It’s time once again to give you the chance to catch up with all the Oscar Nominated Shorts from this past year, both live action and animated. Cincinnati World Cinema is, for the twelfth year, bringing you this eclectic and entertaining compilation of all the nominees. Unlike other showings in the country, CWC also has the good sense to mix them up in two separate programs containing some of the live action, some of the animateds, and some of the bonus shorts. That makes for an all-around more enjoyable viewing experience.
The next concert from The Carnegie in Covington is a walk down memory lane for local TV fans. Nancy James and Rob Reider, longtime regulars on the old Bob Braun Show, will perform together on February 28 and they are in the studio to talk with Brian O’Donnell about their memories of those days and what fans can expect to hear during Thursday’s concert.
Longtime gallery director ofThe Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center in Covington, Bill Seitz, recently announced his retirement. Before he goes, he joins our contributor Judith Turner-Yamamoto to discuss the upcoming exhibition calendar, including the popular Art of Food; three special exhibitions coming in 2014; and the open call for artists for the 2014 gallery season.
Joshua Steele, the managing director of the Otto M. Budig Theater at The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center in Covington, is in the studio with Jim Stump to talk about the upcoming in-concert performance of the classic Broadway musical, Camelot. This production will feature the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra and in the lead role of Arthur, Broadway veteran and longtime NKU theater professor, Mark Hardy. In-concert means there are no set changes and limited props and costumes, but the actors perform in character. This special production runs January 24 through February 3.
A long, long time ago, in a century not so far away, a filmmaker named Godfrey Reggio stunned movie audiences in art houses around the world with his film Koyaanisqatsi. Hard to say, harder to spell, it was an unusual documentary in that it had no narration and an ecological theme. Koyaanisqatsi is a Hopi Indian term for “life out of balance.” It was a masterfully edited collage of stunning imagery, some in real time, some not so real, all accompanied by a mesmerising score by Philip Glass.