Rock Historian/Photographer Anastasia Pantsios Hits Historic Chords at the Music Box


The Michael Stanley Band. Photo by Anastasia Pantsios.

Wed 3/8 @ 7PM

Her words are worth a thousand pictures, one might say. Local music-watcher and arts/entertainment reporter and photographer Anastasia Pantsios has seen it all.

A lot of times her cameras saw it with her too, but it’s Anastasia who is speaking as part of the Cleveland Storytellers series at the Music Box Supper Club in the Flats.

As a chronicler of the local music scene, she will discuss the northeast Ohio groups and solo artists she met and photographed in “Musicians Who Rocked Cleveland from the ’50s to Today.” She will reveal the behind-the-music tales and machinations that shaped the Cleveland music scene and take audience questions both long-forgotten bar bands and hometown favorites including the perennial “Why didn’t so-and-so ever break out of Cleveland?” (see above)

Admission to the talk is free. If attendees wish to enjoy dinner before the presentation, a themed prix fixe $20 meal is offered (reservations required).

If you’d like to see her photos of some of the superstars she’s shot, hurry down to the Rock Hall the next day. Through March 9, it’s showing a rerun of her 2011 show Girls to the Front: 40 Years of Women in Rock, featuring performers such as Tina Turner, Madonna, Stevie Nicks, Whitney Houston and Linda Ronstadt.


[Written by Charles Cassady]

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