You ever hear the one about the cellist who walked into a bar? Really, this is no joke: He and several colleagues from the Cleveland Orchestra have been playing pickup gigs at a local watering hole, providing a cultural mash-up of Beethoven and beer. It's standing room only at the Happy Dog, a neighborhood bar on Cleveland's near-west side, and owner Sean Watterson is pumped -- in his own way.
"This is as packed as any other night that we've got. People want to see Cleveland Orchestra members up onstage," he says. "The turnout's been incredible."