Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day because it was a time set aside to honor the nation's Civil War dead by decorating their graves. It was first widely observed on May 30,1868, to commemorate the sacrifices of Civil War soldiers, by proclamation of General John A. Logan of the Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of former sailors and soldiers.
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Tiny Bubbles - Hawaiian Hula Dance
The Manivic's Dance Company performs Pacific Island dances including Tahitian, Samoan, New Zealand, Hula and Philippine Folk styles. They performed at the 6th annual Cleveland Asian Festival in Cleveland's AsiaTown last weekend. This is a video clip of the classic Tiny Bubbles.
Violence and Domestic Abuse by Maury Feren
Maury is 99 yeras old and says it is so hard to understand why women "are willing to accept abuses such as beatings and verbal attacks as an acceptable tool for a man to be in control. How can that happen? What is the reasoning behind it? Is there any way that we can make an indentation and put some type of end to it. Aren't we the public aware of the change in our society?"
Slavic Village, a historical neighborhood located outside of downtown Cleveland, was devastated by the national housing crisis and continues to struggle in the aftermath of economic decline. A once vibrant neighborhood rich in history and culture has been plagued by blight, vacant homes and financial hardships. But it's on its way back.
Marilyn Madigan, President of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians (Cleveland) told about the men and women who fought in Easter Week at the Pride of Erin in Cleveland Ohio at an Easter 1916 Commemoration on the 99th anniversary of the declaration of Irish independence and the armed rebellion to oppose English tyranny.
The event was organized by Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians and Irish Northern Aid.
The presentation highlighted the women in the struggle - the Daughters of Erin - the women of 1916.
The New Cleveland Ballet
Dr. Michael Krasnyansky, Chairman of The Board of the New Cleveland Ballet, spoke at the 99th birthday of the Cleveland Cultural Gardens on April 14, 2015. He told how the original Cleveland Ballet left Cleveland for California 15 years ago. The New Cleveland Ballet is now being formed.
Here are 3 young ladies from the Cleveland Ballet Youth Company who performed a dance from Masquerade at the 99th birthday of the Cleveland Cultural Gardens.
Cleveland Ballet Youth Company is a classically trained youth ballet group made up of young dancers of exceptional potential. The mission of the Cleveland Ballet Youth Company is to train dancers (ages 14-19) in preparation of fulfilling Cleveland Ballet's core of professional dancers.
Murphy Irish Dancers win World Championship
The Murphy Irish Senior Dancers spent Easter Week in Montreal, Canada competing with more than five thousand Irish dancers from all over the world. And they won! They are the World Champions!
A panel of seven judges - also from around the world - scored the dancers 475 out of 500 available points. They outscored their closest competitor by over 100 points. It is estimated that more than 20,000 people were spectators and had the opportunity to witness the competition.
Cleveland Woman Sheila Murphy Crawford is herself an award winning Irish Dancer and now shares her talent and passion with her students. Murphy Irish Arts Center is in its 37th year and in that time a lot of trophies, awards and ribbons were earned, but a World Championship, as one can imagine, is very special.
A win like this does not come easy. Competition is stiff and the dancers need to practice constantly. Few athletes practice as much, and in this Superbowl of Irish Dancing it paid off for the Murphy Irish Senior Dancers.
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