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Art antiquities in the black market and a Steinway piano serenade in a garden setting are featured in this spring's Arts-in-Residence Series offered by The University of Akron's Fine Arts Division.
On Thursday, May 16, beginning at 7:30 p.m., UA art historian Elisha Ann Dumser will talk about "Loot! Antiquities Collecting and the Black Market" at the West Akron home of well-known art advocates Rick and Alita Rogers.
Dumsher will reveal how nearly all antiquities entering American collections over the past 40 years have emerged from illegal excavations, clandestine smuggling operations, and a thriving black market. She'll also discuss objects in northeast Ohio art collections. The evening will include delicious desserts and an opportunity to explore the Rogers' own collection of contemporary art.
The Akron Area Arts Alliance (AAAA) invites the public to nominate deserving ARTISTS for the 2013 Arts Alive! Awards Celebration, honoring outstanding achievement in dance, music, theatre and the visual arts.
Awards are also given for outstanding leadership and generous support of our arts and culture community. This gala event will be held Sunday, November 3 at Summit Artspace.
Arts award categories include: Outstanding Visual Artist, Outstanding Artist in Music, Outstanding Artist in Dance, Outstanding Artist in Theatre, Arts Volunteer, Arts Patron, Arts Outreach, Arts Business Support, Arts Educator, Rising Young Star-Artist, Rising Young Star-Leadership and Collaborative Projects. Candidates from Summit, Portage and Medina Counties are eligible.
The Akron Civic Theatre will host its first ever chocolate fundraiser, "It's All About Chocolate," May 20 at 6 p.m.
The evening will include chocolate food samplings and chocolate martinis, among other chocolate offerings. This Civic fundraiser is based on the very popular purse swaps, but using this popular food.
"Lose a Pound, Gain a Pound" - Everyone will need to bring a one pound box of divine chocolate, in its original package, and then they will be able to swap it out for a pound of chocolates. Attendees will swap in order of ticket color.
In episode #3 of the Digital LIfe, Kevin Lockett talks to NFL Draft Bible's Aki Jones on the 2013 Cleveland Browns NFL draft as well as the differences between using Blogtalk Radio and YouTube when interviewing guests. (Follow Aki Jones on Twitter @EuroJones and NFLDraftBible.com. You can follow Kevin Lockett on Twitter @Kevinlockett or KevinLockett.com and Soul88.com).
Directed by Darrell Lee Music, the Stow Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will perform its 2013 Spring Concert at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, at the Stow-Munroe Falls High School Auditorium, 3227 East Graham Road, Stow. A brief pre-concert preview talk begins at 7:00 p.m.
To celebrate its 15th anniversary the Orchestra will perform Beethoven's 9th (Choral) Symphony, joined by the Stow Symphony Chorus and guest soloists. The 9th Symphony is almost universally considered to be among Beethoven's greatest works, and is considered by some to be the greatest piece of music ever written.
The Tuesday Musical Association wrapped up its 125th anniversary season in Akron with a bravura performance by the renowned Canadian Brass ensemble at The University of Akron's EJ Thomas Hall.
Prior to the evening performance, the quintet gave a mini-performance and conducted a master class workshop with music students in the Guzzetta recital hall. The Canadian Brass played Brahms’s "Hungarian Dance #7" for the mix of grad-students and undergrad music majors, then invited the Grad Brass plus One to take the stage.
The graduate students played Ingolf Dahl’s "Music for Brass Instruments." After the number concluded, members of the Canadian Brass critiqued the performance and coached the students, helping them to refine their technique. The instruction ranged from the fine art of bowing and the importance of connecting with the audience -- explaining how it needs to be a two-way communication, “Convey the love to the audience” -- to learning how to listen to the music while they are playing.
On the second episode of the Digital Life podcast, Kevin Lockett talks to Cleveland House Music DJ Stout XTC on the House, EDM, techno scene in C-Town, his radio show Beat Matrix, tips on what makes a great DJ and the song that made him fall in love in the house music movement. Guest links: www.myspace.com/beatmatrix, wwww.soundcloud.com/stoutxtc, www.facebook.com/GrooveHaus. Host links: www.twitter.com/kevinlockett, www.twww.kevinlockett.com, www.soul88.com.
The Black Keys started in Akron. Who knows what other talent is waiting to be discovered? The Akron-Summit County Public Library will again offer a unique concert experience with some of the best teen musicians in the NE Ohio area. Teens Rock Akron 2013 is scheduled for May 4 at 6 p.m. at Main Library, 60 S. High St. in downtown Akron.
Six performing acts comprised of talented teenage musicians from the Akron area will perform live on-stage in the Main Library auditorium. The performers Erica Bitting, Libby Etherton, Kofi R. Boakye, The Independent, 4 Apart and Noize Basement have a rich array of styles including classic rock, alternative rock, Christian pop, blues and acoustic. No admission - the concert and parking are free. Come and enjoy the music.
The Akron/ Summit Convention & Visitors Bureau will host the 12th Annual Zenith Awards, May 8, during a luncheon ceremony at the John S. Knight Center beginning at 11:30 a.m. Celebrated during National Tourism Week (May 4 through 12), the Zenith Awards recognize contributions made to and by Summit County's hospitality industry.
In addition to the Zenith Awards being given in seven traditional award categories (point of interest/attraction, community/special event, art/culture, outdoor/recreation, restaurant/dining, theatre/entertainment and shopping/retail) and four specialty categories (Hospitality Volunteer, Friend of Hospitality, Hospitality Website and Hospitality Partnership), Dr. Mitchell Kahan, Director Emeritus of the Akron Art Museum will be receiving the 2013 Chairman's Award; the award is bestowed upon deserving industry leaders by Gregory Bean, Chairman of the Bureau's Board of Directors.
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- Homes and the arts combine for UA's Arts-in-Residence Series
- PAWSibilities hosts 2013 Bark in the Park
- Palliative care through art, music
- Akron Civic Theatre fundraiser is 'all about the chocolate'
- Mother of nine has lots to be thankful for on Mother's Day