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Applause and The Sound of Applause

Gary Shteyngart, Carmen Lundy and Marvin Hamlisch

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

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Gary Shteyngart, Carmen Lundy and Marvin Hamlisch Dee Perry welcomes back bestselling author and Oberlin College alum - Gary Shteyngart - to share stories from his new memoir Little Failure. Plus Dan Polletta shares the music of acclaimed jazz vocalist Carmen Lundy as she gets ready for her gig this weekend at The Lakeland Jazz Fest. And we share an archived interview with the late composer Marvin Hamlisch prior to The Cleveland Pops tribute to his music.

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Gary Shteyngart is the author of the acclaimed new memoir - Little Failure.

Carmen Lundy performs Saturday night at The Lakeland Jazz Fest.

The Cleveland Pops performs a tribute to the late composer Marvin Hamlisch Friday, February 21 at Severance Hall.

photo credit: Brigitte Lacombe


Arts and Culture, History, Literature, Music


Gary Shteyngart, author

Carmen Lundy, vocalist

Marvin Hamlisch, composer

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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