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The Hard Way on Purpose David Giffels
Through the Windshield Mike Decapite

Monthly Poetry Workshop, lead by Claire McMahon

July 24, 2014 | 6:15pm-8pm

The Public Poetry Workshop comes to the West side once a month. Poets of all ages and backgrounds are welcome to bring a work-in-progress and receive recommendations for improving it. Our goal is friendly, yet serious critiques by emerging and experienced writers. Improvement of craft through reading, writing, and workshopping with Instructors Claire McMahon and a guest host.

The workshop meets at Visible Voice Books on every 4th Thursday of the month. Contact Claire McMahon with questions and to join the group's mailing list.

Claire McMahon has an MFA in Writing & Poetics from Naropa University (Boulder, Colorado) and a Ph.D. in 20th Cent. American & British Poetry from Kent State University. She is co-editor of MoonLit poetry journal (Drag City Press, Chicago) and the author of a book of poems entitled, Emergency Contact (Van Zeno Press, Cleveland). She has taught English writing courses locally at Lake Erie College, Baldwin-Wallace College, Cuyahoga Community College, and Chancellor University. Currently, Claire is an Adjunct Professor of Humanities at Bowling Green University’s Firelands campus.

A Summer Reading

July 24, 2014 | 6-8pm

Local Writers Samantha Jo, Jessica Lewis, Mallory Whitten, Tess Pugsley, and Erin Elizabeth Wehrenberg will be reading in our Courtyard Garden on July 24th.

MUSIC SPEAKS CONCERT SERIES: Midnight Passenger / Ageless Males / Moons of Saturn

July 25, 2014 | 7pm-10pm

Midnight Passenger
Rock

Midnight Passenger are an Indie Rock band from Cleveland, Ohio, consisting of Tony Zaro (lead vocals), Dan Metyk (lead guitar, backing vocals), Ricky Zaborowski (bass guitar, backing vocals), Jim Janek (rhythm guitar, backing vocals), and Shane Zigler (drums).The band released an EP entitled “Long Time Waiting” in 2011 and is currently working on their debut LP set for release in the Fall of 2014.

Listen to their music at: http://www.myspace.com/midnightpassenger


Ageless Males
Indie Rock

Mildly entertaining, mediocre Cleveland bandK.Singleton (Vocals,Guitars, Bass)A.Katon (Drums, Vocals)D.Lag (Bass, Guitars, Vocals)Z.Drdek (Guitars)

Listen to her music at: http://agelessmales.bandcamp.com/


Moons of Saturn
rock and roll duo from the Cleveland/Akron area.

Listen to her music at: http://moonsofsaturn.bandcamp.com/album/moons-of-saturn-ep


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MUSIC SPEAKS CONCERT SERIES: Charlie Mosbrook / Caitlin Mahoney / Istvan Medgysi

July 26, 2014 | 7pm-10pm

Charlie Mosbrook
Folk

Voted Cleveland Scene magazines "Best Singer Songwriter" in 2011, Charlie Mosbrook is known for his dynamic baritone voice, understated guitar technique, and inspired lyrics. With 25 years experience as a performer and composer, Charlie presents his music in a relaxed confident simplicity, drawing from a mix of sincerity, humor, and passion.
His music is heard on radio programs throughout the world including FolkAlley.com and TheMidnight Special national folk show. In 1996 he was invited to perform the music of Woody Guthrie at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum by curator Robert Santelli (currently executive director of the Grammy Museum). Mosbrook's performance was noted in Santelli's book Hard Travlin': The Life and Legacy of Woody Guthrie.
Beginning on subway platforms as a street performer, Charlie developed a natural and conversational stage act weaving humor, song, and personal introspection. In his ongoing effort to build community through music, Charlie has been a regular host to many popular open mics throughout Northeast Ohio. His newest CD Something To Believe (2013) is his 10th full length release. It features performances with some of the many people that have influenced him through the years. The disc was recently picked as CD of the week by Rich Warren for WFMT's Midnight Special.
In November of 2013, Charlie was the featured artist in the folkalley.comopen mic section.

Listen to his music at: http://www.charliemosbrook.com/music.html


Caitlin Mahoney
Singer Songwriter

Caitlin Mahoney, a singer-songwriter based in New York City, has a soulful and rich sound emanating from lyrics about adventure, passion, chaos, and love. Caitlin was first introduced to music as an infant, taking her first steps likely with a Bruce Springsteen song playing in the background. A child with a true ear for music, Caitlin was transformed by the Boss’s passion for storytelling and began instilling this in her own musical exploration. Caitlin originally focused on vocal aspirations, emerging full-force on Orlando’s musical theater scene in high school. She earned awards for her performances along with an opportunity to join the Cappies International Theater for a performance at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. at the age of seventeen.

