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Applause and The Sound of Applause

‘The Last Days of Pompeii’, Hall & Oates, and ‘The Devil’s Music’

Thursday, February 21, 2013

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Dee Perry speaks with the curators of the new exhibit opening at The Cleveland Museum of Art - The Last Days of Pompeii. Plus John Oates shares the Philadelphia story of Hall & Oates who perform a sold-out show Friday night at The Akron Civic. And the star of the Cleveland Play House production The Devil's Music brings blues legend Bessie Smith to life with a performance in our Key Bank studio.

Photo Gallery

Glaucus and Nydia, 1867; reworked 1870. Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Cleveland Museum of Art Mount Vesuvius, 1985. Andy Warhol (American, 1928–1987). Screenprint on linen, hand-colored with acrylic; The Andy Warhol Museum Untitled (Seagram Mural Sketch), 1958. Mark Rothko (American, b. Russia, 1903–1970). Oil on canvas; National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

Additional Information

The Last Days of Pompeii: Decadence, Apocalypse, Resurrection will be on view from February 24 through July 7 at The Cleveland Museum of Art

Daryl Hall & John Oates perform a sold-out concert at The Akron Civic Friday, February 22

The Devil’s Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith is on stage at Cleveland Play House February 14 through March 10


Arts and Culture, Archaeology, History, Music, Painting, Sculpture, Theatre


Jon Seydl, curator

Victoria Coates, curator

John Oates, musician

Miche Braden, musician

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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