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TONY FEHER Through August 17, 2014

Tony Feher’s exquisite arrangements of found objects invite us to see and appreciate the world anew. Tony Feher has been organized by the Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston. Its presentation at the Akron Art Museum is generously supported by the John L. and James S. Knight Foundation, Toby Devan Lewis and the Ohio Arts Council. Tony Feher, Untitled, 2009, Mylar blanket, binder clip, 19 x 17 x 12 in., La Colección Jumex, Mexico, Photograph by Robert Wedemeyer

Dear Listeners


s all of Northeast Ohio celebrates summer, we at WKSU have another .reason for celebration. We welcome the new Kent State University President, Beverly Warren, most recently provost at Virginia Commonwealth University. On July 1, President Warren becomes Kent State University’s 12th president and our second woman president. She brings enormous experience to her role and no doubt will continue to build on the positive legacy of retiring President Lester Lefton. WKSU is proud of the synergy we have with KSU, and is the beneficiary of the constant growth of the University and the downtown Kent community. We urge you to experience this renaissance for yourself. With the successful spring fund drive behind us, we thank our listeners for their un-ending support; we could not exist without you. In other positive news, we launch on a newsroom expansion that will more than double the size of the current space to better accommodate our award-winning news team. The expansion is funded in part by a generous gift from Kent State’s first woman president, Dr. Carol Cartwright and her husband Dr. Phil Cartwright. See page 19. Synergy pulses in Oberlin too – where WKSU’s presence is well-established. There both the college and the community, rich in educational traditions and arts and culture, create a vibrant combination. Learn more on page 6. This Station Break Summer issue offers highlights of NE Ohio arts and cultural events. We hope you can take advantage of these, as well as the member discounts that WKSU has with many of the organizations. Thank you for making WKSU strong; we always welcome your participation and support. Sincerely,

Dan Skinner, General Manager, WKSU

STATION BREAK Volume 11, Issue 2 Summer 2014

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WKSU Member Nights at Blossom Members receive up to 8 half-priced tickets to Blossom on these special member nights. Show your WKSU membership card to receive your discount.  Saturday, July 19 – A Taste of Spain  Saturday, July 26 – Beethoven and Liszt  Sunday, August 10 – A Midsummer Night’s Dream  Saturday, August 30 – Family FunFest

Grammy Winners Nickel Creek appearing at Cain Park Evan Amphitheater in July, co-presented by WKSU. For more information see page 14


Blossom Summer Nights


ince that first evening 46 years ago when George Szell waved his baton to conduct an all Beethoven concert at Blossom Music Center, The Cleveland Orchestra’s Blossom Music Festival of weekend concerts has delighted over 6,750,000 music lovers. The 2014 lineup of concerts by The Cleveland Orchestra, Blossom Festival Band, Blossom Festival Orchestra and visiting artists is filled with musical gems and presented in the splendor of Blossom Music Center, in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Discount Nights – WKSU and The Cleveland Orchestra have teamed up once again to offer WKSU members another great selection of member discount nights. Starting with A Taste of Spain program, on Saturday, July 19, there are a total of four WKSU member discount nights this season.

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WKSU Sponsorship nights give attendees a chance to meet WKSU staff who will host a table at the top of the hill as you enter Blossom Music Center. Stop by and chat!

Saturday, July 5, 8 pm Festival Opening ConSaturday, July 19, 8 pm A Taste of Spain. Hear cert. Jaap van Zweden conducting Tchaikovsky’s a Suite from Carmen by Bizet, Violin Concerto Capriccio Italien and Dvorˇák’s Symphony No. 9 No. 3 by Saint-Saëns and Falla’s The Three-Cor“From the New World” with violinist Renaud nered Hat. Capuçon. Saturday, July 26, 7 pm Beethoven and Liszt. Sunday, July 27, 7 pm Broadway Standing The Cleveland Orchestra, conducted by John StOvations. Vocalists Ted Keegan, Ben Crawford orgårds, with pianist Stephen Hough performs and Christina Bianco present a “wicked” good Beethoven’s Overture to Fidelio, Liszt’s Piano evening with conductor Jack Everly performing Concerto No. 1 and Sibelius’s Symphony No. 2. such showstoppers as The Phantom of the OpThe Kent/Blossom Chamber Orchestra performs era, Wicked, Rent, and Les Misérables. selections by Ravel and Wagner at 7 pm. The Cleveland Orchestra’s concert (program listed Saturday, August 2, 8 pm Romantic Rachmaninoff. Conductor Johannes Debus and piaabove) begins at 8:00 pm. nist Benjamin Grosvenor perform selections from Sunday, August 10, 7 pm A Midsummer Night’s Rameau’s Les Indes Galantes. Also hear Ravel’s Dream. The Cleveland Orchestra under the diPiano Concerto in G major and Pavanne for a rection of Jeffrey Kahane performs music from Dead Princess, and Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Dances. Stravinsky’s Suite from Pulcinella, Haydn’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in C major and Mendelssohn’s Saturday, August 23, 8 pm Carmina Burana. The Cleveland Orchestra with The Cleveland OrSymphony No. 4 “Italian.” chestra Children’s Chorus, The Blossom Festival Saturday, August 30, 7 pm Family FunFest. LaChorus and soloists present Carmina Burana by bor Day fun for the whole family. Enjoy the magiCarl Orff, with Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D cal experience of Blossom with a fun-filled concert minor and Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2. featuring tunes from The Little Mermaid,  The Don’t let the summer go by without an evening Wizard of Oz, Spiderman, 2013’s hit movie Frozen, and more, as well as Wheel of Fortune’s very at Blossom Music Festival, whether or not you own Pat Sajak. Featuring great family-friendly ac- take advantage of the WKSU Member Discount concerts. tivities and a spectacular fireworks show! 4 STATION BREAK SUMMER 2014

