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Applause and The Sound of Applause

The Numbers Band, Superman Movie, Applause America

Thursday, November 15, 2012

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The Numbers Band has been making music since 1970. They first took the stage in Kent, Ohio, at the Kove. They became a hit in Northeast Ohio with their blend of blues and jazz, and a slew of critically acclaimed albums. But their unique sound was also hard to define and difficult to market. Through it all, though, the band has continued to make music - their new CD is 15-60-75.

Superman will soon celebrate 75 years as a comic book hero. To commemorate the creation of the Man of Steel by Clevelanders Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster a new exhibit was recently unveiled at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. Leading that effort was the Siegel and Shuster Society. Organization President Mike Olszewski provides the details and information about a new Superman movie.

And we kick off a new feature, called Applause America. It’s a segment in which we bring you performances and interviews with artists from across the country who have intriguing stories to tell. In our first short film award-winning Minnesota poet, Ed Bok Lee, shares his thoughts on the very human nature of his hero, legendary martial artist, Bruce Lee.


The Numbers Band
Mike Olszewski, President, Siegel and Shuster Society
Ed Bok Lee, Poet

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The Numbers Band
Mike Olszewski, President, Siegel and Shuster Society
Ed Bok Lee, Poet


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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