CityMusic Columbus Announces 2012-2013 Concert Season

Starting in October, CityMusic will begin its 29th concert season. Top local, national, and international artists will be featured, including returning favorites Christian Howes & Bobby Floyd, Project Trio, The Good Lovelies and many more. CityMusic will also introduce unique talents like Bill Miller, a Native American singer-songwriter and David Broza, a dynamic Israeli performer in the troubadour tradition. The combination of favorite and new faces is sure to make the 2012-2013 season one of the best ever.

CityMusic is a community-based organization dedicated to presenting the greater Columbus community with unique cultural and educational experiences in the musical arts. Concerts are casual by design, taking a fun, interactive approach to great music.

The diverse assortment of world and chamber music concerts for the 2012-13 season will open on October 28 with Project Trio, a passionate, high energy chamber music ensemble comprised of three composer/performers from Brooklyn, NY, playing cello, bass and flute. They combine their classical training with modern elements right out of the internet generation (e.g., the flutist often does beat-box while he plays).

Performing on November 4 is Bill Miller, a Grammy Award-winning recording artist, performer, songwriter, and world-class Native American flute player.

When: Various dates beginning October 28. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. to allow the audience to enjoy food and drinks with friends before the 2:00 p.m. performance. Concerts held at the Lincoln Theatre begin at 8 p.m.

Where: Most CityMusic concerts take place at Via Vecchia Winery located at 485 South Front St. in the Brewery District. Some CityMusic concerts will be held at the Lincoln Theatre beginning at 8:00 p.m.

For information/tickets: Visit or call (614) 223-3093.

Image:  Bill Miller, courtesy of CityMusic.

Wexner Center for the Arts Presents Annie Leibovitz

The Wexner Center for the Arts presents Annie Leibovitz, September 22 through December 30, an exhibition that will afford a rare opportunity to see a diverse range of images by the renowned photographer. Filling all of the Wexner Center galleries with more than 200 images, the show will feature Leibovitz’s Master Set, a selection of 156 images chosen by Leibovitz in 2009, never before exhibited in its entirety in a museum.

Wexner Center Director Sherri Geldin says, “We are thrilled to present this unique constellation of Annie’s work. The Master Set in particular underscores the profound impact Leibovitz has had on our very perception of contemporary culture; she has captured our collective history over the past four decades with bold and distinctive images that remain seared in our minds.”

Don’t miss this astonishing exhibition of  Leibovitz’s work, made possible by EXPRESS.

Also on view: Pilgrimage (organized by the Smithsonian and featuring historically significant landscapes, interiors, and objects), as well as a lobby display of images of artists who have appeared at the Wex over the years.

When: September 22–December 30, 2012. Open Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday 11 a.m.–6 p.m., Thursday–Saturday 11 a.m.–8 p.m. Closed Mondays and select holidays.

Where: Wexner Center for the Arts, The Ohio State University, 1871 N. High St., Columbus 43210

For more information: or (614) 292-3535

Images:  On front, The Blues Brothers (Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi), Hollywood, 1979. © Annie Leibovitz; Scarlett Johansson, Los Angeles, 2004. © Annie Leibovitz.  Courtesy of Wexner Center.

Thurber House Presents Evenings with Authors for September

Join Thurber House for their Evenings with Authors events this month, featuring best-selling author, Kati Marton on September 6 and Jeffrey Toobin, CNN’s senior legal analyst and staff writer for The New Yorker on September 24.

Former foreign correspondent with ABC News in the 1970s, Marton will read and discuss her book, Paris: A Love Story. Highlighting how the city offered her solace and peace to soothe her broken heart when her husband, former U.S. ambassador, Richard Holbrooke, died unexpectedly.

Toobin brings his characteristically keen insight and sharply intelligent analytic abilities to the stage of differences between the chief justice of the U.S. and the President in his book, The Oath. Toobin explores how this Supreme Court is poised to overturn decades of precedent and change the Court, the country and history.

Thurber House Evenings with Authors program continues to bring the Columbus community a stellar roster of writing talent that crosses all genres; many of them award winners and bestsellers. Thurber House’s mission is to celebrate the written word for the education and entertainment of the broadest possible audience, and to continue the legacy of James Thurber.

When: Kati Marton, September 6 at 7:30 p.m. Jeffry Toobin, September 24 at 7:30 p.m.

Where:  Columbus Museum of Art, 480 East Broad St., Columbus, 43215.

For more information/tickets: Tickets are $20 for adults, and $18 for students and seniors in advance, and can be purchased online, in person at Thurber House, via telephone at (614) 464-1032 and at the door.  Visit for more info.

Images courtesty of Thurber House.

Columbus Micro Brew Festival North Market

"Columbus Never..." Finding Time
Presented by: Columbus Public Art 2012
Through January 1, 2013

Upper Arlington Labor Day Festival
Presented by: Upper Artlington Cultural Arts Division
September 3,  2012

Presented by: Experience Clintonville
September 8, 2012

Columbus Collects Fine Craft
Presented by Ohio Designer Craftsmen
September 9 - October 28, 2012

Columbus Micro Brew Festival
Presented by: North Market
September 14 & 15

Independents' Day 2012
Presented by Independents' Day
September 15, 2012

Art For Life
Presented by: ARC Ohio
September 22, 2012

Presented by: Columbus Film Council
September 25, 2012