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Art: Double Vision

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Double Vision, now in its seventh year, is a fundraising art auction benefiting Visionaries + Voices, the nonprofit organization that works with and seeks opportunities for artists with disabilities.   

Break the System

Saul Williams believes in music as a progressive force

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Saul Williams — poet, actor, vocalist and alt-Hip Hop musician — has a worldwide following that includes one unusual Classical composer in Switzerland.   

FotoFocus Announces Plans for Fall Biennial

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 20, 2016
When FotoFocus recently released information about its upcoming regional photography biennial in October — its third since 2012 — there was some head scratching from readers about the theme.  

Do Ho Suh’s ‘Passage’ Honors Hadid’s CAC

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Zaha Hadid’s recent death at age 65 was sad on many levels. One of those is that she won’t get a chance to see the Contemporary Arts Center’s brilliant use of her building for its current installation, Do Ho Suh’s Passage.  

Onstage: Present Tense Imperfect

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 20, 2016
As part of the ongoing celebration of the Weston Art Gallery’s 20th anniversary, the gallery is offering Present Tense Imperfect, a performance series of spoken word, music and film held in the Aronoff Center’s Fifth Third Bank Theater.   
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Animated Films with Insects

Live score played on toy instruments highlight Mini Microcinema's end

{CommentsCant} · Monday, April 18, 2016
When I lived in Los Angeles, one of the most unforgettable events I attended was a screening of films by the 20th-century Russian animator Ladislaw Starewicz, who used insects in his amazingly inventive animated films. (He also used puppets.) He placed the insects into various settings and then shot the stop-motion films frame by frame. A Jazz/New Music group called Tin Hat Trio played a live sc...  

Vinyl Revival

Portraits of locals whose record collections are helping keep vinyl alive

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Vinyl records, once thought near extinction, haven’t just had a comeback in recent years — they now rule the music industry.  

Japanese Artist Explores the Mockbee's Mysteries

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 6, 2016
In a story about Tetsuya Umeda — the Japanese artist whose installations involve sound, visuals and performance — Blouin Artinfo mentioned that he has a “penchant for ‘performing’ at venues with a slightly derelict atmosphere, such as old warehouses, abandoned schools or disused road tunnels…”   

Sound Advice: Jethro Tull – Written and Performed by Ian Anderson

Tuesday • Aronoff Center for the Arts

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Ian Anderson has come up with a new, potentially clever way to showcase his old material. The show is called Jethro Tull and it celebrates the old band’s namesake — an 18th-century English agriculturalist who invented the horse-drawn seed drill.  

Music: Jethro Tull — Written and Performed by Ian Anderson

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Ian Anderson, the craggy-voiced singer and virtuosic flutist who led Jethro Tull, has come up with a new, potentially clever way to showcase his old material.