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Applause and The Sound of Applause

‘A Carol for Cleveland’, Ari Hest and Near West Theater

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

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Dan Polletta talks with local writers Eric Coble and Les Roberts about their collaboration for the new Cleveland Play House holiday production - 'A Carol for Cleveland.' Plus, New York singer-songwriter Ari Hest shares a live performance from our Key Bank studio as he gets ready for his gig tonight at The Beachland Ballroom. And we share sounds from Tuesday's groundbreaking for the new Near West Theater in the Gordon Square Arts District.

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Bob Navis Jr. (artistic director) & Stephanie Morrison-Hrbek (executive director) Sara Roberts & Charles See staking Near West Theater's new space in Gordon Square Arts District

Additional Information

A Carol for Cleveland is onstage at Cleveland Play House Nov 30 - Dec 23 in the Allen Theater.

Ari Hest performs tonight (11-28) at The Beachland Ballroom

Near West Theater broke ground on its new space yesterday (11-27) in the Gordon Square Arts District.

Webcam Video from Today's Program


Arts and Culture, History, Music, Theatre


Eric Coble, playwright

Les Roberts, author

Ari Hest, songwriter

Stephanie Morrison-Hrbek, executive director

Bob Navis Jr., artistic 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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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 Corporation Charitable Foundation; The George Gund Foundation; The George W. Codrington Charitable Foundation; The Kulas Foundation; The John P. Murphy Foundation; The Nord Family Foundation; The Corrine L. Dodero Foundation for the Arts and Sciences; and The Stroud Family Exempt Trust.


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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