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48 Beachwood Buzz
July 2016
Free Community Concert in
Downtown Cleveland
The Cleveland Orchestra will
host its 27th annual, free communi-
ty concert in downtown Cleveland
on Friday, July 29 at 9 pm. This
year's Star-Spangled Spectacular,
brought to you by Cuyahoga Arts &
Culture and sponsored by KeyBank,
celebrates the newly renovated
Public Square and is the first event
of this type in the space.
The concert, led by guest
conductor Loras John Schissel, will
include patriotic works, such as
John Philip Sousa's The Stars and
Stripes Forever, The Battle Hymn
of the Republic, and March-Past of
the U.S. Armed Forces. Additional
highlights include orchestral
selections from Rodgers and
Hammerstein's The Sound of Mu-
sic and baritone Norman Garrett
singing "Joey, Joey, Joey" from
Frank Loesser's The Most Happy
Fella and "Ol' Man River" from Kern
and Hammerstein's Showboat.
The performance will be capped
off with a spectacular fireworks
As part of an ongoing
commitment to partnering with
ideastream® to provide greater
access to music and culture,
the Star-Spangled Spectacular
performance will be broadcast live
on 90.3 WCPN and WCLV Classical
104.9 ideastream®.
Public Transportation Details
Star-Spangled Spectacular
attendees are encouraged to take
the RTA Rapid to Tower City. RTA's
rail service will expand their service
to accommodate the crowds
before and after the concert.
As always, the RTA HealthLine
operates between the Windermere
Rapid Station and Public Square
twenty-four hours a day, seven
days a week.
Shaker Arts Council presents
Webster, Carr and Custy in Concert
On Friday, July 29, the Shaker
Arts Council 2016 Aha! (At
Home with the Arts) series
presents Webster, Carr and
Custy in concert. The acous-
tic trio will be joined by sax/
flute player Tom Abersold. The
program is titled, "In a Garden
So Green: Timeless Love Songs,
Past and Present." The evening
will feature music from the
British Isles, the American
songbook, The Beatles and Ja-
son Mraz. The performance will
be held at a gracious Shaker
Heights home. Bring a lawn
chair or blanket and relax in the
garden for a magical evening of
summer music. Tickets are $30,
and include light refreshments
and a wine and beer reception.
The evening begins at 7 pm
with time to mingle with fellow
attendees, followed by the
performance at 7:45 pm. Tents
will be on site in case of rain.
Get your tickets soon since the
last time Jim Carr performed at
an Aha!, it sold out quickly. For
reservations and more informa-
tion, call 216.916.9360. Tickets
may also be purchased at www.
Shaker Arts Council Aha! se-
ries is supported in part by the
residents of Cuyahoga County
through a public grant from
Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.
Baseball Heritage Museum at League Park ­
A Gem in Cleveland's Hough Neighborhood
They were ambitious people,
proud of the nicknames like
Satch, Double Duty, Fireball and
Big Papa. For too many years their
stories have not been known.
During the 1997 MLB All-Star
game, Robert Zimmer started
displaying memorabilia from
the Negro Baseball League in
his jewelry store in downtown
Cleveland. Thanks to the support
of organizations like the Gund
Foundation, Medical Mutual of
Ohio, the Cleveland Indians, the
historic Gateway District and
private donors, Zimmer later
secured space in Cleveland's 5th
Street Arcades, which housed
the Museum from 1997 to 2014.
In 2014, the Baseball Heritage
Museum moved its large col-
lection of baseball memorabilia
inside the restored ticket booth
of America's oldest ballpark,
League Park in Cleveland's
Hough neighborhood.
The Museum's mission is to
preserve and present the history
of diversity in baseball by enter-
taining, educating and enlighten-
ing the visiting public about the
multicultural heritage of baseball
and the values it represents.
Here the public can experience
the stories, photographs, letters,
programs, uniforms and other
game-used treasured memo-
rabilia, detailing the important
contributions from the Latin and
Caribbean leagues, the Industrial
and Barnstormer leagues and
the Negro and Women's leagues
that helped shape the history of
the great American pastime. In
addition, visitors are able to walk
the grounds where Babe Ruth hit
his 500th home run.
The Baseball Heritage Museum
is located in the Ticket House at
the historic League Park, 6601
Lexington Avenue, at the corner
of Lexington and East 66th
Street, Cleveland. Unmetered
parking is available on Lexington
Avenue and East 66th Street.
The museum is open every
Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm
and on Wednesdays from 1 ­ 4
pm through the end of baseball
season in October. Admission is
free of charge, but donations are
welcome. For more information,
visit baseballheritagemuseum.
org or call 216.789.1083.
Things to Do In and Around Cleveland
Be sure to see upcoming city programs
listed in this month's City Council Update
on pages 26-30.