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Still Believin’

New singer, old sensibilities keep Journey rocking after all these years 10 health

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It’s Not Too Late

Good health habits can improve quality of life at any age 12 cuisine

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New casino is ready for its close-up, Mr. DeMille 48 Plastination Fascination COSI’s anatomical exhibit combines science and art 56 Framed Fame Iconic photographer Annie Leibovitz brings her definitive work to Columbus

Use these recipes and be a superstar at your next holiday gathering 43 travel

Mediterranean Marvel

European principality’s specialty is splendor

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Investigating Identity

Exploration of womanhood inspires painter

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Gallery Exhibits

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Picks & Previews

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Still Believin'

New singer, old sensibilities keep Journey rocking after all these years By Garth Bishop Photo courtesy of Travis Shinn 6

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s it approaches its fifth decade of existence, Journey shows no signs that it’s reaching the end of its … well, you know. The band hits central Ohio Nov. 7 for a show at Nationwide Arena, courtesy of Live Nation.

Starting out as an all-instrumental act called the Golden Gate Rhythm Section in 1973, Journey has gone through some serious evolution in its nearly 40 years. The group did not even have a lead singer until 1977, and that singer was soon replaced by the iconic Steve Perry, who was with the band when it hit the big time in the late 1970s. The hit songs for which the band is best known began in 1978 with Wheel in the Sky, the first single from Journey’s Infinity album. The mega-hits then continued into the mid-1980s, the band climbing the charts with tunes such as Lights; Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin’; Any Way You Want it; Who’s Crying Now; Stone in Love; Don’t Stop Believin’; Open Arms; Separate Ways (Worlds Apart); Faithfully and Only the Young. Since then, the band has continued to release music at a steady clip, the most recent album being 2011’s Eclipse. Band members have come and gone, but two constants remain: guitarist Neal Schon and bassist Ross Valory, both of whom were part of Golden Gate Rhythm Section when it formed in 1973. Keyboardist Jonathan Cain has been with the band since the early 1980s. Drummer Deen Castronovo joined up in the late 1990s, and singer Arnel Pineda is the newest addition, having come on board five years ago – he took the place of Steve Augeri, who himself replaced Perry in the late 1990s. Pineda’s path to Journey was atypical – Schon discovered him via a YouTube clip www.cityscenecolumbus.com

of his cover band playing at the Hard Rock Café in the Philippines and, impressed by his incredible vocal range, extended him an offer to join the group. Pineda fits the band “like a glove,” Schon says, and has the vocal chops to sing anything that’s thrown at him. “That boy is a chameleon,” says Schon. “He can go anywhere you want him to go.” Playing the hits is an important part of Journey’s live shows, and with a 90-minute set, there’s not time for much else. But the band works in new material and lesser-known old material when it can, Schon says. And some of what it plays live cannot be heard on any album – the band members love to jam on stage. Though loath to name a “favorite” song – many seasoned musicians liken picking a favorite song to picking a favorite child – Schon says his top choices vary from show to show, as the band plays different songs in different ways on different nights. For example, Journey has recently been putting a jam session in the middle of Wheel in the Sky, which has made playing the song an entirely new experience each night. “One night, we played Open Arms and we stuck a guitar solo in it,” says Schon. In recent years, no Journey song has gotten more mainstream attention than Don’t Stop Believin’, which, 20 years after it was first released, has started to appear everywhere. It was sung karaoke by characters on Family Guy. It was the soundtrack to the Chicago White Sox’s 2005 playoff run. It accompanied the final scene in the series cityscene • November 2012

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{insight} finale of The Sopranos. It was sung in the pilot episode of Glee. It accompanied a character’s desperate scramble to escape capture in 2010 action film The Losers. The song was re-released on Journey’s 2009 album Revelation with Pineda on vo-

cals. Today, the two versions add up to the top-selling song in iTunes history. Schon is not surprised at the song’s resurgence – the band felt, after recording the song decades ago, that it was destined to be a huge hit. But at the time, it

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didn’t quite reach the heights achieved by some of the band’s other songs, such as Who’s Crying Now and Separate Ways (Worlds Apart). “I was surprised back then that it wasn’t as big as it is now,” says Schon. “We get like 50 emails a day of people requesting to use it.” Though Schon has been writing music for decades, his influences haven’t changed much, he says – and though Journey’s music can definitely be classified as rock, Schon’s influences span a variety of genres, from Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix to B.B. King and Muddy Waters. “A lot of my influences are the same as they were a long time ago,” he says. “Good music is good music, no matter when it came out.” He also cites a lot of jazz musicians as sources of inspiration – Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie, Duke Ellington. “My dad turned me on to a lot of early jazz because he was a jazz musician,” says Schon. When not continuing to forge new ground with Journey, Schon keeps himself busy with solo projects. He’s put out many solo records over the years, a number of them – including his most recent offering, 2012’s The Calling – entirely instrumental. Though best known for his work for vocals-heavy Journey, Schon’s roots since his teenage years playing with Carlos Santana are in instrumental music, and he enjoys any opportunity he gets to make that kind of music. “Your guitar becomes a voice – whatever instrument you’re playing is the voice,” he says. The thrill of performing live and reaching audiences with recorded tracks helps keep Schon interested in being part of a band nearing 40 years of age. “Music is and has been my life,” he says. Also on the bill for the Nov. 7 show are Pat Benatar (Love is a Battlefield, Hit Me With Your Best Shot, We Belong) and Loverboy (Working for the Weekend, Turn Me Loose, Lovin’ Every Minute of it). cs Garth Bishop is editor of CityScene Magazine. Feedback welcome at gbishop@cityscenemediagroup.com. www.cityscenecolumbus.com


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{health} With Dr. Phil Heit

It's Not Too Late

Good health habits can improve quality of life at any age

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ver the years, I have been fortunate to associate with people who have served as inspirations to me. Let me introduce you to one of these individuals. Meet Brian. Brian is someone who has embarked on an incredible journey that will continue to pay tremendous dividends for a lifetime. It was only a few months ago that Brian first showed up on a Sunday morning to walk with the members of the New Albany Walking Club. As soon as my eyes focused upon the rotund physique of this mid-40-year-old, I began to wonder about his motives, not to mention his ability. Could he walk a hundred yards? I knew he would not be able to keep pace with our slowest group even for a very short distance. But whenever first-timers join us, I stay back and walk with them so that they feel a part of the group and, hopefully, inspired to return. Very quickly, I became familiar with Brian’s motives for wanting to walk. Brian did

