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Applause and The Sound of Applause

Grateful Dead, Lena Dunham and Iphigenia 2.0

Thursday, April 12, 2012

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Dee Perry shares a conversation with Phil Lesh as she spotlights the new Rock Hall exhibit - Grateful Dead: The Long Strange Trip - which opens today. Plus we hear from Oberlin College graduate Lena Dunham whose new series - Girls - premieres this weekend on HBO. And we raise the curtain on the unique collaboration between Cleveland Public Theater and Oberlin College resulting in the new production - Iphigenia 2.0.

Photo Gallery

Grateful Dead Purple Flight Case Grateful Dead Jerry Garcia Rosebud Guitar Grateful Dead Wall of Sound Speaker Grateful Dead Mickey Hart Drum Art Steal Your Face

Additional Information

Grateful Dead: The Long Strange Trip is on view now at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

Lena Dunham‘s show ‘Girls’ premieres this Sunday night on HBO.

Iphigenia 2.0 is onstage at Cleveland Public Theater through April 28



Phil Lesh, musician

Howard Kramer, curator

Lena Dunham, writer/actor

Raymond Bobgan, director

Matthew Wright, director

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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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Dee Perry image courtesy Chris Stephens, The Plain Dealer