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Applause and The Sound of Applause

‘Super Boys’, Howie Smith and Zippora Karz

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

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‘Super Boys’, Howie Smith and Zippora Karz Dee Perry welcomes back Brad Ricca to open the pages of his new book - Super Boys: The Amazing Adventures of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster - The Creators of Superman. Plus Dan Polletta talks with jazz man Howie Smith about his new CD Opal Dream featuring Australian-based pianist Mike Nock. And we share the story of Zippora Karz The Sugarless Plum about her life as a diabetic ballerina.

Additional Information

Brad Ricca reads from his book Super Boys: The Amazing Adventures of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster - The Creators of Superman tonight (6/4) at 7pm at Barnes & Noble in Crocker Park.

Howie Smith‘s new CD with Australian-based pianist Mike Nock is Opal Dream.  Howie Smith plays Nighttown on Saturday, June 22.

Zippora Karz speaks at The Cleveland Public Library Saturday afternoon, June 8 at 2pm presented by Ballet in Cleveland.


Arts and Culture, Ballet, History, Music


Brad Ricca, author

Howie Smith, musician

Zippora Karz, author

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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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Dee Perry image courtesy Chris Stephens, The Plain Dealer