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not hesitate to let me know he needed to get fit. As he explained to me, he could not walk from the couch to the television in his home without a bout of breathlessness; at one time, Brian weighed 380 pounds. His condition resulted in him taking 90 units of U-500 insulin with every meal. This regimen was only one small pixel in a highresolution photo of his poor health. If I had to list the number of health issues precipitated by his weight, this health column would consume a good part of this magazine. Changing the Landscape I have always promoted the virtues of keeping physically active regardless of

one’s age. And now, the most recent research has confirmed the notion that physical activity, even if initiated later in life, will enhance one’s well-being later in the life cycle. In a recent major study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, researchers found that being or becoming fit, even in middle age, can positively impact the aging process. Researchers analyzed health data of close to 19,000 men and women with a mean age of 49. What was uncovered was significant. Those adults who were the least fit during middle age were also most likely to develop serious health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and lung cancer early in the aging process. However, the adults who were the most fit in their 40s and 50s developed many of the same health problems, albeit later in life. Instead of living the final 10-20 years of life with chronic illnesses, the aerobically fit people managed to develop and live with their chronic illnesses in the final five years of their lives. While the research showed that aerobically fit people may live longer than those with poor levels of fitness, it was more important to note that being physically fit enabled people to live well longer during the later years of life. A point to understand is that one’s ability to attain a level of aerobic fitness may be determined by one’s genetic makeup. However, much of a person’s fitness at middle age is determined by participating in aerobic activity. Thus, even if a person is unfit by the time middle age arrives, beginning a program of aerobic activity during this period of the life cycle can stave off the most common chronic diseases. Beginning with small segments such as walking 10 minutes a few days per week can prove to be valuable in delaying the www.cityscenecolumbus.com


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Brian’s Story I do admit that Brian’s story is atypical. It’s not every day that I come across a person with his medical history. But here is Brian today. Through a regimen of diet and walking, Brian has lost 130 pounds. While he continues to lose weight, his weight loss has had a profound positive effect on his health. He is no longer an insulin-dependent diabetic and is richer for the experience (he was using one bottle of U-500 insulin every 10 days at an approximate cost of $500 per bottle). Brian also has significantly reduced the blood pressure medication he takes daily and is expected to be off it in the very near future. As for his aerobic ability, his training has resulted in accomplishments previously thought of as fantasy. In this year’s New Albany Walking Classic, Brian not only competed in the half marathon (that’s 13.1 miles) but he achieved first place in his age group with an average speed of 12:59 per mile. By all standards, that is fast! The next time I come across a couch potato baby boomer complaining that it’s too late in life to begin an exercise program, I will share Brian’s story and then tell this person to take a hike – literally. cs

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Dip Service Use these recipes and be a superstar at your next holiday gathering Photography by Lisa Aurand

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here’s no time of year quite like the holidays for giving your cooking skills a workout. Thanksgiving dinner, Christmas dinner, Hanukkah dinners, office parties, friendly gatherings – they all take up important spots on the schedule, and they all call for food. You’ve got your ham and turkey recipes for the main event. But if you’ve stumped yourself thinking about what to bring to a casual gathering, your fellow central Ohioans have a few solutions for you. Their advice: When a problem comes along, you must dip it. Dip it good. Check out these holiday dip recipes from chefs, restaurant owners and CityScene readers.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip

Trending on Pinterest Originally from Sing for Your Supper, www.singforyoursupperblog.com Ingredients: • ½ cup butter • 1/3 cup brown sugar • 1 (8-oz.) block cream cheese, softened • 1 cup powdered sugar • 1 tsp. vanilla extract • ½ tsp. kosher salt • ¾ cup mini chocolate chips, plus extra for sprinkling

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Directions: In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Whisk in the brown sugar until it dissolves and the mixture starts to bubble. Stir in vanilla and set aside to cool. In a separate bowl, cream the cream cheese and powdered sugar together for 60 seconds. With the mixer on low speed, add in brown sugar and butter mixture, then the salt. Mix until combined. Stir in the mini chocolate chips. Garnish with additional mini chocolate chips. Serve with animal crackers, vanilla wafers or graham crackers. www.cityscenecolumbus.com


Seasonal Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Chips From Scott Boles, owner, Yabo’s Tacos

Ingredients: • 2 kiwis, peeled and diced • 2 Granny Smith or Rome apples – peeled, cored and diced • 8 oz. frozen raspberries • 8 oz. frozen blackberries • 1 pound fresh sliced strawberries • 2 Tbsp. white sugar • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar • 3 Tbsp. fruit preserves, any flavor • 10 (10-inch) flour tortillas or pita bread • Cooking spray or melted butter • 2 cups cinnamon sugar Directions: In a large bowl, thoroughly mix kiwis, apples, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, white sugar, brown sugar and fruit preserves. Cover and chill in the refrigerator at least 15 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Coat one side of each flour tortilla with cooking spray or melted butter. Cut into wedges and arrange in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Sprinkle wedges with desired amount of cinnamon sugar. Apply cooking spray or butter again. Bake in the preheated oven 8 to 10 minutes. Repeat with any remaining tortilla wedges. Allow to cool approximately 15 minutes. Serve with chilled fruit mixture.

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From Janet Thomas, Hilliard resident Ingredients: • 1 block (8 oz.) cream cheese • Ranch or bleu cheese dressing • ½ cup red hot sauce • ½ stick butter • 1 can chicken breast • Mozzarella cheese Directions: Spread softened cream cheese in bottom of a pie plate. Melt butter in skillet and sautee chicken (drained) and hot sauce until it soaks up the butter. Spread over cream cheese. Pour dressing over chicken. Spread mozzarella over top. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and serve with crackers.

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Ingredients: • 8 oz. mayonnaise • 8 oz. sour cream • 1 can fiesta corn • 1 can Ro-tel tomatoes • Chopped green onions (optional) Directions: Drain corn and tomatoes, then mix all ingredients together. Garnish with chopped green onions if desired. Serve with tortilla chips or vegetables.

