Mild-mannered nurse by day, rocker chick by night.
That’s Canal Winchester’s Christy Angeletti, whose new song, Powerful, has found its way onto the Mediabase Indicator radio charts. The successful numbers are not new, though, as Angeletti’s YouTube page boasts more than 3 million views.
“We’ve come so far in the past year, it’s incredible,” she told The Beat.
It should be no surprise that Angeletti, whose original songs focus on empowerment and the strength of women, is a fan of female rock royalty such as Pat Benatar and Heart.
For her own career, Angeletti said, it took a while to find her proper voice, traversing the Christian and country music worlds before settling down (so to speak) in rock ‘n’ roll.
Angeletti spends what time she can spare in Nashville recording and promoting, in between shifts as a nurse at Ohio State’s Ross Heart Hospital.
Find out more at christyangeletti.com.
Keeping with a theme of local or formerly local musicians – Upper Arlington native Andy Jobe’s NYC duo Walking for Pennies recently released its debut full-length, Forget About Wonderland. Check out walkingforpennies.com.
Another NYC outfit, instrumental quartet Dopapod, boasts an impressive light show, designed by Worthington native Luke Stratton. Dopapod, light show in tow, plays Woodlands Tavern Oct. 27. Visit dopapod.com.
The King Arts Complex Board of Trustees has named Demetries Neely as the center’s new executive director.
Neely served on the King Arts Complex Board of Trustees for 12 years, most recently acting as the interim director. She worked at Nationwide Insurance for 22 years prior to retiring in 2008.
“The King Arts Complex continues to be a beacon not only for the African-American community, but for the entire city,” Neely said.
The center opened in March 1987, celebrating its 25th anniversary earlier this year.
The 2012 Drexel Gala, set for Sunday, Oct. 28, will include a screening of Mahler on the Couch, a film by Percy Adlon and Felix Adlon that imagines the real-life marriage of German composer (and Beat fave) Gustav Mahler and his tempestuous wife Alma Schindler Mahler.
The event includes an award presentation for Drexel Hero Award recipient Bonnie Milenthal and post-screening gathering at Barrel 44. Tickets are $125 and benefit the future of the Drexel Theatre. Visit capa.com.
Another film about musicians:
The Wexner Center for the Arts will screen the Columbus premiere of Sing Your Song, a documentary about Harry Belafonte, on Friday, Oct. 26.
The screening is part of Sing Your Song: An Evening with Harry Belafonte, during which the entertainer and social activist will appear in conversation with OSU professor Michelle Alexander.
Tickets are $20. Visit wexarts.org.