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In just a few years, Sean McGee’s life has gone from the gutter to the penthouse.
The Sandusky native has become an Internet R&B singing sensation not far removed from the days when he was so down-and-out he found himself spending nights in a friend’s car.
The 20-year-old McGee’s song, “My Story,” has been downloaded more than 12 million times on MySpace. A video of the song on YouTube has collected more than 500,000 hits.
These days, he finds himself jetting off to Florida to do performances and working with some of the bigger names in the industry on his yet-to-be-released first album.
McGee, who dropped out of Sandusky High School after his junior year, said it took him just 20 minutes to write “My Story.” “Because it was my true feelings,” McGee said last week by phone from a luxury condominium in downtown Cleveland that overlooks Lake Erie, where he’s now living with his manager.
The song is autobiographical and touches on the time in McGee’s life when he found himself out on the streets after he decided to leave his father’s home because the two didn’t see eye-to-eye on the house rules.
“The life that I was going through at that time is what the lyrics represent,” said McGee, who won’t say how much money the song has put in his pocket.
FREE Family Movie
following the City of Sandusky’s
Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 4th ~ 11:30 AM
Flynn, Py & Kruse Co.
Payne Nickles & Company
The Peanuts gang celebrates the coming of spring in this animated TV special. Linus has promised all his friends that the Easter Beagle will soon be arriving to bring candy and colored eggs to the neighborhood children. Unfortunately, after his many miscalculations with the Great Pumpkin, not everyone is so sure that the holiday hound will actually show up. Meanwhile, Snoopy helps Woodstock find the birdhouse of his dreams, Peppermint Patty discovers teaching Marcie how to make Easter Eggs is no walk in the park, and Sally buys a new pair of shoes for spring. Originally aired on April 9, 1974, It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown was the twelfth in the long-running series of animated specials featuring the characters of Charles M. Schulz‘s popular comic strip.
1 University Drive
Huron, OH 44839
**Saturday, April 11th – 2 pm
No Advance Reservations for
Pay What You Can Day.
Tickets available at the door.
A World Premier!
Based on the Depression-era diaries kept by the playwright’s grandmother, this play chronicles the journey of Lucy Mae, unmarried caretaker of her ill mother, and the last unmarried daughter of the Knott clan. As she balances the demands at home with her own unfulfilled desires and thwarted dreams, she struggles to define her independence and find her ultimately triumphant way in a world that provides few options for women without means.
Master T.C. And The Visitors is fronted by Castalia native Todd-Charles Bunce. This theatrical act consists of Madame Deserae Monique on female vocals/tambourine, Sandusky’s Lura Elise Hollis on vocals/violin, Sandusky’s Lacey “Sprinkle” Miller on bass/translations, and Sailor Jerry on lead guitar. MTC&TV are one of the first and only bands to feature a translator for the deaf.
They’ve played famous venues, such as The Viper Room and House of Blues on the Sunset Strip, Molly Malone’s and The MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Todd actually won the North Coast Idol competition in 2003 at the Sandusky State Theatre.
Steven Greenman is recognized internationally as one of the finest practitioners of traditional East European Jewish klezmer violin. Described by the Washington Post as “particularly impressive,” and as “extraordinary” by the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Greenman is also the creator of a substantial body of new traditional Jewish and klezmer music that has been performed and researched by musicians and scholars worldwide. He is the producer and lead performer of the landmark recordings Stempenyu’s Dream and Stempenyu’s Neshome, which contain his original klezmer and Jewish spiritual compositions while two of his Jewish liturgical melodies have been recognized and published by the Shalshelet Foundation for New Jewish Liturgical Music.
As a Smithsonian Folkways recording artist, Greenman is a co-producer and lead performer of the recording, Khevrisa: European Klezmer Music. Greenman currently leads the Stempenyu’s Dream ensemble, Di Tsvey with tsimbalist Pete Rushefsky, and the Steven Greenman Klezmer Ensemble, and has performed internationally with Khevrisa, the Joel Rubin Ensemble, the R2G Klezmer Trio, the Klezmatics, Budowitz, the Flying Bulgar Klezmer Band, and Kapelye.
In addition to klezmer music, Greenman is an accomplished performer of Hungarian nota and urban East European Romani (“Gypsy”) music and is a performer and recording artist with the ensemble Harmonia. As a concert performer, he has been a guest soloist with the Cleveland Pops Orchestra, the Canton Symphony and the Akron Symphony, performing his own arrangements of traditional East European Romani (“Gypsy”) violin music and klezmer music. In 2013, Greenman explored classical Chinese music and was the violin soloist for the Cleveland, Ohio premiere of the famous Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto.
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