United We Brunch returns to the Madison Sat., March 14. Limited tickets still available!

Sex-based 'Sleuth,' Still Witty, is Showing Some Erectile Dysfunction

Sex-based 'Sleuth,' Still Witty, is Showing Some Erectile Dysfunction

You may be somewhat familiar with Sleuth, the mystery-thriller set in England that was written by Anthony Shaffer and turned into a 1972 movie starring Lawrence Olivier and Michael Caine. But did you know that the main character, the fearsomely erudite and clever Andrew Wyke, was fashioned after Stephen Sondheim?

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Oberlin Artist Recital Series Welcomes Genre-Mixing Russian Renaissance This Weekend

More and more, today’s musicians are shrugging off divisions of genre. Another trend in programming? Folk instruments from places far and wide are being...

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What You Need to Know About Next Weekend’s Wizard World Cleveland

Wizard World Cleveland, the annual convention that comes to the Huntington Convention Center on March 6, 7 and 8, will feature the debut of...

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David Spade to Perform at MGM Northfield Park — Center Stage in August

Veteran actor and comedian David Spade has just announced the dates of a fall tour, and he’ll perform on Aug. 7 at MGM Northfield...

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Metropolitan Opera's Jennifer Rowley Begins a BW Residency and the Rest of the Classical Music to Catch This Week

There’s a wide variety of events to choose from this week. fp Creative (Fresh Perspectives) continues its series of guest-curated concerts with “Samples,” a...

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In Advance of Next Week's Shows at Hilarities, Jim Tews Talks About Launching His Comedy Career in Cleveland

A veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard, comedian Jim Tews studied film at Cleveland State University while launching a standup career here in the...

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Michael Tilson Thomas to Speak at CIM Commencement, Receive Honorary Doctorate

On May 16, Cleveland Institute of Music will confer an honorary doctorate on Michael Tilson Thomas, one of the more well-known and well-respected contemporary...

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'Dirty Daddy' Bob Saget Brings His Not-So-Family-Friendly Comedy to the Agora

Bob Saget, best known for playing the lovable Danny Tanner on Full House and Fuller House, is bringing his brand of in-you-face dirty humor...

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Masrah Cleveland Al-Arabi's Bilingual Production of 'And Then We Met...' at CPT Brings Four Strangers Together on the Path to Mutual Respect

Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland never received an award for promoting cultural engagement, but maybe they should have. Many times, in their song 'n'...

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'The Masked Singer' Comes to Cleveland This Summer, Features Mysterious Local Celebrity

Your grandma's favorite show, The Masked Singer, is getting the live tour treatment this summer, headed to theaters around the country, including one in...

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fp Creative Brings a Surround-Sound Gallery of Music to Snap House Studios Next Week

Imagine the thrill of sampling ice cream without being a burden on the person scooping it, and without the sighs of people in line...

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'Anastasia' is Soft and Pretty and a Bit Too Twee

About a century ago the Russian emperor Tsar Nicholas Romanov, along with his extensive family and retinue, had a really bad day. They were executed...

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Three Career Women 'Of a Certain Age' Explore Their Libidos in 'Sassy Mamas' at Karamu House

As is true with most theaters in town, they tend to repeat popular shows to help fill their coffers. And if you've ever tried...

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'The Scottsboro Boys' at the Beck Center Uses a Minstrel-Type Show to Shine Light on the Disease of Racism

When you're doing strength training, your fitness instructor will often have you stand on one foot or hold a kettle bell in one hand....

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Apollo's Fire Brings the Love With 'L’Amore — An Old Italian Valentine' and the Rest of the Classical Music to Catch This Week

Valentine’s Day inspires some of this week’s programming, notably Apollo’s Fire’s performances of “L’Amore — An Old Italian Valentine” beginning on Thursday, February 13...

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Fast-Paced 'On Clover Road' at None Too Fragile Features Cults and Daring Rescues, and That's Just in the First Act

"It grabs you by the throat in the first line and doesn't let go." We've all heard someone say that about a book, a...

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World-Renowned Pianists to Perform a Duo Recital to Benefit CIM's Scholarship Fund

Sergei Babayan [picutred] and Daniil Trifonov, two of the most celebrated concert pianists in the world, will perform a special concert at 8 p.m....

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The Cleveland Orchestra Let It Rip at Last Night's Celebration of Sibelius, Knussen

The cold didn't bother anyone inside Severance Hall during last night's performance of mainly Jean Sibelius-penned works. Yet, on that snowy evening in Cleveland...

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New Contemporary Metal-Art Show at KSU Commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the Brutal Student Shootings

When Anderson Turner first came to Kent State University in 2005, he was tasked with finding the school's Commemorative Medallion marking the May 4 shootings....

Arts Features

'Clue' at Cleveland Play House is Low-Stakes Whodunit Fun

In the America of 2020, it's hard to believe anyone would want to see a farce on stage. It would seem that the absurd (and...

Theater

Akron's Urban Troubadour Series Tackles Beat Music and the Rest of the Classical Music to Catch This Week

Visiting artists and resident ensembles are on tap for a variety of events this week. Fifth House Woodwind Quintet from Chicago brings a modern...

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Comedian Nate Bargatze Coming to the Agora in May

Originally from Old Hickory, TN, slow-talking comedian Nate Bargatze took inspiration from his dad, a former clown turned world class magician. In one bit,...

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