com/ducktape), following us on Twitter® (@theduckbrand), following our boards on Pinterest® (pinterest.com/theduckbrand) or watching us on YouTube® (youtube.com/theduckbrand).


SHURTECH BRANDS, LLC
ShurTech Brands, LLC, markets do-it-yourself tapes, office and housewares products under the Duck®, FrogTape®, Painter’s Mate Green®, Caremail®, Easy Liner® and Shurtape® brands. The company is a subsidiary of Shurtape Technologies, LLC, Hickory, N.C., an industry-leading producer of pressure sensitive masking, duct, packaging and specialty tape products, with facilities in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico, Peru, United Arab Emirates and China. Shurtape services numerous markets, including industrial, packaging, HVAC, professional paint, auto, marine, aerospace, arts and entertainment, and retail. Shurtape also manufactures and markets the Shurtape® and Kip® brands. Visit ShurTech.com for more information.

Facebook® is a registered trademark of Facebook, Inc.
Twitter® is a registered trademark of Twitter, Inc.
Pinterest® is a registered trademark of Pinterest, Inc.
YouTube® is a registered trademark of Google, Inc.

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