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 Blossom Presents Broadway Standing Ovations
Cleveland Orchestra
At Blossom Music Center
Sunday, July 27th

The 2014 Blossom Music Festival presents selections from Phantom of the Opera, Rent, Les Misérables, and more on Sunday, July 27 at 7 p.m. Featuring singer Christina Bianco in excerpts from her Diva Moments solo show, bringing down the house with her celebrity impressions of stars including Julie Andrews, Barbra Streisand and Judy Garland.

Sunday, July 27 at 7 p.m. Blossom Music Center 1145 W Steels Corners Rd., Cuyahoga Falls
(330) 920-8040

 Cain Park Presents Arlo Guthrie
Cain Park
At Evans Amphitheatre
Sunday, July 27th

Folk singer Arlo Guthrie has toured throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia in the past four decades. With songs like "Alice's Restaurant" - too long for radio airplay, "Coming into Los Angeles" - banned from many radio stations (but a favorite at the 1969 Woodstock Festival), and the definitive rendition of Steve Goodman's "City of New Orleans," Guthrie has won the hearts of many fans along his journey.

Sunday, July 27 at 7 p.m., Cain Park, Evans Amphitheater, Cleveland Heights, (216) 371-3000

 Ohio Shakespeare Festival Presents Henry IV Part One
Ohio Shakespeare Festival
At Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens
Thursday, July 31st - Sunday, August 17th

Ohio Shakespeare Festival presents a Shakespearean play filled with drama, action and humor (courtesy of one of his best-known characters, Sir John Falstaff). The play depicts a span of history that begins with Hotspur's battle at Homildon against the Douglas late in 1402 and ends with the defeat of the rebels at Shrewsbury in the middle of 1403.

Thursday, July 31 through Sunday, Aug. 17, Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens, 714 N Portage Path, Akron, (330) 836-5533

 Downtown@Dusk Presents JD Eicher & The Goodnights
At Akron Art Museum
Thursday, July 31st

Vocalist and guitarist JD Eicher performs alongside his alternative rock group members Ben Portz, Jim Merhaut and Dylan Kollat at Downtown@Dusk on Thursday, July 31 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Rooted in Northeast Ohio and Pittsburgh, the band members will perform for fans at the Akron Art Museum, playing songs including "This is Something," "Fine Line," "Easy" and "Broken Wave."

Thursday, July 31 at the Akron Art Museum One S High St., Akron (330) 376-9185

 Cain Park Presents The Frogs
Cain Park
At Alma Theater
Thursday, July 31st - Sunday, August 17th

Stephen Sondheim and Burt Shevelove's musical retells the Aristophanes satire, THE FROGS, celebrating the power of art while asking the audience to demand more from its leaders. The original 1974 production was performed in Yale University's swimming pool and was most famous for featuring Meryl Streep, Sigourney Weaver and Christopher Durang. The Frogs mixes Aristophanes' satire with a Sondheim score that mirrors the Greek original for the serious issue of the role of the arts in a world beset by war. Don't miss the production running from Thursdays through Sundays, July 31 through Aug. 17

Thursday, July 31 through Aug. 17 at Alma Theater 14591 Superior Rd., Cleveland Heights
(216) 371-3000

 Garden Open House at Ohio State ATI
OSU Wooster Campus
At OSU Agricultural Technical Institute
Friday, August 1st - Saturday, August 2nd

Ohio State ATI's extensive annual gardens are designed this year around the them of children's books, including Alice in Wonderland, the Harry Potter books, The Very Hungry Caterpillar and many other beloved works. Visitors can also see Ohio State ATI's 2014 All-America Selections garden, which features a number of regional AAS winners this year, chosen specifically for their suitability to this region.

Aug. 1 from 6-9 p.m. and Aug. 2 from 9 a.m.-noon, 1328 Dover Road, Ohio State Agricultural Technical Institute, Wooster, (800) 647-8283

 Lakeside Symphony Orchestra, Pointe of Departure Perform Annual Iva M. Clark Memorial Concert
At Hoover Auditorium
Saturday, August 2nd

Lakeside Symphony Orchestra joins with Pointe of Departure to present the Annual Iva M. Clark Memorial Concert at Hoover Auditorium on Saturday, Aug. 2. This exciting group of nine dancers, led by Karen Gabay and Raymond Rodriguez, will dazzle the audience with the most colorful dances in the ballet collection.

Saturday, Aug. 2 at 8:15 p.m. at Hoover Auditorium W 3rd St., Lakeside Marblehead (419) 798-4461

 Blossom Presents Romantic Rachmaninoff
Cleveland Orchestra
At Blossom Music Center
Saturday, August 2nd

Conductor Johannes Debus and pianist Benjamin Grosvenor of the Cleveland Orchestra present Romantic Rachmaninoff as part of the 2014 Blossom Music Festival. The concert on Saturday, August 2 will take place at 8 p.m.

Saturday, August 2 at 8 p.m. at the Blossom Music Center 1145 W Steels Corners Rd., Cuyahoga Falls (330) 920-8040

 Downtown@Dusk Presents Blu Monsoon
At Akron Art Museum
Thursday, August 7th

Perfecting a unique and inviting jazz-inspired sound, Mike Schirch, lead writer; Adam Hradisky, drums; Jeff Jeric, bass; and Donald Pelc II, guitars; joined in 2012 to create Blu Monsoon. On Thursday, Aug. 7, the band brings its musical talents to the Akron Art Museum's Downtown@Dusk outdoor event, complete with tasty snacks and cool refreshments.

Thursday, Aug. 7 at the Akron Art Museum One South High St., Akron (330) 376-9185

 Hale Farm Presents Annual Civil War Reenactment
Western Reserve Historical Society
At Hale Farm & Village
Saturday, August 9th - Sunday, August 10th

Clad in Union trousers, Confederate vests and sporting shiny muskets, actors flood the fields of Hale Farm & Village every year to present one of the largest Civil War reenactments in Ohio. Meet soldiers and civilians, experience the sounds of battle and smell the fresh gunpowder. Don’t miss the excitement of Hale Farm's annual event!

Saturday, Aug. 9 and Sunday, Aug. 10 at Hale Farm & Village 2686 Oak Hill Rd., Bath (330) 666-3711

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