'Puzzled Bipeds' Begets Puzzled Bipeds as We Ponder the Evolution of Matt Dibble's Work

'Puzzled Bipeds' Begets Puzzled Bipeds as We Ponder the Evolution of Matt Dibble's Work

When an artist's work resembles or seems to borrow from a predecessor, is the artist appropriating someone else's idea or is that artist evolving organically? It's a hot topic in the art world, and one that has come up with more regularity here and elsewhere.

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Ohio Light Opera Does Cole Porter's 'Anything Goes' Plus All the Other Classical Music Events to Hit This Week

ChamberFest Cleveland, ENCORE Chamber Music, and Ohio Light Opera continue to fill out your calendars for this week. Diana and Franklin Cohen’s imaginative ChamberFest...

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Women Deserve a Wittier Take on Feminism Than This Overly Faithful Musical Restaging of the Film '9 to 5'

"The more things change, the more they stay the same." That may be true for some aspects of our culture: The politicians change but they...

Theater

Free Al Fresco Shakespeare Fun With "The Taming of the Shrew" Presented by the Cleveland Shakespeare Festival

Ever since the original Shakespeare companies used boys and young men to play women’s roles, the layering and twisting of gender has been a...

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'Rock of Ages' Is a Mess on All Fronts, But Cain Park's Production is Impossible Not to Love

Sometimes, a show comes along that will just not be denied. No matter how much you want to dislike it for a cavalcade of...

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'How To Be a Respectable Junkie' at Dobama Theatre Addresses the Horrors of Addiction

We’re Number One, We’re Number One!! Yes, the state of Ohio is at the top in the nation…when it comes to deaths from opioid overdoses...

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Waterloo Arts Fest Highlights the Street's Best Qualities This Weekend

Looking for a little fun in the sun this weekend? Don’t miss the Waterloo Arts District’s hottest day of the year. The 15th Annual Waterloo...

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Beachland Hosts First of Three Summer Rockin' Flea Markets

The Beachland Ballroom and Tavern's annual Rockin' Flea Market provides a great opportunity to pick up some local arts, crafts and vintage wares. This summer,...

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Cleveland Museum of Art Announces the Schedule for This Year's Ohio City Stages

For the past couple of summers, the Cleveland Museum of Art has hosted Ohio City Stages, a weekly summer block party that takes place in...

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Annual 3-Day Duck Tape Festival Kicks Off Today in Avon

The 14th Annual Duck Tape festival returns today to Veterans Memorial Park in Avon for a three-day event filled with beer, music, food and,...

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Cleveland Mourns the Passing of Two Giants in the Arts Community

A fog descended upon the city on June 2, 2017. It brought the funeral of one friend and dear member of the Cleveland arts community...

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When Einstein Meets Picasso, Lame Jokes Result. Who Knew?

Is there such a condition as "premature premise ejaculation"? If not, there should be, and it should be used to describe Picasso at the Lapin...

Theater

Ohio Light Opera, ChamberFest Cleveland and ENCORE Chamber Music Performances Launch This Week

Three large cycles of performances — ChamberFest Cleveland, ENCORE Chamber Music, and Ohio Light Opera — are set to launch this week. Diana and...

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A Conversation With Master Luthier Jeffrey Elliott

Jeffrey Elliott believes there are two kinds of guitar-makers: technical and intuitive. He places himself in the latter category. “Any time I was on the...

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Mercury Theater Company's 'Carousel' is Simple and Rich

If you’re looking for reasons to see Carousel again, the iconic musical by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II that opened on Broadway more than...

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Zygote Press Hosts 24-Hour Monoprint Marathon This Weekend

What do you get when you combine the unique, spontaneous process of monoprinting, a technique of “painting” individual prints on paper using ink on plexiglass,...

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Local Dance Group to Perform Concert Inspired by David Bowie

In tonight's performance, The Best of Bowie, local dance troupe Dancing Wheels will perform four works inspired by David Bowie's music. The night will also...

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La Bohéme and Five More Classical Music Events Not to Miss This Week

This week’s picks are a mix of one-off performances and series events — either involving classical guitars or trombones in one venue or multiple performances...

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Innovative 'Red Ash Mosaic' Explores the Mysteries of Death at Cleveland Public Theatre

We humans have a strange relationship with death, and that’s as it should be. After all, we’re the only animals (as far as we...

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Biking To and Through a Groveland Utopia

My blue 1996 Raleigh hybrid bicycle may weigh more than a coat made of 10 Dunkleosteus, and I might not be in the best shape...

Arts Features

It's the Survival of the Fittest on Campus in 'Really Really' at the Beck Center

There are plenty of reasons to dislike and distrust college kids. For one thing, they're young. For another thing — well, never mind, that's enough....

Theater

Victoria Price Visits Cleveland to Talk About Art Collection and Her Father Vincent's Legacy

Last year, the Good Goat Gallery celebrated the life and work of legendary filmmaker and actor Vincent Price with a group art exhibition and special...

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