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The Road to Experimentation Goes Through Columbus

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 20, 2003
The most exciting news release regarding the upcoming fall arts season arrives in early August like a punch in the gut, and the impact is a smile of anticipation followed by a long sigh of disconten  

Mark Fox's Farewell Bat

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 13, 2003
The most incredible of all the Bats Incredible! public sculptures scattered throughout Cincinnati, Newport and Covington this summer can be found downtown on the east corner of Fountain Square. The  

Newport Without Artery

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 30, 2003
Laura Hollis, visual artist and director of The Artery, Newport's arts center, has some matter-of-fact advice for anyone looking to integrate the arts into the bustling Northern Kentucky community:  

In Search of the Stepford Wives

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 16, 2003
The Stepford Wife refuses to balance her high heels on the steps of Cincinnati's landmark Music Hall. It doesn't matter if Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) Music Director Paavo J#228rvi makes her  

Condon's Newfound Value

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 9, 2003
During the whole Thomas Condon trial, the one thing I clearly understood from Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Judge Norbet Nadel and Hamilton County Prosecutor Mike Allen is this: Condon is not a  

Tide Turns for Cincinnati Opera

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 2, 2003
Circles of blood-red seats provide an edgy backdrop for a recent weekday night dress rehearsal of the most avant-garde production on Cincinnati Opera's Summer Festival calendar. Soprano Catherine Ma  

The Great Art Disconnect

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 25, 2003
Cincinnati's latest arts criminal sports loose-fitting chinos, a white T-shirt and wire-frame glasses over wiry brown hair. His name is David Dillon, and he's done nothing wrong except work hard as  

The CAC Comes Alive

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 4, 2003
The "kids table" at the May 30 gala party celebrating the opening of the new Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) was located on the second floor of London-based architect Zaha Hadid's nonlinear building  

Summer of Loving (Art): Festival of the New

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 21, 2003
The splashy green Festival of the New brochure tumbled out of my copy of The New York Times on Sunday sometime between the second cup of coffee and the first plate of eggs. Yes, I still read The Tim  

Hipness Returns to the Cincinnati Art Museum

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 14, 2003
The first must-see exhibition in a summer of essential art blasts is Mark Fox's Dust, a series of eight works installed throughout the Cincinnati Art Museum (CAM), with six of the pieces grouped tog  

Three Corners: Searching for spots that matter in the wake of the Fountain Square shooting

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 7, 2003
I have good news for Cincinnati movers-and-shakers scrambling to provide damage control over the fatal shooting on Fountain Square last weekend. People still want to come to Cincinnati. In fact, I  

City Says Yes to Anti-CAC

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 30, 2003
It's a hot Sunday evening, surprisingly summer-like for April, and Fred Lane keeps busy bartending on the second floor of SSNOVA, the performance arts space he helped create two years ago inside the  

How Will the Arts Deal With the Boycotters?

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 23, 2003
If I were to walk the protest line outside the new Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) during its opening festivities, my sign would read something like this: "When you stick your head in the sand, you'r  

No Way to Treat Newport's Art King Andrew Loughnane

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 9, 2003
Artist and Southgate House Gallery Director Andrew Loughnane asked me not to mention his recent arrest by Newport Police on charges of disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and, well, basically being  

Can the Arts Play Ball?

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 2, 2003
The last Opening Day Parade I watched was from the front seat of my car. I was stuck in traffic somewhere close to Findlay Market. It was a beautiful spring morning, but I remember being in no mood