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Ten Visual Art Shows to Savor from 2013

1 Comments · Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Looking back at Cincinnati visual arts in 2013, I found these 10 exhibits, events and occurrences especially worth savoring as we enter 2014:  

Aaron Betsky Reveals Changes, Challenges at Cincinnati Art Museum

1 Comments · Monday, December 23, 2013
My interview with Aaron Betsky, Cincinnati Art Museum director, came about because I was impressed by a series of small shows and changes I had noticed at CAM recently  

New Shows, New Ideas at The Carnegie Galleries

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 18, 2013
New exhibitions director Matt Distel’s first big show at The Carnegie gallery in Covington, Ky., which opened last week, is important in its own right as well as for what it says about Distel’s curatorial desires for the institution.  

Charlie Parr with Bulletville

Saturday • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Charlie Parr makes the old new. He has recorded 11 studio albums that treat traditional American music as a living, evolving musical form. On his most recent record, this year’s Barnswallow, he sings gruffly and plays banjo and two National steel guitars along with accompanists on washboard, thumb piano, harmonica, jaw-harp and stomping feet.  

Music: Charlie Parr

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 11, 2013
The acoustic Blues Folk revival of the early ’60s — which lured a younger generation to Greenwich Village from places like small-town Minnesota to learn the songs and guitar- and banjo styles of o  

Holiday: Unsilent Night

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 10, 2013
The Contemporary Arts Center has joined the national movement to mark the holidays with an Unsilent Night procession. Participants bring boomboxes and play cassettes of New Music/Experimental composer  

Two New Additions Bring Great Beauty to the Art Museum

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 4, 2013
The Cincinnati Art Museum lately has been concentrating on what it calls “node” shows — small-to-medium-size exhibitions and gallery changes highlighting its collection or local angles. The bigger shows with a national/international focus will return in a year or so when the new Western & Southern Gallery for special exhibitions is complete.

Film: Medora

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 4, 2013
The CAC is screening the new documentary Medora, about a high school basketball team’s 2011 season in a once-booming rural Indiana industrial town. Like the town itself, the team is fighting fo  

The Incredible Shrinking Record

The popularity of shorter EP releases continues to grow among artists, labels and fans

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 26, 2013
As sales of physical music releases continue to decline, musicians and labels are rediscovering and embracing the advantages of issuing shorter EPs.

The Melodic with Vikesh Kapoor

Nov. 29 • MOTR Pub

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Naming a band The Melodic means you instantly have a lot to live up to. That’s no problem here — The Melodic are, indeed, beautifully melodic. And the new British Folk ensemble’s free local appearance Friday should be a delight.