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A Toast to the Stinking Rose
The Return of Show What You Grow!
Request Passes for 'A Streetcar Named Desire'
Concours d'Elegance at Stan Hywet
Download a Pass for 'The Drop'
Pandemonium 2014: Take Flight
BREAKING: British Burn Washington ... 2 Centuries Ago
The Wall That Defined Scotland's Frontier 2,000 Years Ago To Today
Raising A Birthday Glass To Comics King Jack Kirby
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With campus life back in full swing, it's time to look forward to a fall music favorite. This year, the Kent 'Round Town Music Festival is being presented on Friday, Sept. 19 by Main Street Kent with help from the folks that produce the Kent Blues Fest. Check the Kent 'Round Town Facebook page for details!
This Issue's Features

 A Toast to the Stinking Rose

Everything will be coming up garlic as the 6th annual Cleveland Garlic Festival brings a celebration of the stinking rose to Shaker Square on Saturday, Sept. 6 from noon to 9 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 7 from noon to 6 p.m. The event features top chef grill-offs, food tastings, live music, the Miss Garlic Parade and more. And, remember to pick up a variety of garlic and garlic-enhanced items - including garlic beer, garlic fries and even garlic ice cream. The Cleveland Garlic Festival is hosted by North Union Farmers Market, whose mission is to mission to champion local foods by connecting certified producers with consumers through a growing network of ten markets throughout the Greater Cleveland area. Find out more at

 The Return of Show What You Grow!

Last summer, Vivian Goodman invited listeners to send in pictures of their harvests. The Show What You Grow contest was a success, with dozens of people adding their triumphs to the album. Once again, we are giving you the opportunity to boast about your green thumb! Email an image of something great from your garden to Your picture will be featured on the Quick Bites Facebook page and entered into a drawing for a cooking class and a $50 gift card from the Countryside Farmers' Markets. The deadline for entering is October 3!

 Request Passes for 'A Streetcar Named Desire'

WKSU listeners can request two passes to see Tennessee Williams' classic A Streetcar Named Desire broadcast from London's New Vic Theatre. The production stars Gillian Anderson as Blanche DuBois, Ben Foster as Stanley and Vanessa Kirby as Stella. See the production, which is approximately three hours with one intermission, on Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 7 p.m.

To request two passes to A Streetcar Named Desire on Sept. 16 p.m. at 7 p.m. in area theatres, send an email with your name and mailing address to with "STREETCAR" in the subject line. Please request a specific theatre - and make sure you include your mailing address in your email! Limited passes are available for the following locations: Montrose Movies, Hudson Cinema, Cinemark in Macedonia, Cinemark in Mansfield, Tinseltown in North Canton, Cinemark in Sandusky, Southpark Mall, Crocker Park, Cinemark at Valley View. Because passes will be mailed, all requests must be made before noon on Sept. 9! See details at

 Concours d'Elegance at Stan Hywet

The Concours d’Elegance features 160 rare, invitation-only automobiles from throughout the U.S., including great American and European motorcars of the 1920s and 1930s. This new gathering of vintage automobile collectors and aficionados takes place on the grounds of the historic Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens on Sept. 19-21.

The weekend's guest line-up includes Wayne Carini of Chasing Classic Cars; collector Ralph Marano; Moray Callum, Design Director of the Ford Motor Company; Leigh and Leslie Keno of Antiques Road Show; Alain Cerf and his reproduction of the 1771 Cugnot steam carriage and more. The event also offers a fashion show, tours of the grounds and Manor House and other special Concours events. See more at

 Download a Pass for 'The Drop'

The Drop follows bartender Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy) through a covert scheme of funneling cash to local gangsters in the underworld of Brooklyn bars. Under the heavy hand of his employer and cousin Marv (James Gandolfini), Bob finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past.

WKSU members can go to and click the Get My Pass button to download a pass for two for a special preview screening of The Drop on Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Cedar Lee in Cleveland Heights. Please arrive early! Seats are limited and having a pass does not guarantee admission.

 Pandemonium 2014: Take Flight

On Saturday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m., CPT presents Pandemonium 2014: Take Flight. The event includes hundreds of performing artists, food from many of Cleveland's finest restaurants and entertainment around every corner. Proceeds from the event benefit CPT, a cultural anchor and launchpad for the rebirth of the near west side of Cleveland. More information is available at

NPR Notes
 BREAKING: British Burn Washington ... 2 Centuries Ago

Two hundred years ago this August, during the War of 1812, invading British troops destroyed two of the nation's most important buildings — the White House and the Capitol. There was no recorded sound from that time, so NPR imagined how public radio might have covered the burning of Washington, D.C., had they been on the scene two centuries ago.

 The Wall That Defined Scotland's Frontier 2,000 Years Ago To Today

About 2,000 years ago, the Roman Empire stretched from the Middle East all the way across Western Europe. A wall marked the empire's northernmost boundary, at one point less than a mile from today's border between England and Scotland. When the Scottish vote in an independence referendum on Sept. 18, they will be deciding whether they want to separate from the rest of Britain.

 Raising A Birthday Glass To Comics King Jack Kirby

If you've seen Guardians of the Galaxy, you know Groot — the singing, dancing, crime-fighting tree. Groot was created by comics legend Jack Kirby, who's also responsible for Captain America and was the co-creator of the Avengers and the X-Men. Kirby died in 1994, but his birthday on Aug. 28 has become something of a national celebration for comic book fans.

Program Notes
 This American Life

Saturdays at 1 p.m. Sept. 6: It's Not the Product, It's the Person. Starting a business is not for the self-doubting. The first thing you have to sell is yourself--like dating, but with a greater chance of landing in debt. Alex Blumberg tells the incredible, sweat-stains-and-all saga of a man fumbling through starting a new business, and the man is: himself.


