Featuring Deanna Adams
Doors open at 5:00pm, with the storytelling beginning promptly at 7:00pm
Rock ‘n Roll and the Cleveland Connection
Author Deanna Adams discusses the history of rock n’ roll music in northeast Ohio, from the first documented rock concert in 1952, to the Cleveland record spinners that “got the rock rollin’,” such as Alan Freed, Bill Randle, and Casey Kasem. Enjoy entertaining stories about the clubs, bands and musicians from the heyday of the ’60s through the ’90s.
Deanna R. Adams is a writer, speaker, instructor, award-winning essayist, and author of both fiction and nonfiction works. Deanna’s first book, Rock ’n’ Roll and the Cleveland Connection (Kent State University Press, 2002), was a finalist for the Ohioana Award, and the ARSC Award (Association for Recorded Sound Collections) for excellence in research. Other books include Confessions of a Not-So-Good Catholic Girl, Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Roots, and novels including Peggy Sue Got Pregnant and Scoundrels & Dreamers. See her website at www.deannaadams.com
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.