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Applause and The Sound of Applause

‘’A Christmas Story:The Musical’, Terry Stewart and Chuck Close

Thursday, November 21, 2013

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Dee Perry welcomes the stars of Near West Theatre's A Christmas Story: The Musical for a performance in our Key Bank studio. Plus former Rock Hall president Terry Stewart tells Dee about his new gig as producer of the new PBS special Nashville 2.0 which airs tomorrow night on WVIZ. And we share a conversation with legendary American painter Chuck Close whose work is on view now at The Contessa Gallery.

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The Cast of Near West Theatre's A Christmas Story: The Musical At Higbees A Sticky Situation Fragilé A Major Award

Additional Information

A Christmas Story: The Musical is onstage at Near West Theatre Nov. 15 – Dec. 8.

Terry Stewart is the producer of the PBS special Nashville 2.0 which airs Friday night at 9 on WVIZ/PBS

The artworks of Chuck Close are on view at The Contessa Gallery now through January 12, 2014.


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


Bob Navis, Near West Theatre

Stephanie Morrison-Hrbek, Near West Theatre

Holly Feiler, Near West Theatre

Colin Wheeler, Near West Theatre

Phil Pantalone, Near West Theatre

Terry Stewart, producer

Chuck Close, artist

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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:


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