Double Down

It’s time to partner up and see if one plus one actually equals three.

I started thinking about how Lou Reed and Andy Warhol got together and started changing the world. Lou and the Velvet Underground with their seminal music that’s acknowledged to be some of the most influential ever. And Warhol with his live show The Exploding Plastic Inevitable that ripped the lid off live performance. So I’m putting together a show, When Andy Met Lou at BOP STOP in Cleveland on Fri 9/13 and Sat 9/14, and then debuting at Jilly’s Music Room in Akron for a Velvet Brunch at noon on Sun 9/22. Vanity Crash closes each show in inimitable style.

Sometimes putting two different things together makes all the sense in the world. So this week Maelstrom Collaborative Arts pairs artists from different disciplines to create new work, we’ve got Garlic and Tomato festivals, this year the Rubber City Jazz & Blues Festival includes an appearance at the Akron Civic Theatre and Angie Haze brings gypsy and folk to the Kent Stage.

Akron Pride and Pagan Pride celebrate diversity this week, Cleveland’s Burning River Baroque ensemble launches its 8th season with ”A Mad, Burning Desire,” One World Day spotlights our region’s ethnic roots, and you can even catch a live reading of the Mueller report. Pair up and have some fun this week. –Thomas Mulready

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