INSIDE WKSU: Spend the Night with WKSU


fter a full day of news and information to feed your curiosity, you can switch to a relaxed round-up of pop culture news at 7 pm (weekdays) with Q hosted by Jian Ghomeshi and followed by WKSU’s locally produced classical music programming – always popular with WKSU listeners. On weekends you can hear more classical music as well as In Performance starting at 8 pm. Jian Ghomeshi launched Q in 2007 and it has since become one of the most-popular programs in Canada and the U.S. Produced daily in Toronto for the CBC, it’s then edited for the public radio audiences in America. Ghomeshi, who is also a musician, combines arts, politics, and current and cultural events for an hour of insightful interviews and commentary. The best in the worlds of stage, screen, music, TV, and books regularly stop by the Q studios for a lively and often revealing conversation with Ghomeshi. Born in London to Iranian parents, Ghomeshi moved to Canada when he was seven. He formed Moxy Früvous – a band that combines highenergy pop and political satire – with friends from high school and they wrote a number of commissioned songs for the CBC. Ghomeshi put out a solo CD in 2001. Along with his daily hosting duties, Ghomeshi produces and manages other artists and, in 2012, he published his creative memoir, “1982,” which debuted at #1 on Canada’s Maclean’s Bestseller list.

Q is one of several new programs, but some things have stayed the same: soothing classical music in the evenings with hosts Mark Pennell and Sylvia Docking. Mondays through Sundays you can relax with the carefully selected sounds of classical favorites. Known to WKSU listeners since 1996, Mark (on air Mondays through Fridays at 8 pm), never ceases to produce a fascinating combination of music and littleknown information about that music. The multiaward winning announcer is originally from Columbus, but he loves Northeast Ohio and the support of the arts that is ubiquitous here. Sylvia Docking, whom you can hear Saturdays and Sundays beginning at 8 pm and hosting In Performance (Sundays, 8-9 pm), prepares a comprehensive list for each show and takes a great deal of pleasure in doing it. Because In Performance relies on classical music presentations by individual artists or orchestras every show is unique. And Sylvia says she knows “the joy that classical music, in no small way, can generate in a heart.” And if classical music every evening isn’t enough classical for you, you can find more on WKSU; it’s available 24/7 on HD3 the WKSU classical station, or by streaming via your computer at or on your mobile device.


Oberlin: A Multigenerational Community


sk anyone who knows Oberlin and they will tell you about the sense of community. It’s a small Ohio town where a nationally ranked liberal arts college, a world-renowned music conservatory, thriving businesses, a senior residential community and many arts and cultural organizations combine seamlessly just 35 miles west of Cleveland. Oberlin College is a private liberal arts school noteworthy for having been the first American institution of higher learning to regularly admit female and black students. Founded in 1833 by Protestant missionaries, the college today offers a broad liberal arts and science education for nearly 3,000 students every year. Oberlin is also known for its music conservatory, founded about 30 years after the liberal arts college, offering many musical majors and a dizzying array of performance and concertgoing opportunities. Oberlin Conservatory can claim famous musical grads throughout the world. The 440 acres of picturesque campus provide students and area residents with countless classes, events, concerts, exhibits and lectures. All the 6 STATION BREAK SUMMER 2014

things that make a college and its community stimulating and fascinating. And there’s more: Kendal at Oberlin is home to seniors from 32 states. It’s a vibrant, diverse and caring residential community, founded on Quaker values. Residents arrange and schedule their own lectures, concerts and events; and there are three Kendal galleries with constantly rotating exhibits. It is close enough to allow Kendalites easy access to the college campus. No wonder Oberlin was named in the top five intergenerational communities in the country by Generations United and the Met Life Foundation. If you visit Oberlin to take in any college or Kendal events, you might also enjoy the weekly farmers market, or a trip to The Apollo Theatre which combines art deco décor with state-of-theart digital viewing, or you might enjoy sampling any of the many restaurants and other stores that surround the quaint town square. For more information go to: or

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Summertime Family Fun


chool may be out for the summer but the time can be quickly filled with lots of fun family-friendly events.

