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A night out with The Gage Bros.

by mimivanderhaven.com on 06/19/2017 - 02:28 pm
Categories: Arts & Entertainment, Community

The artistic energy flowing from local songwriters, all in their mid-twenties, is just incredible.
 
Making fast strides are The Gage Brothers, who have gone from playing open mics to playing premier area clubs. Older brother Ben Gage (harmonica/Cajon beat box) and his younger brother Zach Gage (guitar, lead vocals) were playing music at church and began practicing folk songs afterward at home. This led to the duo performing in Akron at open mics and taverns in 2014, eventually breaking into Cleveland’s music network a year later.
 
Local mandolinist Brendan O’Malley (Honeybucket) was the first to join them followed by singer/songwriter Chris Volpe who added banjo a ...

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What are the benefits of Kindermusik ...

by mimivanderhaven.com on 06/15/2017 - 10:56 am
Categories: Arts & Entertainment, Health & Beauty, Smart Living

By Lauren Haas Amanfoh, Royalton Music Center
Using music as a vehicle for learning is not a new concept. For centuries, music has been used to tell stories, teach lessons, evoke emotions, bring people together and simply to entertain.
 
Kindermusik is an international program geared toward children ages zero to six years old and offers so much more than just an introduction to music. Kindermusik is the world’s leading music and movement program for young children and is based on extensive research, proving the many benefits of early exposure to music.  
 
Through music-based activities like singing, dancing, instrument playing and storytelling, Kindermusik hon ...

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50 Years of Rolling Stone

by mimivanderhaven.com on 05/23/2017 - 02:46 pm
Categories: Arts & Entertainment, Community

By Jay Minkin, Minkin's Music
 
Before the digital computer age and MTV, there was one magazine that covered music and pop culture like no other. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will celebrate 50 years of Rolling Stone Magazine with a major exhibit that opened on Friday, May 5.
 
Founded in San Francisco in 1967 by Jann Wenner, who is still the magazine’s publisher, the magazine became a key voice from the “Summer of Love” through many generations thereafter. The list of journalists who have hung their hat with this publication is endless and includes Ralph J. Gleason, Hunter S. Thompson, Cameron Crowe, Lester Bangs, P.J. O’Rourke, Ben Fong-Tor ...

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Gotta Groove presses collectible vinyl

by mimivanderhaven.com on 04/26/2017 - 04:42 pm
Categories: Arts & Entertainment, Community

A large cluster of industrial buildings that still remain on Cleveland’s near east side were once home to iron foundries, motors, tube, metals and machine works. Named after the once thriving Tyler Elevator Company, the area now is the hub to a cluster of small businesses referred to as Tyler Village, located at East 36th Street and Superior Avenue.
 
On the ground floor of Building 42, Gotta Groove Records has channeled the manufacturing past into a thriving vinyl record pressing facility. Gotta Groove Records began operations in 2009 and was the first new pressing plant to open in the United States in decades. It took some foresight for owner Vince Slusarz, after a 25-yea ...

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Structured summer play at the Church ...

by mimivanderhaven.com on 04/17/2017 - 04:11 pm
Categories: Arts & Entertainment, Community, Smart Living

By Sam Weisend, The Church at Stony Hill
 
School’s almost out, but kids still need to keep their skills sharp. Signing your kids up for summer sports leagues and summer camps can keep them in the game from the end of one school year to the start of the next.  
 
Structured play provides children with an opportunity to hone their skills and have fun. Structured play is any fun, goal-oriented activity that enhances either physical or mental development. Unlike free play, structured play is moderated. Teachers, coaches and camp counselors guide activities and then ask, “What did you learn?”
 
Structured play encourages children to set goals, reflect, ...

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John...and the Voices

by mimivanderhaven.com on 03/28/2017 - 02:26 pm
Categories: Arts & Entertainment, Community

By Jay Minkin, Minkin's Music
 
Minkin’s Music celebrated its 10th Anniversary within the Mimi Magazine publication in February 2017.
 
Always keeping your ear to the rail, listen to the explosive sound of my new local favorites, John Patrick & The Outside Voices. This five-piece wrecking crew just released their debut album Hound Dogs and is now barnstorming the country.
 
A charismatic performer, John Patrick Halling began his musical journey in 2013 as a solo performer doing open mics while paying the rent as a warehouse worker after attending Kent State University. He recorded a few full-band arrangements for his 2015 solo debut, Boy In The Water, resulting ...

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The best of 2016

by mimivanderhaven.com on 02/02/2017 - 12:31 pm
Category: Arts & Entertainment

By Jay Minkin, Minkin's Music
 
Many of the usual suspects will notice a different annual “Best Of” for 2016.
 
At the top of the list is a pair of Buddy Miller reissues from Bear Family Records. Gorgeously packaged on 180-gram virgin vinyl, Your Love And No Other Lies and Cruel Moon are direct metal master cut records from one of Nashville’s most adored guitar players.  
 
It was quite a year for Alejandro Escovedo, with Record Store Day releases of Gravity and Thirteen Years, along with finding a copy of A Man Under The Influence—Deluxe Buurbonitis Edition. To cap it off, Escovedo released one of this year’s best albums, Burn Som ...

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Helen Welch has us spellbound

by mimivanderhaven.com on 12/19/2016 - 03:55 pm
Category: Arts & Entertainment

By Jay Minkin, Minkin's Music
 
With a diverse range of musical compositions mixed with a sly wit, Helen Welch entertains area audiences from small intimate stages to large venues like Cain Park. She is one of those classic variety entertainers who can hold an audience in the palm of her hand, backed by a trio or a full-blown symphony orchestra.   
 
Welch has just released a new studio album titled Spellbound, which shows her diversity and covers several eras and genres, putting her signature vocals on a few new styles on classic covers. Backed by Joe Leaman (piano), Joe Parker (guitar), Anthony Taddeo (drums), and Hey Mavis bass player Bryan Thomas, the 10 tracks we ...

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The case for a different Rock Hall li...

by mimivanderhaven.com on 12/14/2016 - 11:03 am
Category: Arts & Entertainment

By Jay Minkin, Minkin's Music
 
After the latest list of nominees for the Rock HOF came out, I made up my own lineup card of artists who become eligible for induction 25 years after the release of their first record.  
 
Not sure if there is another woman who can rock it out like Lucinda Williams. Since her self-titled debut in 1988, she has melded poetry about love and pain with an electric guitar fusing rock, blues and country. Another eligible songwriter hard to categorize is Steve Earle, who released his breakthrough album Guitar Town in 1986. Combining storytelling with rock, country and bluegrass, this rebellious Texan has quietly put together an amazing songbook of ...

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Emerging Artist: Margo Price

by mimivanderhaven.com on 11/02/2016 - 04:09 pm
Categories: Arts & Entertainment, Community

By Jay Minkin, Minkin's Music
 
One evening back in January of 2015, I took a flyer after seeing a show in the downstairs portion of Music Box Supper Club. The show was billed as “Margo & The Pricetags” and featured just Margo Price on acoustic guitar and her husband Jeremy Ivery playing bass who hail from Nashville. They were traveling the Midwest performing songs as a duo, some newly written compositions, without their usual backing band.
 
I was instantly drawn to their music and kept them on my radar awaiting an eventual LP release.
 
Fast-forward to March of this year, Margo Price releases Midwest Farmer’s Daughter and it causes the biggest sti ...

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