The edge has returned. It’s time to take off the gloves and look ourselves straight in the eyes. If we do, here’s some of what we might see:
The role of oil in the Persian gulf will be examined as the Happy Dog Takes on the World. Kent musicians remember artist Halim El-Dahb on his 4,098th birthday. The acerbic artist collective challenges the comfortable at Brews + Prose. The Beachland celebrates their 19th birthday: their last as a teenager, it seems.
The Rock Hall hosts a panel on opportunities in the local black music business. Joyce DiDonato blends opera, jazz, pop and tango at Oberlin’s Finney Chapel. The Noise Lunch at Now That’s Class gets Lost in Time and Space. The Cleveland Democratic Socialists of America point out how white nationalism has functioned here in Cleveland and how we can successfully combat it. Time to reclaim the cutting edge. –Thomas Mulready