Spinach Artichoke Dip

From Nathan Laslow, co-owner, The Oilerie Ingredients: • 1 bag spinach • 1 log (10.5 oz.) goat cheese • 1 jar artichoke paste (available at The Oilerie) • 2 Tbsp. Oilerie Garlic EVOO • 1 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese • ½ tsp. Oilerie Garlic Sea Salt • Pita chips

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Directions: Heat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. In a skillet on low-medium heat, drizzle in the Garlic EVOO and sprinkle salt and pepper, then place spinach in skillet and cook until wilted. Take the wilted spinach and place in mixing bowl with the log of goat cheese and half the jar of artichoke paste. Thoroughly mix the spinach, cheese and paste until all ingredients are incorporated. Place the mixture in a small, shallow, oven-safe dish and spread evenly. Sprinkle parmesan cheese and Garlic Sea Salt on top of the mixture. Bake until the cheeses are melted and creamy and the top is golden brown. Remove from oven and serve with pita chips. www.cityscenecolumbus.com


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olumbus has a new star attraction. Hollywood Casino opened – or “premiered” – last month in west Columbus. Where the shuttered Delphi auto plant sat just three years ago is now a 475,000-square-foot casino, complete with 3,000 slot machines, 70 table games, four restaurants, a 20,000-square-foot event center and all the other glitz and glamour one would associate with a Las Vegas-style casino. Pond attractions with cascading water features and an outdoor video wall welcome patrons to the casino, as do massive

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TV screens showing movie trailers immediately inside the main north entrance. “As soon as people enter through the main entrance, the only thing we want them to be thinking is, ‘Wow,’” says casino General Manager Ameet Patel. The casino floor accounts for more than 200,000 of the building’s square feet, boasting 3,850 total gaming positions with its complement of slot machines and table games – the latter including the usual suspects: poker, blackjack, roulette and craps. The poker room has 30 tables and 28 flat-screen TVs, while the highroller room has eight tables and 40 slots. On the edges of the casino floor are the building’s three main restaurants: the 300seat Epic Buffet; the 86-seat, quick-serve Take 2 Grill; and the 124-seat, upscale Final Cut Steak & Seafood. Final Cut goes all out with the Hollywood theme – showcases throughout the restaurant are filled with movie memorabilia including costumes and award show outfits. The items, which rotate every few months, might even have local connections

on occasion; for instance, the Hollywood Casino in Kansas has Dorothy’s ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz, and there’s no reason an Ohio casino can’t showcase some Ohio items of its own, Patel says. “You’re actually getting a walking tour of Hollywood while you’re dining,” he says. At the very center of the casino floor is the 300-seat sports lounge, which, in addition to its dining and bar areas, also has a stage for live entertainment, as well as a sizable volume of two-sided projection screens so attendees can keep up on sports games. Though the buffet, steakhouse and quick-serve are standardissue for the Hollywood Casino attractions built by Penn National Gaming, the lounge has been given a Columbusspecific moniker: the o.h. The plan for now is to bring in primarily local bands, though bigger-name acts may be added to the line-up once a hotel is added to the casino site. Hollywood Casino is located at 200 Georgesville Rd. and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. cs Garth Bishop is editor of CityScene Magazine. Feedback welcome at gbishop@cityscenemediagroup.com. www.cityscenecolumbus.com


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R oc k A ro u n d t h e B o x Everyone’s got a friend with an impressive entertainment area at home – but does your friend have this? This full-size tablet jukebox by Crosley Radio has a nostalgic look, but is compatible with iPods and other mp3 players. $1,795.95. www.crosleyradio.com

S tat e o f M i n d Celebrate your favorite state – even if it’s not Ohio, for some reason – with a hand-embroidered state pillow from Uncommon Goods. Each one is loaded with sites, cities and culture. $155. www.uncommongoods.com

“ O ” S o G ood By now, you’ve heard of the block “O” buckeyes sold at Emlolly Candy in Worthington – but did you know you can get the same design on a delicious chocolate-covered Oreo? Pick up a four-piece box of block “O” or Brutus Buckeye Oreos for a Buckeye fan with a sweet tooth. $8.50. www.emlollycandy.com www.cityscenecolumbus.com

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B oo k o f Li f e A friend who appreciates art is sure to appreciate the opportunity to learn more about Edouard Manet, whose work is on display in the Toledo Museum of Art’s Manet: Portraying Life exhibition. This hardcover catalog on the exhibition deeply explores the artist’s portraiture work. $55. www.toledomuseum.org

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C h air a n d C h air A l i k e Pottery Barn’s iChair 2 turns a chair into an entertainment center in its own right with audio jacks to plug in an iPod or video game system, wireless capacity, 3-inch speakers on top and a subwoofer under the seat. $499-599. www.pbteen.com 20 cityscene • November 2012

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Show your team colors R oya l O i l Help the chef on your list spice up the kitchen with a gift set from The Oilerie in Grandview Heights. Each set contains two bottles of olive oil or balsamic vinegar and a bag of noodles of your choice from the store’s sizable selection. $42-46.50. www.oilerie.com

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No fairy garden is complete without fairies, and these detailed Cicely Mary Barker figurines are the perfect additions. They’re all available at Baker’s Village Garden Center in Shawnee Hills. $14.99. www.bakersvillagegardencenter.com

W e D id n ’ t S tar t t h e W ire Simplicity is the name of the game with Parrot Zik’s wireless headphones. Adjust the volume or change songs by sliding a finger along the side of the earmuff. $399. www.parrot.com/zik

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.......................... B u c k eye B everage B o t t l e The recipient of the Gamer beverage dispenser won’t have to miss a minute of the big game for a fridge or cooler run – the 128-oz. self-serve beverage dispenser, set into a replica football helmet, is designed to keep a high volume of beverage warm or cool for an extended period of time. The items is made by Columbus-based DJ Beverage Innovations. $149. www.bigfantailgating.com You'll find the perfect gift for your favorite beader at 1 Stop Bead Shop. Gift Certificates, Bead of the Month Club Memberships or project totes, trays and tools are all great gift ideas this Holiday Season.

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L u x u rio u s Li q u e u r As if the company’s unique creamy lemon liqueur and limoncello aren’t appetizing enough, New Albanybased Tessora Limone has holiday gift boxes that will appeal to anyone who appreciates sweet. Each of the artistically designed boxes features a bottle of the liqueur of your choice and two decorated cordial glasses. $24.99-34.99. www.tessora-liqueur.com www.cityscenecolumbus.com


D ec k t h e Ha l l s wi t h B o u g h s o f C h oco l at e Give a loved one a taste of the holiday season with a collection of chocolate holly leaves from Chocolaterie Stam in Westerville. These tasty treats are just a few of the holiday-themed chocolates sold at the shop. Starting at $28.95 per set. www.stamchocolate.com

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C rys ta l C om f or t Designed to be as eye-catching as possible, this crystalline stemware by Swarovski features stems and bases filled with sparkling crystals. White wine glasses, red wine glasses, cocktail glasses and toasting flutes are all available in sets of two. $390. www.swarovski.com

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G reat es t Hi t s Given the huge selection of items at Giant Eagle Market District in Upper Arlington, the best gift for a big fan might be the Best of Market District basket – a collection of the store’s most popular items, from rosemary Italian crostinis to chocolate-covered pretzels. $69.99. www.marketdistrict.com

S ay ‘ C h eese ’ The easy access of digital cameras has left the instant film cameras of yesterday by the wayside, but Polaroid is still around and keeping up with the times – as with this Z2300 instant digital camera, which prints 2” by 3” full-color images that double as stickers. It also saves photos to an SD card and can shoot video. $159.99. www.polaroid.com

R oc k T h eir W or l d A dedicated musician in the family will develop a serious appreciation for a Schneider Custom Electric Guitar. Each guitar, customized by Dave Schneider of Cincinnati, takes an average of 500 hours to complete. Starting at $15,000. www.schneiderguitars.com

B or n t o R u n The RCX3 by Polar is more than just a heart monitor – it offers instant feedback after a run and lets its user share training information with friends. The GPS accessory tracks route, speed and distance. $339.95. www.polarusa.com

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Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar We fresh pour our bottles only after you have tasted and made a selection Place for gifts, whether Hostess, Housewarming or Holiday. Locally Owned and Operated Owners travel to Italy yearly to visit Producer and select Olive Oils.

