CityBeat - CityBeat Recommends <![CDATA[Music: Diane Coffee - ]]> Like Fleet Foxes drummer J. Tillman, Foxygen drummer Shaun Fleming surprised a lot of people when his impressive solo material came to wider attention.]]> <![CDATA[Music: Nick Moss Band at Winter Blues Fest - ]]> If you happen to be born in Chicago, the Blues is in your DNA like the genes that determine your hair and eye color. Such is the case with guitarist/vocalist Nick Moss. ]]> <![CDATA[Music: Carolyn Wonderland at Winter Blues Fest - ]]> This fiery Austin-based redhead can rip the Blues on the six-string, and I mean hard-as-hell lead licks and everything that goes with it. ]]> <![CDATA[Music: Marianas Trench - ]]> Frontman Josh Ramsay envisioned a Pop/Rock concept piece that bowed in the direction of ’80s coming-of-age fantasy/adventure films, particularly The Goonies.]]> <![CDATA[Art: Miller Gallery - ]]> When remodelers finally took their plastic off the windows of Hyde Park Square’s Miller Gallery in December, it was with the promise of a lighter, more open environment. ]]> <![CDATA[Onstage: <i>If/Then</i> - ]]> If/Then, is another show that’s wholly their own creation. It’s currently onstage at the Aronoff Center.]]> <![CDATA[Onstage: <i>Native Gardens</i> - ]]> When longtime, waspy residents are proud of their formal garden and the young Hispanic couple moving in next door prefer a more natural “native garden,” the temperature goes up.]]> <![CDATA[Art: <i>Ji Hyun Kwon: The Guilty</i> at Iris BookCafé - ]]> Iris BookCafé has extended its current photography exhibition, Ji Hyun Kwon: The Guilty, through Feb. 12.]]> <![CDATA[Art: <i>Animals Illustrated</i> at the Library - ]]> The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is full of furry creatures — on paper. ]]> <![CDATA[Music: Cincinnati Soundbox - ]]> The new chamber music series Cincinnati Soundbox, which presents “music of our time in an accessible way,” showcases the works of four young composers Thursday. ]]> <![CDATA[Comedy: Alex Stone - ]]> It has been quite a year for Sycamore Township native Alex Stone. ]]> <![CDATA[Music: Quiet Hollers - ]]> Quiet Hollers is a five-piece band from Louisville, Ky., that first began drawing widespread attention with its 2013 debut, I Am the Morning. ]]> <![CDATA[Art: Drink and Draw: Valentines and Cards Edition - ]]> During a time when coloring books are marketed to both adults and children alike, the therapeutic benefits of art practice are well appreciated.]]> <![CDATA[Event: MainStrasse Mardi Gras - ]]> Laissez les bons temps rouler, y’all! Break out your beads for MainStrasse’s 20th-annual Mardi Gras parade and party. ]]> <![CDATA[Dance: Performance & Time Arts - ]]> Produced and directed by Shakira Rae Adams and co-producer Jacque Corcoran, Contemporary Dance Theater’s Performance & Time Arts this weekend rolls out a typically diverse mix of music, dance, poetry and multimedia from local performers.]]> <![CDATA[Lit: L.A. Reid - ]]> Cincinnati native Antonio “L.A.” Reid is a music executive, songwriter, musician and producer who started his career in the 1970s as part of the local Funk Rock outfit Pure Essence.]]> <![CDATA[Event: Garage Brewed Moto Show - ]]> Rhinegeist will be packed with 50 custom bikes from builders all over the Midwest, who range in experience from professional builders to those who build straight outta their home garage]]> <![CDATA[Art: <i>Asylum</i> at Edison Art Gallery - ]]> Calcagno Cullen, who runs Camp Washington’s Wave Pool Gallery with husband Geoffrey, travels north to Piqua, Ohio to open a show of her own work, Asylum, at the Edison Art Gallery on Edison Community College’s campus.]]> <![CDATA[Film: Jewish & Israeli Film Festival Opening Night - ]]> The Mayerson JCC hosts a month-long festival of thought-provoking, controversial and inspiring films at theaters throughout Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. ]]> <![CDATA[Music: Jake Shimabukuro - ]]> The ukulele — that small, stringed instrument with a light and pretty tone — has seen a resurgence in recent years and is being played by musicians in many different genres.]]>