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 'Can Can' and 'One Touch of Venus' at Ohio Light Opera
Ohio Light Opera
At Freedlander Theatre
Thursday, June 18th - Saturday, August 8th

The summer repertory season continues with more 2015 debuts. With a book by Abe Burrows, Can Can is set in 1893 in Composer Cole Porter's beloved Paris, and featuring one of the composer's most glorious scores. One Touch of Venus is a most intriguing combination indeed: the comical and romantic lyrics of America's master of light verse, Ogden Nash; the witty and stylish dialogue of humorist S. J. Perelman; and the captivating musical score of Kurt Weill.

June 18 - Aug. 8, Freedlander Theatre at The College of Wooster, 1189 Beall Ave., Wooster, (330) 263-2345

 Downtown@Dusk in Akron
Akron Art Museum
Thursday, June 18th - Thursday, August 6th

Akron's after work free concert series continues at the Akron Art Museum. On July 9, WKSU's Amanda Rabinowitz hosts Americana music from Anne E. DeChant. The next week, Vivian Goodman welcomes favorites 15 60 75 - the Numbers Band to the stage.

Now through Aug. 6 at 6:30 p.m., Akron Art Museum, 1 S. High St., Akron, (330) 376-9185

 Ohio Shakespeare Festival presents Much Ado About Nothing
Ohio Shakespeare Festival
At Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens
Thursday, July 2nd - Sunday, July 19th

The tale of two pairs of would-be lovers - the young Claudio and Hero who are separated by deception and the older Beatrice and Benedick who are kept apart by obstinate behavior and past experiences. Shakespeare's black comedy is filled with romance, broad comedy, espionage and altered expectations.

July 2 - 19, the Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens Lagoon, 714 N. Portage Path, Akron, 1-888-71-TICKETS

 Boston Mills Artfest Week 2
Boston Mills/Brandywine Ski Resort
At Boston Mills Ski Resort
Thursday, July 2nd - Sunday, July 5th

The second weekend of the juried Boston Mills Artfest brings a different group of world-class artists and fine crafters to Northeast Ohio. Enjoy live music as you stroll past rows of displays and discuss the works with the people who created them.

July 2 - 5, Boston Mills Ski Resort, Peninsula, 800-U-SKI-241

 Porthouse presents 'Violet'
Porthouse Theatre Company
At Porthouse Theatre
Thursday, July 9th - Saturday, July 25th

A musical of transformation, 'Violet' chronicles a young disfigured woman’s journey of self-discovery as she seeks the healing touch of an evangelical preacher in the 1960s Deep South. Assistant professor Amy Fritsche performs as Violet.

July 9 - 25, Porthouse Theatre, the grounds of Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, (330) 672-3884

 Classics A Series: Cleveland Orchestra Opening Night
Cleveland Orchestra
At Blossom Music Center
Saturday, July 11th

The Orchestra takes the spotlight at Blossom in performances of great orchestral masterpieces from the baroque, classical, romantic, and twentieth-century eras. Music Director Franz Welser-Möst conducts Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with Blossom Festival Chorus and soloists.

Saturday, July 11, 2015, at 8:00 p.m., Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, (330) 920-8040

 Pops Series: Micheal Feinstein - A big band tribute to Frank Sinatra
Cleveland Orchestra
At Blossom Music Center
Saturday, July 18th

A Big Band centennial salute to “Ol’ Blue Eyes.” No one delivered a song like Frank Sinatra. He defined “cool” for an entire generation with a dazzling array of hit songs and albums. Michael Feinstein performs live Sinatra’s iconic tunes, including "Love and Marriage," "New York, New York," and “My Way.”

Saturday, July 18, 2015, at 8:00 p.m., Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, (330) 920-8040

 Tedeschi Trucks Band at Jacobs Pavilion
Live Nation
At Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
Sunday, July 19th

Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks bring their combined effort to the Wheels of Soul Tour with special guests, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings. For Derek and Susan, TTB’s strength in numbers—the band presently comprises 11 members—virtually guaranteed that a wide range of influences would steer the music to new, previously unexplored places.

Sunday, July 19 at 6:30 p.m., Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica, Cleveland, (800) 653-8000

 Sounds of Summer Concert Series
Holden Arboretum
Tuesday, July 21st - Tuesday, August 25th

Holden’s sixth annual Tuesday Summer Garden Concert series features great performances by local bands and performers from the Cleveland Institute of Music. First up North Coast Winds on July 21 at Spyder Stompers and Sugar Pie on July 28. Concerts begin at 7:30 p.m.

July 21 - Aug. 25, Holden Arboretum, 9500 Sperry Rd., Kirtland, (440) 946-4400

 Classics B Series: Tchaikovasky's Fourth
Cleveland Orchestra
At Blossom Music Center
Saturday, July 25th

Stéphane Denève conducts pianist Paul Lewis in his Cleveland Orchestra debut performing Schumann’s Piano Concerto and Stravinsky’s Concerto in E-flat major (“Dumbarton Oaks".)

Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 8:00 p.m., Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, (330) 920-8040

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