Yume Daiko Performs at Cleveland Asian Festival 2016 (Video)

Cleveland Taiko drum group, Yume Daiko performs on the main stage during day two of the 2016 Cleveland Asian Festival in Cleveland, Ohio on May 22, 2016.

Cleveland Asian Festival 2016: Day 2- May 22, 2016 (Photo Gallery)

Ani DiFranco at Kent Stage 4-1-2016 (Photo Gallery)

Singer and feminist icon, Ani DiFranco kicked off her latest tour with a sold out concert at Kent Stage in Kent, Ohio last night.  The April 1st show marked the third time Ani has performed at the venue and the over 600 people that came out to see her enthusiastically welcomed her back.  Between songs, Ani talked to the crowd about various things such as literature (Ani joked about reciting Leonard Shlain’s book, THE ALPHABET VERSUS THE GODDESS) and politics (Ani stressed the importance of voting).  When Ani played Fuel, a song from her 1998 album, LITTLE PLASTIC CASTLE, the crowd wildly applauded, some even got up out of their seats.  All in all, the show proved to be good time for Ani and the fans who came out to see the singer.

Thoughts on Wizard World Cleveland 2016

Wizard World Cleveland 2016 marked Wizard World’s second convention in Cleveland, Ohio and it was bigger and better.  Fans flocked to the FirstMerit Convention Center of Cleveland to see their favorite actors and creators.  On Saturday, February 27, 2016, the second day of Wizard World Cleveland, attendance was in the thousands.  Many came to get their picture taken with Chris Hemsworth who plays Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  Other celebrities at Wizard World Cleveland 2016 were Brent Spiner (Star Trek: TNG), Jason David Frank (Power Rangers), Jason Mewes (Clerks, Dogma) and many more.

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As with any other comic conventions, there were plenty of cosplayers at Wizard World Cleveland.  The popular characters cosplayers came dressed as were Deadpool and characters from the new Star Wars film, as well as some classics like Batman and the Joker.  There were also some blasts from the past that the casual pop culture fan may not recognize such as Hanna-Barbera’s Penelope Pitstop and Milestone’s Static Shock.


Also, panels such as THE WOMEN OF S.H.I.E.L.D., TIME TRAVELING WITH KAREN GILLAN and LET’S SHUT DOWN SOME STREETS: THE RUSSO BROTHERS gave fans who came out to Wizard World Cleveland 2016 some insight into behind the scenes stories from their favorite movies and TV shows.


Wizard World Cleveland 2016: Day Two (Photo Gallery)

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Wizard World Cleveland 2016: Karen Gillan

Karen Gillan talks about DOCTOR WHO, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY and STAR TREK at Wizard World Cleveland 2016 on February 27, 2016.