77TH ALL-AMERICAN SOAP BOX DERBY Sunday-Saturday July 20-July 26. It’s the 77th year for this quintessential All-American race – with an exciting week of activities and events leading up to the big Race Day on Saturday. For more information visit: AKRON RUBBER DUCKS Akron’s minor league baseball team is getting rave reviews from sports fans and NE Ohio. In addition to the new name, they have a new mascot, stadium renovations and new food items with an outdoor patio and a Tiki bar. Games run throughout the summer with 18 fireworks nights. Join WKSU and enjoy the best of America’s favorite pastime at these WKSU sponsored games: Akron Rubber Ducks Bruce Springsteen Fireworks Night, June 13. Bernie Kosar Bobblehead Night, August 9. For ART BY THE FALLS more information visit: Saturday, June 7, 10 am-7 pm, and Sunday, June AKRON ZOO 8, 11 am-5 pm. This two-day, free, juried fine arts Dad’s Day at the Zoo, Sunday, June 15, 10 and contemporary crafts festival is held in Riveram-4 pm. Dad gets to spend a special day at the side Park in the heart of charming Chagrin Falls zoo, including live entertainment and activities – and features more than 120 artists from around with half-price admission for Dad. Pancakes the country. There’s live music, food, a children’s with the Penguins, Saturday, July 12, 8-10 am. art tent and a raffle. For more information visit: Enjoy a pancake breakfast honoring the Hum- boldt penguins in Komodo Kingdom Cafe, then CUYAHOGA VALLEY SCENIC RAILROAD help with the morning feed for these fine feathBeginning June 4, Wednesdays-Sundays. For ered friends at Penguin Point. Pre-registration remore information visit: quired. For more information visit: CLEVELAND METROPARKS Friday the 13th Full Moon Hike, Friday, June 13, 9:30-11 pm, West Creek Reservation, Parma. Seek out the local nightlife with naturalist Alex Jeffers on 2014’s only Friday the 13th. Hike along the all-purpose trail. Well-behaved werewolves welcome. Summer Beach Party, Saturday, August 2, 5-11 pm, Huntington Reservation, Bay Village. A free event where families can enjoy activities, steel drum band music by the Calypso Gypsies and a beach movie at 8:45 pm. For more information visit: CLEVELAND METROPARKS ZOO Father’s Day at the Zoo, Sunday, June 15, 10 am-7 pm. All dads get free admission on Father’s Day. Overnight – Rising Waters, starting May 30th and continuing on select nights all summer. Enjoy an African Safari family overnight zoo adventure. For more information visit: Cleveland Metroparks Zoo


LAKE METROPARKS 28th Annual Amateur Photography Contest and Show, June 14 through August 3, 9 am-5 pm daily, Penitentiary Glen Reservation. This contest/show is designed to capture the beauty of nature in Lake County. Ice Cream Weekends, July 4 and every weekend in July, 9 am-5 pm, Lake Metroparks Farmpark. Try your hand at making ice cream and meet the dairy cows that produce milk and cream. For more information visit: SUMMIT METRO PARKS Music by the Lake, June 3, July 1, August 5, Munroe Falls Metro Park/Lake Area; June 10, July 8, August 12, Silver Creek Metro Park/Bathhouse; 5-8 pm. Enjoy an evening of free lake swimming and a one-hour musical performance. Concerts start at 6:30 pm. Call 330865-8060 for status after 4 pm if rain is in the forecast. Akron History Hike, Monday, June 23, 1-3 pm and 7-9 pm, Perkins Stone Mansion, Akron. Join Metro Parks and the Summit County Historical Society as they celebrate 90 years with a tour of the Perkins Stone Mansion and grounds and the John Brown House. Call 330-535-1120. Summer Biking Spree, July 1 through August 31. Spree Forms will be available starting June 15th. For more information visit:

now through October 5. This exhibit brings to life spectacular sights, exquisite silks and rousing stories from the greatest trade route in history. For more information visit: 2014 GAY GAMES Presented by the Cleveland Foundation, GG9 is one of the biggest sports and cultural festivals in the world. The two-city games take place in Cleveland and Akron, open to all adults, regardless of sexual orientation or athletic ability. With more than 35 sports and two cultural events (band and chorus), there’s something for everybody. For more information, visit: GREAT LAKES SCIENCE CENTER The Science Phenomena Floor exhibits, the NASA Glenn Visitor Center, the Omnimax® Theater, the Biomedtech Gallery and the Steamship William G. Mather are all part of the Great Lakes Science Center. Through September 7, LEGO® Travel Adventure lets you choose a destination and build your dream machine. For more information visit:

HALE FARM AND VILLAGE, WESTERN RESERVE HISTORIAL SOCIETY 40th Annual Music in the Valley Folk Music & Wine Festival, Saturday-Sunday, July 12-13, 10 am-5 pm. Bring your family and chairs and make a day of listening to homegrown music by local musicians and sample Ohio-made wine and CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF NATURAL food. 24th Annual Civil War Reenactment, SatHISTORY urday-Sunday, August 9-10, 10 am-5 pm. Stroll Animal Secrets, now through September 14. among soldier tents, bump into Abraham LinExplore the hidden habitats and secret lives of coln, shop for great historic items and experience forest animals. Use imaginative role-play and a recreated Civil War battle just yards away. For hands-on activities to discover nature from an more information visit: animal’s point of view. Traveling the Silk Road,

Traveling The Silk Road at Cleveland Museum Of Natural History


HOLDEN ARBORETUM 7th Annual Woodland 5K, Sunday, June 22, 7:30 am registration, race begins 8:30 am. Test yourself on the trails of The Holden Arboretum as the course weaves its way through Holden’s gardens and natural areas. All proceeds benefit Holden’s wellness and education programs. Sounds of Summer Concert Series, Tuesdays, June 17-August 5, 7 pm, Corning Visitor Center in the event of rain. Local bands showcase their talents in a beautiful setting. Concerts are free and open to the public. For more information visit:

at noon and includes the drama and artistry of colorful floats, puppets, costumes, dancers and musicians. For more information visit:

