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Columbus's Proposed Ticket Tax

Oct 9, 2018
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The Greater Columbus Arts Council proposed a 7 percent tax in August on tickets and admission to all events in the city.

While the tax would raise money for the arts and bankroll upgrades to Nationwide Arena, anyone going to practically any event in Columbus will have to pay extra.

Today on All Sides, we discuss the ticket-tax and how other communities fund their arts.

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Mason, Ohio artist Priya Rama with some of the painting inspired by her chronic migraine headaches.
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Migraines can be debilitating for those who suffer from them. Symptoms include vomiting, light sensitivity, and throbbing headaches. Artist Priya Rama had chronic migraines. At its worst, she had as many as 26 in a month. 

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Join us today as we broadcast live from the 2018 Columbus Arts Festival downtown. We'll discuss the 100th anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance and how the 1920s cultural revolution affected Columbus. We'll be joined by leaders of local arts organizations, as well as by one of the performers taking part in both the festival and Columbus's Harlem Rennaisance anniversary project.

Join us for a discussion on corporate support for the arts as we broadcast live from the Columbus Arts Festival downtown. 

A Dayton artist is working on a new way to memorialize victims of the nation’s devastating opioid epidemic.

The project would create a memorial wall made of hand-cut mosaic tiles, called the  “Wall of Perseverance.”

The memorial is the brainchild of mosaic artist Jes McMillan, founder of the Mosaic Institute of Greater Dayton

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A new arts space in Columbus’ King-Lincoln District will transform shipping containers into unique showcases for local artists throughout the summer.

Memories of a childhood spent running away from war.  Trying to find stability in a place where you feel like an outsider. 

Fifty Cleveland high school students are learning to use art to express their feelings about being refugees.  A new exhibit, “Adrift, a Dream,” combines some of their creations with the work of older artists who share some harrowing histories.

Some walls and boarded storefronts along a couple of east side Cleveland streets are due to get an artistic makeover this summer as "Inner City Hues" brings a series of murals to the neighborhood.  

Bianca Butts came to the Zelma George Recreation Center on a Tuesday night to meet some artists who plan to bring new life to her neighborhood.  The center sits in between Buckeye and Kinsman roads, two major east-west thoroughfares running through the east side of Cleveland.  Once bustling arteries, the streets are now home to some shops, and many abandoned businesses.

A 1,400-year-old statue of the Hindu god Krishna is getting a 21st century facelift at the Cleveland Museum of Art.  He was assembled from broken pieces four decades ago, but, it turns out they didn’t quite get it right.   

When veterans return home the transition to civilian life can be a challenge.  For one local veteran of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, his transition was made easier through art

Brandon Secrest is a 36-year-old sophomore at the Cleveland Institute of Art who joined the institute after more than a decade in the U.S. Navy, much of it as a Navy SEAL.

But before he joined the Navy, he had thoughts of becoming an artist.

Curators reviewed more than 600 books by African-American authors and illustrators while creating Telling a People's Story: African-American Children's Illustrated Literature, an exhibition underway at the Miami University Art Museum.

It’s been a century since acclaimed French sculptor Auguste Rodin died. Museums around the world have a casting of his iconic work The Thinker, but the one at the Cleveland Museum of Art stands apart because of an act of violence that happened nearly 50 years after its creator's death.

From a hashtag to a movement, #MeToo is generating conversations around the world.

It’s also inspiring artists here in Northeast Ohio.

Cleveland painter Laura Dumm decided to depict Venus, the goddess of love, as a #MeToo survivor. While she typically works collaboratively with her husband, Gary, on artwork critical of environmental and societal issues, it felt right to her to do this work independently.

The Cleveland Museum of Art has announced a new outreach program to help those in underrepresented communities gain experience in the museum field.

The Akron Art museum has had quite a couple of months when it comes to financial gifts and memberships.

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation awarded the museum $8 million, its largest gift to date, in September. That inspired the museum to offer free memberships to the community, according to CEO Mark Masuoka.  

“It really was a way that we were trying to respond, not only equally as generous, but in a way that would really open up the museum even further than what it was,” he said.

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