If you are a singer or entertainer you may think once you have honed your talents and perfected your act you are home free to success. Even though this sounds as if it is the way it should be… it is not. The hard part of any entertainment profession is getting started and perfecting the act. But this is only the beginning as you must become a shrewd businessperson as well. It is not about how much money you make but how you use and invest that money. Without good business sense you can end up a great singer or More >
Guest post written by Nikki Brown
We love to have company come over, but we don’t have the most space for entertaining. We were okay with downsizing our house and I’m still trying to get used to all of the smaller quarters. We had a whole lot more entertaining space at our old place but we still love to have company over. I thought that it would make things a little easier if I bought a bar cart.
I’ve had my eyes on a few on Pinterest, but once I started thinking about that, I realized all those were vintage ones. So More >
If you an aspiring singer, actor or want to be an executive in the music world you have to let the public know. How do you get known while building your portfolio and ultimate career? No matter how great you sing or act if no one knows, then you are just another want-to-be. In order to get known you have to build an image or company around yourself. “You incorporated” must be a branding platform as well as entertainment that the general public is looking for.
It is not the same old ball game as it was a few years ago. More >
The Phantom of the Opera is a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on the French novel Le Fantomede l’Opera by Gaston Leroux.
The music was composed by Lloyd Webber, and most lyrics were written by Charles Hart. Additional lyrics were written by Richard Stilgoe. Alan Jay Lerner was an early collaborator, but he withdrew after completing work on a single song, Masquerade, and died shortly thereafter.The central plot revolves around a beautiful soprano, Christine Daae, who becomes the obsession of a mysterious, disfigured musical genius.
The Phantom of the Opera opened in the West End in 1986, and on Broadway in More >
MSB’s Stagepass is One Good Reason to Celebrate its 25th Anniversary
Place: The Agora Ballroom, Cleveland, Ohio Dates: October 22, 23 and 24, 1976 What: The live recording of The Michael Stanley Band’s new album, Stagepass Result: MSB is forever engraved into the archives of Cleveland pop culture Girl on the album cover? Remains a mystery (despite rumors to the contrary, it was not me…)
by Deanna Adams
MSB’s Stagepass cover art
Do you have flashbacks, nightmares, or panic attacks?
Are you unable to get a good night’s sleep or enjoy your life? Perhaps you experience racing heart, chest pains, trembling, sweating of shortness of More >
Based in Cleveland, Blue Taxi has opened up for such artists as John Mayall, ZZ Topp, Steve Miller, Eric Burdon & Lonnie Brooks. They have performed at Blossom Music Center, The Odeon & The Agora as well as various music festivals including The Mohican Blues Festival & The Crooked River Blues Festival.
Blue TaxiBlue Taxi consists of singer-guitarist Bill ‘Cap’ Capuano, singer, keyboardist Theresa Capuano, singer-bassist Kurt England & percussionist Bob Capuano.
Blue Taxi has just released their 3rd CD, Step Aside! which contains 12 original songs. Their 2nd CD, Ridin’ Shotgun, received favorable reviews in the National Blues Magazines, Blues Revue More >
Bridgets And Brigid’s Over Babylon??? (Or Cleveland’s Two Best Irish Bands Raise The Bar…Or Raise The Roof’s On Them Anyway!!!) by Seamus Curran
Brace Yourself Bridget
o say that Cleveland has a long and varied history with respect to Irish immigrants would be an understatement. When the “coffin ships” rolled into Ellis Island during the great famine (1847) and thousands of Irish peasants packed the ghettos of Brooklyn and beyond, they brought with them hope. Hope, that is, in the form of a music that bonded them together. And though some of those Irish became hillbillies and some became your judges More >
Geography 101: London is nowhere near the Mississippi River. Different continents altogether. For that matter, Cleveland isn’t all the way there, either. But Mr. Downchild isn’t bothered by basic geography. As far as this 50 year-old English Clevelander is concerned, the muddy waters of the Mississippi delta run deep in his veins.
The proof is Behind the Sun, a new 11-track CD, released on his own Mascita label, in which Downchild leaves behind his three-piece band, the Houserockers, and steps into the scary but satisfying solo acoustic arena. Listen to tracks like “Travelin’ Man,” “Angel on My More >
Jane Scott 21 Questions With The Mother of Cleveland Rock. by Brian Dempsey
Ann Wilson, Jane Scott, Nancy Wilson
Joan Jet and Jane Scott
Mary Travers and Jane Scott
Once in a while in life, you encounter an individual who can only be described as exceptional. It doesn’t happen very often, but when it does, it reaffirms your faith in humanity. In my life and in the lives of many in the Rock n Roll Community of Cleveland, there is no one that fits this description better than Jane Scott. As the Matriarch of the local music scene, Jane has lived a life More >
It was 1966 and a 4 year old Billy Sullivan’s first appearance on stage. Sitting behind his older brother John’s drum set, on John’s knee, Billy tapped out Little Black Egg with John’s band, Shades of Grey. They were playing at the Trophy Room in the Brookgate Lanes Bowling Alley, Brook Park, Ohio, Billy’s hometown. From that moment on, Billy was bitten by the Rock-n-Roll Bug!
While listening to his older brother’s and sister’s record collection and encouraged by his parents, Billy was influenced and fueled by the Beatles music and his mother, Rosa’s, love of “Bluegrass”. Music became and still More >