The Oberlin Review

Alumnus’ Cleveland Music Organization Achieves Nonprofit Status

Lillian White

September 11, 2015

The IRS recently granted nonprofit status to The Syndicate for the New Arts, an organization devoted to transforming the way contemporary music gets presented and experienced in Cleveland and throughout the Rust Belt. Founded by Joshua Rosner, OC ’14, the nonprofit builds connections in the Cleveland music scene by hosting touring artists and initiating collaborations with existing institutions such as restaurants, museums and schools. Syndicate musicians also highlight work by local modern composers and Cleveland and Rust Belt artists whose careers have gone unrecognized. The Syndicate’s new nonprofit status qualifies it for key grants to support free programming. Additionally, as collaborator double-degree fifth-year...

Lorain County’s Broadway Avenue will be the site of the new FireFish Arts Festival. James Levin, the festival’s organizer, envisioned the event as a way to revitalize a neglected area of town.

Arts Festival Seeks to Revitalize Abandoned Spaces

September 4, 2015

Just up the road in Lorain, Ohio, a festival is heating up. On Sept. 26 from 4 to 10 p.m., the FireFish Festival will rock the lo­cal arts scene, bringing people together for an evening of food and drink, music and movement and, as the name might suggest, fire breathers. The venue? A stretch of empty storefronts and quiet alleys on Broadway Avenue in downtown Lorain. Some of Oberlin’s own artists will perform alongside featured acts Grupo Fuego, The Great Lakes Light Opera, Sheela Das and the...

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