M i n i M ercedes You might not be able to afford to buy someone a Mercedes-Benz as a gift, but you can buy the next best thing: this miniature Mercedes-Benz 300SL from Neiman Marcus. Give the kids the closest version of the real thing. $395. www.neimanmarcus.com

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When is a pie more than a pie? When it’s one of the famous pies made by Mrs. Goodman’s in Worthington. Most pies are $14.95 for a large. www.mrsgoodmans.com

B oard Lord A serious chess player needs a serious chess set, and this handcrafted ceramic chess set from Mackenzie-Childs is as serious as they come. Faux marbling and 23-karat gold leaf with floral details are just a few of the highlights of this exquisitely crafted set. $7,950. www.mackenzie-childs.com 26 cityscene • November 2012

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Le t ’ s Vase i t Show Mom your appreciation this holiday season with the Love You, Mom! Vase from Encircle in Westerville. The heart-shaped opening and colorful base make this vase small, but precious. $21. www.encircleart.com

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B e t t er B l a n k e t s These herringbone organic wool blankets by Coyuchi are crafted in Maine on an antique shuttle loom by Brahms Mount. They are available in four color patterns and three sizes. $438-1,098. www.coyuchi.com

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ene CitySc al Annu ide u Gift G fa n cy f oo t res t Help a friend accessorize the room in style with one of the many colorful items at K.A. Menendian Rug Gallery. These felt poufs can be used as seating or footrests, and cubby cubes are stools that double as storage space. $220-395. www.karugs.com

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C oo l Poo l Take your game of pool anywhere with this weather-proof, illuminated pool table from Opulent Items. It doubles as an air hockey table. $3,000. www.opulentitems.com

W h oa M ama Nothing says “Don’t forget about us here in Columbus” like a package of signature Bahama Mamas from Schmidt’s Restaurant und Sausage Haus in German Village. Schmidt’s will ship anywhere in the U.S. $55-75. www.schmidthaus.com

C h arge ! Know anyone who’s sick of their iPad running out of juice? Pick up a solar charging iPad case from Sharper Image – not only does it charge an iPad using only indoor or outdoor light, it has a USB power outlet to charge other devices like cell phones. $199.99. www. sharperimage.com

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Give colorfully The holidays are just more colorful with Vera Bradley under her tree! From handbags to travel items, decorations and special seasonal styles, there’s something for everyone. Shown: Great holiday gift ideas in Provençal and new Dogwood

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without the speed restrictions that would be imposed by the need to drive through other developments. “If you work in parts of Dublin or Downtown, it’s easy,” Shively says. The commercial area will benefit Tartan Ridge and nearby developments because it will be a place to buy “the stuff you need every day,” Shively says. Eventually, he says, Jerome Village, a huge development coming on line to the north, will have a much larger commercial and shopping area. Stavroff Land & Development Inc. controls the 17-acre commercial tract that will be developed as soon as residential tracts in the area fill in. Matt Stavroff, company president, says there’s no timeline to build the neighborhood center or to determine what kinds of stores will be in it. He adds that the center – expected to be between 30,000 and 40,000 square feet – will be accompanied by an office building of 10,000 to 15,000 square feet, probably for medical offices. And, he happily notes, “There will be gasoline” and likely a convenience store in two to three years. Eventually, Stavroff says, Hyland-Croy will be a major connection between routes 42 and 33. v Duane St. Clair is a contributing editor. Feedback welcome at gbishop@cityscenemediagroup.com. www.luxurylivingmagazine.com

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Mix in cocktail shaker and strain into a glass with chilled Whisky Stones. Garnish with a strip of bacon. *To make bacon-infused bourbon, cook 4-5 pieces bacon in a skillet and reserve bacon fat. Once it is cool, pour the fat and 2 cups of bourbon into a jar. Let sit for at least 6 hours or as long as 3-4 days, shaking periodically. Place jar in freezer until bacon fat solidifies. Discard fat and pass bourbon through a fine mesh strainer.

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Keep your drink cold and spice up your next get-together with ice cubes that light up. These LiteCubes, plastic cubes lit from within by LEDs, are FDA-approved, so they’re safe and reusable – at least until the batteries run out. The cubes come in a variety of colors – we picked rainbow – and shapes. You can even get them emblazoned with your company logo. Prepare this Pineapple Express and light up the cubes for a beverage that’s as much fun to serve as it is to drink. www.directglow. com. Starting at $2.30 per cube Pineapple Express • 1 ½ oz. pineapple juice • 1 oz. vodka • 1 oz. orange liqueur • ½ oz. freshly squeezed lime juice Add pineapple juice, vodka, orange liqueur and lime juice to cocktail shaker along with ice and shake well. Strain the drink into a tall glass with LiteCubes.

The Cool Shooters ice cube mold from Fred & Friends lets you turn your favorite beverage into a shot glass. Or, like us, you can use them with a combination of purified water and tonic water to make shot glasses that glow when placed under a black light. To complement the flavor of the tonic, we chose a gin-based shot. Bottoms up! www.fredandfriends.com. $7.65 Glowstick • 1 ½ oz. gin • 1 ½ oz. melon liqueur • 1 splash sweet and sour mix Lisa Aurand is a contributing editor. Feedback welcome at gbishop@cityscenemediagroup.com. Win this item! Visit cityscenecolumbus.com

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Stonebridge Crossing Municipality/Township: City of Columbus Builders in the community: Bob Webb Location: I-270 to Tuttle Crossing Blvd. exit; east on Tuttle Crossing Blvd.; right on Bradenton Ave. to Camden Place Dr.; go straight at light crossing over Hayden Run Rd. into Stonebridge School district: Columbus Schools Number of homes when complete: 47 units Price range: Starting from the low $400s Style of homes: Patio homes Year opened: 2007 Special features: See our new model. Enjoys a privileged location near Tuttle Mall, close to rivers and parks and a short drive to major interstates. With just 47 wooded, ravine lots, Stonebridge Crossing offers tranquility and luxury while close to dining, shopping and entertainment options.

