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My Friend Dahmer

Thursday, September 20, 2012

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“My Friend Dahmer”
Jeffrey Dahmer was one of the most notorious murderers in U.S. history. Between 1978 and 1991, he killed 17 people, and his crimes included necrophilia and cannibalism. A new graphic novel has just come out by someone who knew Jeffrey Dahmer quite well - artist John Backderf. His book, ”My Friend Dahmer,” isn’t about Jeffrey the monster, but rather about a teenage boy who grew up about one hour south of Cleveland in the town of Bath, Ohio.

Inside the New MOCA Cleveland
The new MOCA - Museum of Contemporary Art - is scheduled to open this October. We sit down with Executive Director Jill Snyder, who invited our ideastream cameras inside the newly constructed building for a preview of the new museum.

Museum of Divine Statues
We’ve all heard the saying that when one door closes another opens up. For artist and businessman Lou McClung, that adage couldn’t ring more true. When the Cleveland Catholic Diocese shuttered the doors on some 50 churches between 2009 and 2010, many including Lou mourned the loss. But out of that he saw a glimmer of hope for one boarded up church, and took a leap of faith to do something he’d only dreamed - open a museum.


Arts and Culture, Architecture, History

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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