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Applause and The Sound of Applause

‘Porgy & Bess’, Lena Dunham and Grafton Nunes

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

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‘Porgy & Bess’, Lena Dunham and Grafton Nunes Dee Perry welcomes two of the stars of Porgy & Bess who bring a little Summertime to our Key Bank studio. Plus we share conversation with HBO "It" girl Lena Dunham who returns to her alma mater Oberlin College this weekend. And Cleveland Institute of Art president Grafton Nunes shares his thoughts on the story behind the new film The Monuments Men.

Additional Information

Porgy and Bess is onstage at PlayhouseSquare through Sunday, February 16.

Lena Dunham creator of Girls appears at Oberlin College this Saturday, February 8 at Finney Chapel from 8-9pm

The Monuments Men opens Friday, February 7

The Rape of Europa screens at the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque Saturday, February 15 at 6:45pm

Grafton Nunes is the president of The Cleveland Institute of Art


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


Sumaya Ali, actor

David Hughey, , actor

Lena Dunham, actor/writer

Grafton Nunes, Cleveland Institute of Art president

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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