The Sound of Applause celebrates the visual and performing arts, explores cultural trends, and examines current events through an artistic lens.
Dee Perry welcomes Grammy-winning classical guitarist David Russell for a Key Bank Studio performance, prior to his concert this weekend. Plus, we share a conversation with Pulitzer-Prize-winning author - Jane Smiley - as she prepares to visit Case Western Reserve University next week. And ideastream's David C. Barnett spotlights the just-announced winners of this year's Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards.
David Russell, guitarist
Jane Smiley, author