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Minkin's Music: Rachel Brown inspires

A full-time teacher of choir and music at an area middle school, Rachel Brown slips into her polka dress and places a flower in her hair on select nights to the delight of her adoring audience. But even with a heavy schedule, the wonderful and gifted pianist continues to write songs with her band, The Beatnik Playboys. They released...

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Minkin's Music: Jason Isbell does it again

If the topic of today’s top songwriters is broached, Jason Isbell is one name that falls off the lips from the usual suspects in the music business. The former Drive-By Truckers guitar player battled drug and alcohol addiction by escaping the darkness and finding the light with the help of his future wife, songwriter and fiddle player Amanda...

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Minkin's Music: A night out with The Gage Bros.

The artistic energy flowing from local songwriters, all in their mid-twenties, is just incredible. Making fast strides are The Gage Brothers, who have gone from playing open mics to playing premier area clubs. Older brother Ben Gage (harmonica/Cajon beat box) and his younger brother Zach Gage (guitar, lead vocals) were playing music at church...

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Minkin's Music: 50 Years of Rolling Stone

Before the digital computer age and MTV, there was one magazine that covered music and pop culture like no other. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will celebrate 50 years of Rolling Stone Magazine with a major exhibit that opened on Friday, May 5, 2017. Founded in San Francisco in 1967 by Jann Wenner, who is still the magazine’s...

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Minkin's Music: Gotta Groove presses collectible vinyl

A large cluster of industrial buildings that still remain on Cleveland’s near east side were once home to iron foundries, motors, tube, metals and machine works. Named after the once thriving Tyler Elevator Company, the area now is the hub to a cluster of small businesses referred to as Tyler Village, located at East 36th Street and Superior...

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