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Marilyn Bianchi Festival, Caravaggio restoration and Apollo’s Fire

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

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Marilyn Bianchi Festival, Caravaggio restoration and Apollo’s Fire Dee Perry meets with the Marilyn Bianchi Kids's Playwriting Fest Producer to talk about the kid's shows. We also hear from David C. Barnett on a local Caravaggio painting's restoration and get a live performance from Apollo's Fire as a taste of their new program, "Glory on the Mountain: An Appalachian Journey."

Additional Information

The Dobama Theatre will host the 36th annual Marilyn Bianchi Kids’ Playwriting Festival, which will feature child-written performances June 6 through 8.

David C. Barnett walks us through the restoration of a centuries-old Carvaggio painting at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Apollo’s Fire members perform and tell us about their upcoming program “Glory on the Mountain: An Appalachian Journey,” which is available from June 12 through 22 in various locations.


Arts and Culture, Music, Theatre


Jonathan Wilhelm, Marilyn Bianchi Festival producer

Emma Blemaster, Marilyn Bianchi Festival playwright

Tina Bergmann, hammered dulcimer
Amanda Powell, soprano vocals
Jeannette Sorrell, harpsichord, direction, primary musical arranger

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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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Dee Perry image courtesy Chris Stephens, The Plain Dealer