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Erin Foley, Brian Thornton & ‘Best Hikes Near Cleveland’

Monday, August 11, 2014

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Erin Foley, Brian Thornton & ‘Best Hikes Near Cleveland’ Dee Perry welcomes LGBT comic Erin Foley who performs at Hilarities in anticipation of The Gay Games. Plus Cleveland Orchestra cellist Brian Thornton remembers his late mentor and music teacher Lev Aronson. And local travel writer Joe Baur takes us on the Best Hikes Near Cleveland.

Additional Information

Erin Foley performs at Hilarities 4th Street Theater August 11 & 12.

Brian Thornton pays tribute to his late mentor Lev Aronson with a concert at the Mayfield Sand Ridge Club, South Euclid Wednesday, August 13.

Joe Baur signs copies of his book Best Hikes Near Cleveland at Mac’s Backs on Tuesday, August 12 at 6:30 pm


Arts and Culture, Music, Natural History


Erin Foley, comic

Brian Thornton, musician

Joe Baur, writer

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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