The rant is due, Orlando: Lewis Black returns (voluntarily!) to Florida | Art Stories + Interviews | Orlando – 71Bait

“Every day is brighter and more wonderful,” says Lewis Black over the phone from his home in New York. It was his passion for theater that drew him there after earning his MFA in acting from Yale. He didn’t get into comedy until he was in his 30s, although he’s been into it for years. … Read more

Gift Guide: 23 Christmas Shopping Ideas for Your Friends, Family and Loved Ones in Orlando | Art Stories + Interviews | Orlando – 71Bait

How’s the Christmas shopping going? The first night of Hanukkah this year is December 18th, and of course December 24th is Christmas Eve – if you haven’t checked them all off your list yet, we have solutions. Get in the holiday spirit, then get inspired by our local produce lists (below) or check out our … Read more

A work by Ronald Ventura sold for over $1 million at the Leon auction – 71Bait

Culture Meanwhile, five new world records were broken in the Kingly Treasures bidding wars at the Leon Gallery last Saturday EA Sta. Mary | December 05, 2022 There was a royal uproar at Galerie León’s final auction of the Royal Treasures last weekend. An “all seats taken” crowd signaled not only the … Read more

Underwater History and Art: Stunning Underwater Museums in the World – 71Bait

Museums come in an incredibly wide variety, from archeology to history, art and ethnography. One type that is most likely not to be considered is underwater museums, but there are a number of great underwater museums around the world and they have grown in popularity over the last 20 years. So let’s take a look … Read more

Art Basel Miami Beach: What does the future hold for the loudest week in American art? – 71Bait

On Tuesday morning, Dan Yellow, the Mayor of Miami Beach, exited City Hall and walked the half-block lined by botanical gardens to the city’s convention center, flanked by a small group of employees. A press conference was about to begin, and Gelber took a seat on the stage alongside the people who run the Swiss-based … Read more

December Guide to the Arts at U – 71Bait

Check out this list of art-related events for this month, including a family-friendly watercolor workshop, gallery exhibitions and a film screening. Miami Art Week has begun. And it will lead to Art Basel Miami Beach, taking place December 1-3. Both events attract crowds of artists and art lovers looking to explore, socialize and be inspired … Read more

Throwback: Losanti in Over-the-Rhine serves tempting meat dishes | Food and Beverage Functions | cincinnati – 71Bait

click to enlarge Photo: Hailey Bollinger Losanti Remember how Over-the-Rhine felt like a post-apocalyptic ghost town in 2020 and well into 2021? Back then I would occasionally visit a friend who lives near Washington Park and take a walk to enjoy the area inside and around the park. The Music Hall, Memorial Hall, and the … Read more

Holly Jolly Holy Sh!t is probably a different take on the holidays than you’re used to | Culture – 71Bait

Courtesy Springs Ensemble Theater PAmateur author Kate Hertz describes Milo, the protagonist of her new holiday production Holly Jolly Holy Sh!t, as a lovable villain. “His superpower is bullshit, talking his way in and out of things smoothly,” she says. “His whole life was super simple. He literally always gets whatever he wants.” Milo doesn’t … Read more

Bob Dylan wants to sign books with the “Autopen” device – 71Bait

photo: Fred Tanneau (Getty Images) Americana legend and 10-time Grammy Award winner Bob Dylan who is famous could not be disturbed Making a statement after becoming the first musician to win a Nobel Prize this week made an exceptionally rare apology for using a machine to automatically duplicate his signature. The machine-generated signatures appeared on … Read more

The Cultural Landscape: Part 6 – 71Bait

TEXT and PHOTOS by KB DIXON As with the portraits in the previous parts of this series, I have focused on the talented, dedicated, and creative people who have made significant contributions to the art, character, and culture of this city and state—in this case, a writer, a University administrator, theater director, opera singer and … Read more