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Date: November 28, 2011
Contact: Arrye Rosser, 440-546-5992
Contact: e-mail us, 330-657-2909 ext. 109

Brecksville, Ohio - On Sunday, December 11, 2011, Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) and the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park will host their monthly house concert featuring former CVNP Artist-in-Residence Ed Caner who serves as both musician and host. The series, which occurs on the third Sunday of every month through May, highlights local guest performers and different styles of music in the intimate setting of a restored bank barn on the Hines Hill Campus.

Due to popular demand, this month will feature two shows on the same day. Concerts start at 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Doors open at 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., respectively. Admission: $8 adults, $6 Conservancy members. Advance sales are recommended and are available by calling 330-657-2909. Seating is limited. Facility is not wheelchair accessible. For updated ticket availability information, call the Cultural Arts Hotline at 330-650-4636, ext. 228. The hotline is updated at 2 p.m. the day of every concert and is intended to inform callers of sold-out events or weather-related cancellations.

Violinist/Fiddler Ed Caner has been labeled by the Cleveland Plain Dealer as, "One of the most versatile musicians on the planet." During the past 15 years, he has performed as a sideman for over 50 major acts, including Smokey Robinson, Page and Plant, Natalie Cole, Luciano Pavarotti, Mel Torme, Ray Price, and Leftover Salmon. He served as interim Concertmaster of the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra and performed as section violinist with The Cleveland Chamber Symphony, Cleveland Ballet, and Cleveland Opera Orchestra. Caner has also performed over 750 shows as soloist with Michael Stanley, Wayne Newton (Las Vegas), The New Barleycorn (Ireland/USA), and the Broadway musical, I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change (New York/Cleveland).

Joining Caner this month are his two band mates from Hey Mavis. Hey Mavis was formed by Caner as part of the artists-in-residence program in CVNP. The band includes Laurie Michelle Caner (banjo, vocals, songwriter), Sarah Benn (bass, vocals, songwriter), and Ed Caner (fiddle, viola, vocals). The group's deep love of life, music, and raising a healthy family are clearly reflected in their songwriting, with subject matter ranging from stories of canal boat workers to the beauty and heartache of motherhood.

Hines Hill Conference Center is located at 1403 W. Hines Hill Road, Peninsula 44264. This is approximately one mile east of Riverview Road.

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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Water lilies in beaver marsh area of Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Photo by NPS volunteer John Catalano.

Beaver in Cuyahoga Valley National Park impounded water to create a rich, diverse wetland in an area that was once an automobile junk yard? The area is now home to herons, turtles, amphibians, beavers, muskrats, otters, and many aquatic plants.