by Jac Kern
Tattoos and body
art have been a part of various cultures for thousands of years. The concept
came to the States in the late 19th century, when ink could be found
on soldiers and people living on the fringe of society. Today, the medium’s
popularity makes it more difficult to find people without any tattoos. While we’ve all witnessed unfortunate ink, the
real pros exhibit amazing talent. Ink is now a celebrated art form (and, oddly,
the basis of several TV shows) and tonight, fans of both visual art and tattoos
have a chance to meet legendary tattoo artist and historian Lyle Tuttle.
Beelistic Tattoo on Short Vine welcomes Tuttle for an art show of his iconic work. Tuttle began tattooing at
age 18 in 1949 and has inked the likes of Janis Joplin, The Allman Brothers,
Paul Stanley and countless others. Meet the artist, peruse his work, enjoy free
drinks and plan your next tat from 5-10 p.m.
This past summer’s
World Choir Games brought a whirlwind of music and visitors from across the
globe to our back yard. Cincinnati’s own MUSE women’s choir was awarded a gold
medal at the Games and tonight the group makes its first public appearance
since that award-winning performance. “Keep Yo’ Lamps Burnin” features African-American traditional
songs and spirituals to be performed at various venues Friday-Sunday. Go here for the full schedule and ticket
This weekend, Cincinnati Symphony
Orchestra welcomes Louis
Langrée for his first concert as Music Director Designate. The French conductor
is also Chief Conductor of the Camerata Salzburg and the music director of the
Mostly Mozart Festival in New York. The concert (11 a.m. Friday and 8 p.m.
Saturday) is, fittingly, an all-French program featuring César Franck’s Symphony in D minor, Olivier Messiaen’s Les Offrandes
Oubliées and Camille Saint-Saëns’s Piano Concerto No. 2. For tickets and more information, go here.
Music Festival brings more than 40 area acts to the UC area
Friday and Saturday. The Frankl Project, The Guitars, Oui Si Yes and lots more
local talent will fill Rohs Street Café (all ages), Baba
Budan’s, Mac’s Pizza Pub and Christy’s Biergarten. Single-night tickets are $5
in advance/$8 at the door; full weekend passes are $10/$12.
If you’ve been looking for an excuse to
break out your Goodwill’ed tweed suit, you’re in luck! Sounding like something
straight out of Portlandia, The City
of Cincinnati Bike Program is organizing an old-school Tweed Ride
Saturday. Grab your wool skirts, wax your handlebar mustache and dust off your
newsboy cap for a dapper ride about town. Riders should meet at O’Bryonville’s
Owls Next Park at 2 p.m. for the 8-mile, slow-paced flat ride.
The Moerlein Lager House is
ready to kick off the holiday season Saturday with a Beer and Breweriana Extravaganza
noon-4 p.m. In what they’re calling “one part holiday beer tasting and one part
Antiques Roadshow,” guests can sip seasonal brews while getting free appraisals
on beer memorabilia and steins. Authors Mike Morgan and Don Tolzmann will be on
hand to sign their Cincinnati brewing books and Jim Effler will sell his beer label
artwork and posters. Stick around for lunch and dinner to enjoy a full
Check out our calendar
for a full list of theater shows, art exhibits, events, concerts and more to do
this weekend and beyond.
by Mike Breen
Music Tonight: The greatest Metal band to ever come out of Athens, Ohio, Skeletonwitch, performs at the Southgate House in Newport in support of its latest internationally-released album, Forever Abomination (well, Japan doesn't get it until next week), on Death/Doom/Hardcore Metal label Prosthetic Records, home to releases by All That Remains, The Acacia Strain and Testament. Check out two cuts from the new release below, as well as the video for "Submit to the Suffering" off of the group's previous album, Breathing the Fire. The band plays with two superb local acts — Beneath Oblivion (which recently put out its much anticipated From Man to Dust album) and Winterhymn (which just released its debut, Songs for the Slain). Tickets are $13 and showtime is 9 p.m.
LGBT youth arts group delivers inspirational message
0 Comments · Wednesday, May 11, 2011
In 2003, Susan Haugh founded Dreams of Hope, “A Creative and Performing Arts Group For Queer Youth and Allies.” Haugh’s commitment is grounded in her experience as a music and dance teacher in Pittsburgh’s public schools. Haugh has been out lesbian since her teens.
0 Comments · Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Having your likeness used as the basis for an American icon like the Barbie doll could be taken a few ways. On one level, it could be a compliment on your style and its effect on popular culture. But if your ability to effect popular culture is relatively nonexistent, then maybe it could be taken as an insult to your style.
China trip helps local vocal ensemble prepare for 2012 World Choir Games in Cincinnati
0 Comments · Wednesday, September 22, 2010
After Cincinnati nabbed the 2012 World Choir Games last June, It was only natural to turn to Dr. Catherine Roma, a passionate advocate for building community through choral singing. In March, she began recruiting singers from her choirs for SingCinnati. Singers had to have schedules flexible enough to fit in a demanding rehearsal schedule and nine days in China.
A first-hand account of MUSE's visit to an area women's prison
0 Comments · Wednesday, February 10, 2010
I am on a bus with 46 other members of MUSE, Cincinnati's Women's Choir, and we're headed for prison: the Ohio Reformatory for Women in Marysville. We're singing for the inmates, and a current of unease runs underneath the animated chatter.
0 Comments · Tuesday, September 15, 2009
The death of Patrick Swayze and the cartoonishly rude antics of Kanye West at the MTV awards will dominate the news for days to come and are likely to overwhelm any attention that might have been rightly paid to the passing last Friday of poet/author/Punk frontman Jim Carroll. A fitting salute would be to seek out a copy of 'The Basketball Diaries' and read his journal kept as a teenager whom Jack Kerouac once called "better than 89 percent of the novelists working today."