State of the Arts

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Theater and dance, museums and music, film and food: From fine art to pop culture, from the mainstream to the cutting edge, Northeast Ohio is full of experiences to tantalize the senses.  Friday’s on Morning Edition, WKSU’s Mark Arehart explores all that Northeast Ohio has to offer on State of the Arts.

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Northeast Ohio’s leading educational, cultural and arts groups have come together this spring to focus on what many consider the scourge of humanity: war.

“Remembering War” is the theme of the first annual Cleveland Humanities Festival.

WKSU’s Vivian Goodman reports in this week’s State of the Arts, on a collaborative effort to look at the impact of war from a humanistic perspective.

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Ten Chinese paintings now on view at the Cleveland Museum of Art are seldom seen. They're so old, so fragile and so sensitive to light that they can’t easily be shown.

And as WKSU’s Vivian Goodman reports, their monumental size also makes them difficult to display.

The paintings in the exhibition “Silent Poetry” depict a series of scenes laid out in segments, horizontally. They tell stories that progress through time and space on narrow, continuous rolls of silk and paper, some more than 20-feet long. 

Akron Symphony Lets its City Hear How it Sounds

Apr 15, 2016
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Correction:  The evening is billed as "Sounds of Akron," not "Sounds of Home."  We also previously reported the Akron Symphony would also be performing  Dvorak’s “My Home” Overture.

Saturday night, E. J. Thomas Hall will resonate with the sounds of Akron. The Akron Symphony Orchestra will perform the world premiere of  “City Meets Symphony.”

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A world premiere tonight at the Cleveland Play House will feature live music by the Cleveland Orchestra.

The joint production is part of a festival of new plays and one of the few ever written for a combined effort by a theater group and a symphony  orchestra. In this week’s State of the Arts WKSU’s Vivian Goodman has a preview of “The Good Peaches.”   

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A very young audience will get a classical music treat next week in Canton.

Kindergarteners and first graders are invited to the Canton Symphony’s 44th annual Kinder Concert.  

In this week’s State of the Arts, WKSU’s Vivian Goodman reports it will be the culmination of a series of performances for the very young called "SymphonyLand."

For nearly 80 years, the Canton Symphony has been introducing audiences to serious music. Sometimes in a playful way.

That’s what’s happening this morning at the Zimmerman Symphony Center.