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Valerie Mayen, The Kite Runner and Cleveland Orchestra attendance

Thursday, October 28, 2010

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Valerie Mayen, The Kite Runner and Cleveland Orchestra attendance Dee Perry welcomes back Project Runway Cleveland contestant Valerie Mayen, of Yellow Cake Designs, prior to tonight's season finale of the hit cable TV show. Plus the story of taking award-winning novel The Kite Runner to the Cleveland Play House stage. Plus culture critic Charles Michener and Plain Dealer classical music critic Zachary Lewis analyse The Cleveland Orchestra's latest effort to increase attendance by young people from Northeast Ohio. Photo courtesy: Lifetime

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8shades 5:04 PM 10/28/10

Thanks for featuring Valerie. The work she’s doing with Buzz & Growl is so inspiring ... Using her celebrity cache to develop opportunities for other emerging Cleveland designers. We need 1,000 more of her!

You can support Valerie’s efforts by voting for her project to receive a $50,000 grant from Pepsi: And you can make a small donation for the launching of Buzz & Growl at

Special Thanks

Special thanks to the Oberlin Conservatory of Music at Oberlin College for the use of their Steinway Piano.

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Dee Perry image courtesy Chris Stephens, The Plain Dealer