Keeping the Daniel Thompson Legacy Alive

Not sure you saw this story in Scene found here:


Scene Magazing Profile of Drumplay.
Also, you can see an interview with James who has kept Drumplay alive for the past quarter century at www.northcoastvoice.com . James does some reminiscing about meeting Daniel.  Go to the NCV website; and after the PDF loads in, scroll down to Pages 19 + 20.

Also, this week's Cool Cleveland has a mention about our fundraisers for NEOCH at:

Here is the link to the event tonight at Lakewood Public Library that NEOCH wrote up a few weeks back. Drumplay will start around 7:00 p.m.  James is urging all supporters of Daniel Thompsaon to make this event and to raise consciousness about the plight of homelessness.   Lakewood Public Library is a great supporter of Drumplay; and it is an important venue.  

All are invited to be entertained, educated and to support a worthy cause.

Brian Davis

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Another Opportunity to Hear Daniel's Poetry

The Drumplay folks are doing a second show to remember the poetry of DanDaniel Thompson attended a 2000 rally to celebrate the NEOCH victory over the City of Cleveland at Willard Park by City Hall. iel Thompson.  April is the anniversary of his birth (also national poetry month), and so there is always a great deal of activity.  Of course, poetry in the spring is always the best time of year to be open to the creative uses of the English language. 

We have previously posted the event at the Lakewood Library on April 19 at 6 p.m.  But if you cannot make the Friday event there is a Sunday session at the Shaker Library from 2-4 p.m.  What possibly could be better than an afternoon of Daniel's poetry at the people's university?   The Shaker Library is at 16500 Van Aken Blvd 4/21 at 2 p.m. Featuring Ray McNiece, Ernie Krivda on saxophone and the jazz/folk musicians of Drumplay led by our friend James.   We hope that you can attend one of these events.

Brian Davis

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Drumplay Daniel Thompson Fundraiser

Beachland Ballroom Will Assist Street Chronicle

Daniel Thompson was a member of Drumplay later in his life.  They are celebrating our 20th year as a working group; and will take this occasion to honor Daniel's memory on April 1, 2012 at the Beachland Ballroom (Tavern Room) with Ernie Krivda.   Part of the funds go to the Cleveland Street Chronicle, which Daniel was a frequent contributor.  
Drumplay recorded a number of recordings with Daniel - two of which were recorded in Europe.  They are planning a big celebration on April 1, 2012 to mark 20 years since forming the band.
 
Drumplay recorded a number of albums with Daniel including a recording made while touring Europe.  Daniel was appointed the Cuyahoga County Poet Laurete in 1992.  He passed in May 2004 due to leukemia at 69 years old.  Drumplay wants to honor Daniel with this event as well as support the street newspaper movement in Cleveland, and mark 20 years since forming this world/jazz percussion and spoken word band.
 
The fundraiser will be held at the Beachland Tavern on April 1, 2012, with special guest Ernie Krivda on saxophones.  Ernie recorded an album with Daniel found as an insert to the back of his book of poems entitled "Even The Broken Letters Of The Heart Spell Earth", published by Bottom Dog Press. There will be a free-will donation at the door; but CDs, cassettes, posters and books containing Daniel's poems will be available for sale - the proceeds of which will go to NEOCH/Street Chronicle
 
The Beachland event starts at 8:00 p.m. on Sunday night, April 1; and will feature some of the best poets in Greater Cleveland including Ray McNiece, Bill Kennedy and Maj Ragain - the latter being a colleague of Daniel's who compiled "The Big Book Of Daniel", published by Bottom Dog Press last year. 

Brian
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