By Contributed Content | PUBLISHED: June 16, 2018 at 3:28 pm | UPDATED: June 16, 2018 at 10:39 pm By Louis Casiano, Contributing writer LONG BEACH – A rebuilt pier that has supported the city’s aquatics culture for decades was unveiled along with a water playground off the waters of Alamitos Bay on Saturday. In addition to the basketball and handball courts, kayak, paddleboard and gondola rentals and, of course, the swimming, the free water play area will be present through Labor Day as part of a $3 million improvement effort to the shoreline. City officials and residents gathered in Long Beach on Saturday, June 16, 2018 to unveil the newest shoreline improvements made to the Bayshore Area. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press Telegram/SCNG) City officials and residents gathered in Long Beach for a ribbon cutting to unveil the newest shoreline improvements made to the Bayshore Area in Long Beach on Saturday, June 16, 2018. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press Telegram/SCNG) … [Read more...] about Long Beach says come play off Alamitos Bay; take a look at these improvements
Could LeBron James come play for the Warriors? By Al Saracevic June 6, 2018 Updated: June 6, 2018 11:56am Photo: Carlos Avila Gonzalez / The Chronicle Image 1of/14 CaptionClose Image 1 of 14 A 150-foot tall LeBron James banner hanging on the Sherwin Williams building near the Quicken Loans Arena the day before the Golden State Warriors play the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 3 of the NBA Finals in Cleveland, Ohio, on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. less A 150-foot tall LeBron James banner hanging on the Sherwin Williams building near the Quicken Loans Arena the day before the Golden State Warriors play the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 3 of the NBA Finals in ... more Photo: Carlos Avila Gonzalez / The Chronicle Image 2 of 14 Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James gets past Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry in the fourth quarter during game 2 of The … [Read more...] about Could LeBron James come play for the Warriors?
John Carroll University held graduation ceremonies on May 20. Several of those graduates are from University Heights and Shaker Heights. See the local graduates' names below.Jeff Piorkowski/special to cleveland.com The Gospel of Gospel Music: We recently featured in this space an announcement about a master class held at Nighttown that delved into the artistry of Jim Henson and his Muppets. It's now time for another master class at the Cleveland Heights venue, 12383 Cedar Road, this one about a more heavenly subject. On June 18, Dr. David Thomas will deliver a master class on the subject of gospel music. All are invited to join in as Thomas explores and celebrates the ecstasy and agony of gospel music via a multi-media presentation to include video and sound clips, as well as a gospel choir. Go back to the 1800s, when African-Americans, often through the use of a choir, sang their hearts out by fusing various styles of music -- spirituals, hymns, sacred song -- into songs of … [Read more...] about Gospel music master class in Cleveland Heights; first ‘Come, Play! Fest’ is June 23 in Shaker; more: Press Run
As one Florida Gators legend to another, Steve Spurrier has a message for Tim Tebow:If you get tired of baseball and get the hankering to play football again, there’s a spot for you on Spurrier’s Orlando team in the new Alliance of American Football.“That would be wonderful,” Spurrier said on our Open Mike radio show Monday when I asked him about the potential of Tebow making a return to football in Orlando. “I think Tim knows about our league. He knows he’s welcome to come down (to Orlando) and play.“Obviously, if his baseball career is going well, he may decide to stick with it, which I would certainly understand. But if it doesn’t go to well and he has the urge to play football, we would certainly welcome him in Orlando.”Tebow is currently playing for the Binghamton Rumble Ponies — the New York Mets Double-A affiliate in the Eastern League. Tebow hit a home run in his very first at-bat a few days ago and has only played in … [Read more...] about Spurrier invites Tim Tebow to come play for his Orlando team in new pro football league
Star Trek, Star Wars, Freddy Krueger, Christine Space Invaders, T Rex, Gandalf and the A-Team Willy Wonka, Lara Croft, Harley Quinn and King Kong Batman, Chucky, Iron Giant, hang on this list is getting long! We didn’t start the fire … Oh wait. We’re not updating Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start the Fire,” we’re listing just SOME of the many, many, many pop culture references in Steven Spielberg’s eye-popping, mind-blowing, candy-colored, fantastically entertaining (albeit slightly exhausting) virtual reality fantasy adventure “Ready Player One.” You need to see this one on the biggest screen possible, and let it wash over you as if you had stepped inside the most incredible video game experience ever created — one in which events in the manufactured universe can have lasting and serious real-world consequences. EThis is not your uncle’s “Tron.” This is some next-level stuff, a CGI-dominated … [Read more...] about ‘Ready Player One’: Come play with us in Spielberg’s dazzling virtual universe