Richard Gildenmeister; Justo Saborit; Robert P. Madison

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Richard Gildenmeister
When you think of buying and selling books in Cleveland you think of one name - Richard Gildenmeister. A mainstay on Shaker Square since the mid-70's, with his Gildenmeister Book store, and more recently with Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Richard has been the man to see when you're looking for a great read. Recently, Richard was back in Shaker Square, selling many of the books that have been sitting on his shelves at home.

Musician Justo Saborit
Saborit started his music making in Cuba, where he grew up studying Classical and contemporary guitar. He moved to Northeast Ohio in 1971, and his first order of business was to start a band - the Justo Saborit Band - in 2003. They've released a few recordings over the years, and now have a new CD called "Rumbale." We'll share an interview with Saborit and a performance from his band.

Architect Robert P. Madison
Madison started his own firm in downtown Cleveland in the 50's, the first black owned architectural firm in the state of Ohio. His innovative, functional designs have earned him numerous commissions here and abroad. It's no surprise that Robert Madison has been honored with countless awards, including the Cleveland Arts Prize. As the nomination deadline for this year's Arts Prize approaches, we share a short film that was created for the Prize, and as you will see, Mr. Madison's proudest achievement has little to do with design, but rather the lives he's touched.


Musician Justo Saborit
Bookseller Richard Gildenmeister
Architect Robert Madison

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