Doors open at 5:00pm, with the storytelling beginning promptly at 7:00pm
This week’s menu:
Girls to the Front: 40 Years of Women in Rock
Cleveland photographer and writer, Anastasia Pantsios, released her first book last year, Girls to the Front: 40 Years of Women in Rock, which originated as a popular Rock & Roll Hall of Fame exhibit. For decades while Jane Scott was in the crowd reviewing concerts, also documenting the performance was veteran rock photographer Pantsios, whose work appeared in publications such as Rolling Stone, Spin, Creem, the New York Times, and more! During this Cleveland Stories episode, Pantios will be sharing an inside look at her experiences over the years in the Cleveland Rock Scene.
Since moving to Cleveland in the early ’70s to attend Case Western Reserve University, Anastasia Pantsios has been the premier historian of the local music scene as well as a collector of local memorabilia and recordings. She has written about that scene for numerous publications including the Plain Dealer, Scene, The Free Times, U.S. Rocker, The Patrol and The Edition. She has also created a digital encyclopedia of local bands since the ’50s and is working on a biography of the late Plain Dealer music writer Jane Scott. She is a dedicated photographer who has shot many local and national bands; her work has appeared in Rolling Stone, The New York Times, Esquire and The Village Voice, among other publications.
The goal of the Cleveland Stories Dinner Party is to bring to life some of the fun, interesting stories about Cleveland’s past – from sports, to rock ‘n roll, to Millionaire’s Row, — the series will focus on tidbits from Cleveland’s past that will really thrill the audience. The Music Box is presenting this series in partnership with the Western Reserve Historical Society’s new Cleveland History Center. We think the Cleveland History Center is one of the most important museums in Cleveland. An unknown gem that Clevelanders should know more about, and support. It is the only museum in Cleveland dedicated to preserving and documenting the history of Cleveland. The Cleveland History Center includes two mansions, the Crawford Auto Aviation Museum, Chisholm Halle Costume Wing, Research Library, Kidzibits Hands-On Gallery, rotating exhibitions, and the Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel.