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Patti Smith's CAC Show: A Mapplethorpe Tribute

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 17, 2013
In advance of last year’s FotoFocus festival, probably the largest photography-related event in Cincinnati’s history, I asked James Crump — the festival’s co-chair and then chief curator/curator-at-large at Cincinnati Art Museum — if there wasn’t an unspoken spirit hovering over the proceedings: Robert Mapplethorpe.  

Music: Jon Dee Graham

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The story of Alejandro Escovedo’s rise from years of toiling in an Austin, Texas, Punk-tinged Roots Rock band, True Believers, to become (at age 62) one of Americana’s most recognized and exciting  

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April 23 • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Monday, April 15, 2013
Like former bandmate Alejandro Escovedo, Jon Dee Graham has also developed another side, another strength, in the eight solo albums he’s been releasing since 1997’s Escape From Monster Island. He’s a forcefully evocative singer/songwriter whose deeply gruff, soulful voice is reminiscent of Tom Waits.   
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Patti Smith's CAC Show Will Be a Robert Mapplethorpe Tribute

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Although the Patti Smith exhibit that will open at downtown’s Contemporary Art Center on May 17 has been announced for some time, the details are only now becoming known. It will be a tribute to her close friend, the late photographer Robert Mapplethorpe.
He is a subject whose resonance is great for both Smith — whose 2010 National Book Award-winning memoir, Just Kids, recounted the...  

New DVD Set Tells Cinema's History

1 Comments · Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Film history, like art history, has tended to be fairly academic — you take a class, which uses textbooks and screens key movies in full, and dryly study the high points of cinema, from the silent era to the arrival of digital effects.
  

Art: Rise and Fall: Monumental Duct Tape Drawings

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The School of Art at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning doesn’t yet offer a specific MFA degree in duct tape, but you have to wonder how soon before t  

Art: William McGee: Works 1954-1977

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 20, 2013
William McGee: Works 1954-1977 is a painting/collage show that brings our attention to a talented American Abstract-Expressionist, William McGee, who seems to have been undeservedly overlooked by hist  

Duct Tape Delicacy at DAAP

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The School of Art at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning doesn’t yet offer a specific MFA degree in duct tape, but you have to wonder how soon before they do after seeing a current DAAP exhibition, Rise and Fall: Monumental Duct Tape Drawings by Joe Girandola.  
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Come Hear Your Favorite North Korean Folk Songs at the Library

{CommentsCant} · Friday, March 8, 2013
Under Steve Kemple, music reference librarian in the Popular Library, downtown's Main Library has begun doing some fascinating free programming to highlight the depth of its music collection — and just music in general. It already has an Experimental Music at the Library series, featuring live events such as a band from Oakland (Horaflora) that plays grapefruit, electric toothbrushes and balloon...  
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Another Day, Another Matt Distel Announcement

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, March 7, 2013
In this week's Big Picture column, there is an item that Matt Distel — long active on the local contemporary art scene and current executive director of Northside's Visionaries + Voices center for artists with disabilities — had been named adjunct curator o...