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Tricia Rose on the Blues

Fri, Nov 15, 2013

While discussing the blues in a musical sense, author and professor Tricia Rose takes a moment to tackle comedians, non-musical blues artists, as well:  

"You have to be able to laugh.... it's just so ridiculous, you run outta options—you'd be crying all the time.... We have to hear that spirit, outside of the expected circumstances, and outside of that typical musical aveunue."

See the unexpected, atypical blues artist Richard Pryor at one of the many video viewing installations inside Blues for Smoke, now through December 29.

Video from MOCAtv.

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Catch the best in Ohio-produced shorts from both adults and youth (and get a chance to vote for your favorites) this Saturday at our Ohio Shorts Screening and Reception.

Catherine Opie, Untitled #1, 2012

Be sure to RSVP for our Spring Exhibitions Preview on Friday, May 15—and don't miss a conversation with Catherine Opie and Jack Whitten right before the reception.

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