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Minkin's Music: Ohio City’s new hot spot

Located between Tremont and Ohio City, Duck Island is an old neighborhood that was primarily comprised of blue-collar workers who staffed the mills, factories and warehouses in the Flats. It also was a place where bootleggers would “duck” the prohibition law. The tiny neighborhood is home to Forest City Brewery, which is becoming quite a...

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Minkin's Music: Ray Flanagan's release

In some circles, Ray Flanagan has been labeled the best guitar player in Northeast Ohio. Not bad for the 26-year-old phenom from Medina who can sit and shred an electric Fender or Gibson with anyone. In a bit of a dramatic change of pace from his previous recordings with The Authority, Flanagan has recorded seven acoustic songs that will...

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Minkin's Music: Voices In The Valley returns

With the busy holiday period just around the corner, it’s time to set your sights on a very special show slated for Saturday, January 12. Voices In The Valley will be presenting Towpath Troubadours, a selection of songs featuring some of the finest singer/songwriters in the area. Sharing the stage will be Rachel Brown (piano), Ray Flanagan...

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Minkin's Music: Shooter strikes a chord

My head would turn every time to see who was singing “Rhinestone Eyes,” one of the hot new singles from Shooter Jennings’ latest LP called Shooter. When I happened to see the vinyl LP in August, something inside said “grab this.” What I purchased could be the best release of the year. Produced by Dave Cobb, the black-and-white...

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Minkin's Music: A new holiday tradition

Thanksgiving traditions. For me, it was playing in the Turkey Bowl (those days are just a memory), Mom’s cranberry jello mold, and, of course, listening to Alice’s Restaurant. The jello mold recipe has been passed on to my wife of 34 blessed years, and side one of the Arlo Guthrie LP still plays the entire 18:34 minute version of...

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