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Mike Olszewski

Mike Olszewski is a veteran radio / TV journalist, educator and pop culture aficionado. Along with his co-author (and wife) Janice Olszewski he has written a number of books about Northeast Ohio radio and television, media personalities and noted rock and roll landmarks.

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Cover of 'Rust Belt Burlesque'

Rust Belt Burlesque
The Softer Side of a Heavy Metal Town
By Erin O’Brien and Bob Perkoski
· Foreword by Mike Olszewski

Rust Belt Burlesque traces the history of burlesque in Cleveland from the 1800s to the present, while also telling the story of Bella Sin, a Mexican immigrant who largely drove Northeast Ohio’s burlesque comeback. Over 100 color photos provide a peek into the raucous Ohio Burlesque Festival that packs the Beachland Ballroom every year.

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