Apr 9 2012

Rock and Roll Induction Week in Cleveland


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It’s the 2012 Rock Hall induction week in Cleveland! Guns N’ Roses, the Beastie Boys and the Red Hot Chili Peppers; how cool would it be to be there for this?

From Cleveland.com: “The 2012 induction ceremony will take place Saturday, April 14, at Public Auditorium in Cleveland. Guns N’ Roses, the Beastie Boys, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Donovan, Laura Nyro and the Small Faces/Faces will be inducted as performers. Late bluesman Freddie King will be ushered in as an early influence. Among the nonperformer inductees will be Don Kirshner, Tom Dowd, Glyn Johns and Cosimo Matassa.

The inductions here will be preceded by nine days of tie-in events, including the grand opening of the Rock Hall’s library and archives on Cuyahoga Community College’s Metropolitan Campus, the launch of a major new exhibition and a free “Concert for Cleveland.” Details for those events will be announced later, along with celebrity presenters for the inductions. This will be the third induction ceremony in the Rock Hall’s hometown.”

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Mar 6 2012

Proscenium Arch of the Cleveland Public Auditorium


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Today’s photo is of the detail in the woodwork at Cleveland Public Hall. This photo was taken from the stage floor looking upward at the proscenium arch of the stage opening. From Wikipedia: “Public Auditorium (sometimes called Public Hall) is located in Cleveland, Ohio. Since it was opened in 1922, it has served as a concert hall, sports arena and convention center. Although it was planned and funded prior to World War I, construction did not begin until 1920. Designed by city architect J. Harold McDowell and Frank Walker of Walker and Weeks in a neoclassical style matching the other Group Plan buildings, it was the largest of its kind when opened, seating 11,500. The auditorium cornerstone was laid on Oct. 20, 1920, and the completed building was dedicated on April 15, 1922. Smith & Oby was one local company involved in the project, at the time the largest convention hall in the United States. In 1927, the Music Hall was added at the south end of the auditorium. The main arena floor is 300 ft. long, 215 ft. wide, 80 ft. high. No columns were used in its construction. The main stage is 140 ft. by 60 ft., with a 72- by 42-ft. proscenium arch.”

“Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe”. – Voltaire

Nov 7 2011

Rock Hall Resting Place


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Today’s Photo: Rock Hall Resting Place

This photo was taken on a warm evening while walking in Cleveland’s North Coast Harbor. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame can be seen at
the end of the walkway.

Today’s Quote:

“You are not only responsible for what you say, but also for what you do not say.”- Martin Luther

Oct 7 2011

Rock in Retrospect – The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame


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Today’s Photo: Rock in Retrospect

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame reflecting in the waters of Lake Erie. The museum is part of Cleveland’s redeveloped North Coast Harbor. Cleveland disc jockey Alan Freed is widely credited with promoting the new name of “rock and roll”, and Cleveland was the location of the first rock and roll concert. For more information on the Rock Hall please visit:


Today’s Quote: The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.-Eleanor Roosevelt