Open Mic Night at Springvale Coffee House at Springvale Clubhouse, 5871 Canterbury Rd., North Olmsted, OH 44070, with Diana Tyler, Ron Thomas, Mark A Levigne, Rachel Shortt, Jerry Allen, Jim Schafer, and Bob Sammon (event host)
Hippie Tonk!, a weekend of music and friends at The Springs Motel, 3601 US Route 68 N.
Yellow Springs, Ohio; (937) 767-8700; featuring Diana Tyler & Stephanie Tyler, BeJae Fleming & Jackie Blount, Rachel Brown, GS Harper, All Powerful Sun Goddess, and Becky Boyd.
Playing tambourine(!) with Miki Saito (vocalist/keyboardist), Joshua Ludwig (keyboardist) and Stephanie Tyler (flutist) at the Cleveland Asian Festival.
Half-four featured artist spotlight at Gary Hall's open mic at P.J. Marley's, 119 Public Square, Medina, OH; 330-722-6328. P.J. Marley's is a restaurant in a former bank, with the vault still intact(!), and they serve locally-grown beef.
Brent Kirby's 10x3 (10 songwriters, 3 songs each) at The Brothers Lounge, 11609 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, OH; 216-226-2767.
Photo by Bill Rouse.
"River of Song: A Pete Seeger-Inspired Family Community Sing" and fundraiser for Cuyahoga River Restoration at South Haven United Church of Christ, 415 Northfield Rd., Bedford, OH.
Providing music for "Sharing Christmas with the Eaton Community", a celebration with our neighbors in a Christmas Eve-style service, honoring the birth of Jesus. Traditional Christmas hymns and scriptures at an all-ages event, including children's activities. At the Fraternal Order of the Police Lodge #54 (36854 Royalton Rd., Grafton (Eaton Township).
Providing all the music for worship (w/Stephanie Tyler; on piano, guitar and flute) at North Eaton Christian Church, 35895 Royalton Rd., Eaton Township, S.R. 82 & 83; 440-748-2230.
"Roots Fest", a benefit for The City Mission at Wilbert's Food & Music, 812 Huron Rd., Cleveland; 216-902-4663. Performers included Jim Schafer, Crash Coffin, Frank Thedford, Mark Freeman, David Krauss, Deborah Van Kleef, Gary Nelson, Gusti, Diana Tyler, Bob Frank, and Jim Kozel.
10/16-18/15 and 10/23-25/15
Playing in the pit orchestra for Strongsville Community Theatre's production of, "The Last Five Years" at Strongsville's Old Town Hall, 18825 Royalton Rd, Strongsville (near SR 82 and SR 42 [Pearl Rd.]).
Family Fest at Heritage Congregational Church, 485 West St., Berea, OH 44017; 440-826-1641 or 440-826-1648. Other acts included Jim Schafer, Second Hand Dogs, Steve Mramor and the HCC Praise Band, Logos Tone.
Part of the Cleveland Blues Society showcase, in conjunction with Second Hand Dogs, at Cuyahoga County Fair, 164 Eastland Rd., Berea, OH. Lineup: 1:30 Second Hand Dogs; 2:00 Erika Starcher, John Kerver; 2:30 Jim Keserich; 3:00 Diana Tyler; 3:30 Peter Tompkins; 4:00 Ken Moody-Arndt; 4:30 Tom Adams and Goggles Pisano; 5:00 Luther Trammell w/ Elisa Westfall, John Sutton, and Cindy Sutton; 5:30 Christine Louis
Wedding music with flutist Stephanie Tyler, for the nuptials of Brad Phillips and Julie Reis.
Featured musician at Gary Hall's Open Mic at the Eastland Inn, 33 Eastland Rd., Berea, OH.
Wedding music for Joe Spriestersbach and Jillian Jadlowsky, East Broad Street Church of Christ, 1125 E. Broad St.,Elyria, OH; (440) 366-9511.
Dobama Theatre's Second Annual Fundraiser, "Spring Fever (and Other Incurable Diseases)". Original songs, plays and skits by local playwrights, including INFECTED (writers Brendan Kelly and Kevin Naughton; director Geoff Hoffman; actors Robert Hawkes and Aaron Elersich); BLEATING HEARTS (writer Faye Sholiton; director Christine McBurney; actors Khaki Hermann, Jim Lally, Charles Hargrave, and Wendy Kriss); THE BROTH OF PASSION (writer Steve Maistros; director/actor Jonathan Wilhelm); WITHOUT QUESTIONS (writer/director Greg Vovos; actors Tom Kondilas, Liz Conway, Derek Koger, and Nina McCollum); TWO BEDROOM APART-MENT (writer/director Margi Herwald Zitelli; actors Jessica Fleming and Lauren B. Smith); NOT EXACTLY A PALINDROME (writer Cat Kenney; director Christopher Johnston; actors Andrew Narten and Juliette Regnier); and, THE WORST CASE (writer/director/actor Jonathan Wilhelm; actor Paul Slimak). Additional musical performances by Last Call Cleveland (Aaron McBride, Mark McKenzie, Mike Polk, and Matt Zitelli)and The Fairmanity (Marian Fairman and Maggie Fairman Williams). Stage Manager Andi Barnett; Producers Marian Fairman, Margi H. Zitelli and Jonathan Wilhelm. www.dobama.org, (2340 Lee Rd., Cleveland Heights, OH).
