Minkin Music: Rock Hall Ceremony Here!

by mimivanderhaven.com on 08/18/2010 - 06:23 am
Category: Arts & Entertainment

By: Jay Minkin Date: 03/11/2009
Stand by for news!The Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame and Museum not only is bringing the 2009 induction ceremony to Cleveland on April 4, but many other legendary performances throughout Northeastern Ohio as well.A free concert will be held at CSU’s Wolstein Center on April 2 featuring The O’Jay’s, Dave Mason, and more Hall of Fame Alumni—TBA. New inductee Little Anthony & The Imperials will play the Agora on April 3. The Kent Stage will be hosting a rare appearance by Jack Bruce, bass player from the power trio supergroup Cream, on April 1.If you have never seen a sevenstring guitar, you’ll want to see how Roger McGuin ...

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Minkin Music: Joe Vitale's Backstage ...

by mimivanderhaven.com on 08/15/2010 - 01:34 pm
Category: Arts & Entertainment

By: Jay Minkin Date: 02/02/2009
I had to break out the vinyl and listen to 1974’s Roller Coaster Weekend when I heard that Canton native and Rock ‘n Roll All-Star drummer Joe Vitale will be signing his new book, Joe Vitale Backstage Pass, at Borders Books & Music on February 6 in North Canton from 7-9 p.m., and in Fairlawn on February 7 from 2-3 p.m.Over the past several years, Vitale’s wife, Susie, has been recording and writing Joe’s “history in stories” from the road and in studio sessions that span a 40-year career.Backstage Pass is a beautiful 488 page book that includes over 750 color andblack and white photographs mixed with stories re ...

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Minkin Music: What Stirs Your Soul?

by mimivanderhaven.com on 08/15/2010 - 02:59 pm
Category: Arts & Entertainment

By: Jay Minkin Date: 01/13/2009
If we were to sit and discuss life and lyrics at my favorite watering hole, Bobby Dylan’s closing words from “My Back Pages” would be the first song I’d quote and pay respects to.
 As I approach one of those milestone birthdays, there are a few songs that keep me company on the journey along life’s path. Sometimes you have to dream and take chances as Bruce Springsteen describes in “Thunder Road” with “Hey, what else can we do now? Except roll down the window and let the wind blow back your hair. Well the night’s busting open, these two lanes will take us anywhere.” 
When I look ...

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