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Applause and The Sound of Applause

Michael Clune, Opera Circle and Parade the Circle

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

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Michael Clune, Opera Circle and Parade the Circle Dee Perry sits down with Case Western Reserve University professor Michael Clune to talk about his book, and what it was like overcoming the hardships that he writes about. Also, we meet with Grigor Palikarov and Don Rosenberg to preview Cleveland's Opera Circle. Plus, stick around for Robin Van Lear and Chris Ronayne as we find out what to expect of the 25th anniversary of Parade the Circle.

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Michael Clune, a professor of literature at Case Western Reserve University, joins us to talk about his memoir, ‘White Out.’

Composer Grigor Palikarov and Music Critic Don Rosenberg talk about the upcoming performance of Die tote Stadt on June 14 as part of Cleveland’s Opera Circle at the Ohio Theatre PlayhouseSquare.

In light of the 25th anniversary of the Cleveland Museum of Art‘s Parade the Circle, we sit down with the event’s founder Robin Van Lear and Chris Ronayne, president of University Circle Inc.to talk about the family event on Saturday, June 14. Plus, special exhibition of Parade ensembles will be held at the Cleveland Museum of Art from May 31 to August 3.


Arts and Culture, Literature, Music


Michael Clune, author, Case Western Resreve University professor

Grigor Palikarov, composer, conductor
Don Rosenberg, music critic

Robin Van Lear, Parade the Circle founder, Cleveland Museum of Art’s director of community arts
Chris Ronayne, president of University Circle Inc.

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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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Dee Perry image courtesy Chris Stephens, The Plain Dealer