Handsomely composed, deeply moving,
timeless or inextricably of their time and place; Gordon Baer’s
photographs, now on view at the Kennedy Heights Arts Center in a
career-spanning exhibition, are all of the above.
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s staging of A Midsummer Night’s Dream
is a hilarious frolic through one of Shakespeare’s most beloved
creations. A quirky, energetic reimagining, this production features all
the familiar faces.
Kelsey Kalnow started as a collector,
grabbing up unique vintage items, stocking her closet and selling what
she didn’t want. Today, she’s an entrepreneur; the creative and driving
force behind global plus-size clothing line Unholy Hips.
In a broiling Texas summertime smack in
the middle of the Great Depression, Susannah Mullally, a song collector
from the Library of Congress, is just about to give up her day’s search
when she hears a rich, expressive voice coming from somewhere down a
Once a year Cincinnati likes to let the
freaks out — but we’re not talking about Halloween. After a 16-month
absence, HorrorHound Weekend descends onto Sharonville promising
vis-à-vis celebrity encounters, film screenings, burlesque performances
and horror author signings.
The School of Art at the University of
Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning doesn’t
yet offer a specific MFA degree in duct tape, but you have to wonder how
soon before they do after seeing a current DAAP exhibition, Rise and Fall: Monumental Duct Tape Drawings by Joe Girandola.
Conversation between Pam Korte, maker of pots; her husband, Richard
Hague, maker of poems; Terri Kern, sculptor; and her husband, David
Umbenhour, printmaker, brought forth the question: Why not a show of
work by couples, focusing on interaction of ideas and mutual reliance
William Shakespeare’s drama and poetry
resonate far beyond the theater. Music plays a vital role in his plays
and his works continue to inspire compositions in all genres of music,
from song to symphony to sampling.
Playwright Frank Higgins began his
writing career as a poet, so he pays careful attention to the way he
puts words together. After some time working at poetry, he felt that his
best pieces were stories about people.
The vagina: About half of Americans have one and a good deal more Americans than that actually came out of one...This sex organ is the center of medical,
legislative, domestic and sexual conflict, and yet we can’t look at it
or talk about it objectively.
The Contemporary Arts Center is so
excited about a performance piece that musician Jace Clayton will be
doing there in April that it’s bringing him here earlier — Friday — as
an advance introduction to Cincinnati.
CCM production is an engaging if sordid recreation of the creators’
intentions, a bravura performance that serves as a reminder of how
theater can provide sharp social commentary. Bravo to Guarino and her
student cast for this memorable production.
Cincinnati will be a hot spot on the
international creative scene March 6 thanks to the Contemporary Arts
Center’s efforts to bring the world-famous creative conference, OFFF,
back to the city for round two (OFFF first made a Cincinnati stop in