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Tartan Fields – Five level split, four bedrooms, 3 ½ baths. Walkout mid-level and lower level, lots of upgrades, mid-level wet bar. $689,900.  Call Neil Rogers: 614-619-8777.

Little Bear – Visit our new 5 level split, a lot of upgrades. $489,900. Call George Ailshire: 740-548-6333.

740-548-5577 740-548-6863 STONEBRIDGE CROSSING, Visit our new model. High ceilings, open floor plan. Lots of hardwood flooring. Kitchen has cherry cabinets with granite tops. Finished lower level. Homes starting at $399,900. Call Rick Tossey: 614-876-5577.

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Mediterranean Marvel

European principality’s specialty is splendor By Rose Davidson

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{travel} The country, home to roughly 35,000 citizens, gives off a clean, urban vibe with upbeat energy to match. The primary language is French, but with a steady stream of tourists coming in year-round, English is spoken and understood in nearly every public place. In the summer of 2004, I ventured on a student trip to Europe. Between overnight stays in France and Italy, the group passed through Monaco for a day-long excursion. I was enchanted by the sophisticated charm the country possessed, and thus was disappointed when my short time there came to an end. But while on a Mediterranean cruise in the summer of 2010, I had the chance to visit Monaco again, and I was able to explore the streets I had long waited to wander. While every inch of Monaco offers an alluring beauty that deserves to be seen, there are a few destinations that should top any traveler’s list.

Grandiose Gambling When Monaco is mentioned in conversation, the mind is likely to wander to the highly acclaimed Monte-Carlo Casino. Known for its captivating scenery, which has made frequent appearances.in.James Bond films – including GoldenEye, Never Say Never Again and, of course, Casino Royale – the establishment has gained..international notoriety for its utterly lavish amenities. Built in 1863, the casino is a legendary gambling locale for risktakers along the French Riviera and worldwide. The atmosphere encourages exorbitant bets with décor featuring stained glass windows and intricately gilded architectural detailing. Collectively, the casino exudes a style reminiscent of the Roaring Twenties, but offers modern forms of gambling, including table games and slot machines. The casino has also been known to attract patrons during world-class events

such as the Monaco Grand Prix, a motor race for Formula One competitors that takes place in the month of May. Arguably one of the most prestigious motor races in the world, the course takes drivers along the narrow, winding streets of the country’s hilly landscape. To fit with the casino’s upscale ambiance, guests are required to wear formal attire.

Monte-Carlo Casino

Upon entering the casino, one must present a passport. This is partly to ensure that no one under the age of 18 is admitted, but it is also to keep out unwanted guests – oddly enough, Monaco’s own citizens are forbidden from gambling in the casino. Posh Palace Strategically placed atop the “Rock” of Monaco, as if to oversee all the activity taking place in the prosperous country, is the Prince’s Palace. The Genoese built the fortress in 1215, but the Grimaldi family seized the structure in 1297 and has ruled from the location ever since. The palace received a facelift when Prince Rainier III, husband of American actress Grace Kelly, restored many aspects of the palace in the latter half of the 20th Century. The Prince’s Palace is now home to Prince Albert II, the current reigning monarch for the governing body of Monaco. The regal residence is open to visitors 44 cityscene • November 2012

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from April to October of each year, when they can browse the state apartments and see some of the opulent accommodations set aside for the royal family. Included in a tour of the palace are multiple rooms with varying styles. One such room, the Throne Room, displays the Grimaldi coat of arms and, of course, the throne, enveloped under a canopy of

Monaco Harbour and the Monaco Grand Prix Race Track’s pit lane

Above: The Prince’s Palace Right: Crowds gather for the Changing of the Guards.

red velvet silk and topped with Monaco’s royal crown. Here, official ceremonies and state receptions are commonly held on the room’s floor, which is inlaid with authentic Carrera marble. Although the palace can only be viewed during certain months, the Changing of www.cityscenecolumbus.com

the Guards ceremony takes place yearround. Beginning promptly each day at 11:55 a.m., those lined up by the entrance to the Palace Square can see this longstanding tradition being carried out dutifully by the highly trained watchmen. Fanciful Fish Built into the rocky coastline of Monaco’s eastern edge, the Oceanographic Museum is literally where the land meets cityscene • November 2012 45


{travel} the sea. But while the structure alone is impressive, it’s what waits inside that is truly magical. The basement of this museum is not used for storing artifacts or outdated gift shop merchandise. Instead, it has been transformed into an aquatic wonderland. The walls are lined with tanks containing exotic marine animals, including seahorses, jellyfish and a variety

of intriguing crustaceans. Dim lighting provides a calming atmosphere for viewing these sea creatures, which total more than 6,000 creatures of more than 600 different species. While there are 90 tanks to house all of these specimens, many reside in the museum’s most recent addition – the Shark Lagoon. Measuring nearly 16,000 cubic feet, the exhibit boasts an extensive coral

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reef filled with captivating colors. And by constructing such a realistic reef habitat, the institute offers a rare glimpse into one of the world’s most beautiful, yet fleeting ecosystems. But the Oceanographic Museum is far more than just an aquarium. It is dedicated to the marine sciences, and with that comes a mission to educate visitors on environmental factors impacting the world’s oceans. In order to do so, the institute works diligently to research and reproduce coral species to avoid the need for further acquisitions from the wild. Other forms of education are present at the museum as well. Perhaps the greatest example of this is the collection of samples and specimens assembled by Monaco’s late Prince Albert I, which he discovered during his time studying marine biology in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Also boosting the institute’s reputation is its former director Jacques Cousteau, a world-renowned scientist, conservationist and filmmaker. cs Rose Davidson is a contributing writer. Feedback welcome at gbishop@cityscenemediagroup.com. www.cityscenecolumbus.com


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about the inner workings of the human body,” says Jaclyn Reynolds, public relations and social media manager for COSI. “We really hope it will stimulate curiosity about the science of anatomy.” All specimens have been preserved using plastination, a method of halting decomposition that was pioneered by anatomist Dr. Gunther von Hagens at the University of Heidelberg in 1977. For one body, the process takes roughly one year to complete – but, once finished, each specimen tells a unique story. As part of the plastination process, the bodies are strategically positioned in the act of performing various physical activities. The “caught in the act” arrangement of the bodies allows observers to see the Gunther von Hagens’ BODY WORLDS, Institute for Plastination, Heidelberg, Germany, www.bodyworlds.com

ave you ever wondered what your body would look like without all that skin getting in the way? Wonder no longer. Body Worlds & the Brain opened Oct. Supporting Family 17 at COSI. The international traveling Sponsor Series Sponsor exhibit features more than 200 human specimens, including whole bodies, individual organs and transparent body slices. 614-469-0939 | capa.com All specimens, aside from a small number | 800-745-3000 of historical contributions, originate from ticketmaster.com bodies that have been donated to science. The exhibit, sponsored by OhioHealth, CityScene.1_6pg.XmasCarol.Nov2012.indd 1 9/25/12 4:14 PMis part of COSI’s strategic focus on health and medicine – an area the science museum works to promote in Columbus. “We wanted to bring Body Worlds to Columbus because it educates the public

