Category Archives: Performing Arts

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1965 pro football “Bonus Baby” Joe Willie Namath eventually contracted a ghost-written autobiography titled, “I Can’t Wait Until Tomorrow … ‘Cause I Get Better-Looking Every Day,”which speaks to my overall application of the noun, ANTICIPATION. Much more than the Carly … Continue reading

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Fluxus in our time

There was, and is, a distinction between ego-attached “look-at-me” hijinks and the performance, or placement, or identification of art. Art for no sake other than its own. Ephemeral. Left to experience. Left to memory. Gone. We remember Fluxus, a precursor … Continue reading

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Notes following “the theater is a blank page” by Ann Hamilton and the SITI Company

Sharon & I left Mershon Auditorium/Wexner Center for the Arts just over an hour ago, guided out the back door after a shared experience of the theater as a blank page as directed by Ann Hamilton and Ann Bogart and … Continue reading

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Something There Is that Brands a Place…

Something there is that brands a place, that defines a community, that clearly distinguishes the locale that residents call their city. There has been a commotion of late loosely surrounding the Fashion Meets Music Festival in general, and specifically aimed … Continue reading

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What Are You Afraid Of?

Well, you’d certainly be justified in having a pang of fear shivver you if this guy started in your direction. As primates we have been hard-wired to be wary of vipers since way before Adam & Eve’s expulsion from Genesis’ … Continue reading

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Here Tonight- 1/4 of Their Way Walking Across America

Here’s a follow-up from my post of April 12. Yesterday John-Michael phoned me from their west-bound trek along US Route 40 in Licking County. They planned on camping Friday night in Hebron, Ohio, and would arrive at Chez Coe in … Continue reading

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A Grave Topic: Where Do Not-For-Profit Organizations Go To Die?

To the cemetery?  They do die, you know.   Some 501C3 charities do go out of business.   Here in Columbus, a heralded arts organization, Players Theatre, abruptly folded on September 11, 1993, just days before they were to open their 70th … Continue reading

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