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‘Animal Attractions’ attracts zoo supporters

Although it started out as a way to get young professionals to support the Cleveland Zoological Society, “Animal Attractions” has grown into an annual sold-out event. This year, about 500 guests of all ages met at the zoo’s rainforest to hear about the love lives of the residents.The night and the topic appealed to young […]

Beck’s ‘Dogfight’ evokes Vietnam era

The Beck Center for the Arts continues its drama season with “Dogfight,” a musical we would be unlikely to see anywhere else. The production evokes selected elements of the war in Vietnam just as the conflict was starting. That it is set in San Francisco magnifies the imagery: San Francisco was the epicenter of the […]

Arthritis Foundation honors Indians and Terry Francona

Generally among baseball fans, it is acknowledged that Terry Francona is an all-around nice guy. The 150 guests who were at the Arthritis Foundation Community Leader of the Year Award Dinner found that out first hand as the organization honored Francona in a tribute. The event venue was Marriott’s Key Center. The night started with […]

Touring ‘Pippin’ gives a totally original theater expereince

By Art Thomas The current offering of the Broadway series at PlayhouseSquare is a newly created production of “Pippin.” On Broadway for the first time in 1972, “Pippin” was my first New York theater experience. The story of a young man who is trying to clarify his own values and the role he will play […]

 

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