Beachland Ballroom Will Assist Street Chronicle
Daniel Thompson was a member of Drumplay later in his life. They are celebrating our 20th year as a working group; and will take this occasion to honor Daniel's memory on April 1, 2012 at the Beachland Ballroom (Tavern Room) with Ernie Krivda. Part of the funds go to the Cleveland Street Chronicle, which Daniel was a frequent contributor.
Drumplay recorded a number of recordings with Daniel - two of which were recorded in Europe. They are planning a big celebration on April 1, 2012 to mark 20 years since forming the band.
Drumplay recorded a number of albums with Daniel including a recording made while touring Europe. Daniel was appointed the Cuyahoga County Poet Laurete in 1992. He passed in May 2004 due to leukemia at 69 years old. Drumplay wants to honor Daniel with this event as well as support the street newspaper movement in Cleveland, and mark 20 years since forming this world/jazz percussion and spoken word band.
The fundraiser will be held at the Beachland Tavern on April 1, 2012, with special guest Ernie Krivda on saxophones. Ernie recorded an album with Daniel found as an insert to the back of his book of poems entitled "Even The Broken Letters Of The Heart Spell Earth", published by Bottom Dog Press. There will be a free-will donation at the door; but CDs, cassettes, posters and books containing Daniel's poems will be available for sale - the proceeds of which will go to NEOCH/Street Chronicle.
The Beachland event starts at 8:00 p.m. on Sunday night, April 1; and will feature some of the best poets in Greater Cleveland including Ray McNiece, Bill Kennedy and Maj Ragain - the latter being a colleague of Daniel's who compiled "The Big Book Of Daniel", published by Bottom Dog Press last year.
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