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Applause and The Sound of Applause

Roger Rosenblatt, Moe Brooker and Alejandro Escovedo

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

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Dan Polletta welcomes journalist, author and playwright Roger Rosenblatt who speaks at Hiram College this evening about his new memoir - The Boy Detective: A New York Childhood. Plus Dee Perry welcomes Cleveland Arts Prize winner Moe Brooker back to Northeast Ohio for his first local exhibit in close to twenty years, on view now at Tregoning & Company. And we share a musical conversation with Texas rocker Alejandro Escovedo who plays The Kent Stage tonight.

Photo Gallery

Moe Brooker - I come to dance my joy #1, 2008, 24 x 24, mixed media on panel Moe Brooker - Everything is on its way to somehow, 2008, (diptych), 72 x 127, Oil on canvas Moe Brooker - What was is, what is was, 2010, 48 x 48, Oil on wood panel Moe Brooker - Listen with your eyes, 2009, 62 x 72, mixed media on canvas Moe Brooker - Intention & improvisations #3, 2011, 15 x 15, mixed media on canvas

Additional Information

Roger Rosenblatt reads from his memoir The Boy Detective: A New York Childhood at Hiram College tonight at 7pm in the Kennedy Center Ballroom.

Moe Brooker‘s paintings are on view now at Tregoning & Company in the West 78th Street Studios.

Alejandro Escovedo performs tonight at The Kent Stage.


Arts and Culture, History, Literature, Music, Painting


Roger Rosenblatt, author

Moe Brooker, painter

Alejandro Escovedo, musician

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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