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Michael Stanley & Friends to perform Saturday in Hoover Auditorium

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Jun 28, 2019 at 5:00 PM

LAKESIDE — Michael Stanley, along with a band of talented friends, will perform in concert at 8:15 p.m. Saturday in Hoover Auditorium.

Stanley, a Cleveland native, made a name for himself with the Michael Stanley Band (MSB) in the 1970s and ‘80s, touring with headliners such as Bruce Springsteen, The Eagles, Foreigner and The Doobie Brothers. The band enjoyed a strong and loyal following and was propelled by hits “He Can’t Love You” and “My Town.” The band disbanded due to financial hardships in 1986.

Stanley spent his post-MSB years working in the Cleveland entertainment industry as a TV host, radio DJ and on-air personality. After a heart attack in 1991, he renewed his commitment to music and released the album Right Back at Ya in 1992.

Since then, Stanley has focused on his musical career and released “The Ground,” “The Farrago Sessions” and “Shadowland.” Today, he enjoys touring throughout Ohio and continuing his on-air appearances during drive-time radio.

Meanwhile, next week Lakeside will host "Overnight - The Boy Band Tribute" hosted by Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees. The concert will begin at 8:15 p.m. Friday, July 5 at Hoover Auditorium.

The band provides nostalgic, sing-a-long fun to the biggest hits of boy bands such as the Backstreet Boys, 'NSync, New Kids on the Block, 98 Degrees, Boys II Men, One Direction and more. Full of surprises and fun moments, the show also covers artists of today.

The creative mind behind the production, Timmons serves as the host and a featured artist.

The four main artists, Erik Gomez, Kyle Davis, ILYA (Ilyass Hasnaoui known artistically as ILYA) and Jordan McIntosh, combine their talents to create a non-stop trip down memory lane of the genre’s greatest hits.

Gomez won the "Bellagio's Got Talent" singing competition for MGM Grand Resorts International and was later invited to perform with David Foster at one of his "David Foster & Friends" concerts. Since then, he's been performing at VIP casino events.

As a natural storyteller with a talent for singing, Davis knew from an early age that he was destined for a career in music. For his most recent project, he teamed up with Vessbroz, an electronic dance music-producing and DJ duo of brothers Armia and Arsham, for the album Lost.

ILYA was born in Morocco and is now a Boston-based artist. His multicultural upbringing permeates his sound with French, Arabic and English influences. A self-taught musician, his musical influences are Arctic Monkeys, Drake, Coldplay, Zayn and James Blunt.

The tribute band introduces McIntosh, a young musician hailing from the small Canadian town of Carleton Place, Ontario. This singer-songwriter has always dreamed big. With song-writing that’s both universal and deeply personal, combined with powerful vocals, McIntosh is well on his way to achieving his music dreams.

A cultural hot spot on Lake Erie, Lakeside hosts a variety of musicians, comedians, illusionists, dancers and bands nightly during the summer.

This week’s entertainment also includes:

• The Tubs Steele at 6 p.m. Sunday, June 30 in the Memorial Bandstand/Gazebo. The Tubs will bring their signature pop sound to this week’s Family Night in the Park. This party band, based in Columbus, plays everything from Stevie Wonder to The Weeknd. The group is made up of graduates from Capital University’s Conservatory of Music, where they all met. The band has played behind notable pop artists such as Chris Jamison, Spencer Sutherland and Billboard’s Top 40 artist Daya.

• Country Dance with Cottonwood String Jam Band at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 1 on Third Street in front of Hoover Auditorium. The Tole­do-based Cottonwood String Jam Band, led by Spencer Cunningham, will come to­gether to present an evening of old-time Appalachian, folk and country music that will keep everyone on their feet. All are welcome to dance or watch the fun. Every dancer will receive either a maroon or black bandana at the start. The two ban­dana colors will determine the order of partners for the ‘called’ dances. Dancers should wear comfort­able shoes and come early to par­ticipate in the easiest dances with the most complete instructions. Refreshments provided.

• Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, July 2 at Hoover Auditorium. An eighth generation Louisiana Creole, Terrance Simien has been performing his indigenous Zydeco roots music for more than 30 years. He has remained an important part of Zydeco music history, becoming a mentor to the next generation of performers as the previous generation was to him. The band has earned two Grammy Awards. Their first was awarded in 2008, which was the first Grammy Award in Zydeco music since Rockin’ Sidney Simien received one in 1985. They received their second Grammy in 2014.

• Stars of The Peking Acrobats at 7:30 p.m. at Wednesday, July 3 in Hoover Auditorium. For more than 30 years, The Peking Acrobats have redefined audience perceptions of Chinese acrobatics. The troupe performs daring maneuvers atop a precarious stack of chairs and displays their technical prowess at trick-cycling, precision tumbling, juggling, somersaulting and gymnastics. Their performance accolades include “The Wayne Brady Show,” ABC’s “Wide World of Sports” and setting the world record for the Human Chair Stack on FOX’s “Guinness Book Primetime” special in 1999. They have also made their way onto the big screen with appearances in “Ocean’s Eleven,” “Ocean’s Twelve” and “Ocean’s Thirteen.”

For more information about Lakeside events, including admission prices, visit lakesideohio.com/calendar.


Fourth of July celebration at Lakeside

LAKESIDE — Lakeside Chautauqua’s Fourth of July celebration begins at 10 a.m. Thursday with the popular Children’s Bike Parade departing from Perry Park. Participants of all ages should arrive early along the lakefront path with an already-decorated bike.

In advance of the bike parade, families are encouraged to designate a place for children to find their parents after they’ve finished passing through the parade.

Following the bike parade, around 10:15 a.m., will be Lakeside's unique Fourth of July Parade with decorated golf carts, antique cars and other floats. Both parades travel west on Second Street and occur come rain or shine.

This year’s float parade Grand Marshal will be the Rev. Irwin Jennings and his wife Janet. Irwin served as the former Dockside Service Minister and as chair of the Lakeside Board of Directors. Janet served as President of the Lakeside Women’s Club and supported has the Dockside Worship Service over the years.

Enjoy a taste of summer at the Fourth of July Cookout from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Hotel Lakeside lawn. The menu includes BBQ ribs or chicken, potato salad, baked beans, chips and cookies.

The Fourth of July festivities continue with live music from 12:30 to 7:45 p.m. at the Pavilion and the Steele Memorial Bandstand/Gazebo. Performers include JK All Day, Matt Jergens, The Adjustments and Juggernaut Jug Band. Other activities available throughout the day include shuffleboard, miniature golf, shopping and dining.

Crew members from the Danbury Township Volunteer Fire Department will be available from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, July 4 in Pavilion Circle for a 'Touch a Truck' event. This event allows children to explore the fire trucks and learn about the work they do.

Volunteers will also be selling tickets for the annual Danbury Township Volunteer Fire Department Spaghetti Dinner, which is scheduled for 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 2 at Wesley Lodge.

Around 9:45 p.m., fireworks will offer a spectacular finale to the holiday. A barge will launch fireworks near the north end of the dock, weather permitting. Watch for signs at the Pavilion about dock closure for the day.

In the event of inclement weather, the fireworks will be moved to Friday, July 5.

There will also be a special showing of “Avengers: Endgame” (PG-13) at 11 p.m. in Orchestra Hall.

For more information about Lakeside’s Fourth of July festivities, visit lakesideohio.com/calendar.

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