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Applause and The Sound of Applause

Orchid Mania, Philly Soul Radio and George Bilgere

Monday, February 3, 2014

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Dee Perry welcomes Natalie Ronayne from The Cleveland Botanical Garden to preview Orchid Mania and discuss CBG's comeback. Dee also talks with legendary Philadelphia DJ Dyana Williams about tonight's radio broadcast Going Black: The Legacy of Philly Soul Radio on WCPN 90.3. And award-winning poet George Bilgere shares poems from his new book of poetry - Imperial.

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Additional Information

Orchid Mania is on view now at The Cleveland Botanical Garden runs through March 9.

Going Black: The Legacy of Philly Soul Radio airs tonight (Feb 3) at 9pm on WCPN 90.3 FM.

George Bilgere reads from his new book of poetry Imperial at a Brews and Prose reading at the Market Garden Brewery at 7pm on February 4. 


Arts and Culture, History, Literature, Music, Natural History


Natalie Ronayne, Cleveland Botanical Garden

Cynthia Druckenbrod, Cleveland Botanical Garden

Dyana Williams, radio professional

George Bilgere, poet

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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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Dee Perry image courtesy Chris Stephens, The Plain Dealer