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Carolina Chocolate Drops, Ed Falco and Kevin Pollak

Thursday, June 12, 2014

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Carolina Chocolate Drops, Ed Falco and Kevin Pollak Dee Perry sits down with the Carolina Chocolate Drops, a four-person string band making a stop at Cain Park in Cleveland Heights on their summer tour. Plus, author Ed Falco joins us by phone to tell us about his latest production, and comedian Kevin Pollak gives us a taste of his humor just in time for his Hilarities performance in Cleveland.

Additional Information

Author and playwright Ed Falco calls in to preview the June 13 premiere of his latest comedy, Possum Dreams.

The Carolina Chocolate Drops are headed to Cain Park in Cleveland Heights, and Hubby Jenkins and Rhiannon Giddens, two of the band’s founders, join us in the studio to tell us about the group.

Comedian and actor Kevin Pollak brings some humor to the show as he gives us a taste of his upcoming performance at Hilarities and tells us how he got his interest in stand up comedy.


Arts and Culture, Literature, Music, Theatre


Ed Falco, author

Hubby Jenkins, Carolina Chocolate Drops
Rhiannon Giddens, Carolina Chocolate Drops

Kevin Pollak, comedian

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Special Thanks

Special thanks to the Oberlin Conservatory of Music at Oberlin College for the use of their Steinway Piano.

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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