ArtLens at the Cleveland Museum of Art

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A trip to the Cleveland Museum of Art can sometimes be a little intimidating. Not knowing Rembrandt from Picasso can leave some people embarrassed, lost or perplexed. There's some good news - there's an ap for that! Recently, the art museum began offering visitors iPads loaded with software called Art-Lens that works with a large video screen called the Collection Wall. Together, they put all kind of information about the artworks right at your fingertips. We stopped by the museum recently to see how this mash-up of art and technology is working out.

Alexis Cole recently stopped by our studios here at the Idea Center at PlayhouseSquare to appear on our daily arts radio program, Around Noon. She was in northeast Ohio to perform at Night Town in Cleveland Heights. Alexis has gone to great lengths to hone her skills: she's released nine CD's, earned a Master's Degree in music and traveled half-way around the world to perform her music - including Mumbai!

When author Yann Martel first tried to get his novel Life of Pi published, he was rejected by at least five different publishing houses. When the book finally did hit stores, it quickly won fiction awards all over the world. History repeated itself when it came to adapting the book for the silver screen, as most industry experts called it "unmakeable." But happily for film goers, acclaimed director Ang Lee disagreed. Now, his vision of Martel's book is winning high praise and awards. Applause America takes us to New York City where Lee and two of the stars of the Oscar-nominated Life of Pi talk with WNET's Paula Zahn about filming the impossible film.


Caroline Goeser, Cleveland Museum of Art
Alexis Cole, jazz vocalist
Novelist Yann Martel, "Life of Pi"
Film Director Ang Lee
Paula Zahn, WNET

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