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Cuyahoga Valley House Concert Series Welcomes Rio Neon

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Date: October 6, 2011
Contact: Mary Pat Doorley, 440-546-5995
Contact: Ralph Davila, 330-657-2909 ext. 109

Brecksville, Ohio - On Sunday, October 16, 2011, Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) and the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park are happy to host the next in the series of monthly house concerts which continue through May 2012. Featuring former CVNP Artist-in-Residence Ed Caner who serves as musician and host, the series highlights local guest performers and different styles of music in the intimate setting of a restored bank barn, on the Hines Hill Campus. The concert start at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

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. Ed 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 Ed in October is the four-piece string band, Rio Neon  that features complex vocal harmonies combining the best elements of swing, traditional folk music, and jazz, including many original compositions and distinctive cover arrangements. With repertoire influences from Lambert, Hendrix and Ross, Manhattan Transfer,  Dan Hicks, Celtic traditions, old jazz and swing, and other styles, Rio Neon  shows are unique, full of fun, and have something that appeals to everyone.

Hines Hill Conference Center is located at 1403 W. Hines Hill Road in Peninsula. 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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Did You Know?

Photo of Bald Eagle taken in Cuyahoga Valley National Park where an eagle pair built their first nest in 2006. Photo by Martin Trimmer.

November is the time to be on the lookout for bald eagles performing aerial courtship displays. Once eagles have selected each other, they plunge through the air in very high dives, locking their talons and breaking apart just when it looks as though they will crash to the ground.