'Once Again Showcase'
A few years ago, Cleveland Heights High School graduate and business owner Mai Moore was having a conversation on Facebook regarding the great amount of musical talent that comes from Cleveland Heights and University Heights. Coming from a family of musicians, and having the experience of living all around the world, Moore says she knows real talent.
Moore was inspired by that Facebook conversation to gather together as much Heights talent as possible, and put on a concert showcasing these hometown artists. The concert, called the "Once Again Cleveland Heights Throwback Artist Showcase," brought accomplished Heights High graduates back home to perform, all in one night. Last year’s concert was so successful that Moore decided to put the concert on again.
The 2012 "Once Again Showcase," scheduled for Aug. 18, will feature more than 20 professional musicians—all graduates of Heights High or from Greater Cleveland.
Moore said, “Music makes the world go around, it brings people together. Without music there wouldn’t be anything.” The program will feature a diverse group of artists, and cut across genre and racial lines. Deacon Burns, one of the artists who will perform, described the event as “the Lollapalooza of the Heights” because “it brings together a lot of talent that needs to be heard from.”
This year’s concert will be held at the Agora Theater at 5000 Euclid Ave., Cleveland. Admission is $18 in advance, and $25 at the door. VIP tickets are $100, and include VIP seating and unlimited beverages for the evening.
For more information, visit www.onceagainheights.com.
Christina Sanders is a senior at Cleveland State University and a FutureHeights Intern.