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Try Out New Shows During WKSU's Summer Vacation
Request Passes for 'Sharknado 2: The Second One'
Kent Blues Fest Fills the City with Music
Blossom Begins with a Bang
Kent/Blossom Music Features the Miami String Quartet
Take A Hike To Do Your Heart And Spirit Good
As Tastes Shift, Food Giant General Mills Gets A Makeover
Do Try This At Home: Hacking Ribs — In The Pressure Cooker
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This Issue's Features

 Try Out New Shows During WKSU's Summer Vacation

Summer vacations are times for doing things differently and experiencing even familiar surroundings in new ways. In that spirit, WKSU takes its own summer vacation by moving weekend programs to 11 a.m. from July 6 through 10. Hear your favorites - like Snap Judgment and This American Life - in a fresh environment and be introduced to shows that make their way to WKSU's weekend schedule beginning July 11 (see the new schedule at WKSU.org).

WKSU's Summer Vacation (all programs aired at 11 a.m.):
MONDAY, JULY 6: Reveal (from Specials and Documentaries airing Saturdays at 4 p.m.)
TUESDAY, JULY 7: America's Test Kitchen (airing Sundays at 3 p.m.)
WEDNESDAY, JULY 8: This American Life (moving to Saturdays at noon)
THURSDAY, JULY 9: The Moth Radio Hour (airing Saturdays at 1 p.m.)
FRIDAY, JULY 10: Snap Judgment (moving to Saturdays at 2 p.m.)

Find out more about the Summer Vacation shows at WKSU.org.

 Request Passes for 'Sharknado 2: The Second One'

The internal shark chainsawer Ian Ziering is back! This time the titular weather event hits the city of New York, right as all the gruff and busy inhabitants are trying to walk, over here! The MST3000 guys bring their own brand of Sharknado 2 crazy to select cinemas nationwide LIVE on Thursday, July 9 at 8 p.m. with a repeat performance on Thursday, July 16 at 7:30 p.m.

To request two passes to Rifftrax Live: Sharknado 2: The Second One in area theatres, send an email with your name and email address to hotpicks@wksu.org with "Sharknado" in the subject line. Please request a specific theatre preference - we are now sending passes by email! (we will fulfill requests on a first-come, first-served basis): JULY 9: Montrose Movies, Cinemark Cuyahoga Falls, Regal Hudson, Cinemark at Macedonia, Cinemark Tinseltown - North Canton, Cinemark Mansfield Town Center, Cinemark Sandusky, Digiplex Solon Cinema, Cinemark Southpark - Strongsville, Cinemark at Valley View, and Cinemark Wooster.
JULY 16: Regal Montrose, Regal Hudson, Digiplex Solon Cinema.

 Kent Blues Fest Fills the City with Music

On Friday, July 17, downtown Kent will be singing the blues as the Kent Blues Fest fills venues throughout the city with free performances. The fun begins at 5:30 p.m. with a kick-off concert in Acorn Alley Plaza featuring Jake Friel & The Last Train South and continues late into the night.

Other performers include: Wallace Coleman, Rooster Jones Band, Memphis Cradle, the Wanda Hunt Band, The Juke Hounds, 15-60-75 (The Numbers Band), Guy Pernetti, Austin Walkin' Cane, Blue Lunch, Roger Hoover & The Hurt, The Bluestones, Mike Lenz Band and many more! See the full list at kentbluesfest.com.

 Blossom Begins with a Bang

The Cleveland Orchestra returns to Blossom Music Center on July 2 and 3 with America the Beautiful. The Orchestra under the direction of Thomas Wilkins performs a variety of works by American composers - along with Tchaikovsky's showstopping "1812" Overture. The evening will be a patriotic celebration with fireworks that launches a summer season of outstanding music. On Thursday, July 2, stop by and say hello at the WKSU table. For more information on the Blossom season, go online to ClevelandOrchestra.com.

