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Talking The Beatles, ‘Discipline: Heal Thyself Pt. II,’ and Wesley Stace With Steven Page

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Whether or not you know it, Steven Page is very likely the songwriter between some of your favorite mid-to-late-’90s earworms. For over two decades Page served as the second half of the songwriting equation that made up beloved Canadian pop group the Barenaked Ladies, responsible for hits such as “One Week,” “Pinch Me,” “It’s All… Read More

Artist Roger Beebe to Bring Experimental Film Performance to ARTS/West

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Atmospheric, almost atonal sound fills the room as several projectors work together to create a thick forest of film — overlaid images play out over the screen: a faded cartoon horse and buggy make their way across the bottom of the projection; mountains and crashing waves crawl the surface of the wall; abstract images and… Read More

Guerilla Toss Headed to 2018 Falloutfest at The Union

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On Friday, September 14, NYC-based art rockers Guerilla Toss released their third effort on James Murphy’s DFA Records, Twisted Crystal. The album feels like a nine-track journey, a sort of kaleidoscopic traipse around a colorful, undulating abyss of sound. From New Age themes delivered with all the tuneful hallmark constraint of kosmische Musik, such as “Walls… Read More

WOUB-HD to Broadcast ‘Skindigenous’ Starting Sept. 16

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Starting Sunday, September 16, WOUB-HD will begin broadcasting Skindigenous every Sunday at 2 p.m. EST. The 13-part documentary series uses the art of tattooing to look closely at some of the world’s oldest cultures and how tattooing reflects their various perspectives on the human condition, identity, and history. WOUB’s Emily Votaw spoke to Jim Kisor,… Read More

‘Imagining a Better World: the Artwork of Nelly Toll’ at the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio

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From 1943 to 1945, young artist Nelly Toll was in hiding from Nazis occupying Lwow, Poland with her mother, the two of them often sharing but a small, bare room. Throughout that time, Toll was armed with only a set of watercolors and her imagination, resulting in dozens of beautiful and fascinating images. Forty archival… Read More

WOUB-HD to Broadcast ‘American Masters — Basquiat: Rage to Riches’ Sept. 14

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Jean Michel-Basquiat was born in 1960 in Brooklyn, New York to Haitian and Puerto-Rican parents. Throughout his lifetime he created a great multitude of artworks, from graffiti to visceral neo-expressionist paintings rich with symbolism and abstraction that served as direct commentary on class struggle and criticism of racism, colonialism, and the consumption of art. On… Read More