At The Carnegie’s Modern Living: Objects and Context, curators Matt Distel and BLDG present two types of environments for considering artists’ household-inspired sculptures and design firms’ tables, lamps and more.
In November I was in New York City for a
gathering of the American Theatre Critics Association. I saw five
Broadway shows, listened to some informative panel discussions and
attended a luncheon at Sardi’s with an array of Broadway performers.
There’s no denying that violence in the
African-American community has been a hot-button issue the last few
years, with American media coverage increasing constantly. Kin Killin’ Kin
is the product of a drive to effect change.
Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog
in the Night-Time was in part a tribute to Sherlock Holmes, although the
hero in the 2003 mystery novel is an autistic British teenager, not the
distinguished private detective of Edwardian England.
I turned up
at Broadway’s St. James Theatre on Nov. 12 for Something Rotten with moderate expectations. I had seen a number
from the show on the Tony Awards last June, so I knew it was an amusing backstage
mash-up of Elizabethan England and musical theater.
enter the Broadway’s Booth Theatre to see Robert Askins’ play, Hand to God, you’re looking at a Sunday
School classroom in Texas with cinderblock walls painted blue and windows high
enough to let you know it’s in the basement.
For the nonprofit organization Visionaries
+ Voices, the upcoming Double Vision auction of art is a crucial
event. Held annually, it’s the organization’s biggest and most
high-profile public fundraiser.
While attending Kent State for
journalism, Grace Dobush took printmaking and bookbinding classes and got hooked on
the crafty community there. She wanted to solidify a similar community when she moved to Cincinnati in
Ed Stern “retired” three years ago after
two decades of artistic leadership at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the
Park. I put quotation marks around that word because he’s still busy as
can be, much to the surprise of everyone — himself included.