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Playhouse Square's 'School of Rock' is at the Head of the Class

Playhouse Square's 'School of Rock' is at the Head of the Class

In the age of remakes and revamps, when it feels as if almost every new production is a recycling of an old work, you hardly ever hear that the new production has outperformed its source material. The nationally touring Broadway musical School of Rock, now at Playhouse Square, makes a strong case though.

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The Brasil Guitar Duo of João Luiz & Douglas Lora and the Rest of the Classical Music to Catch This Week

Curating thoughtfully-programmed, politically-inspired concerts has become a calling card for the innovative, Cleveland-based ensemble Burning River Baroque, and you can count on soprano Malina...

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Comedian and Actor Nick Offerman to Perform at the State Theatre in November

Earlier today, writer, woodworker and comedian Nick Offerman announced the dates for his brand-new live show, All Rise. The tour comes to Cleveland on...

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Comedian Russell Peters to Perform at MGM Northfield Park — Center Stage in July

After taking time off to film his hit CTV/Netflix series The Indian Detective, comedian Russell Peters has announced more dates for the Deported World...

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The Cleveland Orchestra's 102nd Season Lineup is Here, Offering Some Surprises

After recently announcing its summer Blossom Music Center schedule, the Cleveland Orchestra has just released its list of concerts planned for the 2019-2020 season...

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Ethics and Virtual Reality Take Center Stage in 'The Nether' at Dobama Theatre

In a virtual world where there are no consequences in reality, what decisions should we make? Should we seek to create real consequences from...

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DAYGLOSHO7 at Waterloo Arts is a Trippy Affair

At first glance, the exterior of Waterloo Arts looks almost as if it's between exhibitions. Black paper hides what is going on inside. But when...

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Norm Macdonald Brings a Standup Show to Cleveland This Fall

Comedian Norm Macdonald — of SNL, The Norm Show and the recent Norm Macdonald Has a Show on Netflix — is bringing his talents...

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CityMusic Cleveland Does Five Concerts in Five Days and the Rest of the Classical Music You Should Catch This Week

Oberlin Opera Theater will launch its production of Francis Poulenc’s The Dialogues of the Carmelites this week, with performances in Hall Auditorium on Wednesday,...

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W. Kamau Bell to Speak at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History

A sociopolitical comedian who’s the host of the CNN original series United Shades of America, W. Kamau Bell has received a number of accolades...

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Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry, No. 7

This is the seventh column in a monthly series by Dave Lucas, the Poet Laureate of the State of Ohio. You can read his...

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Mahall’s to Launch a New Monthly Improv Event on March 13

Produced by Sam Dee, the founder of Mass Hysteria, Cleveland's "female-focused" comedy festival, Improv Death Match kicks off a new monthly residency at Mahall’s...

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Cleveland Chamber Choir’s 'March Choral Madness' and the Rest of the Classical Music to Catch This Week

Channelling Yo-Yo Ma? Cleveland Orchestra principal cello Mark Kosower will play “Bach for Humanity,” two concerts of unaccompanied cello music by Johann Sebastian Bach...

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Blank Canvas' 'Kiss of the Spider Woman' Weaves Whimsical Melancholy

Authorial intent can be a tricky subject. In some cases, a reinterpretation or creative decision can change the context of a performance or spark controversy....

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In Liquid Sex Series, Nico Pico Train Lets the Bodies Do the Talking

People jump to conclusions the minute they hear the words "erotic art." And, inevitably, any discussion of it turns into a debate about whether the...

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Visible Voice Books to Reveal Its New Book-Themed Mural on Friday

Prior to opening her gallery in the 78th Street Studios, visual artist Dawn Tekler earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Cleveland...

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MOCA Sets Sights on Inclusion, Starting with Free Admission For All

The Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a massive "Open House" initiative, the star of which is free admission for...

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Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry, No. 6

This is the sixth in a monthly series by Dave Lucas, the Poet Laureate of the State of Ohio. You can read the September...

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Here Are All the Musicals Coming to Playhouse Square for the 2019-2020 Broadway Series Season

The 2019-2020 KeyBank Broadway Series lineup is here, and while it's too bad that Hamilton can't come to Cleveland once again, there are still plenty...

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Rambling House Celebrates St. Patrick's Day Early and the Rest of the Classical Music to Catch This Week

You don’t often hear Baroque opera performed in authentic style by conservatory students, but this week the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Historical...

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Staged Reading Planned in Remembrance of the Cuyahoga River Catching on Fire 50 Years Ago

Fifty years ago, the Cuyahoga River caught fire not for the first time, shocking our nation into making radical environmental policy changes. In honor...

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After a Five-Year Run, NEOCycle Says Farewell

For the past five years, NEOCycle has been a staple cycling event that has taken place in the fall at Edgewater Park. The event...

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