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Rock Hall Induction Ceremony, Vanessa Rubin and Petra Polácková

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

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Rock Hall Induction Ceremony, Vanessa Rubin and Petra Polácková Dan Polletta welcomes Dr. Lauren Onkey of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame back to the studio to preview the Hall's new HBO broadcast of the induction ceremony. Plus singer Vanessa Rubin talks about her life split between Cleveland and NYC and classical guitarist of the Czech Republic Petra Polácková shares her upcoming material for the Cleveland International Classical Guitar Festival.

Additional Information

The Rock Hall‘s Lauren Onkey joins us in the studio again to preview the Hall’s first televised induction ceremony on HBO this Saturday, May 31.

Singer Vanessa Rubin performs at Nighttown May 30-31

Czech Republic Classical Guitarist Petra Polácková plays her music live and previews her performance in the Cleveland International Classical Guitar Festival this Friday, May 30 through Sunday, June 1.


Arts and Culture, Music


Lauren Onkey, Rock Hall

Vanessa Rubin, singer

Petra Polácková, classical guitarist

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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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