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Investigating Identity Exploration of womanhood inspires painter By Cindy Gaillard

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o this day, a family secret has shaped Jesse Chandler’s work. Her mother, Carlene Bochino, was African-American, but passed for white. It was the early 1960s and the stakes were high. The secret was so buried that rumors and whispers swirled around Chandler’s home life, but the truth was never clear. “She looked like Lena Horne,” says Chandler. “I missed it. I don’t know how I missed it.” Beautiful and deeply conflicted in a time when social change was both liberating and terrifying, Bochino guarded her secret from everyone, including her children. That emotionally charged and psychologically complex secret is the foundation for much of Chandler’s paintings.

Jesse Chandler

Chandler works in fiber, assemblage and ceramics. She has degrees in costume for theater and holds an MFA in film. She is also one-half of singing duo the Ukulele Cowboy Society – the other half is her husband, Michael Kaplan, and together, they bring an eclectic, alternative spin to the music of Billie Holiday, Judy Garland and other artists of the 1920s through the 1950s. It is her paintings, though, that let her focus on the idea of identity and self50 cityscene • November 2012

awareness. She paints women, some famous – Billie Holliday, Emma Goldman, Rosa Parks. Most are women she conjures from imagination. Women – especially minority women, Chandler says – are constantly observed. Chandler’s subjects not only know we are looking at them, but “implore you to ask what their story is.” It is that interaction between subject and viewer that charges the canvas with an inviting energy. Defiance and pride are rarely at play here. Rather, Chandler’s subjects are approachable, the calming force in a storm of flowing hair. Always the subject looks directly at the viewer with an acceptance of our gaze. “I had a real contradiction going on in me because we are beings who want to be loved and want to be sexual and we want to be looked at and we want to be noticed, God, we want to be noticed,” Chandler says. “And I think that I struggled with what it is to be noticed appropriately.” Chandler seeks to explore the essence of women before the talons of racism sink in. She realizes that her quest is “naïve,” but there is merit to the task when taken in the context of her upbringing. Who would

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{visuals} her mother have been if she had not been so terrified of being found out? “I realize that she must have been dealing with some wild things,” Chandler says. “So I think of her and what it would have been like if you weren’t damaged and hurt. But of course, if you take that away, what strength do you take away too?” The work has a universal appeal, too, as the question shifts gently from who her mother could have been to the essence of who we are as viewers held in the gaze of her subjects. Can we hold the gaze with as much openness, as much acceptance, as much self-awareness as her subjects who study us from the canvas? The paintings are actually three-dimensional. The women are painted on wood before they are laid into a canvas. Chandler says her rendering skills are

“horrible” and she has difficulty with spatial relationships. But instead of letting it curtail her career, she has used her handicap to her advantage – each subject seems to float above the canvas, delighting the eye even further. Form and context seem to flirt with one another. The backgrounds also hold meaning. Take the portrait of Billie Holiday. “The leaves, the petals, the buds, the branches are all based on the numbers of lynchings” in America from the turn of the century through the late 1950s, Chandler says. In the waning days of her career, Holiday could sing only five notes out of a full octave. “She really worked with what she had,” says Chandler, who credits Holiday as an inspiration because she not only kept making extraordinary art in light of her diminishing abilities, but made it in extraordinary times of violence.

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The title for Blood at the Root, a portrait of Billie Holiday, was taken from the song Strange Fruit.

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{visuals} The flowers behind the figure in Tall Poppy play off an Australian colloquialism in which individuals who are exalted in any way are cut down, albeit metaphorically. Remember who you are, in other words, especially if you are someone of color. Chandler put the poppies in the background as a way of owning and changing the meaning. “I realized while I was painting her that that’s what she was – she was somebody who was a jewel and was entitled to shine,” she says. It was Chandler’s mother who pushed her into becoming an artist at a young age – long before Chandler knew of her mother’s true race and, hence, her own claim to it. “I believe that she felt I would never fit in a conventional world or in a conventional life and that the arts seemed a natural fit for a ‘special person’ like myself,” Chandler says. “I think my mother thought my work was beautiful and progressive (although she would not have used that word), and crazy and honest and imaginative and daring and dangerous and scary and confusing and overwhelming,” Chandler adds.  “I believe she may have thought of me in the same way.”  The Jung Haus Association Gallery and the Sean Christopher Gallery in the Short North show Chandler’s work on a regular basis, as does Galleria Evangelia in Clintonville. cs Cindy Gaillard is the Executive Producer of WOSU Public Media’s Emmy Award-winning program ArtZine. Find new episodes on Facebook.

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Framed Fame

Iconic photographer Annie Leibovitz brings her definitive work to Columbus By Garth Bishop

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hat do John Lennon, Demi Moore, Muhammad Ali, Queen Elizabeth II and Scarlett Johansson have in common? They, along with countless others, have found themselves positioned opposite the camera lens of legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz. Through Dec. 30, the Wexner Center for the Arts’ entire gallery space is taken up by more than 200 photos from Leibovitz’s collection – including her Master Set, 156 definitive images selected by her personally to show the arc and breadth of Leibovitz’s career. “Each picture, to me, means something, has some kind of resonance,” Leibovitz says. Though best known for her photos of famous people – which have appeared in the pages and on the covers of Rolling Stone, Vogue and Vanity Fair – Leibovitz shoots other subjects as well. These range from victims of the siege of Sarajevo in the 1990s to Las Vegas showgirls photographed in and out of their stage get-up. And there’s more to the exhibition than just portraits.

