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'Anastasia' is Soft and Pretty and a Bit Too Twee

'Anastasia' is Soft and Pretty and a Bit Too Twee

About a century ago the Russian emperor Tsar Nicholas Romanov, along with his extensive family and retinue, had a really bad day. They were executed in an orgy of overkill — shot, bayonetted, doused with acid, buried in a mineshaft — by a revolutionary army led by Vladimir Lenin.

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Masrah Cleveland Al-Arabi's Bilingual Production of 'And Then We Met...' at CPT Brings Four Strangers Together on the Path to Mutual Respect

Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland never received an award for promoting cultural engagement, but maybe they should have. Many times, in their song 'n'...

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'The Masked Singer' Comes to Cleveland This Summer, Features Mysterious Local Celebrity

Your grandma's favorite show, The Masked Singer, is getting the live tour treatment this summer, headed to theaters around the country, including one in...

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fp Creative Brings a Surround-Sound Gallery of Music to Snap House Studios Next Week

Imagine the thrill of sampling ice cream without being a burden on the person scooping it, and without the sighs of people in line...

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Three Career Women 'Of a Certain Age' Explore Their Libidos in 'Sassy Mamas' at Karamu House

As is true with most theaters in town, they tend to repeat popular shows to help fill their coffers. And if you've ever tried...

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'The Scottsboro Boys' at the Beck Center Uses a Minstrel-Type Show to Shine Light on the Disease of Racism

When you're doing strength training, your fitness instructor will often have you stand on one foot or hold a kettle bell in one hand....

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Apollo's Fire Brings the Love With 'L’Amore — An Old Italian Valentine' and the Rest of the Classical Music to Catch This Week

Valentine’s Day inspires some of this week’s programming, notably Apollo’s Fire’s performances of “L’Amore — An Old Italian Valentine” beginning on Thursday, February 13...

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Fast-Paced 'On Clover Road' at None Too Fragile Features Cults and Daring Rescues, and That's Just in the First Act

"It grabs you by the throat in the first line and doesn't let go." We've all heard someone say that about a book, a...

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World-Renowned Pianists to Perform a Duo Recital to Benefit CIM's Scholarship Fund

Sergei Babayan [picutred] and Daniil Trifonov, two of the most celebrated concert pianists in the world, will perform a special concert at 8 p.m....

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The Cleveland Orchestra Let It Rip at Last Night's Celebration of Sibelius, Knussen

The cold didn't bother anyone inside Severance Hall during last night's performance of mainly Jean Sibelius-penned works. Yet, on that snowy evening in Cleveland...

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New Contemporary Metal-Art Show at KSU Commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the Brutal Student Shootings

When Anderson Turner first came to Kent State University in 2005, he was tasked with finding the school's Commemorative Medallion marking the May 4 shootings....

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'Clue' at Cleveland Play House is Low-Stakes Whodunit Fun

In the America of 2020, it's hard to believe anyone would want to see a farce on stage. It would seem that the absurd (and...

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Akron's Urban Troubadour Series Tackles Beat Music and the Rest of the Classical Music to Catch This Week

Visiting artists and resident ensembles are on tap for a variety of events this week. Fifth House Woodwind Quintet from Chicago brings a modern...

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Comedian Nate Bargatze Coming to the Agora in May

Originally from Old Hickory, TN, slow-talking comedian Nate Bargatze took inspiration from his dad, a former clown turned world class magician. In one bit,...

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Lakeland Civic Theatre Elevates the Ponderous What Ifs of 'If/Then'

Most of us have had the realization that our life paths are often determined by a random collection of rash decisions, dumb luck, smart...

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Musical Theater Tribute to the Beatles Comes to Stocker Arts Center in March

In My Life — A Musical Theatre Tribute to the Beatles aims to deliver “the closest thing to watching an actual Beatles concert.” On a...

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Racism, Sexism and Other -Isms Keep Women Down, But Undefeated, in 'Intimate Apparel'

It was nearly 17 years ago — Feb. 21, 2003 — that Intimate Apparel made its world premiere in Baltimore, Maryland. Since then, two-time Pulitzer...

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Dobama's 'Skeleton Crew' Captures the Hope and Dread of Workers Striving for Precarious Economic Security

All of us say we hate working, until we can't get a job. And when you're a low-wage grunt who is easily replaceable, you're often...

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The St. Olaf Choir Comes to Severance Hall and the Rest of the Classical Music to Catch This Week

Our picks this week include classical Iraqi music, the premiere of a new opera, a quartet of orchestra concerts, string quartets both local and...

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Celebrated French Pianist to Give a Free Recital on Feb. 9 at the Cleveland Museum of Art

Slated to give a free recital on Sunday, Feb. 9, at the Cleveland Museum of Art, internationally acclaimed pianist Pierre Réach will pay tribute...

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Cassidy Theatre to Open Its 2020 Season with 'The 39 Steps'

During its Broadway run, The 39 Steps, a comedy based on the Alfred Hitchcock film of the same name, won two Toy Awards. A...

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Classical Revolution Cleveland Hits the East Side and the Rest of the Classical Music to Catch This Week

This week’s picks include performances in unusual venues and the unconventional use of a traditional concert hall. Trumpeter and flugelhornist Theresa May is the...

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