STAN HYWET Playgarden, Beauty In Flight and At Home With Nature, Tuesdays-Sundays. Playgarden is an outdoor garden featuring six interactive family-friendly activities. Beauty In Flight offers guests an interactive experience with butterflies. At Home With Nature is a larger than life animal habitat where guests can walk, crawl or climb on the structures. Father’s Day Car OBERLIN COLLEGE LIBRARY Show, Sunday, June 15, 9 am-4:30 pm. The The Art of Johnny Gruelle, Creator of Raggedy 57th classic antique and collector car show at Ann and Andy, through June 16, Mudd Center. Stan Hywet is an annual Father’s Day tradition, For more information visit: with more than 350 cars in 27 classes. Woof Walk Sundays, Sundays through October 26, PARADE THE CIRCLE AND CIRCLE except during special events, 10 am-6 pm (last VILLAGE Saturday, June 14, 11 am-4 pm. Cleveland’s sig- admission at 4:30 pm). Pay for a garden and nature summer event is 25 years old, fabulous, grounds admission plus $5 per dog and enjoy fun and free. Rain or shine, the parade begins the grounds with your favorite canine. For more information visit:

Summer Dance CAIN PARK GroundWorks DanceTheater, Thursday-Saturday, June 12-14, 7 pm, Alma Theater. GroundWorks DanceTheater, led by artistic director David Shimotakahara, is celebrated as an “artistically significant ensemble.” Verb Ballets, Saturday, July 26, 8 pm, Evans Amphitheater; Kids’ matinee Friday, July 25, 1-2 pm. Verb Ballets, under the direction of Dr. Margaret Carlson, is dedicated to performing works by contemporary choreographers from across the nation. Inlet Dance Theatre, Thursday, July 31, 8 pm, Evans Amphitheater; Kids’ matinee Wednesday, July 30, 1-2 pm. (Both performances are free, no ticket needed.) Inlet Dance Theatre has an eclectic repertoire of original works and collaborative pieces that address both social issues and the human condition. For more information visit: HEINZ POLL DANCE FESTIVAL Sponsored by The City of Akron, the Festival was established to honor the legacy of the founding Artistic Director of Ohio Ballet, Heinz Poll, with free public performances by well-respected dance companies. Ballet Hispanico, July 18-19, Goodyear Metro Park. Neos Dance Theatre, July 25-26, Hardesty Park. GroundWorks DanceTheater, August 1-2, Glendale Cemetery. Destination Dance


Project, August 8-9, Firestone Metro Park. For more information visit: LAKESIDE Pointe of Departure Ballet with Lakeside Symphony Orchestra, Saturday, August 2, 8:15 pm, Hoover Auditorium. For more information visit:

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Summer Theater ACTORS’ SUMMIT (Sponsored by WKSU, discount applies.) Back to Bacharach and David, Thursday-Sunday, June 12-July 20. (No performance on July 4.) Funny and romantic and filled with memorable music, with arrangements that breathe new life into the hits of Burt Bacharach and Hal David. For more information visit:

Sondheim and directed by Martin Friedman. For more information visit: CLEVELAND PUBLIC THEATRE For information on summer productions visit:

DOBAMA THEATRE The 36th Annual Marilyn Bianchi Kids’ Playwriting Festival, June 6 (Benefit with $25 tickASHTABULA ARTS CENTER – STRAWHAT ets), 7:30 pm; June 7, 2:30 & 7:30 pm & June 8, THEATRE 2:30 pm (free). The winning plays from over 200 Fridays and Saturdays, 8 pm, Thursdays and submissions from Cuyahoga County students Sundays, 7 pm. Disney’s Peter Pan JR, June grades 1-12 will be staged. For information on 13-15, 19-22 & 26-28. Based on the play by summer productions visit: J.M. Barrie. Disney’s High School Musical 2, July 5-6, 10-13, 17-20 & 24-26. A celebration HURON PLAYHOUSE of song and dance based on the Disney Channel (Sponsored by WKSU, discount applies.) Ohio’s original movie. Once Upon A Mattress, August oldest continuing summer theater celebrates its 1-3, 7-10 &14-16. A musical retelling of The 66th season! The Producers, June 24-28. The Princess and the Pea, based on the hit Broad- story of a down-on-his-luck Broadway producer way stage show. For more information visit: and a nerdy young accountant. Music and lyrics by Mel Brooks. Nunsensations! The Nunsense Vegas Revue, July 1-5. Mother Superior is conCAIN PARK vinced by the other sisters that “what happens (Sponsored by WKSU, discount applies.) The in Vegas stays in Vegas” when they are asked Frogs, Thursdays-Sundays, July 31-August 17, to perform in a Las Vegas club. Bus Stop, July Alma Theater. A comedy written in 405 BC 8-12. The occupants of the bus are trapped in by Aristophanes. Music and lyrics by Stephen 89.7 WKSU WKSU.ORG 11

a roadside diner during a blizzard where music, seduction, conflict and coffee help get them through the night. The 39 Steps, July 15-19. A wild comedy based on Alfred Hitchcock’s thriller. For more information visit: OHIO SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL (Sponsored by WKSU, discount applies.) Performances at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, Akron. Grounds open at 6 pm, curtain at 7:30 pm. Twelfth Night, July 3-20. Henry IV, Part I, July 31-August 17. For more information visit: PLAYHOUSESQUARE The country’s largest performing arts center outside of New York. Maurice Hines is Tappin’ Thru Life, Now-June 22, Allen Theatre. Million Dollar Quartet, July 8-August 3, Ohio Theatre. For more information visit: PLAYERS GUILD THEATRE Theatre of Magic, June 20-21, 27-28. Magic and illusion with Angela Funovits, a world-renowned mentalist and sleight-of-hand artist, with the Guild’s own Artistic Director and magician, Joshua Erichsen. For more information visit:

