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Minkin's Music: The final playlist

The final playlist is something that folks keep close to the heart. A thread through social media that became a topic on NPR hit home with this writer. If I hear a song and embrace the lyrics to the point of tears, then it becomes nominated for Closing Ceremonies. The abbreviated list includes an acoustic version of “My Death Waits,” by...

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Minkin's Music: Genius and playlist

Music streaming is popular with many readers and if I’m late to the party on this one, please forgive me. I recently stumbled across “Genius,” a very cool phone app that shows you the lyrics, album playlist, artist discography and, at times, liner notes about a particular song. After downloading the Genius app one afternoon, I was...

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Minkin's Music: Your 2018 concert list

The New Year offers up a list that’s chock full of singer/songwriters heading to a Northeast Ohio watering hole near you. One of the most intimate sit-down venues is Music Box Supper Club, located on the west bank of The Flats in downtown Cleveland. National touring artists booked include Los Lobos (1/24), Aimee Mann (1/28), JD Souther...

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Minkin's Music: Album of the Year award

To assist you with your holiday shopping, it’s time for my 2017 Album of The Year nominations. Last year’s winner, Margo Price, was in contention to repeat with All American Made, and the bar was raised high for two-time winner Jason Isbell, and his The Nashville Sound concert had me looking for the limited-edition release afterward...

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Minkin's Music: Rocky River’s Thor Platter

Sometimes you just need to start over. For Thor Platter, his new record release, Take Time, embraces the trials and tribulations of a songwriter who decided that going acoustic instead of electric would be the correct path. Transplanted to Rocky River by way of Buffalo nine years ago, Platter has become an ambassador of the Northeast Ohio...

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