The Sound of Applause celebrates the visual and performing arts, explores cultural trends, and examines current events through an artistic lens.
Dee Perry welcomes Stephan Pastis the creator of the beloved comic strip Pearls Before Swine prior to his Rocky River appearance later today. Plus Akron writer David Giffels shares essays and dispatches from the Rust Belt in his new book - The Hard Way on Purpose. And local jazz piano man Joe Hunter shares music from his new CD - Sweet and Lovely.
Stephan Pastis, comic strip writer
David Giffels, writer
Joe Hunter, musician