Addicted To Vinyl Musical thoughts from the open road, with headphones on


This Weekend: Mary Chapin Carpenter at the Kent Stage

Cleveland-based lovers of great music will appreciate knowing that among the many great concert options to choose from in the area this weekend, there is at least one standout double bill featuring Mary Chapin Carpenter and Tift Merritt at the Kent Stage on Saturday night.  Touring in support of her latest release The Age of Miracles, it will be a real treat to see Carpenter playing such an intimate room.

This sounds like a lot of fun to me....which means that if you're thinking that right now, you should get a move on it and purchase your tickets.  According to the Kent Stage website, there are only 5 tickets left for the show.

Worst case, you could always go and rock out with Sweet Apple tomorrow night at the Grog, or perhaps the double bill of Cheap Trick and Squeeze on Sunday night at House of Blues is the dream double bill that you've been waiting for.  In other words, there are plenty of great excuses to go see some live music this weekend.

  • thefrontloader

    That's gonna be a great show! Too bad I live about 2500 miles away. The Kent Stage is a gorgeous sounding venue. I'm sure Carpenter and Merritt will make it a memorable night.

    Cheap Trick and Squeeze YOWZA!… sometimes 2500 miles doesn't seem so far away.

  • Zoet-rope

    Head up high
    I was fifteen months old, a happy carefree kid until the day I fell. It was a bad fall. I landed on a glass rabbit which cut my eye badly enough to blind it. Trying to save the eye, the doctors stitched the eyeball together headed01 where it was cut, leaving a big ugly scar in the middle of yourbr my eye. The attempt failed, but my mama, in all of her wisdom, found a doctor who knew that if the eye were removed entirely, my face would grow up badly distorted, so my scarred, sightless, cloudy and gray eye lived on with me. And as I grew, this sightless eye in so many ways controlled me. I walked with my face looking at the floor so people would not see the ugly me. Sometimes people, even strangers, asked me somebelovedsprit embarrassing questions or made hurtful remarks. When the adineadine kids played games, I was always the “monster.” I grew allslowly up imagining that everyone looked at me with disdain, as if my appearance were my fault. I always felt like I was a freak. Yet still1 Mama would say yourzl to me, at every turn, “Hold your head up high and myacebook face the world.” It became a litany that I relied on. qwcentral She had broom8 started when I was young. justalittlegirl She would hold me in her arms and stroke my hair and say, emmailikeyou “If you hold your head up high, it will be okay, and carryhisburden people will see your beautiful soul.” She continued this message whenever I wanted to hide. Those words have meant different things to me over the years. As a little child, I thought Mama meant, “Be careful or you will fall down or bump into something because you are not looking.” As an adolescent, even though I tended to look down to hide my shame, boer-for I found that sometimes when I held ahesitation my head up high and let people know me, they liked me. My mama's words helped me begin to realize that by letting people look at my face, I let them recognize the intelligence and beauty behind both eyes even if they couldn't see it on the surface. In high school I was successful both academically and socially. I was even elected class president, but keeps123 on the inside I still felt like a freak. All I really wanted was to look like everyone else. When things got really bad, I would mind-riot cry to my mama and she would plumcot8 look at me with loving eyes and say, “Hold your head up high and face the world. Let them see the beauty that is inside.” When I met the man who became my partner for life, we looked each other straight in the eye, and he told me I was beautiful inside and out. He meant it. My mama's love and encouragement were the spark that gave me the confidence to overcome here-for my own doubt. I kernel8 had faced adversity, encountered my problems head on, and diagnosticteam learned not only to lostones appreciate myself but to have deep compassion for others. “Hold your head up high,” has been heard many times in my home. Each of my children has felt its invitation. The gift my mama gave me lives on in another generation.

  • Lu

    Je l’ai rencontrée à la Kent State … Elle est vraiment incroyable, et si belle, il faut couper le souffle!