May 15, 2024 - News

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Image of the book "American Prometheus" with photo of Robert Oppenheimer on the cover.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist Kai Bird is the keynote speaker tonight at the Mandel Opera and Humanities Festival.

Why it matters: Bird co-authored "American Prometheus," the biography of J. Robert Oppenheimer on which the Academy Award-winning film "Oppenheimer" was based.

Between the pages: The event at Mandel Concert Hall will feature musical performances from Cleveland Orchestra soloists and a panel discussion with orchestra music director Franz Welser-Most, president and CEO AndrΓ© Gremillet, and festival curator Elena Dubinets.

  • Expect Bird to expertly investigate this year's festival theme: power.

If you go: The program begins at 7pm.

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