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"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.  

Music: Hauschka

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  

Ten Visual Art Shows to Savor from 2013

1 Comments · Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Looking back at Cincinnati visual arts in 2013, I found these 10 exhibits, events and occurrences especially worth savoring as we enter 2014:  

Aaron Betsky Reveals Changes, Challenges at Cincinnati Art Museum

1 Comments · Monday, December 23, 2013
My interview with Aaron Betsky, Cincinnati Art Museum director, came about because I was impressed by a series of small shows and changes I had noticed at CAM recently