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Music Venue Admissions Tax, Herzog and ‘Lower Ninth’

Thursday, February 9, 2012

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Music Venue Admissions Tax, Herzog and ‘Lower Ninth’ Dee Perry gets an update from Cleveland City Councilman Jay Westbrook about the city's Music Venue Admissions Tax, as local concert clubs host a series of conscious-raising concerts this weekend. Plus we meet NPR's favorite Cleveland band - Herzog - which recently received the "Song of the Year" stamp of approval from All Songs Considered. And we hear from the acclaimed stars of the new Ensemble Theater production about New Orleans - 'Lower Ninth.'

Additional Information

The Cleveland Music Club Coalition hosts series of concerts to raise awareness regarding the Music Venue Admissions Tax this Friday night.

Herzog performs at The Happy Dog Friday, February 10.
Herzog was featured on NPR‘s All Songs Considered - 2011 Year in Review.

‘Lower Ninth’ is on at Ensemble Theater now through February 19.


Arts and Culture, Music, Theatre


Jay Westbrook, Cleveland City Council

Sean Watterson, Happy Dog

Megan Van Voorhis, Community Partnership for Arts and Culture

Tony Vorell and Nick Tolar, ‘Herzog’

Celeste Cosentino, Ensemble Theater

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

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