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Fiorilli melts sticks of color to the lamp with a blowtorch to add to the design. Photo Credit: Alex Alusheff
Matthew Fiorilli July 3, 2013 at 08:39 pm
I also wanted to thank all my friends and family . My mother Darlene, sister Alicia, Mark Wentz,Read More Rolf, VP of Fiorilli glass Doris Morris Myers and CFO and good friend Shayna.
Jonathan Wilhelm April 3, 2013 at 01:31 pm
It's great that someone at the Cleveland Heights Patch is doing theatre reviews, but why aren't theyRead More reviewing the productions at theatres actually located IN Cleveland Heights with a rich history to this community: Ensemble Theatre at the old Coventry Elementary School on Washingon Blvd has been around since 1979 and Dobama Theatre on Lee Rd has been around even longer, since 1959. Not to mention the professional produced summer musical and concert series at Cain Park which will be celebrating its 75th Anniversary this summer.
Nikki Ferrell April 3, 2013 at 02:15 pm
Hi Jonathan! Thanks for the feedback. Amanda is a blogger whose work is shared regionally on severalRead More Patch sites and who writes about the whole region. But you're absolutely right - I would love for someone to blog about our rich local theatre scene! It's free and anyone can do it - go to clevelandheights.patch.com/blogs_apply.
Bert Solis March 7, 2013 at 02:51 am
I recently found my date book for one of those years I booked shows at the Gyro. I think it was'96.Read More It's cool to look back. I remember many of those bands in that list in the comments. It was nice to see one of mine on there...Jason, thanks for the great read. Also, I remember the bar stool incident, but that is all I'll say on that subject.
Bob Haley Jr. March 7, 2013 at 05:16 pm
Nice article. That really was a unique music scene in Kent at that time. I was in a band with MattRead More Trahan before he formed the venerable Kill The Hippies. We played a lot of shows in the basement of Mama Joe's Pizza on College Ave. I'm not sure if we ever played at Europe Gyro or Mantis but we saw plenty of great shows there. I think what made the scene so special was the camaraderie between the bands and the general blurring of lines between the musicians and spectators. Getting up to play you would look out into a crowd of your friends and people from other bands. When someone had a technical issue during a performance, a replacement piece of equipment or instrument would just emerge from the crowd so the show could go on. It was a truly supportive environment for making noise and being a weirdo. Unfortunately, I moved away from the area right as the scene was really starting to blossom. The high school kids that had been nodding their heads at those early shows were forming their own projects. Harriet The Spy and Party of Helicopters were starting to take the Kent sound around the country. It's no surprise to me that someone like Pat Carney could come up through that scene and eventually break it big, even though The Black Keys aren't really representative of that sound.
Jason Prufer March 20, 2013 at 02:36 pm
addendum: So a good friend of mine, Bert Solis who was chiefly responsible for booking Europe GyroRead More in the summer of 1997 and for about a year before that, kept all his old date books from that time. He just took these photos from the pages of his old books and we can confirm that the two shows shown in the photos for this article were performed on Tuesday, July 22, 1997 and Sunday, August 31, 1997. You can see the photos of the original date book here: https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/886472_10101414190278374_1913467754_o.jpg We still don't know who in the band booked the shows but Bert was definitely the one on the Europe Gyro end as that is his handwriting from 1997 in the date books. Also Patrick Carney told me that the black and white photos were from the first date (July 22) and the color photos were from the second date (August 31). When the story published 2 weeks ago nobody could confirm the exact dates. Now we know... THANKS BERT!!!
Nathaniel Brooks February 26, 2013 at 11:37 pm
Well Nikki, if that's the case, I retract my previous statement about patch using fascist tactics.Read More That was very unruly of me and i do apologize. Thanks for staying on top of things.
Ralph Solonitz February 26, 2013 at 11:37 pm
I'm with you Nathaniel...legalize drugs...remove the profit and violence related to drugRead More trafficking...as far as Zionist Wall street fat cats? As a Jew, that remark offends me. I could point my finger at the catholic Church too! But, I won't.
Mark Zetzer February 27, 2013 at 03:09 pm
Hurrah Nathanial! End the other wars too while you're at it, like the War on Terrorism and the WarRead More on Poverty. These misnomers are nothing but excuses for more government power and less human freedom. You can't wage war on inanimate substances (drugs), a tactic of war (terrorism) or economic reality (scarcity). As such, these wars will never succeed and are unending, which is great if you want a police state. If you'd rather have peace and prosperity (and I know I would) then end the WOE (War on Everything)!
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