Listen to her music at: http://caitlinmahoney.bandcamp.com/


Istvan Medgysi

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MUSIC SPEAKS CONCERT SERIES: Old Boy

August 1, 2014 | 7pm-10pm

Old Boy
Folk

Oldboy is a rock-folk band whose music runs the gamut from wistful to epic folk to downright heavy
rock and roll. Hailing from Cleveland, Ohio, a city known to be a part of the rust belt of America, Oldboy really shines – out loud.
At the band’s helm and on lead vocals is Shawn Brewster. The band has come a long way in the past four years and has definitely found as Shawn likes to say, “what works for them and their music”. In fact, Oldboy traces its roots back as a solo project with a desire to “fill out his sound” but now Shawn now comprises one fourth of the band Oldboy.
Backing Shawn in vocals and manning his “2 string bass” is Michael Kinsella. On guitar is Pete Simon. Pete’s vintage collection of guitars and amps could have its own museum exhibit. Also Rob Kovacs plays piano and keyboard and Shelby Sangdahl joins them on cello.
The band understands the blue collar mentality of musicians working hard to put together good music, and good shows. Making a night we can all remember is very important to them. Oldboy has played with national acts such as John Oates, Langhorne Slim, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Wheel, Hot water music, Joe Pug, and The Low Anthem.
Oldboy released their debut full length album Covered in Sound at the end of 2012. The album according to Cleveland Scene Magazine has a ” cool, cinematic quality to it”. The band wanted to keep the album production in their hometown, so they recorded it at the Whiteout Audio Studios in Cleveland.

Listen to their music at: http://oldboycleveland.com/


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MUSIC SPEAKS CONCERT SERIES: The Rabid Dyslexic Prairie Dogs (Greg "GS" Harper & Dan Morris)

August 2, 2014 | 7pm-10pm

G.S. Harper, an independent singer-songwriter and guitarist, was born and raised in San Angelo, Texas. He has been living in the Cleveland area for 16 years now, and his new CD SIXTEEN WINTERS is named for that time. Greg plays a mean guitar, but it's his songwriting that's his main claim to fame. Dan Morris is a native Clevelander, who's been playing pedal steel guitar for over 40 yrs., with such bands as Ida Red, California Speedbag, the Not So Good Ol' Boys, Bobby C3, INTRA, and Thor Platter. C'mon out for some sweet Americana music.

http://www.gsharper.com/
https://www.facebook.com/steelydannyboy


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Ft. Artist Eileen Dorsey

August 7, 2014 |

ART BY Eileen Dorsey
HEDGE Gallery will be representing
Landscape Painter Eileen Dorsey at Visible Voice for the July 11th, 2014 Tremont Art Walk. Of her work, Eileen says "Landscapes are my vehicle for expressing texture and color, punctuated with aggressive and expressive painting techniques. With a palette that changes for each painting, I make a point to challenge myself with color combinations... READ MORE." Dorsey graduated with her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Kent State University in 2006, and has since then shown in many regional galleries. She currently works in her studio located in 78th Street Studios, and showcases her work every Third Friday of the month during the building’s art event.


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August ArtWalk: Ft. Artist Dott Schneider + Music by Front Porch

August 8, 2014 | 7pm-10pm

August ArtWalk: Ft. Artist Dott Schneider + Music by Front Porch
Friday, August 8th | 7-10pm

Stop by the store during the Tremont ArtWalk for art by Dott Schneider and music by Front Porch. As always, Happy Hour is Fridays from 5-8, $1 off all beer and wine.

ART BY DOTT SCHNEIDER
HEDGE Gallery presents Cleveland artist Dott Schneider, whose work will be on view at Visible Voice from August 15- September 6. Dott is a mixed media artist with a palette has amassed a variety of natural and man-made materials over the years. Schneider’s intent is for the viewer to imagine themselves within these new topographies, which have been steadily growing in scale.
Schneider’s work has been exhibited internationally and featured in publications such as Kölnisch Rundshau, The Plain Dealer, Cleveland Magazine, Jane Magazine, Las Vegas City Life, Cleveland Scene, and Northern Ohio Live. She studied at the applied arts atelier, AFEDAP in Paris and went on to receive her CEAP from the Ecole des Beaux-arts de Rouen in 1996.
"Stardust" 2014 Mixed media 24" x 24"


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MUSIC SPEAKS CONCERT SERIES: NIck Zuber

August 9, 2014 | 7pm-10pm

Nick Zuber

Singer Songwriter

Listen to his music at: http://www.reverbnation.com/nickzuber


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Cleveland Jumping Flea Open Ukulele Jam

August 16, 2014 | 1pm

A monthly ukulele meet-up group. Open to beginners AND experts who enjoy playing the ukulele.


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Cleveland Vegan Book Club

August 22, 2014 | 7pm-9pm

The Cleveland Animal Rights Alliance's book club meetings take place every other month at Visible Voice Books in Tremont (in their upstairs meeting room). We feature books on various aspects of veganism including health, ethics, environmental issues, social justice, etc.

Join us for some consciousness-raising discussion and a great opportunity to network and build community with others who care about animals, the earth and healthy eating!

Check out our website: https://www.facebook.com/ClevelandVeganBookClub


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MUSIC SPEAKS CONCERT SERIES: J Scott Franklin & Dan Morris

September 6, 2014 | 7pm-10pm

J. Scott Franklin, "man behind the curtain" of Lost State of Franklin, is an accomplished musician originally from Emporia, Virginia. Winner of the 2013 Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival in Florida, he has toured extensively, and written over 400 original songs in numerous styles. He typically plays guitar and sings, but holds a degree from BGSU (jazz studies/music ed.) and is a gifted trumpeter. Dan Morris is a native Clevelander, who's been playing pedal steel guitar for over 40 yrs., with such bands as Ida Red, California Speedbag, the Not So Good Ol' Boys, Bobby C3, INTRA, and Thor Platter. Scott and Dan will be perfoming Scott's original Americana music, plus cover songs.

https://www.facebook.com/steelydannyboy
http://loststateoffranklin.com/LSOF/home.html


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