Journey to reunite at Rock Hall induction
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Journey keyboardist Jonathan Cain says former singer Steve Perry will be in attendance when the band is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Cain tells the Dayton Daily News (http://bit.ly/2mWbZD5) that “the ceremony is the first time we’re going to get to see Steve Perry in a long time.” As for the prospects of Perry performing with the band, Cain said that, as far as they know, Perry is “just going to accept the award and then skedaddle.” He says current singer Arnel Pineda will “represent well.”
Perry led the band to the height of its popularity in the 1980s with hits like “Don’t Stop Believin’” and “Faithfully.”
Journey will go into the Rock Hall on April 7 alongside Yes, Electric Light Orchestra, Joan Baez, Tupac Shakur and Pearl Jam.
Ohio poet files lawsuit against ICP
DETROIT (AP) — An Ohio man says Detroit rap-metal group the Insane Clown Posse and member Joseph Bruce used a poem he wrote without his consent.
Stanley Gebhardt filed the copyright infringement suit Tuesday in federal court in Detroit.
It seeks monetary damages and asks a judge to force Bruce and the group to stop using Gebhardt’s “But You Didn’t.”
The suit says the poem, about a father-son relationship, was copyrighted in 1993.
Gebhardt’s attorney, Michael Dezsi, tells the Detroit Free Press (http://on.freep.com/2oCXtwB ) his client learned in 2015 that a video of Bruce reciting the poem had been posted on YouTube. Bruce, who goes by the stage name Violent J, called it “Violent J’s Poem.”
The Associated Press left a voicemail Thursday seeking comment from attorney Howard Hertz, who represents the Insane Clown Posse.
Artist Julian Stanczak dies at age 88
SEVEN HILLS, Ohio (AP) — Julian Stanczak, an artist known worldwide for his brightly colored, geometric Op art, has died. He was 88.
Stanczak died March 25 at his home in the Cleveland suburb of Seven Hills, Ohio, said Diane Rosenstein, whose Los Angeles-based gallery represents Stanczak. She said he died after a brief illness.
The Polish-born artist’s work is included in the collections of more than 80 museums. He became more widely known to the public through the 1965 Museum of Modern Art exhibit “The Responsive Eye.” He’d had his first major solo exhibition of his “Optical Paintings” the year before.
During World War II, Stanczak was sent to a concentration camp in Siberia. There the right-handed Stanczak permanently lost the use of his right arm and had to become left-handed. After escaping from the camp, he joined the Polish army-in-exile in Persia (now Iran) and then deserted it.
He later spent time in a refugee camp in Uganda. He began taking private art lessons there and learned to paint with his left hand.
In 1950, he moved to Cleveland and found his artistic home.
He received his bachelor of fine arts degree at the Cleveland Institute of Art, where he later was a professor. His master’s degree in fine arts came from Yale University.
Over the years, Stanczak’s paintings have been included in museum collections across the United States and abroad.
He is survived by his wife, artist Barbara Meerpohl; a daughter, Danusia M. Casteel; and a son, Krzys M. Stanczak.