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Applause and The Sound of Applause

What We Did This Summer

Thursday, October 11, 2012

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On this episode of Applause we take a look at what we did this summer with many of our WCPN 90.3 and WVIZ/PBS ideastream listeners, viewers, family and friends.

Of all the road trips our ideastream team took this summer, this one may have been the easiest.  Just a few steps west of the Idea Center on Euclid Avenue in Playhouse Square is our new neighbor - The Galleries at Cleveland State University, that we dropped in on and took a tour with Robert Thurmer, the Art Gallery Director.

Another place that we visited this summer is the oldest indoor—outdoor market in Cleveland, the Westside Market.  Its origins date back to 18-40, when two men gave Ohio City a piece of land at the corner of what is now West 25th and Lorain, with the agreement that it always be kept as a public market. As Cleveland grew, so did the need for a bigger market. So, in 1902, the city purchased the land across the street from the original market…and ten years later, the new West Side Market opened, where it still thrives 100 years later.  In celebration of the Market’s one-hundredth anniversary, in October, we present “Savor-100 Years at the West Side Market, “ a new documentary produced by our partners, The Plain Dealer. “Savor” looks at the people who’ve been going to the market for a century, and those who’ve served them…

Bettors, boozers…Movie stars and B girls…degenerates and captains of industry…For a good part of the 20th century you could find them living it up on a street “not far from The Galleries at Playhouse Square,” that was actually more of an alley between East 6th and 9th in downtown Cleveland… We wandered over to what used to be one of the city’s most colorful streets with Alan Dutka as our tour guide.  Alan is the author of the new book “Cleveland’s Short Vincent-The Theatrical Grill and its Notorious Neighbors.”

Additional Information

The Galleries at CSU
Savor: 100 Years of Going to the Westside Market
Alan Dutka, writer, “Cleveland’s Short Vincent-the Theatrical Grill and Its Notorious Neighbors,”


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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