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Must Read! Cleveland’s Plain Dealer publishes extended excerpt of The House That Rock Built

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Don’t miss this extended excerpt of Norm N. Nite and Tom Feran’s The House That Rock Built: How it Took Time, Money, Music Moguls, Corporate Types, Politicians, Media, Artists, and Fans to Bring the Rock Hall to Cleveland. 
“The book, told from radio personality Nite’s perspective with former Plain Dealer reporter and editor Feran, draws on […]

 


KSU Press wins two 2020 Independent Publisher Book Awards

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Great news! Kent State University Press books have won two 2020 Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY).
Congratulations to George R. Dekle Sr. for winning the Silver Award for Six Capsules: The Gilded Age Murder of Helen Potts in the US Northeast Best Regional Non-Fiction category and Jason Prufer who won the Gold Award for Small Town, Big Music: The Outsized […]

 


The House That Rock Built

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The House That Rock Built by Nite and Feran. Kent State University Press

For twenty-five years, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has defined Cleveland’s image as the “Rock and Roll Capital of the World.” But while the Rock Hall has become an iconic landmark for the city of Cleveland and for fans of rock and roll around the world, it was just one missed phone call away from never being built in Cleveland. If the prominent singer and actress Leslie Gore hadn’t contacted radio personality Norm N. Nite in August 1983, the Hall of Fame would not be in Cleveland—period.

 


Small Town, Big Music author Jason Prufer featured on Black Squirrel Radio

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Small Town Big Music author Jason Prufer is interviewed on Black Squirrel Radio.
“‘All stories were triggered by photos. If I didn’t have an artifact, I didn’t go after the story,’ Prufer said. ‘I would say to people look at this photo, what do you see here?’
The people that shared their stories could be temporarily young […]

 


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