M.U.S.i.C. (Musical Upcoming Stars in the Classics)

At the risk of repeating myself again (ha!), Cleveland is steeped in all kinds of music.  I have written about the biggies.  You know, concerts at Severance Hall, at Blossom, at Oberlin, etc.  But, if that’s all you think we have here in the CLE, well, you are very much mistaken. If you listen very […]

The Romeros at Finney Memorial Chapel, Oberlin College

Cleveland is stupid with music.  As I have written before, Severance Hall, home of the Cleveland Orchestra, is steps away from campus.  Blossom is much more of a drive, but well worth it to hear the likes of Yo Yo Ma play all six Bach cello suites in one sitting.  And, of course, there’s the […]

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Is company coming to town?  And you live in Cleveland?  Oh, you know where you’re going to take them: the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (Figure 1)!                   Many American cities are tied to specific or regional music so much so that they could be SAT […]

Blossom Music Center

It’s summer in Cleveland!  What does that mean?  Sun!  Vitamin D!  And, Blossom! The Blossom Music Center, located in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Cuyahoga Falls, is the home of the Cleveland Orchestra and other musical guests during the summer.  Blossom is an outdoor amphitheater in the middle of the park, a setting that […]

Opera Night at the Music Box Supper Club

It’s Wednesday night in Cleveland, so you know what that means.  That’s right, it’s Opera Night at the Music Box Supper Club!  Actually, I don’t know if Opera Night is always on a Wednesday, but this particular night Mom and I caught it, and we were really happy that we did. On this Opera Night, […]

Summers at Severance

Summer has officially begun here in Cleveland.  Last week was the summer solstice and the Cavs win over the Warriors (yeah, we’re still talking about it).  And, the 4th of July holiday weekend is fast upon us.  What do Clevelanders do to celebrate the warm summer weather?  They go outside. We’re not kidding.  Clevelanders love […]

The Music Box Supper Club (Secret Sisters/Striking Matches)

Who:  Dana C. Crawford, PhDWhat: The Music Box Supper Club (Secret Sisters/Striking Matches)Where: 1148 Main Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44113  As I previously posted, Cleveland offers art and music events almost on a daily basis. To take advantage of these opportunities this summer, I have been perusing the Cleveland events calendar every week. And that’s when […]

House of Blues (Lord Huron)

Who:  Dana C. Crawford, PhDWhat:  House of Blues (Lord Huron)Where:  308 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44114 No matter where you live, a universal truth remains: summer is for fun. The longer days and warmer nights are energizing, convincing your body that yes, you can stay up past 9pm tonight! To feed this urge to get […]