Thursday, February 20, 2014
Dee Perry spotlights the new Cleveland Play House production - Breath and Imagination - about the journey of African-American tenor Roland Hayes from rural Georgia to Carnegie Hall with a performance by the cast. Plus we hear from the playwright behind Breath and Imagination as Dee chats with Daniel Beaty. And we share a musical conversation with members of The Kinsman Dazz Band as they get ready for their gig this weekend at The Beachland Ballroom.
Arts and Culture, History, Music, Theatre
Daniel Beaty, playwright
Elijah Rock, actor
Daphne Gaines, actor
Tom Frey, accompanist
Mike Calhoun and Edward Meyers, Kinsman Dazz Band
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Special thanks to the Oberlin Conservatory of Music at Oberlin College for the use of their Steinway Piano.
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