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"Invisible Soul: Uncovering Cleveland's Underground Scene"

with author Carlo Wolff

2024-03-14 19:00:00 2024-03-14 20:00:00 America/New_York "Invisible Soul: Uncovering Cleveland's Underground Scene" Join author Carlo Wolff as he tells the stories of a boisterous music scene that brought heart and soul to Cleveland. Middleburg Heights Branch - Meeting Room A/B (120)

Thursday, March 14
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-03-14 19:00:00 2024-03-14 20:00:00 America/New_York "Invisible Soul: Uncovering Cleveland's Underground Scene" Join author Carlo Wolff as he tells the stories of a boisterous music scene that brought heart and soul to Cleveland. Middleburg Heights Branch - Meeting Room A/B (120)

Middleburg Heights Branch

Meeting Room A/B (120)

Join author Carlo Wolff as he tells the stories of a boisterous music scene that brought heart and soul to Cleveland.


See other dates and locations for this program on our events calendar.


Seventy years ago, the call for civil rights, for an end to economic inequality and for Black power tore cities apart – and at the same time gave rise to music of lasting expressiveness and groove. Author Carlo Wolff's book Invisible Soul: Uncovering Cleveland's Underground Soul Scene recalls the stories and experiences of Cleveland’s soul scene near East 105th street. In a neighborhood of clubs, theaters, and dives, Black club owners, entertainers and audiences found security and joy in the throb of some of America’s most authentic music.

Books will be available for purchase courtesy of Act3Creative.

Wolff writes about popular culture, music, books, hospitality and travel. A contributor to the jazz magazine DownBeat, he is the author of Cleveland Rock & Roll Memories: True and Tall Tales of the Glory Days, Told by Musicians, DJs, Promoters, and Fans Who Made the Scene, lead author of Mike Belkin: Socks, Sports, Rock and Art and co-writer of Designing Victory: A Memoir – the Architect Who Dared, Dreamed, and Achieved International Acclaim.

He also reports and edits for newspapers and magazines. A native of Dallas, Wolff grew up in Columbus and attended schools in the Boston area. He moved to Cleveland in 1986. Wolff lives in Cleveland with his wife, Karen Sandstrom, and Daisy the Dog.

TAGS: | History | General | Author Event |

Middleburg Heights Branch

[email protected]
Phone: 440.234.3600
Fax: 440.234.0849
Branch manager
Ronald Block

Hours
Mon, Jul 22 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Jul 23 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Jul 24 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Jul 25 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Jul 26 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Jul 27 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sun, Jul 28 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the branch

First opened in 1969, the Middleburg Heights Branch moved into a new building in 2018, which features public meeting rooms, a special sensory friendly children’s area, quiet study rooms and a full-service drive-up window.

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Wed, Jul 24, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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Wed, Jul 24, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Thu, Jul 25, 6:30pm - 6:50pm
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Fri, Jul 26, 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Tue, Jul 30, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
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Wed, Jul 31, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Thu, Aug 01, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
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Fri, Aug 02, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
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Mon, Aug 05, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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Mon, Aug 05, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room A/B (120)
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Tue, Aug 06, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
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