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Wallace Coleman playing with the Robert Lockwood Band at Brothers in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1990

Traditional Arts in Ohio: A Blues Journey

Ohio Arts Council Folk and Traditional Arts Contractor Cristina Benedetti spoke with Wallace Coleman, a Cleveland-based blues harmonica player and 2007 Ohio Heritage Fellow, about aspects of his life story, and about a blues itinerary that winds through many decades, states, and countries.
A photo of masked students in a ballet class at Richland Academy of the Arts

Resilient Ohio: Cutting-Edge Safety Measures Keep Richland Academy Thriving

A new HVAC installation and disinfectant sprayer, combined with other practices such as social distancing within classrooms and mask-wearing, have made it possible for Mansfield's Richland Academy of the Arts to continue offering classes in dance, music, theatre, and martial arts in a healthy and safe manner.
2021 Ohio Poetry Out Loud State Champion Monserrat Tlahuel-Flores

Columbus Student Monserrat Tlahuel-Flores Named 2021 Poetry Out Loud State Champion

2021 Ohio Poetry Out Loud State Champion Monserrat Tlahuel-Flores, a senior at St. Francis DeSales High School in Columbus, talks about the personal connection she feels to her selected poems and how she's preparing to represent Ohio in the 2021 virtual Poetry Out Loud National Finals in May.

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