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A Reception for Joshua Bell
See 'Midnight Cowboy' and Support the Food Banks
Request Passes for 'Rifftrax Live: Anaconda'
WKSU Night at 'The Monteverdi Vespers of 1610'
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This Issue's Features

 Follow the Elections with WKSU

With the November elections less than two weeks away, the WKSU newsroom has been very busy reporting on top races throughout the region - and across the state. This week, WKSU's Tim Rudell introduces the candidates for Ohio's 6th District Congressional seat. Republican incumbent Bill Johnson and Democratic challenger, former State Rep. Jennifer Garrison, both are hoping to serve Ohio's longest district, an area that touches 17 counties. Hear Rudell's report: www.wksu.org/news/story/40790 and find all of WKSU's election coverage at www.wksu.org/news/feature/election2014.

On Election Day, Nov. 4, listen to WKSU for extended live coverage as the returns come in and follow @WKSU on Twitter for the latest updates and results.

 Your Support Builds Stronger Public Radio

WKSU's fall membership drive is nearly at its conclusion. The money raised during this drive pays for the national programs you rely on, as well as assures that the WKSU newsroom continues to report on stories that affect the lives of people in Northeast Ohio. With bureaus in Akron, Kent, Cleveland and Canton, WKSU is able to react to situations as they develop.

During the membership drive, WKSU would like to thank you for your contribution with items ranging from the aluminum bottle opener keychain to a long-sleeve t-shirt and brushed tricot jacket. Any pledge at the $60 or higher level also earns you a WKSU member card, which provides discounts at arts and cultural institutions throughout the area. A $1000 annual gift makes you part of the Leadership Circle.

Find out more about supporting WKSU and the special thank you gifts available now, online at www.wksu.org/support/falldrive.

 A Reception for Joshua Bell

Celebrate great classical music when Tuesday Musical and the Akron Symphony join together to present Grammy Award-winning violinist Joshua Bell with the ASO under the direction of Christopher Wilkins on Friday, Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m. at The University of Akron's E.J. Thomas Hall.

After the performance, join WKSU hosts and guests for tasty treats and conversation at a special post-concert reception in Goodrich Lobby. Space is limited. Add your name at www.wksu.org/events to make your reservation. Find more information on the concert and purchase tickets through Ticketmaster or at AkronSymphony.org.

 See 'Midnight Cowboy' and Support the Food Banks

On Sunday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Cedar Lee Theatre in Cleveland Heights, WKSU's Vivian Goodman hosts a screening of the film classic Midnight Cowboy starring Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight. The pair drew kudos as a Texas hustler and a con man trying to survive on the tough streets of New York and the film won the Oscar for Best Picture in 1970 (the movie contains nudity and sexual situations).

Ticket sales from the event benefit the Greater Cleveland Food Bank and the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank. The event is part of a charity series presented by Cleveland Cinemas. Bring a canned food item to benefit the hungry. Find out more at ClevelandCinemas.com.

 Request Passes for 'Rifftrax Live: Anaconda'

WKSU listeners can request two passes to see the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 on Oct. 30 (with a rebroadcast on Nov. 4) as they bring indisputably the best digital snake movie of 1997, Anaconda, to the big screen. Join Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett of RiffTrax.com LIVE on Oct. 30 at 8 p.m. and less live on Nov. 4 at 7:30 p.m. The perfect Halloween treat!

To request two passes to RiffTrax: Anaconda on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 8 p.m. or Tuesday, Nov. 4 at 7:30 p.m. in area theatres, send an email with your name and mailing address to letters@wksu.org with "ANACONDA" in the subject line. Please request a specific theatre and day preference - and make sure you include your mailing address in your email! Limited passes are available for the following locations: Montrose Movies, Severance Stadium 14, Hudson Cinema, Cinemark in Macedonia, Cinemark in Ontario (Mansfield), Cinemark Tinseltown in North Canton, Cinemark in Sandusky, Southpark Mall in Strongsville, Crocker Park in Westlake, Cinemark at Valley View, Movies 10 in Wooster. Because passes will be mailed, all requests must be made before noon on Oct. 27.

 WKSU Night at 'The Monteverdi Vespers of 1610'

The exoticism of the East meets the structure of the West in this masterpiece, which the Plain Dealer called, "The smash hit of the classical music season." Apollo's Fire presents The Monteverdi Vespers of 1610 on Friday, Oct. 31 at 8 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Akron; Saturday, Nov. 1 at 8 p.m. at Trinity Cathedral in Cleveland; Sunday, Nov. 2 at 3:30 p.m. at St. Mary of the Falls in Olmsted Falls; and Friday, Nov. 7 at 8 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Shaker Heights.

For the Akron performance only, WKSU members can receive $12 off full-price B-level tickets, based on availability. Call the box office at (800) 314-2535, ex. 1, for more details.

Program Notes
 This American Life

Saturdays at 1 p.m. Oct. 25: It Says So Right Here. This week, stories of people whose lives are altered when seemingly boring documents like birth certificates and petitions are used against them. And a family wrestles with a medical record that has a very clear, but complicated diagnosis.


Saturdays at 4 p.m. Oct. 25: Inner Voices. Explore the voices inside your head. From a child forming his or her first thought to the nagging feeling that you're bound to fail, delve into all the ways that the voices in our heads shape us, help us, and sometimes hurt us.

