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Applause and The Sound of Applause

Colum McCann, Dan LeFranc and Cinda Williams Chima

Monday, December 2, 2013

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Colum McCann, Dan LeFranc and Cinda Williams Chima Dee Perry speaks with Irish literary star - Colum McCann - The National Book Award winning author of TransAtlantic who speaks later this week at the Akron-Summit County Public Main Library. Plus Dan Polletta introduces us to playwright Dan LeFranc whose acclaimed play The Big Meal opens this weekend at Dobama Theatre. And local author Cinda Williams Chima returns with a new fantasy set along the banks of the Cuyahoga River - The Enchanter Heir.

Additional Information

Colum McCann, author of TransAtlantic speaks Wednesday, December 4, 7 p.m. in the Akron-Summit County Public Main Library.

Dan LeFranc‘s play The Big Meal is onstage at Dobama Theatre December 6, 2013 - January 5, 2014

Cinda Williams Chima reads from her new book The Enchanter Heir at Mac’s Backs Books on Wednesday, December 4 at 7pm


Arts and Culture, History, Literature, Theatre


Colum McCann, author

Dan LeFranc, playwright

Cinda Williams Chima, 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.

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