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Applause and The Sound of Applause

Dessa, John Fullbright and ‘Deconstructing La Vie’

Thursday, January 10, 2013

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Dee Perry welcomes back rapper and singer Dessa for a live performance in our Key Bank studio. Plus we share an archived performance by John Fullbright who plays the Beachland Ballroom this weekend. And, The Cleveland Museum of Art's Bill Robinson unveils the story of Picasso's La Vie.

Photo Gallery

La Vie, 1903. Pablo Picasso (1881–1973) Cleveland Museum of Art, Gift of the Hanna Fund Sin, 1900. Edvard Munch (1863-1944). The Cleveland Museum of Art, Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings Fund Carles Casagemas, 1899-1900. Pablo Picasso (1881–1973). . Museu Picasso, Barcelona

Additional Information

Dessa performed at the Beachland Ballroom on Wednesday, Jan 9.

John Fullbright performs at the Beachland Ballroom Saturday, Jan 12.

La Vie is on view in The Cleveland Museum of Art‘s new Focus Gallery through Sunday, April 21.

Webcam Video from Today's Program


Arts and Culture, Music


Dessa, musician

John Fullbright, musician

Bill Robinson, curator

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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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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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Dee Perry image courtesy Chris Stephens, The Plain Dealer