Beachland Ballroom to Host a Concert for the Plain Dealer News Guild in February


Earlier this year, The Plain Dealer announced that the paper will cut nearly 30 jobs when it outsources copy editors, designers, curators and artists in a couple of months. Other union members could lose their jobs at the end of February as well.

To show support for the union members of Local 1 of the Northeast Ohio Newspaper Guild at The Plain Dealer, local musicians such as Alex Bevan, Charlie Mosbrook, Ray Flanagan and Rachel Brown have teamed up to play a benefit concert. Michael Stanley, the dean of the Cleveland music scene, will also perform. And Plain Dealer rock critic Chuck Yarborough will sit in with Dr. Joe and the Squeeze Play, a band that plays classic rock with accordions.

The concert will take place at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Beachland Ballroom.

A $10 donation will be taken at the door, and proceeds will benefit Local 1 and its Plain Dealer union members. At the night’s end, the musicians will gather on stage for a final jam featuring Bevan's song “Ink on Paper.” 

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