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

Friday, October 11, 2019

Rock Hall Hosts Donna Summer Artifact Presentation

Posted By on Fri, Oct 11, 2019 at 2:42 PM

click to enlarge JEFF NIESEL
  • Jeff Niesel
Earlier today, as a way of celebrating the legacy of Inductee Donna Summer, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Playhouse Square invited local media to a special artifact presentation with Donna Summer’s daughter Mimi Sommer, who gave the Rock Hall two of Summer’s dresses, including the one she wore in the photo that appears on the cover of her Four Seasons of Love album.

The event took place in the Rock Hall’s newest exhibit, the Garage, where fans can learn to play Summer’s song “Last Dance” on drums and view Summer’s signature in the Hall of Fame gallery.



“We’re honored it’s Donna Summer day today at the Rock Hall,” said Harris. “We talk about how music gives us a sense of belonging and gives us our tribe and our family. Donna Summer’s daughter Mimi is a huge part of that family. She has generously provided with us with these stunning dresses we can exhibit to tell Donna’s story.”

The presentation also served to help promote the national tour launch of SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical at Playhouse Square, which began this week. Performers from the musical were on hand for the event.

“We’re glad to donate these items, and it gives us the ability to allow her legacy to keep going, and hopefully new generations who might not know her at well will have a new appreciation for her,” said Mimi Sommer. “We hope everyone will enjoy the artifacts and go see the musical, which is going to 24 different cities. We hope people come and dance if they wanna dance and sing if they wanna sing.”

Sign up for Scene's weekly newsletters to get the latest on Cleveland news, things to do and places to eat delivered right to your inbox.

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 news@clevescene.com.

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

July 1, 2020

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

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

Calendar

© 2020 Cleveland Scene: 737 Bolivar Rd., Suite 4100, Cleveland, OH 44115, (216) 241-7550
Logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owners.


Website powered by Foundation