Doors open at 5:00 pm, with the storytelling beginning promptly at 7:00 pm
The Unique and Unusual by Cleveland’s Minister of Culture
Cleveland is a crazy quilt of bold schemes, failed dreams, and colorful characters. Michael Heaton has covered all there is to know about what makes Cleveland the place it is as the Plain Dealer’s Minister of Culture. Tonight, Michael will share stories from some of his best newspaper and magazine articles.
Michael Heaton is a feature reporter for the Cleveland Plain Dealer and a four-time author. His regular beat is the off-beat Minister of Culture section, covering all the music, movies, and oddball happenings that make Cleveland unique. He co-authored the New York Times bestseller Motherhood and Hollywood with his sister, actress Patricia Heaton, and is the co-author of I’ll Be Right Back, the autobiography of TV host Mike Douglas. Minister of Culture is updated every Friday and can be read here.
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.