The Sound of Applause celebrates the visual and performing arts, explores cultural trends, and examines current events through an artistic lens.
Today we share Dee Perry's archive interview with the late poet and civil rights activist - Maya Angelou - who passed away at age 86. Also, catch Dan Polletta's preview of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District's 15th annual production of Rent and look ahead to a Cleveland's Contemporary Youth Orchestra performance with pianist Ben Folds.
Maya Angelou, late poet
Tony Sias, Director of Arts Education for the Cleveland Metropolitan School District
Kimberly Brown, All-City Arts Program’s Managing Director
Warren Franklin III, 'Rent' actor
Ben Folds, musician