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Music: The Alvin Brothers

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 22, 2014
When Dave and Phil Alvin were just kids in Downey, Calif., they already had developed a curiosity about the roots of American music. So when 12-year-old Phil saw a copy of Big Bill Broonzy’s Big Bill’s Blues, he bought it and brought it home. 
  
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Lois Rosenthal, Cincinnati Arts Patron, Has Died

{CommentsCant} · Monday, July 21, 2014
It is with sadness that we report the death of one of Cincinnati's great art patrons, Lois Rosenthal, at age 75. This notice was in today's issue of The New York Times:
ROSENTHAL--Lois, 75, on July 20, 2014, died peacefully. She is survived by her husband Richard, their children Jennie (Allan) Berliant and David, her grandchildren Elizabeth and Andrew Berliant and Eva and Mae Rosenthal, ...  

Bond of Brothers

Dave and Phil Alvin find 'Common Ground' in Big Bill Broonzy

0 Comments · Monday, July 21, 2014
Dave and Phil Alvin hadn't made an album together since Dave left The Blasters in the mid-’80s. But their longtime mutual love for Blues icon Big Bill Broonzy recently brought them back together for a new full-length, Common Ground.
  

Wondering About ‘Buildering’ and Its Real-World Relevance

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 15, 2014
I’ve had a difficult time trying to write about Buildering: Misbehaving the City, the first show at Contemporary Arts Center that its curator, Steven Matijcio, has put together since arriving here last year from North Carolina. And now it is nearing its end — it closes Aug. 18.  

Literary: Steven J. Rolfes and Douglas R. Weise

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Downtown’s Booksellers on Fountain Square is celebrating this week’s publishing of the new Cincinnati Art Deco book, part of Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America series.  

Film: Breadcrumb Trail

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Breadcrumb Trail, a new documentary by Lance Bangs about influential Louisville Alt Rock band Slint, screens Thursday at downtown’s Contemporary Arts Center, followed by a discussion with two band members.    

CAC’s Performance Series Moves Way Outside the Box

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Not content to merely think outside the box with its Performance Series, the Contemporary Arts Center plans to physically travel outside the box — the confines of its Black Box Theatre, that is — for several of its 2014-15 programs.  

Sonic Barbarism

Avant-garde cult hero Lydia Lunch hits the road with a live retrospective of her provocative music career

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Here’s a clear sign the apocalypse is coming: Lydia Lunch is touring North America, especially the Midwest, with her Retrovirus band and show.     

Film: The Cincinnati Jewish & Israeli Film Festival Summer Cinema Series

0 Comments · Thursday, June 19, 2014
The Cincinnati Jewish & Israeli Film Festival, sponsored by Mayerson JCC, is having a three-night Summer Cinema series — Tuesday through Thursday — at the Cinemark Oakley Station.   

ArtWorks Brings ‘Touching Strangers,’ Hot Dogs, Murals and More to Town

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 18, 2014
From now through June 27, you may be approached on the street — or anywhere public — by a photographer and asked to physically interact with a nearby stranger as if you two were closely acquainted.