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By Todd Boss, Motionpoems Think poetry is for nerds and old ladies? Some of the world’s most trend-forward hipsters are saying, “no way.” Last year, we challenged some of America’s hottest advertising, production, and design companies to turn contemporary poems into short films. Several of the companies we contacted work on major studio pictures for […]

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Years ago it seemed like close to every Easter season the movie version of “The Wizard of Oz” would be on television. Nowadays you can see a live take on the movie and Frank Baum book in dance form when Ballet Theatre of Ohio (BTO) brings artistic director Christine Meneer’s full-length ballet production of Dorothy […]

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In an open house event much in the spirit of the Hamtramck Neighborhood Art Festival, painter and fiber artist Paula Schubatis and multimedia collagist and sculptor Dessislava (Dessi) Terzieva opened their shared home/studio space, affectionately dubbed “Da Bedroom” for an installation of ongoing works, titled FIBER UTIL. The title refers to Schubatis’ fascination with “useful” […]

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By Jane Hart, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood Dan Fauci was the Center’s fourth and final speaker in the 2013/14 Hot Topics Artist series held on Saturday, April 5. Hot Topics has been funded in part by an Arts Challenge grant by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Fauci is the highly […]

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Blumenthal Performing Arts brings renowned pianist-composer and 20-time Grammy winner Chick Corea to the Queen City. Corea will perform April 19th at 8 p.m. in the Knight Theater at the Levine Center for the Arts. Playing with musical greats the likes of Sarah Vaughn, Blue Mitchell and Miles Davis, Corea established himself early on as […]

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A series of monograph prints provide layers of allusion and outlined images in the show “Grafting Ammunition” by artist Jillian Sokso at the Painted Bride Art Center. The work, created along with Kevin Shook in 2013, is presented by InLiquid in the Café Gallery as an examination of how opposing viewpoints are constructed in society. […]

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The Akron Independent Film Festival was awarded a $120,000 Knight Arts grant to launch Akron Film+Pixel, Akron’s first and only digital art house cinema.  Executive director Steve Felix is attracting buzz and local support. Cleveland Business Connects recently wrote about Felix and Akron Film+Pixel, writing: “Felix, a former wedding videographer who has led the Akron […]

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Sometimes it’s hard for dance companies to get reviewed, since they generally only get to have a single performance, or a couple performances in one day or weekend. Still they should get a chance to show potential audience members what they missed, so that they might show up the next time the group comes around. […]

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Most of us would like to think the world has pushed analog to a dark basement and replaced it all with digital. Nevertheless, that’s not the case. Compact CDs and mp3s could never take the place of the crackling sound of the needle as it runs across vinyl records. Although, record sales aren’t at a […]

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At the start of Minnesota Opera’s “The Magic Flute,” my friend leaned over to whisper in my ear: “I didn’t expect Mozart to be so psychedelic!” And trippy it is – this production, created by director Barrie Kosky and British theater group 1927, mines the richness of Mozart’s eccentric work by marrying live performance with […]

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