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Michael Barker
Posted on Monday, October 01, 2001 - 1:54 am:   

Ryan Matthews started a regular poetry reading on one Sunday of the month at the Alcove Bar which sat in the board of Education building. It was all open mike and it had the added flavor of having a pool table right behind where you read. I'm guessing that this went on from about 72 to 75. Maryann Cameron ("the poet - she"), who still lives down there was one of the readers.The beers were 30 cent and it was a good way to kill off the hangover from Cobb's or the Bronx. Hey does anybody remember the free beer nights at the Bronx?
Stephen Goodfellow
Posted on Tuesday, October 02, 2001 - 1:39 am:   

Cool info, Mike. Do you have any photos or old flyers of the Alcove Bar?
Dave Snow
Posted on Sunday, February 03, 2002 - 9:15 am:   

Actually the Alcove was not in the Macabees building as the School Center building is now called, it was the tenant in the recently torn down Z's Place bar. I remember that the owners name was Al and Jerry Rosanski would probably know more.Snow
Posted on Friday, April 05, 2002 - 11:31 pm:   

Here's a 1966 story about Chuck and Joni Mitchell when they used to live in Detroit (on Palmer between Woodward and Cass) and play at the Alcove and Chessmate.
Conrad Carlock
Posted on Saturday, February 15, 2003 - 11:38 am:   

I couldn't connect with "Anonymous's" site so I don't know what their story is, but I played on the bottom half of the bill with Chuck and Joni about that time at the Alcove, some of my freinds from Arts & Crafts, now CCS, came to give me support, Robin Sommers, Clark Cristie, Ed Moraies, and Bradley Jones, Bradley managed to get into a fight with a pro Vietnam War supporter, The Alcove fired me because they said they didn't like the kind of crowd I brought in. I always enjoyed Chuck's Kurt Wiel songs and he was an exellent guitar player, Joni of course was painfully beautiful and was already singing "Both Sides Now" "The Circle Game" and "Urge for Going" the only song she ever recorded in standard tuning. Soupy Sales used to lunch at the Alcove after his noon show.
mike edelman
Posted on Friday, February 03, 2006 - 11:50 pm:   

I just learned that the Alcove was a major hangout for the WXYZ radio crew back in the pre-WWII era. If you've ever heard tapes of the old Lone Ranger broadcasts from WXYZ, you'll note that "The Alcove" was the location of their hideout.

I discovered the Alcove when I was a freshman back in 1971, when you coould get a beer and burger for 90 cents.
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