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Natalie Merchant with Cincinnati Pops

June 9 • Riverbend Music Center

0 Comments · Monday, June 4, 2012
In 2010, Natalie Merchant made a lovely two-disc album called Leave Your Sleep, inspired by the way raising her young daughter had given Merchant insight into the mysteries and complexities — the sweetness and the anxieties — of childhood. She wrote songs adapted from the words of 19th and 20th Century British and American poets whose children-related verse struck her as powerful.  

Hustler of Culture

Always-busy Jon Langford comes to Cincinnati to perform and open an art exhibition

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 30, 2012
For anyone who likes Punk, Americana, British Folk, Country Rock or just enduring honky-tonk Rock & Roll, Jon Langford should be a household name. The Wales-born/Chicago-based musician plays Over-the-Rhine’s MOTR Pub this Friday with his band Skull Orchard.   

Is Ohio the Real Garden of Eden?

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Ohio is a pretty nice place, sure, but could it have been the Garden of Eden? Not a metaphoric Garden of Eden, mind you, but the real, true thing? The notion would seem to strike many people as absurd, not the least reason being that it’s a stretch to believe the Bible’s take on Creation is the literal truth.    

Art: Francis Upritchard: A Long Wait

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Francis Upritchard, a London-based, New Zealand-born artist who uses brightly colored painted clay to create small, fantastical sculptural figures, calls her creations “holy fools.” Beginning   

Elie Wiesel Addresses Lessons of the Holocaust

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Elie Wiesel, the Nobel Peace Prize winner and human-rights advocate whose landmark 1956 memoir of surviving the Holocaust, Night, has been translated into more than 30 languages, will speak Sunday evening at Xavier University’s Cintas Center. For his sponsoring agency, his speech will be more than just a history lesson.    

New Exhibit Shows Holocaust’s Impact On One Polish City

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 1, 2012
A new exhibit at Hebrew Union College’s Skirball Museum uses photographs, documents and other objects to solemnly, reverently revisit a once-vibrant Polish Jewish community almost completely wiped out by the invading Nazi Germans.   

Columbus Art Museum’s Radical New Photo Show

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 18, 2012
One of the most acclaimed photography shows to open last year was The Radical Camera: New York’s Photo League 1936-1951 at New York’s Jewish Museum. Billed as the first major Photo League retrospective in 30 years, and accompanied by a catalogue, it prompted keen, renewed interest in the subject.   

Event: Double Talk 2012

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 17, 2012
 Northern Kentucky's Vent Haven Museum is one of the city's most most fascinating and unusual ones — located in the outbuildings of a quiet Fort Mitchell side-street residence, it is devoted   

Cowboy Junkies

April 24 • 20th Century Theatre

0 Comments · Monday, April 16, 2012
Over the Rhine — the Cincinnati musical duo of husband-and-wife Linford Detweiler and Karin Bergquist — has a lot for which to thank the Cowboy Junkies. Hopefully they’ll get a chance to thank the Junkies when the latter is in town for a Tuesday night gig at 20th Century Theatre. The Junkies are here to celebrate the completion of an unusual project, The Nomad Series, four albums in 18 months. The final one, Wilderness — a sensitive look at the needs and impulses that drive a person’s life — came out last month.  

Is This the Real Thing?

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 3, 2012
The opening reception of a most unusual exhibit for a major arts institution will take place 5-7 p.m. Thursday evening. It’s FAUX REAL: A Forger’s Story, at the gallery of University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning.