Uncle Fred reviews Next to Normal, the Broadway musical examining how one family deals with the mother’s mental illness. Now at the Beck Center in Lakewood.
Arts on the Heights–Next To Normal
On the Air
Lykke Li Tonight @2:18
Spoon Sister Jack @2:14
The Faint Posed To Death @2:11
Radiohead Paranoid Android @2:05
Death Cab For Cutie 405 (Acoustic) @2:02
Def Leppard Rock of Ages @1:57
Colin Meloy On the Bus Mall @1:56
Audiovent Gravity @1:53
Emigrate Wake Up @1:50
Korn Spike In My Veins @1:45
Toadies Summer of the Strange @1:38
Led Zeppelin Four Sticks @1:33
WordplayWordplay is an offbeat mix of poetry, comedy, and an ongoing exploration of the possibilities of the spoken word. Wordplay's opening monologue blends music and language (and sometimes sound effects) into a surreal, funny, often darkly serious meditation on the state of one man's struggles to live in the bewildering world of contemporary America. The show also features guest appearances by local poets and nationally known writers. But the real strength of Wordplay is the interaction between co-hosts George Bilgere and John Donoghue. The two poets read short, interesting poems by important writers. They banter about poetry, argue about it, and generally give each other a hard time. A Plain Dealer article about Wordplay called the show "the Click and Clack of poetry." Not a bad description.
@8 am w/George Bilgere and John Donoghue - Poetry
The Vindictive Alarm ClockGet out of bed. Get your chores done. Watch the game later.
@8:30 am w/The Rocket - Hard Rock