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How Rock Rolls in Northeast Ohio

Joan Jett is a member of this year's induction class (PHOTO: badjonni)

The Rock Hall Induction ceremonies come rolling back into Cleveland this month, with a strong dose of star power, ranging from the two living Beatles, to Stevie Wonder, Joan Jett and Green Day.  The week leading up to the April 18 th celebration will be filled with community events and concerts, that will commemorate the 30 th annual induction, and the 20 th anniversary of the Rock Hall’s lakefront building.  Cleveland may be the home of the Rock Hall, but how much does Cleveland rock?  Can a musician make a living here?  Can the city support a music club scene?  And how are changes in technology altering the landscape for making and listening to music?  We lead off “Rock Week” with an exploration of how the music business impacts Northeast Ohio.  

Dr. Lauren Onkey – V.P. Education & Public Programs, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & Museum

Cindy Barber  - Owner of the Beachland Ballroom

John Gorman – Founder of oWOW internet radio and former program director WMMS

Lamont “Bim” Thomas – Musician and producer (Obnox)

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