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‘The Mousetrap’, Don McLean and Robert Glasper

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

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‘The Mousetrap’, Don McLean and Robert Glasper Dee Perry spotlights the ultimate murder mystery masterpiece - Agatha Christie's 'The Mousetrap' - onstage for Great Lakes Theater. Plus ideastream's Jim Goldurs talks to songwriting legend Don McLean about his classic 'American Pie' and the new PBS documentary about his life and music - 'American Troubadour.' And we share an interview with a young lion of jazz piano Robert Glasper who brings his hip-hop sensibilities to Oberlin tomorrow night.

Additional Information

‘The Mousetrap’ is onstage at Great Lakes Theater March 09 - March 25

‘Don McLean: American Troubadour’ airs tonight (March 7) at 10pm on WVIZ/PBS

Robert Glasper performs Thursday, March 8 at the Oberlin College Dionysus Club.


Arts and Culture, History, Music, Theatre


Charlie Fee, artistic director

Drew Barr, director

Don McLean, musician

Robert Glasper, musician

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Special Thanks

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

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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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Dee Perry image courtesy Chris Stephens, The Plain Dealer