What an interesting weekend in Cleveland! Excitement is mounting on the lake! It’s been 12 years since the Induction Ceremony for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was in Cleveland. Saturday night the one of Cleveland’s tributes to our rockin’ roots was held at the Q. The Moondog Coronation Ball is one of our favorite events. Adding zing to the upcoming induction ceremony and all of the events surrounding it, Clevelanders took The Q by storm. Little Anthony, Herman’s Hermits, Tommy James and the Shondells,Jerry Butler, and Three Dog Night kept the arena rockin!.
For those who aren’t up on their rockin’ trivia, the first Moondog Coronation Ball was held in March of 1952 at the Cleveland Arena and is considered the first major rock concert. Its nice to be able to say that I wasn’t yet around when this concert was held. However the songs I loved as I was coming of age were performed on stage Saturday night. What a night!
Not to be outdone, Crossroads of Lake County hosted Janis Ian in a cabaret performance at Quail Hollow Resort. Those lucky enough to attend got close up access to the voice of the NOW generation. A rare talent, beautiful vocals and a talented raconteur, Janis was the highlight for an evening raising funds for Crossroads’ new A+ program for children with autism. And yes, she did perform At Seventeen and Jesse.
Speaking of Autism, Cleveland has embraced this cause during the past year. Its rare that a week goes by without a small event to promote the cause. Knowing the statistics, its easy to see why added resources are needed. Not counting the huge financial burden on the community, autism and Asperger’s are heartbreaking trials for families.
In the past year, both University Hospitals and the Cleveland Clinic have opened centers to assist families in coping with the challenges of these conditions. And as April is Autism Awareness Month, we expect the rockin’ to continue in Cleveland in support of the families and the children
HOT PICK! This week’s upcoming event (not counting the induction ceremony on April 4 at the Cleveland Public Auditorium) is Northeast Ohio Autism Group’s Rock the Puzzle at the House of Blues on April 3. I am sure you can still get tickets by calling 440.488.3473 or visiting them at 222.neoag.org. Groups performing are Stan Miller, Blues DeVille, Nick Zuber Band,
Second Place and Breakfast Club. All proceeds of this event go to support University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital’s Autism Initiative.
Hot Pick for Induction Week is Little Anthony and the Imperials performing at the famed Agora.
Invitations go out this week for the National Kidney Foundation Serving Ohio
celebrity fashion show,Giitz and Blitz
at the Galleria at Erieview
. Saks Fifth Avenue
and host and hostess Josh and Maria Cribbs
are planning a great event! Look for unbelievable food from local resaturants, lots of celebrity models and some entertainment surprises. And if the Cavs make the playoffs (and is there much doubt?) expect some added perks. You can order tickets to this event, including the very exclusive VIP event hosted by presenting sponsor Westside Jaguar and LandRover
and Montrose Volvo of Cleveland
at Get Tickets Here
BTW, according to Bravo’s Millionaire Matchmaker, Patti Stanger, one of the hottest places to meet eligible singles is at luxury auto dealer receptions. Now you know!
On April 25 the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will host the Rock Til It Stops benefit for the local chapter of Autism Speaks in a 50th Anniversary tribute to the sounds of Motown. Get your tickets at Get Tickets Here
Here’s a Great Opportunity!
April 30 is the Cleveland Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association’s Forget Me Not Gala. They have an online auction going now. One of the bid auction items is for 2 very lucky English Football fans to be the guest of Bay Village native Brad Friedl at the Aston Villa Games in Birmingham, England. These fans will sit n the World Cup goalie’s private box. Includes 50,000 Continental air miles. Bid Often and High
Spring is a great time to get involved in Cleveland. Looking forward to seeing you at an event!