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In Living Color

Indianapolis' Matisse exhibit is a regional blockbuster

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 13, 2013
If I were to recommend just one show at a regional art museum right now, it would be the Matisse, Life in Color: Masterworks from the Baltimore Museum of Art exhibition at the Indianapolis Museum of Art through Jan. 12, 2014.  

Dwight Yoakam

Nov. 16 • Horseshoe Casino

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Dwight Yoakam is an enormously influential figure for rescuing ’80s-era, Nashville, Tenn.,-based commercial Country music from its reliance on cloyingly familiar, Pop-oriented musical clichés and boring, hack storytelling truisms. 

Art: Festival of Cartoon Art

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Every three years, Ohio State University in Columbus celebrates the Festival of Cartoon Art because the school is the repository for the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, home of the world  

New Book Praises Terrace Plaza as a Cincinnati Modernist Gem

1 Comments · Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Shawn Patrick Tubb’s Master of Architecture thesis at University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning was to develop a reuse for Downtown’s Modernist landmark, the Terrace Plaza. Except for some arcade-level shops, it had closed to the public as he was beginning his work in 2008.  

Event: Kristallnacht 75th Anniversary

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 5, 2013
The Center for Holocaust & Humanity Education and Hebrew Union College — Jewish Institute of Religion are presenting a day of learning to mark the 75th anniversary of the Kristallnacht (“  

These Kids are All Right

L.A.’s The Milk Carton Kids find an audience with their smart, beautiful acoustic sound

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 30, 2013
On-the-rise L.A. duo The Milk Carton Kids’ talents and “good timing” helped them become one of the hottest acts in the Americana scene. 

Music: The Milk Carton Kids

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Quietly unadorned, sincerely presented acoustic music is everywhere. So what allows one relatively new Folk duo — The Milk Carton Kids from Los Angeles’ Eagle Rock neighborhood — to skyrocket to  

Onstage: Miwa Matreyek's This World Made Itself

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 29, 2013
After two shows devoted to different styles of cutting-edge music (No Age and Olafur Arnalds), the Contemporary Arts Center’s vanguard Performance Series switches to a multimedia/live performance pi  

Grand Rapids’ ArtPrize Is a Grand Experiment

1 Comments · Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Grand Rapids, a city of less than 200,000 people in western Michigan, isn’t quite ready to be considered one of the Midwest’s great art centers; Cleveland, Chicago and Detroit’s art museums are not yet in danger of being eclipsed by Grand Rapids. But with its annual ArtPrize — a festival-like art exhibition and competition that occurs in late September and early October — it has come up with a citywide visual-arts event like no other in the way it’s captured the public imagination.  

Music: Valerie June

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 23, 2013
If you think of Americana music as a delicious home-cooked stew of Blues, Soul, Country, Folk, Gospel, acoustic-guitar meditation and funky Rock reverie, then you’ll have an idea of what to expect f