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‘Breath and Imagination’, Daniel Beaty and The Kinsman Dazz Band

Thursday, February 20, 2014

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‘Breath and Imagination’, Daniel Beaty and The Kinsman Dazz Band 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.

Additional Information

Daniel Beaty‘s play Breath and Imagination about tenor Roland Hayes is onstage at The Cleveland Play House February 14 - March 9, at the Allen Theatre.

The Kinsman Dazz Band perform Saturday night 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

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