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Michael Ruhlman, Gavin George and ‘May 4 Voices’

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

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Michael Ruhlman, Gavin George and ‘May 4 Voices’ Dan Polletta interviews acclaimed food writer Michael Ruhlman about his new book Egg: A Culinary Exploration of the World's Most Versatile Ingredient, prior to his appearance this weekend at the Beachwood Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library. Plus Dee Perry welcomes 10-year-old piano prodigy Gavin George for a Key Bank studio performance prior to his concert this weekend with The Cleveland Women's Orchestra at Severance Hall. And ideastream arts reporter David C. Barnett shares the May 4 Voices to be heard on the anniversary of the Kent State shootings.

Additional Information

Michael Ruhlman speaks about his book - Egg: A Culinary Exploration of the World’s Most Versatile Ingredient- at the Beachwood Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library Sunday, April 27 at 2pm.

10-year-oldGavin George performs with The Cleveland Women’s Orchestra Sunday, April 27 at 3:30pm at Severance Hall.

May 4 Voices will be performed Wednesday, April 23 at 7:30pm Kent State University 2014 Symposium on Democracy and at The Maltz Museum on Wednesday April 30 at 7pm.


Arts and Culture, Food, History, Literature, Music, Theatre, Education


Michael Ruhlman, writer

Gavin George, pianist

Robert Cronquist, Cleveland Women’s Orchestra

David Hassler, poet

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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:


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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