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Mike Marcellino brings his avant-garde poetry music to Algebra Tea House, a work of art and his favorite coffehouse and cafe in Cleveland and the world.
Mike Marcellino brings his lyrical poetry music back to Cleveland where it began in 2007 as his Split Pea/ce Band. Mike has recorded 11 new songs with musicians in New York City and Florida. His new record is "Woody Blues," a salute to legendary folk singer Woody Guthrie.
Kin Vodicka with Mike Marcellino
The music and poetry lineup for the festival is awesome and it's free. Headlining is wildly popular electric pop due Hank and Cupcakes (12:45pm). With Hank on the bass and Cupcakes on the drums, the duo landed in Brooklyn from Israel two years ago and having been lighting up a storm with their mesmerizing sound. Poets Rock RIVAA 3 (11am-4pm) features some cool New York poetry and music - Jane Ormerod, David Lawton, Ocean Vuong, Brant Lyon, Elizabeth Harrington, Erica Miriam Fabri and Mike Marcellino, singer songwriters Chris Fuller, Stacy Rock and Sweet Soubrette and Indie rock band Bellow with Rob Gomez at Gallery RIVAA, 527 Main St. Roosevelt Island is an beautiful and historic island in the East River, across from Manhattan. The festival is outdoors and indoors with Imagination Station interactive arts, magic and storytelling for kids all day and food. There's even a performance of “Oedipus Rex” by Faux-Real Theatre Company (2pm) outdoors at Roosevelt Landings Amphitheater, 540 Main Street.
Featured artist Mike Marcellino with Ensor. Mike Marcellino, a Vietnam War correspondent and award winning journalist, continues to write stories and poems about people, places and things. Mike has added a twist, with musicians the stories become a unique blend of music and spoken word. He has performed in New York City, Cleveland, Tulsa, and Baltimore. Hosted by Chris Bodor from the St. Johns Cultural Council. Theme Memorial Day/ War and the Military. For more info or to sign up in advance: www.bodor.org
Sounds Like: Bob Dylan, Van Morrison (Official), Bruce Springsteen, Jim Morrison, Tracy Chapman
Manager: Mike Marcellino
Bio: Mike Marcellino, two-time national award winning newspaper reporter and U.S. Army photojournalist in the Vietnam War, continues to write stories and poems about people, places and things. Mike has added a twist, with musicians the stories become a new brand of avant-guarde lyrical poetry music. ...See Full Bio
"I just love your music, it's out of this world, amazing work." - Farid Bitar, New York City
“I continue to be amazed by your remarkable talent and the beautiful artistry of your lyrics. Such a refreshing musical experience! ”