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Art: Masterpieces of Japanese Art at the Cincinnati Art Museum

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 18, 2015
 Masterpieces of Japanese Art includes paintings, screens, prints, ceramics, lacquer and metal wares, ivory carvings, arms and armor, cloisonné, dolls, masks, costumes and textiles.  

Buried Treasure

“Forgotten” Japanese art collection returns to the Cincinnati Art Museum

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 11, 2015
When an art museum has a collection of more than 65,000 objects, it isn’t surprising that many of them wind up hidden in storage. Sometimes complete collections are stowed there, rarely if ever seen or studied.   

Performance Art Comes to a Cincinnati Grocery

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Heine Avdal is making a short trip from Belgium to Cincinnati on Feb. 21 and 22 just to visit the Whole Foods Market in Rookwood Commons.  

The Fall Guy

Cult legend Robyn Hitchcock delivers on latest “autumnal” album, The Man Upstairs

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Robyn Hitchcock, the British singer/songwriter whose intimately resonant, raspy voice and mysteriously peculiar worldview were shaped by such skewed troubadours of his youth as Nick Drake, Syd Barrett and the Incredible String Band, has long been said to make “autumnal” records. As in, “songs or singing that reflect on life with a bittersweet, melancholy wisdom coming from age and experience.”  

Art: Color Color at the Cincinnati Art Museum

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Julian Stanczak, a former Art Academy of Cincinnati instructor whose precisely geometric and brilliantly colorful abstract work has been hailed as the ideal for Op Art, will show a portfolio of color inkjet prints from 1993 at the Cincinnati Art Museum’s Gallery 212.   

Cincinnati's Lightborne Communications Helped Create Katy Perry's Super Bowl Show

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, February 4, 2015
When news came out yesterday that Katy Perry’s Super Bowl halftime show was the most-watched and highest-rated of any in history that featured entertainment, there was celebration at Lightborne Communications, the video-production-services company in Over-the-Rhine. Lightborne created all the animated video projections used in Perry’s 12-and-a-half-minute set, which featured a medley of abbre...  

The Long Rider

For Willie Nile, Rock provides the reason to live

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Willie Nile, the long underappreciated, roots-rockin’ singer/songwriter from the streets of New York, has been on an incredible ride — an American ride — of late.

David Lewis' Music Lectures at the Main Library Expand to Saturdays

{CommentsCant} · Friday, January 30, 2015
The presentations on The History of Cincinnati Music that David (“Uncle Dave”) Lewis has been presenting at the Main Library over the last year or so have been so good — so enlightening and entertaining — that one wishes he could do it for much larger crowds at the Aronoff Center or Music Hall. Or as a professor at University of Cincinnati — he’d be great there. He combines his origina...  

Photographer William Messer Observes Two Decades of Giverny

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Were Claude Monet to look at the black-and-white photographs that William Messer took of Giverny over a 20-year period — photographs featured in the Over Time exhibit at The Carnegie through Feb. 7 — he would say, “You missed the point!”  

Aaron Betsky Lands New Job

Former CAM director named new dean of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture

{CommentsCant} · Monday, January 26, 2015
Aaron Betsky, who stepped down from his post as Cincinnati Art Museum director last year, has a new job: Dean of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. The school, which offers M.Arch degrees, offers graduate students educational training at Taliesin in Spring Grove, Wisc., and Taliesin West in Arizona. It is an evolution of the Taliesin Fellowship program created by Wright in 19...