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Joyful Filth

The iconic John Waters brings his monologue — and more — to FotoFocus

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 8, 2014
It’s at first a bit perplexing why the FotoFocus Biennial booked John Waters to perform his This Filthy World comedic monologue at Memorial Hall on Saturday night.
  

Street Photography in the 21st Century

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 8, 2014
One purpose of Eyes on the Street, the Cincinnati Art Museum’s look at 21st century street photography, is to reveal how the phrase itself has evolved since the mid-20th century.
  

Film: 20,000 Days on Earth

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 8, 2014
In 20,000 Days on Earth, Nick Cave, one of the most dynamic and inventive musicians that Rock & Roll has ever produced, gets an innovative, fascinating and unconventional “documentary” worthy of its subject.  

A Future in Focus

Cincinnati’s FotoFocus Biennial widens its scope as a top recurring photography event

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Just by adding the word “Biennial” to its official name for 2014, FotoFocus — which occurs this month in some 50 venues throughout Greater Cincinnati — is aiming to raise its importance and artistic significance.    

Lecture: Listen to This! Free Jazz on the ESP-Disk Label

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Among the most fascinatingly mysterious and audaciously forward-thinking of all record labels is New York’s ESP-Disk.  

CAM's New Director Is Setting His Priorities

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 24, 2014
I was hoping that during my first interview with Cameron Kitchin, Cincinnati Art Museum’s new director, he would floor me with his big, ambitious plans. You know, something exciting — something visionary, something contemporary.
  

Soul Proprietors

Soul ensemble St. Paul & the Broken Bones make a big splash with their debut album Half the City

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 23, 2014
St. Paul (a sly reference to Janeway’s religious background) & the Broken Bones has found itself in the middle of two new musical trends — the rise of Alabama acts like Alabama Shakes and Muscle Shoals-born John Paul White of Civil Wars, and the revival of American Deep Soul music courtesy of Sharon Jones, Lee Fields, Charles Bradley and others.  

Music: Daniel Bennett

0 Comments · Monday, September 22, 2014
Daniel Bennett is a modernist New York Jazz musician who plays alto saxophone and flute.   

Onstage: Taylor Mac's 24-Decade History of Popular Music: The 20th Century Abridged

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 16, 2014
The Contemporary Arts Center starts off the new season of its daring, innovative and always progressive "Performances" series this Thursday and Friday with the wonderful playwright-actor-performance artist-singer-songwriter Taylor Mac.  

Chris Smither

Wednesday • 20th Century Theater

0 Comments · Monday, September 15, 2014
So great and vast was the singer-songwriter revolution of the 1960s that we take for granted the long, steadily productive careers of many of its practitioners. That is the case with Chris Smither, who has put out 16 studio-recorded albums since 1970’s I’m a Stranger Too!