Greetings, Cleveland Friends.
May 9 with the Cleveland Foundation
Please join us for lunch on May 9 during which we will hear from Ronn Richard, president and CEO of the Cleveland Foundation. We will meet at the offices of the Washington, D.C., Economic Partnership (WDCEP) at 1495 F Street NW. Ronn will present slides and talk about how the Cleveland Foundation is working to improve the Greater Cleveland area. The Foundation celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2014. Learn more about The Cleveland Foundation at clevelandfoundation.org.
Indians v. Orioles - April 21
The Sports Committee obtained group-sales discount for Club members to attend the Indians-Orioles game in Baltimore on April 21. The tickets are in Section 53 above the Indians dugout. The Plain Dealer Indians writer, Paul Hoynes, will be talking to Club members in their Section 53 seats about The Tribe before the game. Go, Tribe!
News from Northeast Ohio
The Wall Street Journal on February 17-18 ran a story about the Garfield Memorial in Lake View Cemetery. Completed in 1890, commemorating the life and short presidency of assassinated (in 1881) James Garfield, the Memorial was a major Gilded Age work. Funding in part came from Cleveland native John D. Rockefeller – himself buried in Lake View Cemetery – and the Memorial dedication was attended by President Harrison. The Journal article, written by Ryan L. Cole, calls the building designed by Georg Keller the "grandest of all presidential tombs." Cole wrote that Garfield, born in Moreland Hills, lived a life that is "proof of the power of self-determination, education and equal opportunity to transcend poverty."
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame scheduled its 2018 Induction Ceremony for yesterday, April 14, in Cleveland. This year's inductees are: Bon Jovi, The Cars, Dire Straits, The Moody Blues, Nina Simone and Sister Rosetta Tharpe.
Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical Hamilton is coming to Cleveland's KeyBank State Theatre in Playhouse Square July 17 to August 26. Sixty thousand tickets sold out last week within hours. Some tickets remain and will be made available closer to the production dates and by lottery.
Watch out for the next edition of the Cleveland Club Newsletter in May.