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Join us as we look at the world of arts and culture and events that inspire.

Join us as we look at the world of arts and culture and events that inspire.
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Join us as we look at the world of arts and culture and events that inspire.






Episode 6 – Life’s A Show

If “All the World’s a Stage”, then “Life’s a Show” in the theatre world of Akron. So this was a crazy episode to make. You should have heard this episode back in the fall. However, right as I was finishing up the episode – due to some technical difficulties – all of the audio I […]

Duration: 00:23:25

Episode 5 – Diving Into the Unkown with Gretchen Pleuss

Musician and producer, Gretchen Pleuss, shares the making of “The Unknown” from her album From Birth, To Breath, To Bone. I moved to Akron in 2015 and started diving into the music scene. I ran across singer-songwriter Gretchen Pleuss (pronounced like “Plus”) and instantly fell in love with her music. Shortly thereafter, Gretchen released her […]

Duration: 00:18:45

Mini 3 – Bobble Addicts’ Bobblecon

Bobblehead collecting is serious business. When I received an email inviting me to the Bobblecon kick-off event, my first thought was, “I’ve got to see this.” So I headed to the Hibernian club in Akron, on Main Street. Bobblecon is the creation of Pedro Avalos and is one of the events he coordinates along with […]

Duration: 00:11:01

Episode 4 – Let Me See You 1-2 Step

I refuse to be intimidated by dance performances anymore! I figured the best way to get over being intimidated by dance was to reach out to some people who were better acquainted with the art form to help me enhance my understanding of it. So I got Christy Bolingbroke of the National Center for Choreography […]

Duration: 00:32:11

Mini 2 – The Northern Cheyenne Nation

TFW new friends from the Northern Cheyenne Nation come to visit Akron and lead a parade! That’s exactly what happened Monday, Oct 9. Students from the Northern Cheyenne Nation gathered with students from the Lippman School and Portage Path CLC. Then with the help of drummers and singers from the Northern Cheyenne Nation, they danced […]

Duration: 00:07:07

Mini 1 – The Sheep of Mutton Hill

Hey everybody! This isn’t a full on episode. This is just a fun little bonus for our listeners. I was recently hanging out with Leianne Heppner at the Summit County Historical Society and it happened to be feeding time for the sheep at Mutton Hill. So of course I broke out my recorder to get […]

Duration: 00:07:28

Episode 3 – Let There Be Light

Can you believe we made it to episode 3? In this episode we talk with Linda Conrad of Stan Hywet and Philippe Bergeron of Paintscaping to hear about Stan Hywet’s LightNights 3D mapping and projection show. Then we reach out to Marc Schwartz to learn about Detroit’s “Dlectricity” light art festival. And lastly we briefly […]

Duration: 00:33:54

Episode 2 – That’s my Jam!

Welcome to the second episode of “Gimme ArtsNow,” an arts and culture podcast produced by ArtsNow’s EXL Center intern Logan Lane and Roger Riddle where we talk to artists, art venues, and art patrons find what they’re creating, how they’re engaging their communities, and what draws them to art in the first place. This episode […]

Duration: 00:32:19

Episode 1 – Akron Is Lit

Well, here we are! We have arrived at the very first episode of the “Gimme Arts Now” podcast. Logan Lane, ArtsNow’s EXL Center intern, has been chronicling the development of the series in our blog as he works Roger Riddle to bring you all the cool cultural happenings going on around Summit County. In the upcoming […]

Duration: 00:25:20