Annie Leibovitz, Plano, Illinois, 2011. ©Annie Leibovitz

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The Blues Brothers (Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi), Hollywood, 1979. ©Annie Leibovitz

“Rather than depicting portraits in the usual way, she has (also) captured landscapes, interiors and objects,” says Sherri Geldin, director of the Wexner Center. These shots include works from Leibovitz’s Pilgrimage collection, a series of places and objects associated with historical figures. Leibovitz’s career stretches from 1970 – when, still a student at the San Francisco Art Institute, she was hired as a photojournalist by Rolling Stone – to the present day. Among the iconic celebrity photos appearing in the Wexner Center’s space are the famous Rolling Stone cover photo of John Lennon naked and clinging to Yoko Ono; Bette Midler covered in roses; Clint Eastwood tied up with a rope; Chris Rock in whiteface; and Arnold Schwarzenegger

shirtless and smoking a cigar while riding a horse Leibovitz didn’t even know he had. “At the last minute, he said, ‘I have a horse. Should I bring a horse?’” Leibovitz says. She’s even photographed presidents; Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama are all in her collection, as is a photo of a helicopter on the White House lawn, taken when it became clear Richard Nixon would not make himself available for a photo on the last day of his presidency. “I was one of the last people to get a White House press credential for the day before (Nixon) was leaving,” Leibovitz says. cs Garth Bishop is editor of CityScene Magazine. Feedback welcome at gbishop@cityscenemediagroup.com. www.cityscenecolumbus.com


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Gallery Exhibits High Road Gallery: Collage of Women Artists, all member show, through Nov. 24. www.highroadgallery.org Hammond Harkins Galleries: The Power of the Mark: Paintings and Works on Paper and Museum Studies: Photographs by Dennison W. Griffith, president of Columbus College of Art and Design, through Nov. 25. Small and Wonderful, an annual exhibit of works by gallery artists, from Nov. 30-Jan. 13. www. hammondharkins.com Art Access Gallery: Paintings of the central Ohio landscape by Perry Brown through Nov. 27. www.artaccessgallery.com Muse Gallery: Industrial Revolution, works incorporating machine parts and found objects, by Russell Whiting, Helen Rinke, Sue Cavanaugh, Juliellen Byrne and Darlene Olivia McElroy through Nov. 30. www.amusegallery.com

Capital University Schumacher Gallery

Studios on High Gallery: The Art of Giving: Small Treasures for Holiday Gifting, showcasing gallery member artists, from Nov. 1-30. www.studiosonhigh.com

Hayley Gallery: Hayley Gallery’s Fifth Anniversary Show, featuring personal pieces by all gallery members, from Nov. 9-Dec. 7. www.hayleygallery.com

The Ohio State University Faculty Club: Joseph Russell Taylor: Watercolors from 1892-1932 from Nov. 1-Dec. 14. www.ohio-statefacultyclub.com

Ohio Craft Museum: Gifts of the Craftsmen – the 13th annual holiday exhibition and sale featuring jewelry, pottery, art glass, baskets and clothing by more than 60 artists – from Nov. 11-Dec. 23. www. ohiocraft.org

83 Gallery: Annual All Saint’s Day Festival – featuring work from artists including Chris Cropper, Joss Parker, Arlo Moon, Brent Elam, April Deacon, W.E. Arnold, Chad Kessler, Jimbo Tarnoro and Spencer Mustine – from Nov. 3-24. www.83gallery.com Rivet Gallery: New works by CCAD alumna Shannon Bonatakis from Nov. 3-28. www.rivetgallery.com

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Keny Galleries: Elsie Sanchez and Tom Ward: Two Expressions of Abstraction from Nov. 9-30. www.kenygalleries.com

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{onview} Hawk Galleries: William Morris: Works from the Archives from Nov. 11-Dec. 30. www.hawkgalleries.com Dublin Arts Council: The Soul of Objects: Ohio Wesleyan metalsmiths from Nov. 13-Dec. 21. www.dublinarts.org Brandt-Roberts Galleries: Holiday Small Treasures from Nov. 16-Dec. 31. www.

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Jan. 11. The Sunday Paintings by Byron Kim from Nov. 16-Jan. 10. Simulacrum, featuring the work of 15 different artists, from Nov. 17-Jan. 11. www.ccad.edu The.Works:.Life Journals: A Historical Collection by Aminah Robinson.through Dec..1..www. attheworks.org Fisher.Gallery,.Otterbein.University Roush Hall: Tales of Slavery and Deliverance by Stewart Goldman through Dec. 7. www.otterbein.edu

The American President: Photographs from the Archives of the Associated Press Presidents pass the torch, administrations change. Through it all, one constant remains: The Associated Press’ coverage of the American president. Since AP, the world’s oldest and largest news agency, launched its WirePhoto service in 1935, its photographers have accompanied the president everywhere.

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Columbus Museum of Art: Marvelous Menagerie: An Ancient Roman Mosaic from Lod, Israel through Jan. 13. Think Outside the Brick: The Creative Art of LEGO from Nov. 10-Jan. 27. The Essential Elijah Pierce, an in-depth look at the Columbus folk artist’s collection, through Feb. 16. Songs for the New Millennium, 1812-2012: Works by Aminah Robinson Celebrating 200Columbus through spring 2013. www.columbusmuseum.org

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events Picks&Previews

CityScene spotlights what to watch, what to watch for and what not to miss!

Body Worlds & the Brain Through Jan. 6 COSI, 333 W. Broad St. This traveling exhibition features more than 200 human specimens – full bodies, organs, transparent slices and more – to demonstrate the inner workings of the body and brain. www.cosi.org Columbus Symphony Orchestra presents Masterworks 3: Rachmaninoff & Sibelius Nov. 2-3 Ohio Theatre, 39 E. State St. Critically acclaimed violinist Elina Vähälä joins the CSO to present the passion and romance of Cowell’s Ancient Desert Drone, Sibelius’ Concerto in D Minor and Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2 in E minor. www.columbussymphony.com Journey Nov. 7, 7:30 p.m. Nationwide Arena, 200 W. Nationwide Blvd. See story on page 6. 60 cityscene • November 2012

Columbus Symphony Orchestra presents The Fab Four Nov. 10, 8 p.m. Ohio Theatre, 39 E. State St. The orchestra presents a tribute to the Beatles, featuring costume changes and the group’s biggest hits, including Yesterday, Hey Jude and Twist and Shout. www. columbussymphony.com

tionwide Children’s Hospital. Highlights include specialty themed trees for sale and visits from Santa Claus. www.nationwide childrens.org/twigbazaar Shadowbox Live presents Holiday Hoopla XXI Nov. 15-Dec. 29 Shadowbox Live, 503 S. Front St. Shadowbox’s celebration of the holiday season returns for its 21st year, promising a variety of comedy and rock music, including a performance by fan favorites the Santa Babies. www.shadowboxlive.org Wildlights Nov. 16-Dec. 31 Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 W. Powell Rd. Get in the holiday spirit with the 24th annual Wildlights celebration. Attractions include animated lights, animals, educational exhibits, carousel and train A Christmas Carol

ProMusica presents Mozart and the Masters Nov. 10-11 Southern Theatre, 21 E. Main St. Pianist Alessio Bax and violinist Vadim Gluzman join ProMusica in performing Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3 in G minor and Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, Martinu’s La Revue de Cuisine for Piano, and Bartok’s Romanian Folk Dances. www. promusicacolumbus.org TWIG Bazaar Nov. 11, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Ohio Expo Center, 717 E. 17th Ave. All proceeds from this annual craft bazaar – now in its 90th year – benefit Nawww.cityscenecolumbus.com

