‘A Christmas Carol,’ ‘A Christmas Story’ return from Great Lakes Theater, Cleveland Play House, respectively

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas — in my inbox. And I can’t exactly say I have breaking news — these shows being produced in Cleveland around the holidays is about as expected as the sun coming up — but know that Great Lakes Theater will produce “A Christmas Carol” and the Cleveland Play House “A Christmas Story” in the coming weeks. Let’s … Continue reading ‘A Christmas Carol,’ ‘A Christmas Story’ return from Great Lakes Theater, Cleveland Play House, respectively

‘End of the Road’ for KISS includes gig on March 17 at The Q

Nothing says St. Patrick’s Day like … KISS? Well, who cares? On March 17, move over, Detroit — for it will be “Cleveland Rock City” that night. KISS, a band that was rocking stages in wild makeup and with outrageous antics while some of us were in diapers, has announced its “End of the Road” world tour, which brings them to Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena … Continue reading ‘End of the Road’ for KISS includes gig on March 17 at The Q

Glenn Beck, set to speak at Agora Cleveland(!?), thinks you’re ‘Addicted to Outrage’

In its various incarnations throughout the years, Agora Cleveland has hosted legendary rock acts. Soon to grace one of its stage: Glenn Beck? At one point existing on the far-right end of the political spectrum, the former Fox News icon is on a book tour that will bring him to the Cleveland venue on Nov. 4. The book, his 22nd (and 18th nonfiction effort), is … Continue reading Glenn Beck, set to speak at Agora Cleveland(!?), thinks you’re ‘Addicted to Outrage’

Death Cab for Cutie to support ‘Thank You for Today’ with Agora Cleveland show

Death Cab for Cutie has been around for so long that the weirdness of their name no longer fazes you. (For the record, the Seattle alt-rock act formed more than two decades ago and took its name from a song with that title from a group called Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band. OK, so that’s maybe a weirder name than Death Cab for Cutie.) Led by … Continue reading Death Cab for Cutie to support ‘Thank You for Today’ with Agora Cleveland show

Amy Grant to rock (likely softly) at Hard Rock Rocksino in March

During the same week her husband, country-music star Vince Gill, was scheduled to be in Cleveland with icon band the Eagles, veteran contemporary-Christian-music artist Amy Grant announced a show for March 1 at Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park. (Hey, nothing screams “hard rock” like … Amy Grant? And does she bring a big gambling crowd to the place? Well, we digress.) Some info on Grant … Continue reading Amy Grant to rock (likely softly) at Hard Rock Rocksino in March