Listen Up Cleveland and More!

Well it has been a whirlwind week celebrating the big 3-0 and filming new stuff at TV20! Last week I interviewed Terri Pontremoli from Tri-C Jazz Fest about the upcoming Tri-C Jazz Fest and last Friday I was at the Cleveland Botanical Gardens for the new Big Spring event! Big Spring is so beautiful and was…

Agora 100 and Polar Bear Plunge!

  A week ago I had the chance to cover the “Thank Hank/Agora 100” event, celebrating the 100th year of the theatre and honoring Agora owner Hank LoConti. It was such an honor getting to meet Mr. LoConti, and feel the Agora love from longtime concert-goers and musicians. Some of the people I got to…

The Nash On E.80th!

  The Slovenian National Home (a.k.a The Nash) has been around since 1917 in my old neighborhood, Slavic Village. It is a beautiful, old-world social club that has a dance hall, a very cool stage and amazing 12 bowling lanes in the basement! Like most places in Cleveland during Lent, the The Nash offers a…

Countdown to 30….Part 2

  Let’s also title this Some Lessons Learned In 30 Years. 1. Mom is basically always right. No, seriously. I can maybe think of one time she wasn’t completely right. (But sometimes you just have to follow your heart.) 2. SAVE moolah for emergencies. Maybe in my 30s I’ll finally get this one right. 3….

Countdown to 30…Part 1

  Yesterday marked exactly one month till I turn the big 3-0. It was like a fire was lit under my tail. I was motivated to get so much stuff done, stocked my fridge with healthy groceries, worked out…I’m ready for this!! But first, I need to slim down some more and I have exactly…

Listen Up Cleveland Episode 2!

Tune in for my latest episode of Listen Up Cleveland, which premiere’s tomorrow at 7pm! This week my guests are Michelle Andree, lead singer of the band School Girl Crush and the founder of Cleveland Musicians Care, and designer Valerie Mayen, owner of Yellowcake Shop!     Both are incredible, talented women and I had…

Kem and El DeBarge In Concert (FINALLY!)

  I have been a fan of El DeBarge since I was little. I still have my cassette tape that has Who’s Johnny on it! So needless to say I was so excited to see he was opening for Kem. While I’ve waited almost 30 years to see El, I was really all about seeing…

Photo Shoot With Kevin Richards!

  I recently did a photo shoot with the incredibly talented Kevin Richards. I met Kevin a few years ago, but haven’t seen him in a while so it was also a great chance to catch up. He is a kindred spirit, and I’m so glad I had the opportunity to frolic around Cleveland with…

Valentine’s Day Playlists

Thursday is officially Valentine’s Day whether you like or not. Personally I like it, and I’m a single girl.I have a big heart with a lot of love to give and blessed to have a lot of loved ones to give it to. I believe in saying I love you and showing you care year…

Compassion

Compassion is apparently a virtue I have forgotten lately. The image below, which I found on Pinterest (shocking, I know…), was the wake up call I needed. I need to lose the ego. Stop looking at the past, placing blame, being hurt and angry. I need to forgive. I have confused “being a doormat” and compassion. They…