PORTHOUSE THEATRE (Sponsored by WKSU, discount applies.) On the grounds of Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls. My Fair Lady, June 12-28. One of the most exquisite musicals ever written, about the transformation of Eliza Doolittle from cockney flower girl to sophisticated lady. Starmites, July 3-19. A high-energy musical fantasy for all ages. Humans and heroes discover love, loyalty, inner strength and a great doo-wop beat. Oliver!, July 24-August 10. Charles Dickens’ novel comes to life in this musical classic. For more information visit: RABBIT RUN THEATER (Sponsored by WKSU, discount applies.) In Madison’s historic barn. Noises Off, June 6-21. A wild glimpse behind the scenes of a runaway production with an overzealous director and his troupe of mediocre actors. South Pacific, June 27-July 12. One of the greatest musicals of the 20th century, set in an island paradise during WWII, featuring beloved songs like “Some Enchanted Evening.” Brigadoon, July 18-August 2. Lost in the Scottish highlands, two young Americans stumble into Brigadoon, a mystical village that only appears one day every hundred years. The Odd Couple, August 15-30. A laugh-out-loud comedy in which Felix Ungar is thrown out of his

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house by his disgruntled wife and moves in with sexy, irreverent, and “Broadway musical comedy the hopelessly sloppy Oscar Madison. For more heaven.” Best for audiences over age 16. The information visit: Wizard of Oz, July 25-August 10. Come join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the CowWEATHERVANE PLAYHOUSE (Mainstage productions sponsored by WKSU, ardly Lion and Toto as they travel the universe discount applies.) Dirty Rotten Scoundrels of Dorothy’s imagination! For more information (Mainstage), June 5-29. Described as stylish, visit:

Summer Music AKRON ART MUSEUM – DOWNTOWN@ DUSK Thursdays, June 19-August 7, 6:30-8:30 pm. This exciting and varied array of free outdoor concerts is presented by the Akron Art Museum. The series is sponsored by WKSU and hosted by WKSU personalities. In addition to concerts, each event includes an ArtCamp for kids and an ArtTalk. Food and beverages are for sale; the galleries are open until 9 pm with paid gallery admission. Parking is free after 6 pm in the city deck adjacent to the library. Anne E. DeChant, June 19. Numbers Band, June 26. Wanda Hunt Band, July 3. The Speedbumps, July 10. Zach, July 17. Horns and Things, July 24. JD Eicher & The Goodnights, July 31. Blu Monsoon, August 7. For more information visit:

AKRON LOCK 3/LOCK 4-LOCKBOTTOM BLUES & JAZZ CLUB Lock 3 is a premier summer destination in Downtown Akron with a wide variety of entertainment. Among the variety of events, tribute bands will take the stage all summer. There’s also a Farmer’s Market on Fridays beginning June 20. Peroni Beer Garden at Lock 4 “down under” Bowery Street presents free jazz concerts and food available from Urban Eats on Wednesdays, July 9-September 3. For more information visit: RIB, WHITE & BLUE FESTIVAL July 2-5. This annual rib and music festival has events all day in Downtown Akron, on South Main Street in front of Lock 3, 11 am-11 pm. Musical Highlights include: Bruce in the USA

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Arlo Guthrie, Sunday, July 27, 7 pm. For more information visit:

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Tribute to Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, July 2. Hotel California Tribute to The Eagles, July 3 Akron Symphony Orchestra Pops, July 4 followed by a fireworks finale at 9:45. 1964 The Tribute, July 5. For more information visit: APOLLO’S FIRE Countryside Concerts: Glory on the Mountain, An Appalachian Journey, with Amanda Powell, soprano vocals and Ross Hauck, tenor vocals, June 13-22 in the Cleveland/Akron area. For more information visit: CAIN PARK (Sponsored by WKSU, discount applies.) Concerts take place in the Evans Amphitheater. Carolina Chocolate Drops, Thursday, June 12, 8 pm. An Evening with Judy Collins, Saturday, June 14, 8 pm. Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy, Sunday, June 22, 7 pm. Nickel Creek (co-presented by WKSU), Friday, July 18, 8 pm.

