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Applause and The Sound of Applause

Nikki Giovanni, ‘33 Variations’ & Sheep Eco-Mowers

Monday, October 28, 2013

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Dee Perry welcomes award-winning Ohio poet Nikki Giovanni to share poems from her new book - Chasing Utopia - prior to her appearances at Case Western Reserve University and The Cuyahoga County Public Library. Plus we share a performance by the stars of The Beck Center's 33 Variations featuring the music of Ludwig van Beethoven. And ideastream's Anne Glausser takes us to a vacant lot in Cleveland where sheep are employed as urban “eco-mowers.”

Additional Information

Nikki Giovanni reads from her new book Chasing Utopia today (10/28) at Case Western Reserve University at 4:30 p.m. and then at The Cuyahoga County Public Library’s Warrensville Heights Branch Tuesday, October 29th at 7 p.m.

33 Variations is onstage now at The Beck Center through Sunday, November 17th.

Eco-Mowers: Forget the Lawnmowers, hire sheep!

Additional Audio

Listen to Bill O’Connell’s complete interview with the cast of The Beck Center’s '33 Variations'.

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Arts and Culture, History, Literature, Music

Guests

Nikki Giovanni, poet

Sarah May, director

Maryann Nagel, actor

Dana Hart, actor

Stuart Raleigh, pianist

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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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Production of arts and culture programming on ideastream is made possible by grants from:

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

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 Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation; and The Nord Family Foundation.

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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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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