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Art: Michael Kenna FotoFocus Lecture

0 Comments · Tuesday, February 25, 2014
For the spring FotoFocus lecture, the Cincinnati Art Museum is bringing in Michael Kenna, an English-born, Seattle-based photographer whose reputation revolves around serenely calm, black-and-white landscapes, which often require long exposures to get the soft, dream-like imagery he seeks.  

Marshall Crenshaw and The Bottle Rockets

Wednesday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Monday, February 24, 2014
The show occurring at Southgate House Revival Wednesday night is more than just a Roots Rock/Americana marriage made in heaven. It’s downright Rock & Roll nirvana. The Bottle Rockets, a great American band finally getting its due, opens the show and then serves as backup for Marshall Crenshaw, singer/songwriter and melodic rocker par excellence.  

Reflecting Life

Nick Clooney on film's reflection of the human condition and how Hollywood finally set the record straight about the brutality of slavery

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 19, 2014
As the March 2 date for this year’s Academy Awards approaches, and with it the growing suspense over who will win what, Nick Clooney follows from his Augusta, Ky., home with special interest.  

"Allegro" Is the Ghost of Great Murals Past

1 Comments · Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Downtown, Over-the-Rhine and other city neighborhoods are being colorfully transformed by the mural program shepherded by ArtWorks. But a forgotten Downtown mural called “Allegro” — a ghost of murals past — deserves recognition as not just one of Cincinnati’s finest, but also as an enduring piece of public art, period.  

Versatile Beauty

With current tour, Julianna Barwick takes her acclaimed ambient sound from bars to synagogues

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Julianna Barwick, whose music consists of ethereal and largely wordless vocals looped and otherwise layered to achieve a haunting choral effect as she plays keyboards, has booked some unusual venues for the tour that brings her to Cincinnati this week.
  

Upcoming Art Shows Have Great Promise

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 29, 2014
With a winter like this, there’s only one thing you can do — put aside all thoughts about the cold cruelty of brutal nature and look toward something better and more caring: human-made art.
  

Willie Nile with Jefferson Gizzard

Saturday • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Americana has tended to be a home for Alternative Country performers with Southern or Western roots, and also introspective Folk troubadours who favor a quiet, often-acoustic approach.
  

Event: Daniel Wohl + TRANSIT

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Coming off January’s well-attended and superb concert by prepared-piano virtuoso Hauschka, the Contemporary Arts Center presents its next avant-garde event this Saturday when electroacoustic compose  

Pondering a Post-Betsky Cincinnati Art Museum

1 Comments · Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Overall, I really enjoyed the Cincinnati Art Museum under Aaron Betsky, the director who announced his resignation Jan. 2 and will stay until a replacement is found. But there were a couple weaknesses that ought to be addressed by a successor, with the support of the trustees.
  

Foreign Objects

Hauschka brings prepared piano to the CAC for a Friday performance

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Thanks to the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC), Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), concert:nova and MusicNow, New Music progressivism is alive and well — and building a devoted following — in Cincinnati.