March 10, 2014
Today we share a conversation with acclaimed author and Oberlin graduate - Ishmael Beah - discussing his life as a child soldier in Sierra Leone captured in the pages of his memoir - A Long Way Gone - prior to an appearance next week for the Cuyahoga County Public Library. Plus, CWRU art historian Henry Adams opens his new book, Painting in Pure Color, Modern Art in Cleveland before the Armory Show 1908-1913. And we take a class at Happy Dog U with CWRU professor Heather Galloway, who discusses the WPA and public art in Cleveland.
March 6, 2014
Dee Perry shares The Sound of Imagination as she previews the Contemporary Youth Orchestra's tribute to the music of Pixar, Disney & Marvel. Plus John Ewing discusses what's onscreen at The Cinematheque at The Cleveland Institute of Art and at The Cleveland Museum of Art. And we have some fun with former Saturday Night Live cast member - Finesse Mitchell.
March 5, 2014
Dee Perry unveils the new Cleveland Museum of Art exhibition - Van Gogh Repetitions - with CMA curator William Robinson. Plus Dan Polletta speaks with National Book Award winner James McBride about his new book The Good Lord Bird and his return to his alma mater - Oberlin College. And we raise the curtain on the new production from Theater Ninjas - [sic] by Melissa James Gibson.
March 4, 2014
Dee Perry welcomes local blues legend Bill 'Mr. Stress' Miller to discuss the new recorded tribute to his musical legacy, along with his protege and pal - Colin Dussault. Plus Ohioana award-winning novelist Carla Buckley shares The Deepest Secret behind her new thriller prior to her appearance tonight at the Berea Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library. And we get the latest news on the local visual arts scene with the editor of CAN Journal - Michael Gill.
March 3, 2014
Dee Perry shares the legacy of The Trisha Brown Dance company with associate artistic director Diane Madden prior to their final Cleveland concert this weekend. Plus we introduce you to the new executive director of SPACES Christina Vassallo. And listen for a performance by The New York Gypsy All Stars who return to town this weekend for a Fridays @ 7 concert for The Cleveland Orchestra.
February 27, 2014
Dan Polletta talks with Grammy-winning trumpeter - Terence Blanchard - prior to his performances at Nighttown in Cleveland Heights. Plus, Dee Perry introduces us to award-winning choreographer - Rosie Herrera - who sets her steps on GroundWorks DanceTheater this weekend. And we share a performance from The Revolution Brass Band in our Key Bank studio.
February 26, 2014
Dee Perry welcomes a trio of local film fanatics to sound off on this year's Academy Awards. Joining Dee are film critics Clint O'Connor from The Plain Dealer, and Sam Allard from Scene Magazine along with Cleveland Cinemas' Dave Huffman.
February 25, 2014
Dan Polletta welcomes journalist, author and playwright Roger Rosenblatt who speaks at Hiram College this evening about his new memoir - The Boy Detective: A New York Childhood. Plus Dee Perry welcomes Cleveland Arts Prize winner Moe Brooker back to Northeast Ohio for his first local exhibit in close to twenty years, on view now at Tregoning & Company. And we share a musical conversation with Texas rocker Alejandro Escovedo who plays The Kent Stage tonight.
February 24, 2014
Dee Perry hosts another edition of Music Monday featuring new music from Bruce Springsteen, Hilary Hahn and Stephen Malkmus. Joining Dee are Lauren Onkey from The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Tom Welsh from the Cleveland Museum of Art and Michael Dalby from Cleveland Public Library.
February 20, 2014
Dee Perry spotlights the new Cleveland Play House production - Breath and Imagination - about the journey of African-American tenor Roland Hayes from rural Georgia to Carnegie Hall with a performance by the cast. Plus we hear from the playwright behind Breath and Imagination as Dee chats with Daniel Beaty. And we share a musical conversation with members of The Kinsman Dazz Band as they get ready for their gig this weekend at The Beachland Ballroom.