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Applause and The Sound of Applause

Pink Martini, Benny Golson and ‘The Sax Man’

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

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Pink Martini, Benny Golson and ‘The Sax Man’ Dee Perry shares conversation with Thomas Lauderdale and China Forbes from Pink Martini prior to their performance this weekend at The Cleveland Museum of Art. Plus Dan Polletta has a musical chat with jazz legend Benny Golson as he gets ready for gig this weekend at Nighttown. Plus we preview a new documentary about Maurice The Sax Man Reedus Jr., Cleveland's beloved street musician, coming to The Cleveland International Film Festival later this month.

Additional Information

Pink Martini performs this Saturday, March 15 at The Cleveland Museum of Art (presented by The Grog Shop) at 8:30pm.

Benny Golson performs this Saturday, March 15 at Nighttown.

The Sax Man about Maurice Reedus Jr. screens during The Cleveland International Film Festival Sunday March 23rd at 7:45 PM and Monday March 24th at 12:10 PM at Tower City Cinemas

Photo credit: Autumn de Wilde


Arts and Culture, History, Music, Theatre


Thomas Lauderdale & China Forbes, Pink Martini

Benny Golson, musician

Maurice Reedus Jr., musician

Beau Miller, filmmaker

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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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Dee Perry image courtesy Chris Stephens, The Plain Dealer