KENT BLOSSOM MUSIC Chamber Player Series and Faculty Series concerts take place in Ludwig Recital Hall in the Music and Speech Building, Kent State University, unless noted. Chamber Player Series concerts (free): Saturday, July 5 and 19, 2 pm, Sunday, July 6 & 20, 2 pm (Hudson Library), & 7:30 pm, Monday, July 7, 7:30 pm, Friday, July 18, 7:30 pm Faculty Concerts (ticketed): Wednesdays, June 25, July 9, 16 & 23 & Thursday July 3, 7:30 pm. Side-by-Side Concert with The Cleveland Orchestra (ticketed), Blossom Music Center, Saturday, July 26, 7 pm. For more information visit: KENT BLUES FEST (Sponsored by WKSU.) The 6th annual Kent Blues Fest is Thursday-Friday, July 17-18. Presented by the Crooked River Arts Council. For more information visit: KENT STAGE Once a silent theater and vaudeville venue this Main Street theater now hosts 150 concerts a year. Here’s a sampling: Kent Folk Festival, June 5-22. Preservation Hall Jazz Band, June 21. Taj Mahal, August 16. For more information visit: LAKESIDE The Chautauqua On Lake Erie, with dozens of events and concerts at Hoover Auditorium. (All start at 8:15 pm) Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy, Saturday, June 21. The Buckinghams, Thursday, July 3. Riders In The Sky,


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Saturday, July 5. Cherish the Ladies, Thursday, July 10. Blood Sweat & Tears featuring Bo Bice, Saturday, July 19. Mike Albert & the Big “E” Band, Friday, August 1. Lakeside Symphony Orchestra, July 30, August 2, 6, 9, 12, 15, 19 & 22. For more information visit: MUSIC IN CUYAHOGA VALLEY NATIONAL PARK Music in the Meadow. All concerts are presented by the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Howe Meadow on Wednesdays. Family activities at 5:30 pm, concerts at 6:30 pm. The Womacks, June 11. Carlos Jones & the P.L.U.S. Band, June 25. Pitch the Peat, July 9. Mo’ Mojo, July 23. Cletus Black Revue, August 6. Music By Nature, Sundays at 6:30 pm at Happy Days Lodge. Iron Toys, June 1. Singers Companye, July 20. Cuyahoga Valley Chamber Players, August 3. For more information call 330-657-2909 or visit:

My Fair Lady, Irving Berlin’s Call Me Madam, William Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance, Johann Strauss II’s Die Fledermaus, Emmerich Kalman’s The Little King, Victor Herbert’s Dream City and the Magic Knight, and Jerome Kern’s Oh, Lady! Lady!! June 14-August 9. For more information visit:

THE OHIO LIGHT OPERA (Sponsored by WKSU.) America’s premier lyric theater festival is now in its 36th season. Seven shows in repertory take place in Freedlander Theatre at The College of Wooster. Presentations include: Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe’s

WOW! WADE OVAL WEDNESDAYS Wednesdays, June 11-August 27, 6-9 pm. Enjoy music from soul to country to rock to old standards. WOW! has food for purchase and a farmers market. Wade Oval, University Circle. For more information visit:

My Fair Lady at The Ohio Light Opera

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May 31 through October 5, 2014 Traveling The Silk Road: Ancient Pathway to the Modern World is organized by The American Museum of Natural History, New York (, in collaboration with Azienda Speciale Palaexpo, Roma, Italy and Codice Idee per la cultura srl, Torino, Italy; The National Museum of Australia, Canberra, Australia and Art Exhibitions Australia; and the National Museum of Natural Science, Taichung, Taiwan and United Daily News, Taipei, Taiwan.

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Summer Museums AKRON ART MUSEUM Tony Feher, through August 17. An exhibit presenting over 25 years of this artist’s works in everyday materials – from water bottles to marble to packing materials. Language in Art, through September 14. A collection presenting a variety of ways that words are used by contemporary artists in their work. Trenton Doyle Hancock: Skin and Bones 20 years of Drawing, September 6-January 4, 2015. Two decades of this artist’s work using mythical “mounds” as protagonists in a battle between good and evil. For more information visit: ALLEN MEMORIAL ART MUSEUM, OBERLIN COLLEGE The Allen Memorial Art Museum cares for more than 14,000 works that provide a comprehensive overview of the history of art. Between Fact and Fantasy: The Artistic Imagination in Print, through June 22. More than 140 prints from the permanent collection shed light on the question: How did artists depict things they did not directly observe? The Legacy of Socialist Realism, through June 22. Select works reveal the influence of official styles behind the Iron Curtain on such 16 STATION BREAK SUMMER 2014

artists as Christo and Gerhard Richter. Modern and Contemporary Realisms, through June 22. Highlights include Picasso’s 1911 canvas, “Glass of Absinthe,” and Red Grooms’ near-life-size “Token Booth with Nude Commuters” (1975). For more information visit: BUTLER MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART The first museum of American art, the Butler is located in Youngstown, Ohio. There are two satellite museums, located in Columbiana and Trumbull Counties. Annual National Juried Show: 78th National Midyear Exhibition (Youngstown), July 27- September 7. This annual juried exhibition is open to artists over 18 years of age who reside within the United States and/or its territories. This year the show will be judged by nationally known painter Ben Schonzeit. Fred Staloff: Selections from the Butler Collection, ongoing. Works from the Butler collection by Fred Staloff are always on view in Youngstown. Maurice Sendak: 50 Year Tribute, through July 6. Fifty years ago, artist and illustrator Maurice Sendak (1928-2012) created his classic book, Where the Wild Things Are. This exhibition includes some of the original drawings for the book, studies and other materials relating to

his extensive career. For more information visit: guished collection of Dürer’s prints, and ers the artist’s multivalent depictions of women over the course of his 16th century career. The CANTON MUSEUM OF ART Waylande Gregory: Art Deco Ceramics and Believable Lie: Heinecken, Pölke and Feldmann, the Atomic Impulse, through July 20. Ameri- July 20-November 30 This exhibition focuses on can artist Waylande Gregory shaped Art Deco relationships among the photographic works of design and created one of the largest and most three artists active during the 1970s. Each emimportant bodies of ceramic sculptural works in braced photography as one element of an artistic modern times. Intent to Deceive: Fakes and practice guided as much by literature, philosoForgeries in the Art World, September 2-October phy, and an attention to popular culture as by 26. What is real and what do you think is real?  classical formal concerns of the medium. For Follow the Canton Museum of Art into the in- more information visit: triguing world of art forgery, with this exhibition that allows gallery visitors to test their detective skills in telling original masters from forged copies.  For more information visit:

