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Applause and The Sound of Applause

‘Moon Hooch’, Kurt Andersen and Mwatabu Okantah

Monday, February 4, 2013

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Dee Perry spotlights the subway sounds of the New York City trio Moon Hooch who perform live in the Key Bank studio. Plus we share an interview with Studio 360 host Kurt Andersen about his acclaimed new novel - True Believers. And we welcome back acclaimed poet Mwatabu Okantah to share the African inspirations behind his new book of poems - Muntu Kuntu Energy.


Arts and Culture, History, Literature, Music


Moon Hooch, musicians

Kurt Andersen, author

Mwatabu Okantah, poet

Additional Information

Moon Hooch performs at The Beachland Ballroom on Sunday, March 17 opening for They Might Be Giants.

Kurt Andersen is the host of Studio 360 and author of True Believers

Mwatabu Okantah reads poetry from his new book Muntu Kuntu Energy at Macs Backs on Saturday, Feb 9 at 7pm

Hear Dee’s entire interview with Kurt Andersen.

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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:


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.

Beyond the Dish Music Monday


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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Saturday 4:00 PM
Sunday 12:30 PM

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Tuesday 12:30 AM / 4:30 AM / 8:30 AM / 4:00 PM
Wednesday 12:00 AM / 8:00 AM

The Sound of Applause

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Dee Perry image courtesy Chris Stephens, The Plain Dealer