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Applause and The Sound of Applause

Jerry Douglas, Joe Bonamassa and ‘The Frogs’

Thursday, July 31, 2014

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Jerry Douglas, Joe Bonamassa and ‘The Frogs’ Jerry Douglas, who recently released his 14th album, returns home to Ohio to perform at the Kent Stage. Later, we take a look back on our conversation with guitar master Joe Bonamassa, and we'll hear some live music from Stephen Sondheim's little-known musical based on the Ancient Greek play, The Frogs, which hops onto the Cain Park stage soon.

Additional Information

Musician Jerry Douglas, who hails from Warren, Ohio, returns to the Cleveland area for a performance at the Kent Stage on Saturday, August 2.

Joe Bonamassa joined us in 2012, and we take a look back on what he said about his career as a musician.

Director Martin Friedman brings a group of actors into our studio for a live performance from The Frogs, Stephen Sondheim’s take on the Ancient Greek play that hops into Cain Park on July 31.


Arts and Culture, Music, Theatre


Jerry Douglas, musician

Joe Bonamassa, musician

Martin Friedman, The Frogs director
Jordan Cooper, The Frogs accompanist and assistant music director
Dan Folino, The Frogs actor
Caitlin Elizabeth Reilly, The Frogs actor
Nicole Sumlin, The Frogs actor

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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.

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