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September 8th, 2021
(*)Everything is Subject to Radical Change

Thomas Mulready of This Analog World presents a two-part presentation of (*)Everything Is Subject to Radical Change: Cleveland Performance Art Festival Revisited on September 18-19, 2021 at Jilly's Music Room. Brunch is included on the 19th. Each presentation will conclude with a musical concert by special guests Vanity Crash. Buy Tickets for Part 1>> Buy Tickets for Part 2>>

Cultural Plan Update 
The collective cultural planning process was designed to promote an equitable, world-class cultural environment that strengthens the city, advances cultural diversity, increases opportunities to create culture, and provides vibrant experiences for all residents. 
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LGBTQ Exhibit Removed After Complaints
An exhibit titled “Making History: Kansas City and the Rise of Gay Rights” was removed from the Missouri State Museum in the Capitol building in Jefferson City after it was criticized by a Republican lawmaker. Exact details of the move are not yet clear. Greg Razer, a Democrat who is the state’s only openly gay senator has condemned the action. Learn More>>
General Lee Statue to be Removed
The Virginia Supreme Court has given the state government the go-ahead to remove Richmond's 
towering statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. Residents had filed suit in an attempt to preserve the monument, which became a focal point of Black Lives Matter protest. Learn More>>
Field News 
 "The zany ascent of NFT art collectors" -WIRED

Meet a Halifax sneaker artist and his inspiring path into the world of film -Global News
the artist profile

Gears of Greed is the last album Alfred recorded before leaving Australia. He is now settled in his Akron home with a newly built recording studio and is looking forward to making music again. 
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"I hope we can get to a point where uplifting, community-driven experiences like PorchRokr happen in all of Akron’s unique neighborhoods, helping create a sense of belonging and empowerment for folks throughout the city." Read More >>


ways to engage

Kirby's Marble-out Mill 
In honor of well-known inventor James Kirby, this afternoon of inter-generational fun in Richfield will include “no-touch” treasure hunts to earn free marbles, a marble run in the park’s Tupelo Grove and Fairy Garden, and an opportunity to learn the game of marbles from Michael Cohill of the American Toy Marble Museum. Learn More>>
Comedy Troupe Auditions
The Next Stage Comedy Troupe will provide an opportunity for a group of ten to fifteen actors with autism and/or disabilities to form an online comedy troupe as a pilot program for our 2021-2022 season. Learn More>>
Marching Band Festival
The Ohio Music Education Association/Zips Invitational features high school marching bands throughout the region in a qualifying round for state finals.  Special performance by Ohio’s Pride, The University of Akron Marching Band! Learn More>>
Ohio Arts Professionals Network 2021 Conference 
Conference attendees can expect to find numerous networking opportunities, exceptional juried showcases, industry meetups, one-on-ones, professional development, and a bustling exhibit hall. Learn More>>
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