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‘The Drunken Botanist’, Sheldon Harnick and LAND Studio

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

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‘The Drunken Botanist’, Sheldon Harnick and LAND Studio Dan Polletta speaks with bestselling author Amy Stewart about her book - The Drunken Botanist: The Plants that Create the World's Great Drinks - prior to her appearance this Friday night at The Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Plus we celebrate the 90th birthday of the Tony-winning lyricist of Fiddler on the Roof Sheldon Harnick with music from his new CD Sheldon Harnick: Hidden Treasures. And Greg Peckham from LAND Studio and Liz Maugans from Zygote Press describe the artistic ambitions of the new Westin-Cleveland Hotel.

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Amy Stewart discusses her book The Drunken Botanist: The Plants that Create the World’s Great Drinks Friday, May 2 at The Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Sheldon Harnick appears on Fresh Air tonight (4/30) on WCPN 90.3 FM at 7pm to discuss his new CD set Sheldon Harnick: Hidden Treasures produced by The Musical Theater Project.

LAND Studio and Zygote Press are fostering the Westin-Cleveland Hotel‘s regional arts collection which opens May 15.


Arts and Culture, History, Literature, Music, Natural History, Natural Sciences, Painting, Sculpture


Amy Stewart, author

Sheldon Harnick, lyricist

Greg Peckham, LAND Studio

Liz Maugans, Zygote Press

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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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