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Urban Grandstand Relaunches

Cleveland-based Online Magazine relaunches after a near two year hiatus.

Cleveland, OH, October 09, 2013 --( Following a near two year hiatus, Cleveland-based online magazine Urban Grandstand has relaunched.

Operated most times throughout the past decade as a one-man show, the site shut down indefinitely in 2010 for various reasons. The companies publisher, James Johnson, speaks candidly about the short hiatus....

"Urban Grandstand has been my baby; so to speak, for more than a decade. It actually began as Urban Connectionz in 2002, and there have been so many successful moments throughout that time. First and foremost, as someone with no Journalism experience in the beginning; yet having a strong desire to gain that experience, it was a way for me to have my own vehicle, and get to that next level. When people were constantly telling me no, it was a way for me to bypass those people and get what I wanted. I've had the tremendous blessing of interviewing hundreds of artists, musicians, television and move stars over the years. During those years, I took things a step further by pursuing my education. In retrospect, shutting down for a short period was the best thing I could have done, because it allowed me to focus on my educational goals, and I've been able to earn multiple degrees in Journalism. I can now use this vehicle to truly take the Journalism world by storm, and show another side than what people have been used to seeing out there."

While the online home has been set up and is fully accessible, the official relaunch will not be for a few more weeks. "I purposely opened the domain to be fully accessible, because I want people to be able to see the building stages as we come along over the next few weeks. We will be uploading a great deal of past material, interviews, and so forth into the site, as I know many will want to be able to view these things and see our progress. The blessing is that we'll now have a strong team of writers who will be contributing to the magazine, unlike before when it was primarily myself."

In terms of the team that's been put in place, Urban Grandstand is still in search of strong writers. For more information on Urban Grandstand, or to inquire about contributing, visit, or contact
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