April 25th at 8 p.m. at Sandy Chanty at 5457 Lake Road in Geneva on the Lake.
Drumplay featuring Paul Stranahan will perform in order to raise funds for the Cleveland Street Chronicle (formerly Homeless Grapevine) newspaper.
April 30th at Algebra Tea House at 7:30 p.m. in Little Italy in Cleveland.
This benefit will feature Ernie Krivda on sax along with Drumplay. For this gig, Ray McNiece will be the guest poet to sit in with Drumplay. These events take place in April to remember the Cuyahoga County Poet Laureate who passed away in mid 2000s after having written hundreds of poems for the old Homeless Grapevine newspaper.
James Onysko, founder of Drumplay, said, "I wonder why I should keep it going. I mean, you can't say we are 'up and coming'. Instead, we are old and receding. But to help out the efforts of the Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless is at least one good reason to keep it going. That, and the pure joy of making music. We remember Daniel Thompson especially during National Poetry Month. Our Poet Laureate of Cuyahoga County was a tireless activist for the homeless and disenfranchised. We can do no less as NEOCH daily demonstrates. More than ever, people have to stand up in order to solve our collective social problems as leadership is lacking; and it's not enough, anyway. So we must 'come together' as the song goes.
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