the musCLE house

the musCLE house is a thriving music community where students receive one hour music lesson in exchange for one hour of philanthropic involvement or community service. Teachers provide instruction and mentorship, while also receiving payment with a unique structure. Teachers will enrich students with music education and students will improve the community they live in with philanthropic efforts.

Cleveland Museum of Art | Atrium


Cleveland Museum of Art presents MIX: Masquerade (and we can't wait!)

Buffalo City Hall

Urban Adventures: Buffalo Edition

As summer drew to a close we celebrated one year as husband and wife. We decided to treat ourselves to a much needed vacation to...romantic Buffalo, New York.

Bicycles in Flight

TEDxCLE 2012: Who Needs to Be Heard?

Nominations are officially open for TEDxCLE 2012!

Remix the CLE

Once again, mobile apps are redefining how artists compose music. I stumbled upon this app the other day and immediately saw the potential in utilizing this technology for the CLE.

Summer Solstice Party at the Cleveland Museum of Art

Summer Solstice is a great place to meet likeminded Clevelanders that care about the city and the arts. There is something magical about being in the museum at night. It has everything to do with the authenticity of the museum that David Franklin spoke about at TEDxCLE this year. The art and people mingle, creating experiences unlike anything you can imagine.

Behind-the-Scenes of TED2011

On Monday, February 28th, we were lucky enough to be among 160 other TEDx curators and take a behind-the-scenes tour of TED2011 with Lara Stein, Director of Licensing at TED, and other TED organizers.

TEDx Workshop at TEDActive 2011

On Saturday, February 26th, we traveled from the great city of Cleveland, Ohio to Palm Springs, California to attend TEDx Workshops and of course, TEDActive 2011. Sunday was our first full day, and we spent all day in the desert with 160 TEDx curators from around the world; presenting, collaborating and brainstorming.

Photo of the Week – 2/14/2011

This was almost too eerie to photograph - found this angel statue while exploring Lake View Cemetery this past weekend. Though it's not the most romantic picture to post this week, we think it's awfully intriguing.

Photo of the Week – 1/10/2011

Steve's Lunch

“What do you love about Cleveland?!”

Fantastic new videos from the Downtown Cleveland Alliance showcase a Cleveland worth promoting, worth celebrating, and worth building upon.

The Rock Hall Ball

Channel your inner rock star, don your finest stage costume or rock attire and get ready to rock the Hall during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s 15th Anniversary Celebration!

The departure of an athlete, the death of a true Cleveland original, and the new frontier…

If I didn't address this at all, I think I would be disappointed in here goes. My slightly personal post about Lebron James, Cleveland, and the recent passing of Harvey Pekar (my heart strains as I type that).


When we were kids it was pretty much beaten into us that planet earth was in danger + the only way to save the planet was to "Reduce. Reuse. Recycle." Perhaps because we learned this at a young age it's second nature for us to want to limit the amount of "stuff" we contribute to landfills.

TEDxCLE 2010 & Beyond…

Let's just cut to the chase: There will be a TEDxCLE 2011. And it will be held on April 15th, 2011. We would love to have you join us to celebrate tax day, Leonardo da Vinci's birthday (he would have been 558), and, most of all, great positive thinking from some of Cleveland's best & brightest.

Dinner With Strangers

When friend and fellow Clevelandophile Danielle Deboe was drafting her speech for TEDxCLE she kept going back to the idea that one of the most powerful things that one can do to change a city is to bring lots of passionate creative types together. Not for any defined "cause," but simply to meet + see what comes of it. Danielle is a great connector who, through her store Room Service in the Gordon Square Arts District and other avenues seems to meet some of Cleveland's best and brightest creative thinkers.

TEDxCLE: Ideas worth spreading

TED has granted approval for Hallie Bram and me to host the TEDxCLE event. If you aren't familiar with TED it is an annual event where some of the world's leading "thinkers and doers" are invited to share what they are most passionate about. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design — three broad subject areas that are, collectively, shaping our future. Past speakers include Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Frank Gehry, Paul Simon, Sir Richard Branson, Philippe Starck and Bono.