Saturdays at 4 p.m. Sept. 6: Cities. Radiolab takes to the streets to ask what makes cities tick. There's no scientific metric for measuring a city's personality. But step out on the sidewalk, and you can see and feel it.

 A Prairie Home Companion

Saturdays at 6 p.m. Sept. 6: (repeated Sept. 7 at 10 a.m.) Rewind to March 2013 and a show from the Fitzgerald Theater. Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell sing "'Till I Gain Control Again," Heather Masse and Jed Wilson "Ring Them Bells," and Jearlyn and Jevetta Steele shake the Fitz with "Hold On, I'm Comin'."

 Krista Tippett On Being

Sundays at 7 a.m. Sept. 7: Yo-Yo Ma. Famed cellist Yo-Yo Ma opens up on his philosophy of life and music. Ma describes his life-long journey of discovery through the sound world.

 The Splendid Table

Sundays at 2 p.m. Sept. 7: Bag lunch season is in full gear and Andrea Nguyen offers an construction manual -- it's for Viet Nam's delicious Banh Mi sandwich. Put away the peanut butter and jelly and discover a more adventurous sandwich option.

 Snap Judgment

Sundays at 4 p.m. Sept. 7: Blackout. It's that moment where everything you count on... disappears.

 Don’t see your favorite program listed here? To view a complete lineup, visit the WKSU Programs page.
Arts On-line
 Yankee Peddler Festival
Yankee Peddler Festival
Saturday, September 6th - Sunday, September 21st

Step back in time 200 years and visit pioneer America. Master artists and crafters assemble rustic shops along streams and amid lovely wooded dales. Sample food from colonial days, cooked over open fires. Seventy-five acres of entertainment for the whole family.

Sept. 6 - 21, Clay's Park Resort, 13190 Patterson Street NW, North Lawrence,

 The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd
Weathervane Community Playhouse
Thursday, September 4th - Sunday, September 21st

With book, music, and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley, the musical is a comical, allegorical satire on the British class system of the 1960s related through a series of sketches and songs served up in a style reminiscent of vaudeville. Many of the songs have become musical standards: "Who Can I Turn To?," "The Joker," "The Beautiful Land," "A Wonderful Day Like Today" and "Feeling Good."

Sept. 4 - 21, Weathervane Playhouse, 1301 Weathervane Ln, Akron, (330) 836-2626 ***WKSU Member Discount***

 Art in the Park
Kent Parks and Recreation
Saturday, September 6th - Sunday, September 7th

The entire family can explore the work of professional artists, see demonstrations, and enjoy music on two stages by performers including the Stingers, JD Eicher and the Goodnights, Zach, Caty Petersilge, Bryan and Tina, Halim El-Dahb, Brad and Peggy, Flash in the Pan and Ashley-Brooke Toussant.

Sept. 6 & 7, Fred Fuller Park, Kent, (330) 673-8897

 Tommy Emmanuel and Gov't Mule at PlayhouseSqaure
Friday, September 12th

Two-time GRAMMY nominee Tommy Emmanuel is one of Australia’s most respected musicians. With a professional career spanning five decades, Tommy has garnered hundreds of thousands of loyal fans worldwide. Few bands have a reputation for making music as consistently honest, organic and daring as Gov't Mule. Now the enduring group fronted by visionary singer-guitarist Warren Haynes returns with their first album in four years.

Tommy Emmanuel, Sept. 12 at 8 p.m., Ohio Theatre
Gov't Mule, Sept. 12 at 7:30 p.m., Palace Theatre
PlayhouseSquare, Cleveland, (216) 241-6000

 Village Peddler Festival
Lake Metroparks Farmpark
Saturday, September 13th - Sunday, September 14th

Folk art, baskets, herbs & flowers, pottery, candles, copper art, stone garden barns, soaps, cards, wreaths, quilting, tole painting, stained glass, Shaker brooms, wheat weavings, birdhouses, jewelry, angels, clothing, Santas & snowmen, furniture, stone carvings, garden art, wheat weavings, wool appliqué and much, much more!

Sept. 13 & 14, Lake Metroparks Farmpark, 8800 Euclid Chardon Rd., Kirtland,

 ASO presents O'er the Land of the Free
Akron Symphony
Saturday, September 13th

The ASO 2014-2015 season opens on the anniversary of the day that Francis Scott Key penned the Star Spangled Banner. A flag, a song, and a young nation were united in history early in the morning on September 14, 1814 in Baltimore Harbor. That same year, Beethoven completed the final overture to his opera, Fidelio, a story of love and liberty.

Saturday, Sept. 13 at 8 p.m., E.J. Thomas Hall, The University of Akron, (330) 535-8131

 11th Annual Wooster Arts Jazz Fest
Wooster Jazz Fest
Saturday, September 13th

The 11th Annual Wooster Arts Jazz Fest returns to downtown Wooster with all-day jazz, a juried art show, the PNC Bank Kids' Creation Station, gourmet foods and the always-popular Dixieland Jazz Parade.

Saturday, Sept. 13 from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., the gazebo, downtown Wooster, (330) 262-6222

 Players Guild presents 'Sweeney Todd'
Players Guild Theatre
Friday, September 5th - Sunday, September 21st

This landmark Stephen Sondheim musical depicts the barber Sweeney Todd’s savage quest for justice and retribution after years of false imprisonment. Aided by harridan pie shop owner Mrs. Lovett, who is secretly in love with him, he sets out to avenge the wrongs done to him and his family.

Sept. 5 - 21, The Players Guild Theatre, Cultural Center for the Arts, 1001 Market Ave N., Canton, (330) 453-7617

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