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And the art goes on

In today’s world of mass production, it’s nice to find a place where artistry and one-of-a-kind creations are not only offered, but also celebrated. The Art Gallery has been in the business of showcasing local artists and their original work, including paintings, jewelry and glasswork. Unique gift items, custom framing and a bead shop are...

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Meet the Artist: Joseph Minek, Photographic Works

“Once you know the rules, you can break the rules.” —Joseph Minek Cleveland photographer Joseph Minek follows this personal mantra to a “T” with his work, rebelling against traditional photography guidelines to create beautiful works of art, married by photographic chemistry and light. Joseph was working in the studio about...

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Minkin's Music: Rocky River’s Thor Platter

Sometimes you just need to start over. For Thor Platter, his new record release, Take Time, embraces the trials and tribulations of a songwriter who decided that going acoustic instead of electric would be the correct path. Transplanted to Rocky River by way of Buffalo nine years ago, Platter has become an ambassador of the...

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The next great Lego idea: A Christmas Story house

No holiday trip to Cleveland is complete without a pit stop at the distinctive yellow house on West 11th Street in Tremont, made famous by the beloved film A Christmas Story. The house itself, now a wildly popular museum paying homage to the classic holiday movie, is quite a spectacle, drawing visitors from all over the world.  Lego artist...

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Minkin's Music: Rachel Brown inspires

A full-time teacher of choir and music at an area middle school, Rachel Brown slips into her polka dress and places a flower in her hair on select nights to the delight of her adoring audience. But even with a heavy schedule, the wonderful and gifted pianist continues to write songs with her band, The Beatnik Playboys. They released...

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