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Applause and The Sound of Applause

‘Les Delices’, Stuart McLean and CMNH

Thursday, April 18, 2013

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Dan Polletta spotlights a virtuoso of the hurdy gurdy as he welcomes Les Delices for a live performance in our Key Bank Studio. Plus we share Dee Perry's conversation with Stuart McLean of The Vinyl Cafe which returns to town next week. And Dr. Evalyn Gates, director of The Cleveland Museum of Natural History takes us digging for ice-age mammals.

Webcam Video from Today's Program


Arts and Culture, Music, Natural History


Debra Nagy, musician

Tobie Miller, musician

Stuart McLean, The Vinyl Cafe

Dr. Evalyn Gates, CMNH

Dr. Kirk Johnson, Smithsonian Institution

Additional Information

Les Delices performs with hurdy-gurdy master Tobie Miller, Saturday Apr 20 at The William Busta Gallery at 8pm and Sunday Apr 21 at Plymouth Church at 4pm.

Stuart McLean returns with The Vinyl Cafe to PlayhouseSquare Monday, Apr 22 at 7:30pm

Dr. Kirk Johnson speaks about Cruisin’ the Fossil Freeway at The Cleveland Museum of Natural History Friday April 19, at 7:30 pm

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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.

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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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Saturday 4:00 PM
Sunday 12:30 PM

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Wednesday 12:00 AM / 8:00 AM

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Dee Perry image courtesy Chris Stephens, The Plain Dealer