 Kent/Blossom Music Features the Miami String Quartet

Kent/Blossom Music continues it's Faculty Series with a performance by the Miami String Quartet and guest Spencer Myer on Monday, July 6 at 7:30 p.m. Performances take place in Ludwig Recital Hall in the Center for Performing Arts at Kent State University. Praised in The New York Times as having “everything one wants in a quartet,” the Miami String Quartet has established its place among the most widely respected quartets in America. One of the most important American artists of his generation, pianist Spencer Myer has garnered stellar audience and critical acclaim from around the globe, rapidly establishing a significant and continuously expanding career.

On July 8, Mark Kosower, Principal Cellist for The Cleveland Orchestra, takes the spotlight during the next Kent/Blossom Music Faculty Concert. Learn more about the series at kent.edu/blossom.

NPR Notes
 Take A Hike To Do Your Heart And Spirit Good

Whether it's to help their dogs or themselves, about half of all Americans surveyed in a recent NPR poll say they exercise regularly. And while getting a cardio-aerobic workout on a treadmill, elliptical machine, or stationary bike are all popular, going for a walk is the exercise Americans say they engage in most frequently.

 As Tastes Shift, Food Giant General Mills Gets A Makeover

It's not just the Lucky Charms that are getting a makeover at General Mills. The company's announcement Monday that it is removing artificial colors and flavors from its cereal line is part of a much bigger overhaul at the food giant. General Mills is one of the biggest and most successful food firms in the world, with dozens of immediately recognizable brands. But, like all food companies, it is having to navigate a landscape where food tastes are changing fast, and familiar products no longer hold as much as sway with customers.

 Do Try This At Home: Hacking Ribs — In The Pressure Cooker

This summer, NPR is getting crafty in the kitchen. As part of Weekend Edition's Do Try This At Home series, chefs are sharing their cleverest hacks and tips — taking expensive, exhausting or intimidating recipes and tweaking them to work in any home kitchen. This week: Making delicious, fall-off-the-bone baby back ribs in only about an hour — with a surprising piece of kitchen equipment.

Program Notes
 This American Life

Saturdays at 1 p.m. July 4: Abdi and the Golden Ticket. Abdi is a refugee in Kenya. He's from Somalia, one of the most dangerous countries in the world, and he's always dreamed of coming to America. One day, he gets the luckiest break of his life: he wins a lottery putting him on a short list for a U.S. visa. This is his ticket out. Until the police start raiding his neighborhood, targeting refugees. So he goes into hiding, desperate to get his visa before the police get him.


Saturdays at 4 p.m. July 4: Memory and Forgetting. A look behind the curtain of how memories are made... and unmade. Remembering is an unstable and profoundly unreliable process - it's easy come, easy go, as we learn how true memories can be obliterated, and false ones created. And Oliver Sacks joins us to tell the story of an amnesiac whose love for his wife and music transcend his 7-second memory.

 A Prairie Home Companion

Saturdays at 6 p.m. July 4: (repeated June 21 at 10 a.m.) It’s back to where it all began, Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota, for the Second Annual 40th Anniversary Live Broadcast and 4th of July Season Finale. There’s great Americana music with JD McPherson, rambles from Joe Newberry, and soul from Jearlyn and Jevetta Steele. Butch Thompson adds his piano and clarinet and Tjärnblom rounds things out with a celebration of Minnesota’s Scandinavian heritage.

 Krista Tippett On Being

Sundays at 7 a.m. July 5: Banjo players Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn, partners in music and in life. The music they play is steeped in history and created with authenticity and truth.

 The Splendid Table

Sundays at 2 p.m. July 5: This week, Lynne is taking on the 4th of July with handful of favorites - Mario Batali, Claudia Roden, Sally Schneider - and an interview with Julia Child from The Splendid Table's very first national broadcast, 20 years ago this weekend.

