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The Intensity is Sometimes Lacking in 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' at Blank Canvas Theatre

The Intensity is Sometimes Lacking in 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' at Blank Canvas Theatre

It's too bad that humans didn't really evolve as they were imagined in one of the Greek myths. According to that yarn, humans were originally endowed with four arms, four legs and two faces.

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Cain Park's 80th Season Kicks Off Tonight with 'Memphis: The Musical'

The heart of Cleveland Heights' summer experience, Cain Park, is celebrating its 80th season with a dynamic slate of events, kicking off tonight with...

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Tremont West Announces Schedule for Arts in August 2018

Each August, Tremont West partners with Ward 3 Councilman Kerry McCormack, LAND Studio and Cleveland Public Theatre to present free professional dance, theater and...

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Author Brian Hassett to Bring His 'One-Man Variety Show' to Visible Voice Books and Mac's Backs

In his book The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Jack Kerouac, Brian Hassett writes about the many connections between the Grateful Dead and Beat writer Jack...

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'Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin' at the Cleveland Play House is a Fun But Shallow Profile of the Composer

It’s hard not to like a Hershey Felder show. Like a friendly and incredibly persistent Scotch terrier, Felder’s shows hump your leg with gusto...

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Marilyn Szalay and Judy Takács Reveal 'Secrets' at the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve

Two titans of figurative art in Cleveland, the late Marilyn "Lynn" Szalay and Judy Takács, present allegory and iconography in Secrets, now showing at the...

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In Advance of Her Upcoming Playhouse Square Show, Lisa Lampanelli Talks About Her Lengthy Career (And Has a Thing or Two to Say About Trump)

Best known for tossing out insults based on sexual preferences and racial stereotypes, comedian Lisa Lampanelli says she's actually not sexist or racist at...

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Cleveland Opera and Cleveland Ballet Join to Perform 'The Haunted Manor,' Plus the Rest of the Classical Music to Catch This Week

Three multi-event series get underway this week and continue through June. ChamberFest Cleveland embarks on its ten-concert seventh season, titled In Search of Freedom,...

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Hot Summer Reading Recommendations from Five Independent Bookstores in Cleveland

Summer means having a little more time to dig into a good book. So we talked to a handful of Cleveland area bookstores about which...

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What You Need to Know About Saturday's Annual Parade the Circle Event

One of the signature events of summer in Northeast Ohio, the Cleveland Museum of Art's annual Parade the Circle includes floats, dancers, live music,...

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Broadway's 'Frozen' is Coming to Cleveland in 2020

The Tony-nominated stage version of Disney's Frozen is coming to Cleveland in 2020. The exact date has yet to be revealed, but Playhouse Square...

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Devon Turchan Talks About Transforming into 'Hedwig and The Angry Inch,' Opening Friday at Blank Canvas Theatre

John Cameron Mitchell’s dreamchild Hedwig and the Angry Inch follows a fictional rock band fronted by an East German song stylist who survives a...

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The Controversial 1979 Play 'Bent' Explores Gay Identity and Love During the Holocaust

In the shattering book, "This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen," author and concentration camp victim Tadeusz Borowski relates a telling and ghastly moment....

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Inaugural Re:Sound Festival Debuts and the Rest of the Cleveland Classical Music to Catch This Week

Fasten your seat belts — it’s the beginning of festival season in Northeast Ohio. First up is the inaugural year of Re:Sound, a multi-event...

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'My Son Pinocchio' is a Rare Miss for the Mercury Theatre Company

Mercury Theatre Company, now celebrating its 20th anniversary in Cleveland, has a long history of selecting exceptional shows. And they have usually produced them...

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Comedian Nick Swardson Coming to Hard Rock Live in November

Comedian Nick Swardson started his career in St. Paul/Minneapolis before moving on to bigger and better things in New York and Los Angeles. Perhaps...

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MST3K Live 30th Anniversary Tour Coming to the Agora in October

For 30 years now, the award-winning comedy television series Mystery Science Theater 3000 has been known as one of the top cult TV shows...

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Free 'Music at Main' at the Cleveland Public Library and the Rest of the Classical Music Action to Catch This Week

This week, a parade of summer festivals begins with the Cleveland International Piano Competition for Young Artists, which will bring 22 young pianists to...

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Things Aren't What They Seem in Matthew Gallagher's Research & Development Exhibit at Hedge

We are standing in front of "Magnetic Field Fossil," a small, organic sculpture created with white iron and acrylic. "It looks like a sea urchin...

Arts Lead

Convergence-Continuum Does Justice to the Injustice in Suzan-Lori Parks' Play 'In the Blood'

"Suffering is an enormous turn-on!" That line, which is said by a character in the middle of In the Blood by Suzan-Lori Parks, may explain...

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Agora Theatre to Host a World Armwrestling League Competition in June

Earlier today, the Agora Theatre announced that it’ll host an upcoming World Armwrestling League Supermatch Showdown Series. Founded in 2014, the armwrestling league has...

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Biennial Art Song Festival Returns to the Cleveland Institute of Music This Week

As usual, after a final burst of energy, the winter-spring concert season tapers off the week before Memorial Day. This year, the biennial Art...

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