Category Archives: Performing Arts

Owed to Sharon Olds

Owed to Sharon Olds I don’t often do poetry. Do you? I write, a poem approaches with a mumble. Mourning doves peck my ears. Tell us, what awakens you? The sound of a feral cat crouching under the forsythia? Cloudy … Continue reading

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Leaving the theater after experiencing Nassim Soleimanpour’s WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT.

I attended a performance Saturday night, WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT. Perhaps it was a presentation. Or lecture? Some might have called it a play, but I consider that the drama was minimal. A single person, one of Columbus theatre renown, … Continue reading

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“I can’t swear convincingly,” Clay Lowe admits to “CAFFEINE COMMUNION”

Clay and I met at Mac’s Café, the third-oldest tavern in Columbus’ Short North, January 20, 2018. “CAFFEINE COMMUNION” ensued, but it’s not a coffee shop. When you go, order their “Scotch Egg.”  His story begins almost 82 years ago … Continue reading

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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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