Bay Village native Kate Voegele will appear in a multi-episode run of The CW Network's One Tree Hill, beginning with the January 22 episode. Voegele, who recently relocated to Los Angeles, made the cut at an open-casting call.
"We wanted someone who could inhabit the character from an acting perspective — and obviously, someone who had a catalog of songs that we liked and felt would fit well on the show," says executive producer Mark Schwahn. "Kate came in to read for us, and she did a great job. Her personality was very infectious, and she seemed smart and kind and fairly fearless."
The singer-songwriter will play Mia, a singer-songwriter who finds new confidence after replacing her band's frontman, played by Kevin Federline, who turns into a real prick.
"One Tree Hill is a truly amazing opportunity," says Voegele. "TV has emerged as a leader in artist exposure, and I'm so lucky to be able to play new music on a hit show."
MySpace Records will re-release Voegele's Don't Look Away on January 22 to coincide with her onscreen debut. The song Voegele sings on the show, "Only Fooling Myself," will be released as a single.
Voegele is now on tour with singer Ben Lee.
• Cleveland expatriate Richard Patrick has announced that he'll revive Filter, with a new lineup.
• Renowned goth-industrial drummer Martin Atkins will present a seminar for musicians at the Symposium (11802 Detroit Avenue) on Thursday, December 13. Atkins is promoting his book, Tour:Smart, a 600-page manual about putting on shows. Read an interview with the former Nine Inch Nails/Pigface drummer in this week's Night & Day section. The free talk starts at 7 p.m.
• Artist Derek Hess will host the Derek Hess Holiday Show for one night only on Friday, December 14, at Kelly Randall Gallery (2678 West 14th Street). The free show starts at 6 p.m. as part of the Tremont ArtWalk. Hess has created pieces for Pearl Jam and Pink Floyd. His cover for Forever in Terror's Restless in the Tides will be on display with other originals. Hess will also appear in an upcoming episode of TLC's L.A. Ink. His work is featured on the sets for Fuse's Steven's Untitled Rock Show.
• Cleveland rock historian Deanna R. Adams will be signing copies of her book, Rock 'n' Roll and the Cleveland Connection, at two in-store appearances this week. The first is Saturday, December 15, at Lake Erie Artists Gallery at Tower City Mall (230 West Huron Road). She'll also appear at the Galleria's Crooked River Bookstore (1301 East Ninth Street) on Wednesday, December 19. Both sessions run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• Saturday, December 15, Peabody's will host a tribute to slain Pantera singer- guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. The lineup includes a Runt reunion. Also performing will be Thunderlips, which recorded the new theme music for ESPN affiliate 850-WKNR's Munch on Sports. The rowdy metal band is also featured in a Guitarworld.com ad for Celestion Speakers this month. The group won a contest for unsigned acts. The show starts at 7 p.m.
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