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Nashville Songwriter Series: Schulyer, Arata, Knobloch, Jelly Roll Nov. 9, 8-10 p.m. McConnell Arts Center, 777 Evening St., Worthington Regular.Nashville artists Thom Schulyer, Tony Arata, J. Fred Knobloch and Kirk “Jelly Roll” Johnson perform together. www. mcconnellarts.org


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rides, cookie decorating, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and countless bright LED lights. www.colszoo.org Merry & Bright: Holidays at the Conservatory Nov. 17-Jan. 6 Franklin Park Conservatory, 1777 E. Broad St. Lights, seasonal foliage, a poinsettia display, a gingerbread display and the popular Paul Busse model train are among the highlights of Franklin Park Conservatory’s holiday celebration. www.fpconservatory.org A Christmas Carol Nov. 23-25 Palace Theatre, 34 W. Broad St. The Nebraska Theatre Caravan travels to Columbus to perform a holiday classic audiences have grown to know and love. www.capa.com Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Michigan Wolverines Nov. 24, noon Ohio Stadium, 411 Woody Hayes Dr. Don’t miss The Game as the Bucks try to avenge their 2011 loss to Michigan. www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com www.cityscenecolumbus.com

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November 12 at 9pm on WOSU TV Bankers, Barons and Brewers have called it home. Tune in to Olde Towne East, the next segment in the Emmy award-winning documentary series, Columbus Neighborhoods. wosu.org/columbus-neighborhoods Capital Sponsors: State Auto Insurance Companies & JPMorgan Chase

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Columbus Children’s Theatre presents The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Nov. 29-Dec. 23 Park Street Theatre, 512 Park St. Putting on a Christmas pageant is hardly easy. The Herdman children make it practically impossible for a couple trying to prepare the church pageant. Together they create a hilarious Christmas story for the whole family. www.colschildrens theatre.org Columbus Jazz Orchestra presents Home for the Holidays Nov. 29-Dec. 2 Southern Theatre, 21 E. Main St. The Columbus Jazz Orchestra and Broadway star Marva Hicks perform holiday songs to celebrate the season. www. jazzartsgroup CityMusic presents Silk Road Journey: An Evening of IndoPersian Music Nov. 30, 8-11 p.m. Lincoln Theatre, 760 E. Long St. CityMusic presents Indian sitarists and vocalists Hans and Uptola Utter. www. citymusiccolumbus.org

By Alex Wallace Broadway Across America presents White Christmas Nov. 20-25 Ohio Theatre, 39 E. State St. For the very first time, the Broadway adaptation of Irving Berlin’s classic holiday movie White Christmas comes to life on the Columbus stage. The show follows two World War II army buddies who become an entertainment duo after the end of the war, meet a “sister” act and eventually team up to use their talents to save a run-down Vermont Inn. The light-hearted production is less about the holiday season and more about the message of friendship and love. It features such Berlin songs as Blue Skies, How Deep is the Ocean and, of course, the title track, as well as plenty of dancing. “These are the best singers and dancers in the country that are a part of this tour,” says Rolanda Copley, local publicist for Broadway Across America. “We are privileged.” www.columbus.broadway.com Columbus Symphony Orchestra presents Holiday Pops Nov. 30-Dec. 2 Ohio Theatre, 39 E. State St. In 1983, conductor Ron Jenkins brought the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and Columbus Symphony Chorus together to bring a holiday show to downtown Columbus. Holiday Pops has been a central Ohio tradition ever since. The program is divided into two parts: The first is traditional, classical tunes – often serious but not necessarily heavy, Jenkins says – and the second is upbeat, contemporary tunes. Ornate sets, detailed lighting, dancing, audience participation and a number featuring Santa and Mrs. Claus are all part of the show. Though the show is an institution in Columbus, Jenkins is always sure to include something new. This year’s performance, for instance, features a comedy sketch. www.columbussymphony.com Alex Wallace is a contributing writer. Feedback welcome at gbishop@cityscenemediagroup.com.

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Grand Illumination Nov. 30, 5 p.m. Bicentennial Park, 233 Civic Center Dr. Join Mayor Michael Coleman, carolers and Santa for a holiday celebration. The Scioto Mile will light up with twinkling lights and holiday décor. www.sciotomile.com

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Shadowbox Live presents Scrooge Nov. 25-Dec. 30 Shadowbox Live, 503 S. Front St. Shadowbox presents a musical re-telling of the seasonal classic A Christmas Carol. www.shadowboxlive.org

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Aerosmith Nov. 25, 7:30 p.m. Nationwide Arena, 200 W. Nationwide Blvd. Decade-spanning rockers Aerosmith take the stage. Cheap Trick opens. www.livenation.com


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ommodity II (lithograph, 30” x 22”, 2004) by artist Tom Jones (born 1964) was selected from the collection by Professor Justin Kronewetter, director of the Richard M. Ross Art Museum at Ohio Wesleyan University. In addition to his duties as museum director, Professor Kronewetter is also a well-respected artist, teacher, art historian and writer. This work was selected from a number of works by Native American artists reflecting the aim of Ohio Wesleyan University to embrace the diverse cultures that make up our world. The Ho-Chunk, of which Jones is a member, are an indigenous people whose territories ranged from the Dakotas to Indiana. This striking print shows the broad range of lithography that is used in commercial printing and is a fine art medium as well. Jones says the Commodity series documents the visual rhetoric of all things “native” within the Wisconsin Dells and looks at how the images of Native Americans are reproduced and reframed into a collective memory that is, at times, distorted. It draws upon and exposes historic representation of the way Native American culture is represented in advertising and popular culture. This print was created during the artist’s fellowship at the Tamarind Institute, which is housed at the University of New Mexico and is a dynamic center for fine art lithography. Since its founding in 1960, the institute has made significant contributions to the art of the print in the United States and abroad. Lithography is a printing process in which the image to be printed is rendered on a flat surface – traditionally on stone, but also on sheet zinc or aluminum – that is treated to retain ink while the non-image areas are treated to repel ink. In this piece, you have commercial images and photos, hand drawing and striking abstract areas. Tamarind Touchstones: Fabulous at Fifty, a celebration of excellence in fine art lithography on view through Dec. 20 at the Ross Museum, features several pieces (including this work) the museum has already added to its extensive collection of prints. The exhibition, organized by the University of New Mexico, is traveling the country; the Ross Museum is the only stop in Ohio. Learn more about the museum at ross.owu.edu. cs

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Nationally renowned local artist Michael McEwan teaches painting and drawing classes at his Clintonville area studio.

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