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A Future in Focus

Cincinnati’s FotoFocus Biennial widens its scope as a top recurring photography event

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Just by adding the word “Biennial” to its official name for 2014, FotoFocus — which occurs this month in some 50 venues throughout Greater Cincinnati — is aiming to raise its importance and artistic significance.    

Lecture: Listen to This! Free Jazz on the ESP-Disk Label

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Among the most fascinatingly mysterious and audaciously forward-thinking of all record labels is New York’s ESP-Disk.  

Soul Proprietors

Soul ensemble St. Paul & the Broken Bones make a big splash with their debut album Half the City

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 23, 2014
St. Paul (a sly reference to Janeway’s religious background) & the Broken Bones has found itself in the middle of two new musical trends — the rise of Alabama acts like Alabama Shakes and Muscle Shoals-born John Paul White of Civil Wars, and the revival of American Deep Soul music courtesy of Sharon Jones, Lee Fields, Charles Bradley and others.  

Music: Daniel Bennett

0 Comments · Monday, September 22, 2014
Daniel Bennett is a modernist New York Jazz musician who plays alto saxophone and flute.   

Onstage: Taylor Mac's 24-Decade History of Popular Music: The 20th Century Abridged

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 16, 2014
The Contemporary Arts Center starts off the new season of its daring, innovative and always progressive "Performances" series this Thursday and Friday with the wonderful playwright-actor-performance artist-singer-songwriter Taylor Mac.  

Chris Smither

Wednesday • 20th Century Theater

0 Comments · Monday, September 15, 2014
So great and vast was the singer-songwriter revolution of the 1960s that we take for granted the long, steadily productive careers of many of its practitioners. That is the case with Chris Smither, who has put out 16 studio-recorded albums since 1970’s I’m a Stranger Too! 
  

The Strange Regionalism of ‘American Gothic’

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 10, 2014
For the Cincinnati Art Museum, getting the Art Institute of Chicago to loan “American Gothic” (through Nov. 16) is a coup.  

Jad Fair and Danielson with Darlene

Wednesday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Jad Fair and Danielson have just released a terrific album, Solid Gold Heart, full of strong melodies and a Rock & Roll enthusiasm that is as ageless as Fair himself.  

Jad Fair with Danielson and Darlene

Wednesday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Monday, September 8, 2014
MOTR Pub, in addition to bringing in up-and-coming musicians, has presented a fair number of beloved veteran cult figures (some pretty eccentric) to town. Jon Langford, Tav Falco, Kid Congo Powers, Charlie Parr come immediately to mind. Now comes the fairest of all — Jad Fair.  
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Changes Coming for ReelAbilities Film Festival

{CommentsCant} · Friday, August 29, 2014
There is a giant leap being planned for one of Cincinnati's film festivals — one that could make it the city's pre-eminent such event and an impactful cultural occurrence.The Cincinnati ReelAbilities Film Festival, which presents films that explore the lives of people with disabilities, will be announcing  its 2015 schedule at an event next Thursday, Sept. 4,  from 7-9 p.m. at Obscura ...