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‘Venus in Fur,’ Cleveland Restaurant Week and Lauren Sevian

Monday, November 4, 2013

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‘Venus in Fur,’ Cleveland Restaurant Week and Lauren Sevian Dee Perry welcomes critically-acclaimed playwright David Ives to preview the Cleveland Play House production of Venus in Fur. Plus local restaurant mogul Brad Friedlander previews Cleveland Restaurant Week and his new place Red:Downtown. And Dan Polletta shares the music of Grammy-award-winning saxophonist Lauren Sevian, who's in town for performances at Nighttown and The Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music.

Additional Information

David Ives‘ play Venus in Fur is onstage at Cleveland Play House November 1-24.

Cleveland Restaurant Week is November 4-16.  Brad Friedlander is opening Red:Downtown this month.

Lauren Sevian is artist-in-residence this week at the Baldwin Wallace College Conservatory of Music, and performs at Nighttown Saturday November 9th.


Arts and Culture, History, Music, Theatre, Community/Human Interest


David Ives, playwright

Brad Friedlander, Red: Downtown

Lauren Sevian, 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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Dee Perry image courtesy Chris Stephens, The Plain Dealer