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Minkin's Music: Time for goodbye

“They say that all good things must end. Call it a night, the party’s over.” —Willie Nelson In December of 2006, Mitch Allen grilled me for two hours with questions relating to a feature story about my former optical business that would appear in the upcoming edition of Mimi Magazine. He stared at the music memorabilia adorning my...

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Minkin's Music: Best of 2019

With the holidays and Black Friday just weeks away, it’s time to offer some suggestions for that audiophile on your gift list. Here are a few favorites released this past year. The best album of the year could also be the comeback album of the year, as Tanya Tucker delivered the goods with While I’m Livin’. Produced by Brandi Carlile and...

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Minkin's Music: The Case for Steve

One of the best programs out there is the Hardcore Troubadour Radio Show hosted by Steve Earle on SXM channel 60. With the Rock and Roll HOF nominations being announced this month, a case for Steve Earle’s induction is long overdue. Since the release of Guitar Town in 1986 through to So You Wannabe An Outlaw in 2017, Earle’s music has been...

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Minkin's Music: A guiding light

There are lighthouses in Cleveland and they don’t necessarily stand on the shoreline of Lake Erie. Chad Cochran, aka “Cowtown Chad,” is one of those bright lights who has become an ambassador of Northeast Ohio within the international Americana Roots music community. Born in Fredericktown and now residing in Cleveland, Chad uses his...

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Minkin's Music: Summer of Love

A very unique show coming to the lovely, intimate Cain Park Evans Amphitheatre titled the “Summer of Love Concert” on Thursday, August 8, has piqued my curiosity. The show was created by Glen Burtnik, the former multi-instrumentalist from the band Styx. His credits also include being a member of the original “Beatlemania” on Broadway (he...

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