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Applause and The Sound of Applause

Laura Perrotta, Sean Thomas Dougherty & The Cavani String Quartet

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

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Be Well

Laura Perrotta, Sean Thomas Dougherty & The Cavani String Quartet Dee Perry welcomes Great Lake Theater Festival's Laura Perrotta to discuss the issues stage actresses face today, as part of ideastream's ongoing coverage of Middle Aging. Plus, The Cavani String Quartet discuss bringing their two-year Beethoven & Brotherhood cycle to a close. And we share an archived interview with acclaimed poet Sean Thomas Dougherty for National Poetry Month.

Additional Information

Laura Perrotta is a company member for The Great Lakes Theater Festival who joined Dee for ideastream’s Middle Aging series.

The Cavani String Quartet concludes their Beethoven & Brotherhood project at The Cleveland Institute of Music on Wednesday April 27.

Sean Thomas Dougherty is an award-winning poet living in Cleveland.


Arts and Culture, Music, Theatre, Health, Be Well, MiddleAging: Aches & Pains

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Special Thanks

Special thanks to the Oberlin Conservatory of Music at Oberlin College for the use of their Steinway Piano.

ideastream Arts Funding

Production of arts and culture programming on ideastream is made possible by grants from:


By residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.

The Cleveland Foundation; The Dominion Foundation; Eaton; The George Gund Foundation; The George W. Codrington Charitable Foundation; The Kulas Foundation; The John P. Murphy Foundation; Stroud Family Exempt Trust; The Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation; and The Nord Family Foundation.


The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this program with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.

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Applause is an Emmy award-winning locally produced TV show that celebrates artists and cultural groups around Cleveland and Northeast Ohio.

The Sound of Applause, ideastream’s weekday radio magazine, celebrates the visual and performing arts, explores cultural trends, and examines current events through an artistic lens.

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Dee Perry image courtesy Chris Stephens, The Plain Dealer