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SOPHIE ZHAI

The city of Akron and Tuesday Musical want to help the city relax using classical music. WKSU’s Phil de Oliveira reports on a new initiative to bring live chamber music to Akron’s public spaces.

The free, 45-minute concerts are part of a series called Decompression Chamber. The idea for the concerts came out of research suggesting classical music decreases stress and enhances brain function.

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WANDERING AESTHETICS

An Akron theatre company will premiere a series of vaudeville performances in September thanks to a Knight Foundation grant.

Wandering Aesthetics has raised nearly half of the money required for its $75,000 matching grant, which will be used for a project it calls “Bigger than a Breadbox.”

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MARK URYCKI / WKSU

Akron has gotten $5 million to connect public spaces along the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail. but as WKSU’s Kabir Bhatia reports, how to accomplish that will be up to the public.

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MEG MESSINA / ODC

The University of Akron’s National Center for Choreography has chosen Christy Bolingbroke as its first executive artistic director.

Bolingbroke previously worked for the Mark Morris Dance Group in Brooklyn and ODC in San Francisco.

While she has lived in many places, she says Ohio has been on her radar for a long time.

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Akron is the former rubber capital of the world, and has staked its claim as the polymer capital, but the Summit County Historical Society is suggesting another claim to fame.

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