Jane Scott

Jane Scott's 100th Birthday ft. Michael Stanley

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 6:00pm to 9:30pm

Join the Rock Hall to celebrate what would have been the 100th birthday of legendary Plain Dealer rock critic, Jane Scott!

Laura DeMarco, John Soeder, Holly Gleason, Anastasia Karel, and Northeast Ohio’s favorite son, Michael Stanley will be onsite for a special presentation on Scott's life and legacy followed by an audience Q&A.

We'll also be recognizing Stanley for his Lifetime Achievement Award from Cleveland Arts Prize.

Snacks, birthday cake, and a cash bar will be available during the reception.

BUY TICKETS - $10.00 Members / $15.00 Non-members

Panelist Bios

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Cleveland native Michael Stanley is Cleveland’s heartland rock music phenomenon. From the mid 70's to the mid 80's, he and the Michael Stanley Band enjoyed a loyal following, touring with some of the superstar bands of that period including Eagles, Foreigner, KISS, and The Doobie Brothers. They produced several Top-20 and Top-30 hits, among them "He Can't Love You" in 1980 and "My Town" in 1983.

On Saturday May 4th, Michael will receive The Cleveland Arts Prize Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his incredible career and contributions to Northeast Ohio. 

Laura DeMarco is an arts and culture reporter for the Plain Dealer newspaper in Cleveland. She specializes in pop culture, local history and lost landmarks. She has worked as a music reporter, music editor, Friday magazine editor and arts reporter since she was hired in 1999.  She currently covers entertainment, historical preservation, cultural institutions, immigrant groups, neighborhoods and the forgotten stories of Cleveland’s most interesting characters. She is also the author of the books “Lost Cleveland" and "Cleveland Then and Now." She lectures at Cleveland schools, colleges and museums on these topics and more.  She has also written for the Cleveland Free Times, Cleveland Scene, Alternative Press, Magnet magazine and publications of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.  She is currently at work on her third book, about Mark Twain.

Holly Gleason's work has appeared regularly in ROLLING STONE, THE LOS ANGELES TIMES, CREEM, THE MIAMI HERALD, VARIETY, and HITS/HITSDailyDouble.com, where she is Nashville editor. A sought after Artist Development consultant, she's done work with Kenny Chesney, Lee Ann Womack, John Prine, Rodney Crowell and Patty Loveless. She also curated, contributed and editedWOMAN WALK THE LINE: How The Women of Country Music Changed Our Lives, the 2018 Belmont Book Award winner. 

John Soeder was raised on Jane Scott’s writing. He later had the extreme good fortune of working alongside her at The Plain Dealer, where he was pop music critic from 1998 to 2012. His byline also has appeared in many other publications, including The Village Voice, Spin and Backstreets. He twice won first place for music feature writing at the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists Awards, and his obituary of Scott won the Press Club of Cleveland’s Best in Ohio Award. His forthcoming biography of Scott will celebrate the life and times of this beloved rock ’n’ roll trailblazer.

Anastasia Karel, Archivist & Assistant Curator for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, holds a master's degree in library science from Drexel University and has been an archivist since 2003. With a background in popular culture, she is responsible for curating archival content in the museum's exhibits, as well as overseeing the archival processing workflows at the library and archives. She is a fan of all rock & roll, but especially singer-songwriters and punk artists. She has seen Bob Dylan perform over 60 times.