Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club. Because No News is Bad News.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Michael Stanley to Play Benefit for Chrissy Krause, ‘Early Pioneer’ in the Local Rock Scene

Posted By on Fri, Jan 15, 2016 at 2:42 PM

click to enlarge JOE KLEON
  • Joe Kleon
Part of the “family” that worked at the Agora in the ‘70s, Chrissy Krause was an early pioneer in the local rock scene. She started her career as the assistant to Agora concert booker Buddy Maver and then became the club’s promotion director. She later spent years working at a number of Cleveland radio stations in promotion and marketing and as an on-air personality.

Now, she has cancer. On Sunday at the Beachland Ballroom, local hero Michael Stanley [pictured] will headline a benefit to help raise money so that she can seek alternative treatment outside of the country for Angiosarcoma, a rare form of cancer.

“She always had that big smile and great energy even when grumpy rock stars were giving her a hard time,” says Maver in a press release. “She had a hand in everything that was going on.”

The Cleveland All-Stars, a local group featuring veteran musicians such as Butch Armstrong, Ernie Krivda, Tony Mazzone, Tampa Murphy, George Sipl, Alan Greene, Bobby Huszar, Jack Hrusch, Norman Tischler and Maver, will open.

Advance tickets are $20; they’re available at Ticket Web or by calling 216-383-1124. They’re also available at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m. The show starts at 8. If you can't attend the gig, you can still make a donation.    

Tags: , , ,

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Cleveland Scene works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Cleveland and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Cleveland's true free press free.

Read the Digital Print Issue

April 7, 2020

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.


© 2021 Cleveland Scene: 737 Bolivar Rd., Suite 4100, Cleveland, OH 44115, (216) 505-8199
Logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owners.

Website powered by Foundation