THE CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART Yoga: The Art of Transformation, June 22-September 7. This is the world’s first exhibition about yoga’s visual history. It explores yoga’s meanings and transformations over time, its goal of spiritual enlightenment, its claim for health and well-being, and the beauty and profundity of related Indian art. Dürer’s Women, June 22-September 28. The exhibition features over fifty of Albrecht Dürer’s woodcuts and engravings from the Cleveland Museum of Art’s distin-

KENT STATE UNIVERSITY MUSEUM This summer’s exhibits include: Shifting Paradigms: Fashion + Technology, through August 31. Pioneering technology techniques used in personal expression and clothing. Arthur Koby Jewelry: The Creative Eye, through October 5. Koby combines unexpected materials into unique necklaces that work for high fashion to casual wear. Fashion Timeline, through June 28, 2015. The Fashion Timeline showcases the Kent State University Museum’s world-class collection of historic fashions. Encompassing two centuries of fashion history, this exhibition is designed to show the evolution of styles and silhouettes while contextualizing the pieces with relevant political,

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technological and cultural developments. The Great War: Women and Fashion in a World at War, through July 5, 2015. This exhibition explores the changes in women’s lives during the first quarter of the twentieth century, following the tremendous political and social upheaval in the wake of WWI through a careful look at how they dressed. For more information visit: THE MALTZ MUSEUM OF JEWISH HERITAGE Core exhibits include An American Story, where visitors will step inside a world filled with inspiring and moving stories of Jewish immigrants – perhaps even their own ancestors and modern day heroes. For more information visit:

photographs by Ansel Adams, Ernest Brooks II and Dorothy Kerper Monnelly, focusing on the natural landscape, and contemplating the aesthetic quality of water, as well as its essential value. Stark County Artists Exhibition, October 4-January 4, 2015. For more information visit: NATIONAL FIRST LADIES LIBRARY A museum dedicated to education and information on the contributions of our nation’s First Ladies. For more information visit:

ELLEN JOHNSON GALLERY, OBERLIN COLLEGE Latin American and Latino Art at the Allen, September 2-June 28, 2015. This exhibition showcases the Allen Memorial Art Museum’s substantial collection of more than 200 works by MASSILLON MUSEUM Latin American and Latino artists from the 20th Fragile Waters, June 7-September 14. A and 21st centuries. For more information visit: groundbreaking exhibit of 119 black and white

Summer Fests & Tastings BREW AT THE ZOO, AKRON ZOO Wednesdays, June 11 & July 16, 6-9 pm. Adults only, pre-registration required. Enjoy a casual beer tasting from local breweries as you stroll through the zoo. Tastings are complimentary; full-size beers will be available for purchase. For more information visit:

est scenic railroads in the country while enjoying a variety of delicious ales and light appetizers. Grape Escape, Fridays, June 20, 7:30-9:30 pm, Boston Mills Station, July 18, 7-9 pm, Rockside Station & August 15, 7-9 pm, Akron Northside Station. Enjoy a scenic adventure while sampling wines and complementary appetizers. For more information for both series visit:

BURNING RIVER FEST This annual event at Whiskey Island offers beer MAIN STREET KENT tastings, cuisine from local chefs, musicians, bands Kent Masterpieces on Main Art & Wine Festiand interactive displays for all ages. Frival, Saturday, June 7, noon-10 pm. Wine day-Saturday, July 25-26. For more infortasting, shopping, great food and jammation visit: min’ music. For more information visit: CLEVELAND GARLIC FESTIVAL SAVE the DATE! September 6-7, at Shaker Square. Funds from the Festival allow North Union Farmers’ Market to operate markets weekly throughout the year in Greater Cleveland, bringing fresh, local, healthy food to more than 275,000+ customers this year. Enjoy great food, great music and great fun at this 6th annual event, sponsored in part by WKSU. For more information visit:

CUYAHOGA VALLEY SCENIC RAILROAD Ales on Rails, Fridays, June 13, 7:30-9:30 pm, Boston Mills Station, July 11, 7-9 pm, Rockside Station, August 8, 7-9 pm, Akron Northside Station. Travel one of the old-


TASTE OF TREMONT The Taste of Tremont has become one of Cleveland’s “must attend” events. Enjoy the food, the displays, the music and the atmosphere in this historic neighborhood! Sunday, July 20, noon-8 pm. For more information visit:

VINTAGE OHIO WINE FESTIVAL This annual festival celebrates Ohio-made wines with seminars, exhibits, music and lots of food from local restaurants and chefs. Friday-Saturday, August 1-2, 1 pm-10 pm, Lake Metroparks Farmpark. For more information visit:

