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Applause and The Sound of Applause

Deceptive Practice, Play Me I’m Yours, Ale Fest

Thursday, July 18, 2013

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Dan Polletta talks with filmmaker Molly Bernstein about the magic behind her film Deceptive Practice- The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay. Plus artist Luke Jerram shares what inspired him to bring pianos to city streets. And Bobby Massie and Rick Armon give us a preview of what to expect from this weekend's Ale Fest.

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CWRU music department chair, David Ake playing one of the Play Me I'm Yours Pianos ideastream's Lawrence Caswell recording David Ake for broadcast

Additional Information

Deceptive Practice- The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay is showing July 19th and 21st at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Play Me, I’m Yours launches July 18th and the pianos will be up all over Cleveland through September 9th. 

Cleveland Scene presents Alefest 2013 on July 20th at Lincoln Park in Tremont.

Robert Massie writes for Scene Magazine and Bobby Likes Beer dot com.

Rick Armon writes the Beer Notes column for the Akron Beacon Journal


Arts and Culture, Motion Pictures (Film, Video), Music, Theatre


Molly Bernstein, Filmmaker

Luke Jerram, Artist

Bobby Massie, Cleveland Scene

Rick Armon, Akron Beacon Journal

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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:


By residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.

The Cleveland Foundation; The Dominion Foundation; Eaton; The George Gund Foundation; The George W. Codrington Charitable Foundation; The Kulas Foundation; The John P. Murphy Foundation; Stroud Family Exempt Trust; The Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation; and The Nord Family Foundation.


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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Dee Perry image courtesy Chris Stephens, The Plain Dealer