Dr. Rock
By Dave Richards Erie TImes-News staff blogger
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Posted: September 6th, 2012
Arts & Drafts; Chuck Berry salute; last Cruise night

The Arts & Drafts Festival kicks off tonight at Brewerie at Union Station with the usual mix of live and music and art plus — tonight only — films.
Great Lakes International Film Festival plans to show Best of the Fest shorts from previous year and several 2012 entries on a 15-foot projection screen in Griswold Plaza.

Performing inside tonight will be Justin Moyar (7 p.m.), Seann P. Clark (8:20 p.m.), the Heliotropes (9:40 p.m.) and North Town Station (11 p.m.), all in the Tap Room. On the Trackside stage will be BirdSong (6:30 p.m.), Broke Boland and the Dirty Pickles (7:45 p.m.), 3-Bop (9 p.m.) and Shotgun Jubilee (11 p.m.).

Admission is $2 after 8 p.m. Before that, it’s free. The movies are scheduled from 8 to 11 p.m. All of tonight’s proceeds go to Second Harvest Food Bank.

Love classic cars? The final Cruise Town Erie event for the summer is Friday from 6 to 10 p.m. in downtown Erie.

The initial lineup is set for the American Music Masters tribute concert for Chuck Berry scheduled Oct. 27 at the State Theatre in Cleveland.
In addition to Berry, performers will include Ernie Islely and Darryl McDaniels, Joe Bonamassa, Rosie Flores, John Fullbright, David Johansen, J.D. McPherson, Lenny Kilmister, Bucky Pizzarelli, Chuck Prophet, Duke Robillard, Earl Slick and M. Ward.

Tickets range from $30 to $80 and will go on sale Sept. 19 at 11 a.m. at www.playhousesquare.org and at (216) 241-6000.

The Rock Hall will also welcome rocker Ian Hunter for a live interview and reception on Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. For info on the talk and VIP reception at Crop Bistro, call (216) 383-1124 or visit clevelandrocksppf.org.

One more bit of news from the Rock Hall: “Just Can’t Get Enough: The Photographs of Robert Alford” will begin on Sept. 19 and will include a visit by the photographer for a live interview by the hall’s curatorial director, Howard Kramer.

Alford shot some of the world’s most influential artists for three decades, including Prince, among others. Admission is free to the opening night talk, but you must reserve them at http://tickets.rockhall.com.

Train has another Top 10 single. “50 Ways to Say Goodbye” jumps to No. 9 on Billboard magazine’s Adult Pop Chart. It’s also inching up Billboard’s Hot 100.

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