INSIDE WKSU: New Space And Hi-Tech


KSU continues to keep up with the fastpaced changes of technology and media. With those changes comes a need for more space, most urgently, for the award-winning WKSU news team. The team has outgrown its current 650 square foot operation and is now on target for a new, much larger space. Under design now, a creative reassignment of space within the WKSU Broadcast Center building will provide a 1,350 square foot newsroom facility to enhance WKSU’s local, regional, national, and international news coverage. This expansion is funded in part by a generous gift from former Kent State President Dr. Carol Cartwright and her husband, Dr. Phil Cartwright. Their commitment to WKSU has been long and strong. Dr. Carol Cartwright has also served on the NPR Board as a strong advocate of both WKSU’s and NPR’s news coverage. The Federal Communications Commission has granted four construction permits to WKSU for translator station construction. Unlike WKSU’s higher-powered repeater stations, a translator station is a low-power

signal designed to serve a specific community with the same programming as heard on WKSU, thereby extending Kent State’s award-winning public radio service to approximately 100,000 additional consumers in underserved areas. New translator stations will appear in Ashland, Beachwood, East Liverpool, and Mansfield. As interest and knowledge of HD Radio grows, so does the use of that fascinating new technology. WKSU listeners can hear the station’s four additional channel offerings over its HD Radio channels. Many automobile manufacturers have now recognized the importance of HD Radio. As of March, 2014, iBiquity Digital Corporation reports a new vehicle equipped with HD Radio technology is being sold every 4 seconds in the United States. Whether you follow WKSU via radio, Internet, or Smartphone – in your car, home, or business – we continue to feed your curiosity using the latest technologies.WKSU Station Break May 2014-4-29-14.pdf 1 4/29/2014

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ere are some highlights of what’s recom- McBride’s writing style is every bit as graceful as mended or being read this summer in the it is hilarious; earning the comparisons to Mark WKSU community. Twain that he’s garnered in the press.

Jian Ghomeshi, host of “Q” heard weekdays at 7 pm on WKSU The Orenda by Joseph Boyden. Undoubtedly one of the most powerful books to come out in the past year. An epic and passionate tale of historical fiction involving indigenous peoples and their colonizers in North America. And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini. Riveting and beautifully told. As with The Kite Runner, Hosseini tells a compelling story while providing an education about Afghanistan and asking larger philosophical questions. I loved this book. 

Gary Hanson, Executive Director, The Cleveland Orchestra Brunelleschi’s Dome, by Ross King. The Florence “Duomo” is a marvel of architecture for any age, designed by Fillipo Brunelleschi in the 15th century for the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Constructed with a completely unorthodox plan, 70 million pounds of materials, using pre-Renaissance equipment, it is still the world’s largest dome.

Marvin Krislov, President Oberlin College, Oberlin Ohio recommends reading by two Oberlin alums, James McBride ’79 and Tracy Chevalier ’84 and each of the books has Oberlin connections in it. The Last Runaway, Tracy Chevalier. This book is the story of a young woman, Honor Bright, who travels from England to Northeast Ohio in the 19th century, searching for, as so many did, a better life. As she adjusts to life in a new country, she becomes involved with the Underground Railroad. Well-researched, this book paints a nuanced portrait of an incredibly important time in this region’s history. The Good Lord, James McBride tells the story of Henry Shackleford, a slave who runs away to join abolitionist John Brown.

Sous Chef by Michael Gibney. As a chef/owner of a few restaurants, I am excited to read this account of the back of house experience told by one who knows. The sous chef is the most prized and yet most unknown in successful kitchens. Cooked by Michael Pollan. Michael Pollan is a huge mentor for me. His theories and knowledge have taught me so much about food and the big picture.  He has given me a true passion for promoting my food values.

Joan Abrogast, Children’s book author and freelance writer The Unwanted by Lisa McMann is a new series David Giffels, University of Akron creative that is a mix of Harry Potter and The Hunger writing professor and author of The Hard Way Games. Alex knows he’s to be “an unwanted.” on Purpose: Essays and Dispatches from the He believes that he is going to his death, but he Rust Belt discovers a world he never thought existed. Shotgun Lovesongs by Nickolas Butler. I met Pigeon Needs a Bath by Mo Willems will become Nickolas Butler at a publishing event in Chicago a perennial favorite with preschoolers. Pigeon, like last fall, and we bonded over two things: beer, most children, is very particular about his bath. and the fact that we both had books with Can’t be too hot. Can’t be too cold. He simMidwestern themes coming out a week ply does not want to take a bath. Delightfulapart this spring. His is a debut novel ly hilarious, Mo Willems does it again! about a set of friends from a small town in Doug Katz, Owner/Chef, fire food & drink Wisconsin. It’s gotten stellar reviews, and Restaurant Man by Joe Bastianich. I am Butler is the kind of guy anyone would excited to read this book by one of the most want to root for, Midwesterner or not. I successful restaurateurs in America. I was have specific plans to read this on a Lake lucky enough to cook with his mom Lidia Michigan beach this summer. in Cleveland when I was 16 years old.


Pat Carney, Drummer, The Black Keys Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut Classic Vonnegut with a deep anti-war message through a detailed portrayal of war. To view the complete list of recommendations visit:

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WKSU Station Break - Summer 2014  

WKSU's art and culture magazine for May through August 2014.

WKSU Station Break - Summer 2014  

WKSU's art and culture magazine for May through August 2014.