 A Prairie Home Companion

Saturdays at 6 p.m. Oct. 25: (repeated Oct. 26 at 10 a.m.) An October rebroadcast of a 2011 show from the Fitzgerald Theater. Tenor Raul Melo accompanies Garrison for a suite of sonnets, Cantus performs "Wanting Memories," and Heather Masse sings "Early Autumn." In Lake Wobegon, a big wind causes havoc all over town.

 Krista Tippett On Being

Sundays at 7 a.m. Oct. 26: Nadia Bolz-Weber. Blogger, author and spiritual force behind Denver's House for All Sinners and Saints, Lutheran Pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber talks about connecting with people and what it really means to build an "anti-excellence/pro-participation" congregation.

 The Splendid Table

Sundays at 2 p.m. Oct. 26: This week, Dorie Greenspan talks to the famous Daniel Boulud about how to keep a restaurant great for twenty years, get the best of non-chain steakhouses from the Sterns and look at the pleasure - and panic - surrounding candy.

 Snap Judgment

Sundays at 4 p.m. Oct. 26: Spooked V: Innocence Lost. Those who think they know how the world works, are especially surprised when they hear that scream in the night.

 Don’t see your favorite program listed here? To view a complete lineup, visit the WKSU Programs page.
Arts On-line
 4000 Miles
Weathervane Community Playhouse
Wednesday, November 5th - Saturday, November 15th

After suffering a major loss while he was on a cross-country bike trip, 21-year-old Leo seeks solace from his feisty 91-year-old grandmother Vera in her West Village apartment. Over the course of a single month, these unlikely roommates infuriate, bewilder, and ultimately reach each other. 4000 Miles looks at how two outsiders find their way in today's world.

Nov. 5 - Nov. 15, Weathervane Community Playhouse, Dietz Theatre, 1301 Weathervane Lane, Akron, (330) 836-2626

 Kurt Weill's 'Street Scene'
Oberlin Conservatory of Music
Wednesday, November 5th - Sunday, November 9th

Written in 1946, Street Scene came to be known by its creator as an American opera for its blending of traditional European opera with musical theater. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Elmer Rice, Street Scene builds upon Weill's passion for using American jazz and popular music in his operas.

Nov. 5, Nov. 7 - Nov. 9, Hall Auditorium, 67 North Main St., Oberlin, (440) 775-8169

 The Monkey's Paw and Other Unexpected Endings
Magical Theatre Company
Friday, October 31st

Some of the greatest short stories by some of the world's greatest authors spring to life onstage: The Monkey's Paw, The Necklace, The Open Window, The Ransom of Red Chief, and the modern classic All Summer in a Day by Ray Bradbury.

Friday, Oct. 31 at 7:30 p.m., Magical Theatre Company, 565 W. Tuscarawas Ave., Barberton, (330) 848-3708.

 Phantom of the Opera
Cleveland Orchestra
Tuesday, October 28th

Experience the terror and fun of Halloween with one of the greatest horror films ever made... with the accompaniment improvised live by acclaimed organist Todd Wilson. In this classic 1925 movie about romance and murder, the love-obsessed Phantom (Lon Chaney Sr.) haunts the Paris Opera House in pursuit of Christine (Mary Philbin).

Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 7:30 p.m., Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, (216) 231-1111

 Owls & Howls: Children's Halloween Party
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Saturday, October 25th

Come in costume, help make pumpkin treats for the animals in Perkins Wildlife Center and see what tricks they can play! Learn about the serious business of animal enrichment and then check out the animals at work and play. Enjoy games, crafts and special animal demonstrations -- all in a not-so-spooky setting! Families can have their picture taken and decorate a frame to take home.

Saturday, Oct. 25 at 10 a.m., Cleveland Museum of Natural History, University Circle, (216) 231-4600

 Orchestra Spotlight
Canton Symphony Orchestra
Sunday, November 2nd

This evening's program is all about the very talented musicians that make up the CSO. Several of the principal performers will share the spotlight on a variety of concerti including Vivaldi's Concerto for Two Violins in A minor and Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 5.

Sunday, Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m., Umstattd Performing Arts Hall (McKinley Senior High School campus), 2323 17th Street NW, Canton, (330) 452-2094

 Kent Keyboard Series: Jennifer Hayghe
Kent State University Hugh A. Glauser School of Music
Sunday, October 26th

Jennifer Hayghe has performed in solo recitals and made orchestral appearances throughout the world, including the United States, Europe and Asia. Hayghe won every award possible for a Juilliard pianist to receive, including the William Petschek Debut Award, resulting in her New York City recital debut at Alice Tully Hall.

Oct. 26 at 5 p.m., Ludwig Recital Hall, Kent State University School of Theatre and Dance, Kent, Kent Keyboard Series: Jennifer Hayghe

 Ghost Tours
Zoar Community Association
Friday, October 31st - Saturday, November 1st

Stroll through the haunted village and buildings of Zoar. Costumed guides lead the tours and tell tales of spirits past and present. You may even encounter spirits from the past as you visit the buildings.

Oct. 31 & Nov. 1, Historic Zoar Village, (330) 874-3011

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