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Applause and The Sound of Applause

Reuben Silver, Eric Coble and Dan Bankhurst

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

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Reuben Silver, Eric Coble and Dan Bankhurst Dee Perry shares a favorite interview with the late local theater legend - Reuben Silver - who passed away last week at the age of 88. Plus we hear from one of Reuben Silver's protege's Eric Coble who's been busy on Broadway recently and who now has a staged reading at Cleveland Play House for The New Ground Festival. And Dee welcomes talented fingerstyle guitarist Dan Bankhurst for a Key Bank studio performance as he gets ready for a gig at The Barking Spider.

Additional Information

Reuben Silver the Cleveland theater legend passed away on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at the age of 88

Eric Coble‘s new play Fairfield gets a staged reading Saturday, May 17 at Cleveland Play House for The New Ground Festival

Dan Bankhurst performs Wednesday, May 14 at The Barking Spider Tavern


Arts and Culture, History, Music, Theatre


Reuben and Dorothy Silver, actors

Eric Coble, playwright

Dan Bankhurst, 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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Thursday 7:30 PM
Friday 11:00 PM
Saturday 4:00 PM

The Ohio Channel
Monday 12:30 AM / 4:30 AM / 8:30 PM
Tuesday 12:30 AM / 4:30 AM / 8:30 AM / 4:00 PM
Wednesday 12:00 AM / 8:00 AM

Applause America

Saturday 6:30 PM
Sunday 12:30 PM

The Sound of Applause

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Monday-Thursday 2:00 PM / 10:00 PM

Dee Perry image courtesy Chris Stephens, The Plain Dealer