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Exhibit preview: Artists contemplate love and marriage in “Happy Together”

Marriage is different for everyone. Some view it in the more traditional sense, some are fighting just to have it (legally) and others see it as an archaic institution that’s simply not for them. Whatever marriage means to an individual, it’s essentially an extension of love.
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Art event preview: Craftin’ Outlaws Spring Fling returns for its ninth year

Supporting local indie artists, crafters, and designers is always great, but the Spring Fling is also a chance to get some really cool stuff — everything from artwork, jewelry, clothing, housewares, knitted goods, accessories and even toys. Trinkets, and tchotchkes, and knickknacks oh my!
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Performance preview: Drauma’s a titillating experience sure to arouse your revelry mojo

Similar to its sister party Trauma, Drauma is a massive party enticing the visual and aural senses in every way possible. Unlike Trauma, Drauma is more about fashion and less about fetish. (They’re both a titillating experience sure to arouse your revelry mojo.) Celebrating fashion, dance, music, hair and all that glitters, Drauma features a host of performances and catwalk struts to check out from the more than 300 performers and exhibitors.
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National Poetry Month: Local writers share their favorite poems

“Speech/ is a mouth,” Robert Creeley reminds us in one of my favorite poems, “The Language.” Right now, that mouth is surely grinning — it’s National Poetry Month! As a poet and reader of poetry, it’s heartening to see all of the readings, workshops and projects that take place in April. But more than that, it’s apparent (and delightful) that poets and poems thrive in Columbus, regardless of the season.
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Last chance: The Wexner’s “Cruzamentos: Contemporary Art of Brazil” exhibit is almost over

The most comprehensive exhibition of contemporary Brazilian art in North America ends this Sunday. With 35 artists participating in an expansive variety of mediums (painting, installations, video, sculpture and massive collages to name a few), if you haven’t been yet, it’s must see with some beautiful and groundbreaking art.
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Performance preview: Cirque du Soleil takes on the legacy of Michael Jackson

When Cirque du Soleil created a show inspired by The King of Pop in 2011 with “Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour,” there was one main goal.
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Exhibit preview: Artists contemplate love and marriage in “Happy Together”

Marriage is different for everyone. Some view it in the more traditional sense, some are fighting just to have it (legally) and others see it as an archaic institution that’s simply not for them. Whatever marriage means to an individual, it’s essentially an extension of love.
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Dance preview: “Taking Back the Short End” assembles surreal vignettes culled from dreams

Modern movement choreographers, Paige Phillips and Abby Zbikowski, present two avant-garde performances, “a unique, intimate experience for viewing dance, as the audience will occupy the same close-quarters as the performers,” according to the press release. Phillips, who works in equal parts visual and performing arts, assembles a series of surreal vignettes culled from her reoccurring dreams about floods and tsunamis with a visual element inspired by Francisco Goya's series of supernatural paintings.
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