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Acclaimed Pianist Brings Trio to Lodge for Night of American Classics

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Date: November 28, 2011
Contact: Arrye Rosser, 440-546-5992
Contact: Ralph Davila, 330-657-2909 ext. 109

Brecksville, Ohio - Pianist Robin Spielberg will feature her newest show, American Tapestry, when she takes to the stage at Happy Days Lodge on Friday, December 9, 2011 in Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP). The concert begins at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Presented by the National Park Service and the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park, the concert is a part of the Cuyahoga Valley Heritage Series which celebrates the cultural legacy of the Cuyahoga Valley. The series is sponsored by Courtyard Marriott-Akron/Stow, 89.7 WKSU, Lloyd L. & Louise K. Smith Foundation, and Cable 9.

Admission is $17 adults, $12 Conservancy members, and $5 children ages 3 - 12. General seating. Advance sales are available until 3 p.m. on Friday for that weekend's show by calling 330-657-2909 or stopping at Park Place in Peninsula, located at 1593 Main Street, Peninsula 44264.

Whether playing music that embraces the transition from summer to autumn, familiar songs for the holidays, or celebrating the glory days of summer and romance, Robin Spielberg's concerts always intertwine musical performance with stories that inspire, enlighten, and make us laugh. Named to the prestigious Steinway Artist Roster, Spielberg has sold one million CDs, making her one of America's most popular contemporary female pianists/composers.

American Tapestry delights audiences with the music that, over generations, has become woven into the fabric of American culture. From the Civil War to the Gold Rush to the great wave of immigration during the early twentieth century, these songs chronicle journeys, hardships, and loves won and lost as well as the beauty and majesty of America. Fresh and innovative arrangements of these precious American gems are interwoven with new music and the stories that inspired them. Robin Spielberg (piano, vocals) will be performing as part of a trio that also includes Kate MacLeod (fiddle, guitar, vocals) and Catherine Bent (cello).

Happy Days Lodge, located at 500 West Streetsboro Road (State Route 303) in Peninsula 44264, 1 mile west of State Route 8, is a restored Civilian Conservation Corps structure that provides a rustic ambiance for folk and traditional concerts, theater, lectures, and special event rentals. For more information on rentals, call the Conservancy at 330-657-2909 ext. 119.

The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park is a nonprofit organization created to engage public support for the park and provide services to enhance public use and enjoyment of the park. For more information about the Conservancy and its membership program, visit www.conservancyforcvnp.org or call 330-657-2909.

CVNP encompasses 33,000 acres along the Cuyahoga River between Cleveland and Akron, Ohio. Managed by the National Park Service, CVNP combines cultural, historical, recreational, and natural activities in one setting. For more information visit www.nps.gov/cuva or www.dayinthevalley.com or call 330-657-2752 or 800-257-9477.

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Did You Know?

Historic photo of canal boats along the Ohio & Erie Canal.

The Ohio & Erie Canal, which runs through Cuyahoga Valley National Park, was a 308-mile waterway connecting Lake Erie to the Ohio River. This transportation route, which influenced local and national prosperity, was dug entirely by hand by mostly German and Irish immigrants.