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Growing up in northeast Ohio, one of the region's most notable attractions is the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland. Out of all the costumes and artifacts, the thing I remember most vividly is a display of the bed John Lennon and Yoko Ono shared when they first moved to New York City

I really like the Lower East Side. This fun, quirky area is filled with boutiques, restaurants and galleries. See what I mean on Wednesday, September 5th, from 6 to 9 p.m., when the Lower East Side Business Improvement District (LES BID) hosts Lower East Side Opening Night: Art+Fashion, a celebration of opening receptions for many of the 80-plus art galleries found throughout the neighborhood.

If you’re looking for something to do tonight, head to East River Park from 5 to 9 p.m. for pizza place Two Boots’ 25th Anniversary Concert. Part of the SummerStage series, and hosted and MC’ed by comedian/actor Luis Guzman, this night of fun will have everything from live music to performance art, poetry, aerialists and cornmeal-crusted, Cajun-Italian style pizzas (provided by Two Boots).

Back in 1993, I was a third grade student growing up in Akron, Ohio. I remember getting ready for school one morning and my mom busted out the most tragic thing to weaken my 10-year-old heart: A lengthy article in the Akron Beacon Journal that declared Saved By the Bell was going off the air.

I’ve never gone to a large-scale arts festival in NYC, but I’m going to try to this year. I’ve planned to catch a show during New York International Fringe Festival, aka FringeNYC. This two-week event, thru Aug 26, is the largest multi-arts festival in North America, with more than 200 companies from all over the world performing for 16 days in more than 20 venues.

When I moved to New York City after graduating from college in 2006, I’ll admit I was a little naive. Originally from Northeast Ohio, I think my teens were marred by premium cable. I thought my life as a journalist in NYC was going to mirror that of Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw. Party every weekend? Check.

Last night, I went to Openhouse Gallery’s Mulberry Street location for the launch of the Jose Cuervo Tradicional Mural Project—a program that aims to create a dialogue, through artistic endeavors, which will inspire artists over the age of 21 (I mean, it is being backed by a tequila company after all) to celebrate Latin culture—sharing their ambitions for the Latin community through murals.

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