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Applause and The Sound of Applause

Vincent Dowling, Brian Auger and ‘Davina and The Vagabonds’

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

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Vincent Dowling, Brian Auger and ‘Davina and The Vagabonds’ Dee Perry shares her interview with the late Vincent Dowling former artistic director for Great Lakes Theater who passed away last week at the age of 83. Plus, British Hammond B-3 master Brian Auger returns to Nighttown with his Oblivion Express. And we introduce you to Minneapolis musicians Davina and the Vagabonds who perform live in our Key Bank Studio.

Additional Information

Vincent Dowling, former artistic director for Great Lakes Theater passed away Friday, May 10 at the age of 83.

Brian Auger performs tonight through Saturday night at Nighttown in Cleveland Heights.

Davina and The Vagabonds perform tonight at the Winchester in Lakewood.

Webcam Video from Today's Program

Additional Audio

Listen to Dee Perry’s complete interview with Vincent Dowling from 2006.


Arts and Culture, History, Music, Theatre


Vincent Dowling, director

Brian Auger, musician

Davina Sowers, 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