 Snap Judgment

Sundays at 4 p.m. July 5: Quick Fix. Life can be messy, but when the bomb is ticking down, the dam is breaking, or Jimmy is in the well... You don't have time to do things the right way. No, you need a "Quick Fix."

 Don’t see your favorite program listed here? To view a complete lineup, visit the WKSU Programs page.
Arts On-line
 Tedeschi Trucks Band at Jacobs Pavilion
Live Nation
Sunday, July 19th

Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks bring their combined effort to the Wheels of Soul Tour with special guests, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings. For Derek and Susan, TTB’s strength in numbers—the band presently comprises 11 members—virtually guaranteed that a wide range of influences would steer the music to new, previously unexplored places.

Sunday, July 19 at 6:30 p.m., Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica, Cleveland, (800) 653-8000

 Wade Oval Wednesdays
University Circle Incorporated
Wednesday, June 17th - Wednesday, August 26th

Weekly free concerts in the heart of University Circle! Next up, Brent Kirby & His Luck on July 8 and Karizma (plus the movie 'Paddington' at 9 p.m.) on July 15. Make-and-take children's art activities as well.

Now through Aug. 26, Wade Oval, University Circle, Cleveland, (216) 791-3900

 Boston Mills Artfest Week 2
Boston Mills/Brandywine Ski Resort
Thursday, July 2nd - Sunday, July 5th

The second weekend of the juried Boston Mills Artfest brings a different group of world-class artists and fine crafters to Northeast Ohio. Enjoy live music as you stroll past rows of displays and discuss the works with the people who created them.

July 2 - 5, Boston Mills Ski Resort, Peninsula, 800-U-SKI-241

 Proof at the Akron Art Museum
Akron Art Museum
Saturday, May 30th - Sunday, October 25th

Proof features photographs from the Civil War to the present. The exhibition highlights familiar favorites from the collection, including classic documentary photographs by Walker Evans, Lewis Hine and Weegee, as well as major series commissioned by the museum from Lee Friedlander and Robert Glenn Ketchum.

Now through Oct. 25, Akron Art Museum, 1 S. High St., Akron, (330) 376-9185

 Lord Huron at House of Blues
House of Blues
Wednesday, July 29th

Americana artist Lord Huron and special guest Widowspeak come to Cleveland. Founding member Ben Schneider began the band as a solo project - adding members to take the indie folk show on the road. Lord Huron is quickly gathering buzz across the country.

Wednesday, July 29 at 8 p.m., House of Blues, 308 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, (800) 653-8000

 Downtown@Dusk in Akron
Akron Art Museum
Thursday, June 18th - Thursday, August 6th

Akron's after work free concert series continues at the Akron Art Museum. On July 9, WKSU's Amanda Rabinowitz hosts Americana music from Anne E. DeChant. The next week, Vivian Goodman welcomes favorites 15 60 75 - the Numbers Band to the stage.

Now through Aug. 6 at 6:30 p.m., Akron Art Museum, 1 S. High St., Akron, (330) 376-9185

 Porthouse presents 'Violet'
Porthouse Theatre Company
Thursday, July 9th - Saturday, July 25th

A musical of transformation, 'Violet' chronicles a young disfigured woman’s journey of self-discovery as she seeks the healing touch of an evangelical preacher in the 1960s Deep South. Assistant professor Amy Fritsche performs as Violet.

July 9 - 25, Porthouse Theatre, the grounds of Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, (330) 672-3884

 Sounds of Summer Concert Series
Holden Arboretum
Tuesday, July 21st - Tuesday, August 25th

Holden’s sixth annual Tuesday Summer Garden Concert series features great performances by local bands and performers from the Cleveland Institute of Music. First up North Coast Winds on July 21 at Spyder Stompers and Sugar Pie on July 28. Concerts begin at 7:30 p.m.

July 21 - Aug. 25, Holden Arboretum, 9500 Sperry Rd., Kirtland, (440) 946-4400

 For more information on arts and culture organizations in Northeast Ohio, visit the WKSU Artslink page.
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