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June 6, 2012
My first report, I will start with a big THANK YOU!!! to all of you whom have been coming down to the shows, without you there would be NO success to report, so Thank You!!!
Mike Katon kicked our asses last Friday, man that cat can play a guitar, and what about Don on the drums, an animal for sure and Todd on bass, SOLID baby!!! Can't wait till August when they return. Just finished the first recording session here, thanks to Nick Owen and the Coincidence for being the guinea pigs, they all left with big smiles on their faces. As for the Precision Guesswork Productions, I am in the midst of finishing issue 8 of Bass Gear Magazine, if your a bass player and haven't heard of it yet, get online and get familiar, great new magazine full of reviews, interviews and much more. This weekend we have Bull Halsey from Toledo swinging the place, should be a great time!
Don't forget the week long jam sessions as part of the Terra JAM Festival next week.

June 7, 2012
From Mike Katon, a great Thanks for the positive feedback!
"I would really like to thank everyone who came out to the Strand Concert Theater last Friday to help us boogie!...It really meant a lot to see all of your familiar faces!...As you know I haven't set foot on a stage for a show in almost 3 years and I couldn't think of a better place to have done it than The Strand!...what a cool venue in which to boogie!...it rates right at the top of the list next to some other great venues I've played over the years!...and George Keller-owner of The Strand rates at the top of my list as well!...I would also like to thank Donn Deniston and Todd Perkins for kickin' ass and keepin' 'hard on the boogie' with me!...and also Big Al,JJ and his band and everybody else that helped out!...
Really looking forward to doing it all again on August 3rd at the Strand!!!...
Keeping' Hard On!(The Boogie),MK"


Thursday June 21, 2012

What a great end last Saturday to the Terra JAM Festival, Doug Johns was stunning, Jordan Simmons was rock steady and the opening act Morgan Stiegler was beautiful!!!
This Friday night, back by popular demand, Blue Lunch with there big swing blues sound, awesome show!
And don't forget to check out next Friday, our first comedy night, Last Friday Funnies with Host Ishoos!

Friday August 17, 2012
What a great month of entertainment August turned out be full of!!! 
Mike Katon and his guests blew the roof off again!! That kat never stops, you got to hit him on the head with a bottle to get his attention away from his guitar and fans!
Steve Gornall and the Blue Collar Blues Band was stunning as always, what a beautiful guitar player Steve is, WOW!
Looking forward to The Living Deads next week, gonna be a blast.
THANKS to all the fans who keep coming out to the shows, your support is greatly appreciated, tell your friends and family, we need to get this place filled up more often.

Friday September 7, 2012
Last weeks "last friday funnies" was unfortunetly cancelled due to lack of participation by performers and fans, we hope that we can start this up again soon but am going to have to spend some time working out the kinks.
"The Living Deads" show while not well attended was fantastic, they will definetly be returning to the Strand.
Tonight is "Geezer Rampage" featuring Joey Gaydos, looking forward to another rockin blues evening!!!

Thursday September 27, 2012
Have so many great shows lately, WOW!!!
Just installed 24 channels of Klark Teknik Square One mic splitters, the theater is now a fully function recording venue. Recorded the Katon show the night as the guinea pig and they were rock solid and great sounding pre-amps!!!
Plenty of great upcoming shows, don't miss out!

Wednesday November 7, 2012
Day after elections finally, maybe the phone will stop it's constant ringing now!
New video projector arrived today and screen will be here any day now, going to start some movie nights here, nothing new but look for great classics. Planing on bringing back "Last Friday Funnies" soon and starting up a regular "Teen Dance Night", forging ahead!
Our newly installed mic-splitters and hard disk recorder are functioning solid, recorded the Twistin' Tarantula show last week and the results are fabulous, so the theater is rock solid now!

Monday November 26, 2012
WOW! Has the music been great or what!!! The Together Band put on an awesome show last Friday, great attendance, THANKS TO ALL! George Bedard and The Kingpins were so great, can't wait to get them back again, and Geezer Rampage rocked the house again, Thanks Joey and Rick!!!

Monday January 7, 2013
Had a great ending to 2012 with Rick Shuler and the Horse Cave Trio shows, WOW, great crowds and great performers! 2013 is already booking up, we will be hosting weekly shows until Memorial Day weekend and then closing the theater for the summer this year. Last summer proved to not go well with all the happenings here on the North Coast and since we are not air-conditioned. Look for regular shows to begin again after Labor Day weekend. The theater is finally fully equipped and set up for recording, so if you have any interest please give me a call.

Thursday February 14, 2013
The shows have been great! Big thanks to all the artists for such spectacular shows!!! And BIG Thanks to all of you whom have helped keep it going by showing up every week. Most every week up to May 11th is booked with awesome talent, don't miss out. As stated earlier we will be closing the theater for the summer and are still on track with that.

Monday February 25, 2013
Well, things sure have been up and down around here.... the Rude Mood show was a blast, with a sell out crowd that danced all night long to the band's electric blues sound. The Fremont Art and Music Societies M'Arti Gras Gala was a huge success for them, great attendance, great food and some really great art work by local students and teachers. Last Saturday's show was a bummer, very low turnout but my hopes are still high that things will come together here. Hope too see you at some shows!!!

Friday July 5, 2013
Summer has been soakin' wet so far eh! Looking forward to shows starting up here again in September, got a few booked already and working on filling up the weekly schedule, will keep you posted. Not much new here, preparing for the Fort Stephenson Bicentennial celebration on August 2, 3 and 4th, gonna be a great event!!!

Tuesday December 10, 2013
WOW, been too long since last report but time flies eh!!! Show's have been running pretty regular, some with GREAT attendance and some pretty weak. I can't blame the acts, they have been pretty tremendous.
The theater has had a lot more rentals happening, private parties of all types, anniversaries, birthdays, graduations, holiday dinners, and more, if you or a group are interested in renting either the Theater or the Backstage Lounge give us a call. Stay tuned for more show posts, hope you make it out!!!!

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