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Applause and The Sound of Applause

Dick Dale, Paul Reiser and It’s a Beautiful Day

Thursday, July 24, 2014

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Dick Dale, Paul Reiser and It’s a Beautiful Day The King of Surf Guitar can be seen at the Grog Shop this Thursday, but first, catch Dee Perry's chat with him about his 50-year career in music. And as Comedian Paul Reiser returns to Cleveland, we listen back to when he hold us why he loves comedy, and later, San Francisco-based band It's a Beautiful Day joins us in studio in time for their rare appearance at Nighttown.

Additional Information

Guitarist Dick Dale drops by as he prepares to showcase his talents again at the Grog Shop in Cleveland Heights on Thursday, July 24.

Comedian Paul Reiser returns to Cleveland to perform at Hilarities, a comedy event at Pickwick and Frolic, on Friday, July 25. We take a look back at how he became interested in comedy, and how he keeps the crowd laughing.

San Francisco band It’s a Beautiful Day makes a rare appearance at Nighttown, where they will perform Friday, July 25 and Saturday, July 26.


Arts and Culture, Music


Dick Dale, musician

Paul Reiser
, comedian

David LaFlamme, It’s a Beautiful Day
Linda Baker LaFlamme, It’s a Beautiful Day
Val Fuentes, It’s a Beautiful Day
Toby Gray, It’s a Beautiful Day
Gary Thomas, It’s a Beautiful Day
Rob Espinosa, It’s a Beautiful Day
Michael Pritchard, It’s a Beautiful Day

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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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Dee Perry image courtesy Chris Stephens, The Plain Dealer