You probably have seen billboards and ads about Shen Yun, which brings to life 5,000 years of Chinese culture. Dr. Tianlun Jian is one of the people responsible for bringing the performances to Northeast Ohio year after year. Shen Yun revives stories and legends from Chinese culture with richly expressive dance, music and stage effects. With all those centuries of traditions, the performances differ from one year to the next. The awe-inspiring shows, which feature 400 performers including dancers and a live orchestra, take place Jan. 30 and 31 at the State Theatre in Playhouse Square in downtown Cleveland. There are three performances: 2 and 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 30, and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 31. To order tickets, call 216.241.6000 or 888.974.3698 or visit the Playhouse Square website.
Mark Mucci, sales manager for SERVPRO and Orion Construction, says that it's important to hire insurance specialists if a disaster ever strikes your home. The bonded and insured experts at SERVPRO and Orion, based in North Canton, know the rules and procedures for getting you the settlement you need to restore your home in the event of fire, water or other damage. SERVPRO will do the cleanup, and Orion will do the restoration work. The 24-hour emergency service number is 330.244.9708. You can reach Mark by calling his cell at 330.904.2395. Visit the website for more information.
Dan Krawczonek, owner of the Closets By Design franchise in Northeast Ohio, says that his company can help you organize just about any area in your home, from garages to mudrooms, pantries to bedroom closets. Closets by Design has a showroom at 15504 Madison Ave. in Lakewood so you can browse and be inspired by the different styles and options that are available. Or visit the company's website to schedule an in-home consultation. Or you can call 216.221.1300.
This is the 35th year for the NARI Home Improvement Show. NARI stands for the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. Sarah Binder is the president of the Cleveland chapter of NARI. She says that this year's show, which takes place Jan. 21-24 at the I-X Center in Cleveland, will feature She Sheds, the feminine version of man caves, and an urban farming pavilion along with hundreds of exhibitors. Visit the show's website for more information and discount tickets.
Tom Wolski is the owner of the Red Rhino franchise in Ohio. Red Rhino is a premium provider, supplier and installer of environmentally friendly epoxy and urethane cement protective coatings that can be used in residential and commercial settings. It comes in an array of colors that can be used alone or enhanced with vinyl color chips or metallic quartz. For more information, call 330.615.7762 or visit the website.
Chuck Buechle of Mouldings One says his company can reproduce just about any moulding needed in a home renovation project. The company also makes new mouldings, doors, butcher block counter tops and even cutting boards out of many different species of wood. Visit the Mouldings One booth at the upcoming NARI home show Jan. 21-24 or at the Great Big Home Show Feb. 5-14. Both shows will take place at the I-X Center in Cleveland. The company also has a showroom in Burton. For more information, call 440.834.3420 or visit the website.
The first of the year is always a good time for taking care of business that you've put off. That includes making prearrangements for the event that will eventually happen to all of us but that we don't want to think about. Tim Eberhardt, owner of the House of Eberhardt, the Portage Lakes funeral home, says that you don't have to pay up front, but it's a great idea to get your wishes down in writing so that your family knows what to do. He's available for free consultations. Give him a call at 330.644.5005 or visit his website.
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Steve Sherag is the show manager for the annual Hudson, Ohio Antique Show, which takes place this year on Saturday, Jan. 9, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 10, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Clarion Inn, 6625 Dean Memorial Parkway, at the Ohio Turnpike and Route 8. There will be 55 exhibitors, and admission is $8 per person. If you are under 30 years old, admission is free. For more information, visit the website.
Pat Gibson of the Artistry of You is an image consultant who is trained to help people know what to wear. She offers color analysis and spa consultations that take your face shape and body type in consideration. She also performs closet audits, which includes removing the clothes that don't look good on you as well as teaching you not to make the same mistakes in the future. To reach Pat, call 440.212.2269 or visit her website.
For all our listeners who have friends and family who are visiting this holiday weekend from out of town, Tom Lix, founder and CEO of Cleveland Whiskey, suggests something uniquely Cleveland for them to do. They can visit his distillery for free tastings today until 4 p.m. The address is 1768 E. 25th St. in Cleveland, near Cleveland State University and Asia Plaza. For more information, call the main line at 216.881.8481 or visit the Cleveland Whiskey website.
Don Corbett, founder of ServiceMaster by Corbett, says that it's important to get expert advice when fire, smoke or water damages your home, and do it quickly because the first steps you take could mean the difference between a small cleanup and a more costly and time-consuming restoration. In the event of an emergency, ServiceMaster by Corbett is available 24/7. One way to prevent water damage while you're on vacation is to shut off your main water supply. For a free yellow tag to put on your shut-off valve, call ServiceMaster at 330.864.7300. ServiceMaster also does routine carpet cleaning and general cleaning. Don is offering a 20 percent discount through March 31 on carpet and furniture cleaning for anyone who mentions our show, My Beautiful Home. For more information, visit the ServiceMaster website.
Tom Crain, the Goin' Green Guy, teaches environmentally sound practices. He and his West Hill neighbor, Karen Edwards, are board members of the West Hill Neighborhood Organization, which has plans for multiple community gardens again this summer and even will put in a community orchard. Tom and Karen were the organizers of last summer's Goat Graze, where they brought in goats to remove the poison ivy from the Glendale steps. Another cool event is Akron Portage and Paddle, which will take place next summer and consists of teams portaging canoes from the Cuyahoga River to the Tuscarawas. Karen also is the director of City Sprouts, a nonprofit that teaches gardening and healthy living to children in the summertime. For more information, visit Tom's website or the City Sprouts Facebook page. Stay tuned for more information on the Akron Portage and Paddle event.