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Advocates call for Ohio lawmakers to allow public to testify virtually on bills during coronavirus pandemic

By Andrew J. Tobias
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Advocates are calling on Ohio lawmakers to allow virtual testimony on proposed bills during the coronavirus pandemic. Under the state’s longtime policy, members of the public must drive to Columbus and testify in person at the Ohio Statehouse,. (Andrew J. Tobias, cleveland.com) COLUMBUS, Ohio — A coalition of advocates is calling on the Ohio General Assembly to allow virtual testimony during the coronavirus pandemic, something state legislative leaders so far have declined to do. Under longstanding policy, members of the public must drive to Columbus and testify in person at the Statehouse to offer comment on proposed […]Read more >
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Beck Center to premiere five 15-minute musical performances

By Anne Nickoloff
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The Beck Center for the Arts will premiere five 15-minute musicals in a virtual format this February. (Photo by John Benson, cleveland.com) LAKEWOOD, Ohio — The Beck Center for the Arts will offer a world premiere of five brief musicals this February, created through a national theatre challenge launched in 2020. The “15-Minute Musical Challenge,” created by the National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT), brought in submissions from playwrights in the spring of 2020. Five of the winning productions will be produced by the Beck Center for the Arts, in collaboration with Baldwin Wallace University’s Music Theater […]Read more >