Local Exposure

Album Review
7:00 am
Tue February 4, 2014

Day Camp

Day Camp's eponymous 8-song EP is their first release
Credit daycamp.bandcamp.com

Frank Black and John Flansburgh had a baby, and they named it Day Camp.

Rarely do I get the opportunity to see a band live BEFORE I get my hands on their recording, but I was lucky enough to share the Mainstay stage with Day Camp recently and, frankly, fell in love with what I heard. So, when I found out they were releasing their first EP, I (quite literally) dropped what I was doing and rushed out to pick it up.

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Dance
11:41 am
Thu January 30, 2014

The Exhale Dance Tribe: RAP-TURE

Exhale Dance Tribe is rooted in rhythmic storytelling existing to leave an emotional imprint on their audience.
cincinnatiarts.org

Exhale Dance Tribe is a contemporary jazz dance company based in Cincinnati and rooted in rhythmic storytelling.  The troupe is comprised of performing artists and dance educators and strives to link dancers, choreographers, musicians, singers and multimedia artists on both a national and international level.

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Album Review
3:18 pm
Tue January 28, 2014

John Ford: The Songs from Room 414

John Ford visited Room 414 of The Gunter Hotel in San Antonio, Texas October of 2012 to record five songs.
John Ford's Facebook page

There are those who believe that - in a special place and at a special time - you can hear ghosts.  Some also believe that these ghosts, under the right circumstances, can be recorded.

On October 25th, 2012, local blues singer/songwriter John Ford checked into The Gunter Hotel in San Antonio, Texas.  Ford specifically requested Room 414 and, in that room, he set up a simple 1958 mono "Voice of Music" reel-to-reel tape recorder and proceeded to lay down 5 tracks in the hope of catching a ghost.

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Music Awards
11:07 am
Mon January 27, 2014

The 2014 CEAs: Honoring the Local Music Scene

Rob Fetters [Bears, Pshychodots] supported his latest album 'Saint Ain't'

As expected, CityBeat's 2014 Cincinnati Entertainment Awards resulted in an amazing evening of fun, great times and incredible music.  Covington's Madison Theater was packed with musicians, artists and supporters of the local music community.

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Arts Conference
7:00 am
Mon January 20, 2014

Corporeal Texture: New ways to 'Get Art'

"Visualizing Feeling: Affect and the Feminine Avant-garde" is one of the driving forces behind this conference.

Many people walk into a contemporary art gallery or museum believing that they are not smart enough to 'get it.' While many contemporary artists do utilize complex theories about art, there are other ways to understand art than theories.

The Corporeal Texture Conference is a graduate student-led conference that will take place on March 1st at the University of Cincinnati.  The conference focuses on how viewers interact with a work of art on a sensory or bodily level.  The speakers at this conference will discuss the various ways textures and surfaces play in how we view or experience art.

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