Here at Current, we have an obvious and vested interest in the status of print journalism. It’s a survival instinct. Artist Fred Tomaselli has an ongoing love with print as well, specifically the front page of The New York Times. Powered by his lifelong appreciation of the the paper and the gradual erosion of civility in public discourse, Tomaselli has spent the past ten years defacing the front page of the The Times to create his own surreal expression of the world. The UMMA will display a collection of his work in the Taubman Gallery starting October 4, with a guided tour set for Sunday, October 26 from 2-3pm. Tomaselli will speak as part of the Penny W. Stamps Speaker Series on October 2, 5:10pm at Michigan Theater.
“can’t hold on // I can feel time as it bends…” Just some lyrics from a composition called “Endings” by award-winning jazz vocalist Estar Cohen; and this propulsive image aptly fits for her music career, as each year since her 2015 graduation from the University of Toledo has gotten busier, faster, more exciting. You can
An essential way to craft a resonant piece of music is to unpack the existential pondering, the fleeting but insistent anxieties, the hard truths and easy reminders, that are swimming around up inside the head of the songwriter. The sublimity of Saline-based folk/Americana artist Monticello Van Odom‘s album is in how its spilling out all
Toledo’s future beat/psy-jazz/hybrid electro duo Heavy Color recently premiered a new music video that commemorates an inspiring musical odyssey charted by one of its songwriters back in 2015. The group formed several years ago around the collaborations of Ben Cohen and Sam Woldenberg. Their Toledo’s answer to cerebral ambient electronica acts like Four Tet, Caribou,
An elite black pianist tours the segregated south with a white roughneck chauffeur. Green Book combines two crowd-pleasing formulas—the road movie and the true story—with two stellar lead actors, Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali. Mortensen plays Tony Lip, a white, working class second-generation Italian-American from the Bronx who works as a nightclub bouncer. Ali plays