Street performance atThe Diversity Center's 11th annual Walk, Rock and Run, Downtown Cleveland. (Some beautiful young fans drop "treasures" into my case, a fun team of runners "steal" from that case, and a colorful team of walkers show off their tutus.)
Substitute musician (guitar) with Stephanie Tyler (flute) and Bryan Garvin (bass) at the North Eaton Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 35895 Royalton Rd., Grafton, OH; 440-748-2230.
Playing Christmas music with flutist Stephanie Tyler at the Washington Avenue Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Christmas Eve Service of Carols and Celebration, 301 Washington Avenue, Elyria, OH; 440-323-4213.
Playing Christmas music with flutist Stephanie Tyler at the North Eaton Christian Church Adult Potluck, at the home of Ed & Angie Carter. (Call 440-748-2230 for more information.)
Cleveland Songwriters Showcase ("Sunday with the Friends") at the Lakewood Public Library, Main Auditorium, 15425 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, OH 44107; 216-226-8275. Featured John Arlis, Dave Chamberlain, Jim Dime, "Cuyahoga Joe" Jakubisin, and Diana Tyler.
Musical guest and speaker at "Bloom Where You Are Planted," a program by women for women, at the Elyria Holiday Inn (1825 Lorain Blvd., Elyria). Other speakers included Sue Jordan, R.N. and certified fitness instructor ("Sowing Seeds of Fitness Equals a Harvest of Wellness") and Phyllis Molnar, nutritionist ("You Can Bloom Inside and Out with the Right Foods").
Leading Vacation Bible School music ("Paul and the Underground Church") at North Eaton Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 35895 Royalton Rd., Eaton Township, OH.
Benefit performance for Pathways Counseling & Growth Center at the Carlisle Cafe, 1509 Grafton Rd. (at Fuller Rd.), Elyria, OH (440-458-6516). MANY thanks to those who attended and added to the fun--we raised $400 for Pathways.
"Pump Boys and Dinettes" at the Olde Towne Hall Theatre, 36119 Center Ridge Rd., North Ridgeville, OH 44039, (440) 327-2909. Cast members include Diana ("Phil R. Upp"/rhythm guitar), Tim Tyler ("Eddie"/bass guitar), Bryan Bird ("L.M."/keyboard/Music Director), Rick Evans ("Jackson"/drums), Pat Kostalnick ("Jim"/lead guitar), Susan DiDino ("Prudie Cupp"), and Kim Mihalik ("Rhetta Cupp").
Leading Vacation Bible School music ("Take the Plunge! Make A Splash with Jesus!") at North Eaton Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 35895 Royalton Rd., Eaton Township, OH (440-748-2230).
With Jim Dime and Cinnamon Chivers at Scott's Folkatorium, 2567 S. Arlington Rd., Suite 5, Akron, OH 44319 (330-245-0645).
Guitarist for the Elyria Summer Theatre Association's production of, "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" at Elyria High School, 311 Sixth St., Elyria. (Monica Olejko, Director; Michael Caraffi, Music Director)
"Music in the Valley Folk Festival," Hale Farm and Village, 2686 Oak Hill Rd., Bath, OH (800-589-9703).
Showcase of artist members sponsored by the Cleveland Chapter of Just Plain Folks, a free international on-line music community, at The Symposium, 11794 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, Ohio (216-228-6300).
CANCELLED: Facilitating a songwriting workshop, for talented and gifted high school students, as part of the Outreach Education program at The Beck Center for the Arts, 17801 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, Ohio 44107, 216-521-2540.
Music Festival at St. Barnabas Anglican Church, 468 Bradley Road, Bay Village, OH (440) 871-6200, with Ashley Nemeh, Tony DiBenedetto, Gary Ames, "Luscious Lucius", Stephanie Tyler, and other members of "The E.R.".
Friendzy's Coffeehouse, 212 Center St. (next to the Ashland Square Cinema), Ashland, OH (419-289-9090).
Common Grounds Coffee House, Brooklyn Heights United Church of Christ, 2005 West Schaaf Rd., Cleveland, OH (216-741-2280)
"Revolutions--The EDGE Art Gallery", 1844 Euclid Ave. (across from the Cleveland State University Law School and next to Johnnies Deli), Cleveland, OH (216-241-7120)
Pit orchestra guitarist for Huntington Playhouse's production of "Little Shop of Horrors", 28601 Lake Rd., Bay Village, OH 44140; box office phone is 440-871-8333. (David Coxe, Music Director)
"Rootstock" at Cain Park's Alma Theatre, with Trillium (with Walt Campbell, Susan Weber and Beth Hyland), Joe Jencks, and Chris Reynolds. The Sunday lineup included Bob Glenn & Dave Trowbridge, Jon Mosey, Ryann Anderson, and Steve Radcliff.
Live radio performance on, "Visiting the Folks", hosted by "Uncle Fred and Aunt Jill", on WJCU, 88.7 FM. "Visiting the Folks" features the best folk, acoustic, celtic, bluegrass and non-commercial country singer-songwriters. This show spotlighted some of the artists (including Diana) who performed at 2004's "Rootstock". (CLICK HERE TO SEE THE PHOTOJOURNAL.)
The Workshop Players' production of
"Schoolhouse Rock Live!", Amherst, OH. (Jayne Bartish-Kacik, Music Director)