Monthly Archives: November 2016

Arts Calendar: 11-3

Posted by Thomas on November 29, 2016
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Except where indicated, all location codes are 419.

Toledo Museum of Art: 2445 Monroe St.; 255-8000; The Libbey Dolls: Making the Story: through Feb. 12; Shakespeares Characters: Playing the Part; through Jan. 8; I Approve This Message: Decoding Political Advertisements Display; through Tue.; Jaume Plensa: Human Landscape: through Sun.; Hours: today-Fri., 10 am-9; Sat., 10 am-5; Sun., noon-5; Tue.-Wed., 10 am-4.

Bowling Green State University: Fine Arts Center, Wooster St., Bowling Green; 372-8525/; Bryan/Wankleman/Nakamoto Galleries: Wrongdoer Justice? by Andrea Bowers and Carol Jacobsen, works that examine the US justice system especially in regard to battered females: through Nov. 20; The Deathworks of Might Elizabeth Kramner, a combineda multimedias installation by the Poyais Group: through Nov. 21; Hours: today, 6-9; Tue.-Sat., 11 am-4; Sun., 1-4.

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History: 315 E. Warren Ave., Detroit; 313-494-5800; I See Me: Reflections in Black Dolls, a range of black dolls dating from the late 19th century to present; through April 30; Hours: Tue.-Sat., 9 am-5; Sun., 1-5.

Detroit Institute of Arts: 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-833-7900; Ofrenda Altars: An Event of Dia de Muertos; through Sun.; Thalassa, a 400 pound/20-foot installation by CaledoniaCallie Curry Swoon: through March 19; Detroit After Dark: Photos from the DIA Collection; through April 23; Hours: today, Tue.-Wed., 9 am-4; Fri., 9 am-10; Sat., Sun. 10 am-5.

First Friday Art Walk: Red Bird Arts District, historical Downtown Sylvania;; Art exhibits, live music, artist demonstrations, and food: Fri., 5-8.

Gibsonburg Sculpture in the Village: Williams Park, Rt. 300, Gibsonburg; 849-3048/ 637-2634; 30 Sculptures by local artists: ongoing; Hours: daily, dawn to sunset.

Hudson Gallery: 5645 N. Main St., Sylvania; 885-8381; Hi, My Name Is … by 9 artists: through Nov. 12; Hours: Tue.-Fri., 10 am-6; Sat., 10 am-3.

Kelsey Museum of Archaeology: 434 State St., Ann Arbor; Less Than Perfect, celebrates failure – 3 styles Stopped working Perfection, Intentional Imperfection, and Fixing Excellence, over 2000 items: through Jan. 8, 2017; Hours: Tue.-Fri., 9 am-4; Sat.-Sun., 1-4.

Kerrytown Show Home Gallery: 415 N. 4th Ave., Ann Arbor, Mich.; 734-769-2999; Liquid Energy, photography by Angela and Jim George: reception today, 5-7; through Nov. 29; Hours: Mon.-Fri., 10 am-4 and during public performances.

National Center for Nature Photography: Secor Metropark, 10001 W. Central Ave., Berkey, O.; 407-9793/; Wildlife Photography, featuring more than 50 images celebrating the charm of animals and landscapes: through Nov. 27; Hours: Fri., Sat., Sun., 10 am-4.

Perrysburg Municipal Building: 201 W. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg; 324-4758/ mainart-ery. com; Monica Edgerton-Sperry: Microcosms from the Mind, paintings, illustrations, etchings: through Dec. 27; Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8 am-4:30.

Stair District Library: 228 W. Main St., Morenci, Mich.; 517-458-6510; The Smithsonian Institutions traveling display Home town Teams: How Sports Forming America: through Nov. 20. Hours: today, Fri., Tue., 1-5; Sat., 9 am-1, Mon., Wed., 10 am-7.

Toledo Artists Club: Toledo Arboretum, 5403 Elmer Dr.; 531-4079; People and Portrait: through Nov. 22; Hours: today, Sat., Tue., 1-4.

University of Michigan Museum of Art: 525 S. State St., Ann Arbor; 734-764-0395/; The Bristle Mammoth Exhibit: Sat.through Jan. 15; Japanese Prints of Kabuki Theater from the Collection of the museum andEurope on Paper: The Ernst Pulgram and Frances McSparran Collection; both through Jan. 29; Hours: Tue.-Sat., 11 am-5; Sun., noon-5.

Veterans Art Expo: services throughout the Anthony Wayne Area, Monclova, Waterville, and Whitehouse:; Mon.through Nov. 11. Examine website for details/locations.

Method Town library Gallery: 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg; 931-8732/ 262-2775; PRIZM: Signs of the Season fine art and American workmanship; through Nov. 30; Hours: today, Mon.-Wed., 9 am-8:30; Fri., Sat., 9 am-5:30; Sun., 1-5.

Wolfe Art Gallery: Maumee Valley Nation Day School, 1715 S. Reynolds Rd.; 381-1313; Athena Art Society provides 2016 Juried Exhibition with works by Lou Ann Glover and Kristin Kowalski: through Dec. 15; Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8:30 am-4:30.


Chronicle Critics Suggest Arts And Home Entertainment Options

Posted by Thomas on November 19, 2016
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A stitchin excellentgreat time: From traditional beauties to works of fabric art that look as sensible as pictures, the Houston International Quilt Festival uses a comprehensive look at everything quilts can be. If youre motivated to try your hand at it, there are classes to take and numerous aisles of products for sale. 10 am-7 pm Thursday-Saturday, 10 am-4 pm Sunday at the George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas; $9-$12, or $42 for a complete weekend pass; children 10 and younger are free with paying grownups;


Diners Consume In Solitude At This Extremely Popular Japanese Restaurant Chain

Posted by Thomas on November 15, 2016
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If you were consuming at an Ichiran dining establishment right now, you wouldnt read this short article. You likewise wouldnt be talking with a companion or multitasking. What youd do is slurp noodles in solitude at a solo cubicle.

The chain of minimalist ramen shops that enforce a Zen approach on diners is hugely popular in Japan and Hong Kong, with 60 places that are all open 24 hours a day. On Oct. 19, Ichiran opened its first United States shop, drawing New Yorkers from all over to the hipster enclave of Bushwick, where crowds waited in the shadows of storage facilities to invest time alone with a bowl of hot pork broth.

The concept is that focus enhances food pleasure. Ichiran calls this low interaction dining in flavor-concentration booths. Ichiran states that this encourages guests to dine alone and focus entirely on the bowl of noodles in front of them.

Restaurants speak to no one, not even upon arrival or to purchase. A light panel indicates offered cubicles and food alternatives are limited intentionally. The menu is a soup of long-boiled pig bones, which prettypractically it. The stock is available in 3 strengths, and the broth can be personalized to 5 richnesses by dropping numerous amounts of liquid fat on top; noodles are made on location and served in 5 levels of softness with a few toppings. Consumers inspect their preferences on a menu printed on a chopstick sleeve, which is then placed over an electronic eye in each table.

A pair of hands appear amazingly with a bowl. No faces, pleases or thank yous.

Critics are divided on the actual quality of the food. What we have here is an extremely plain bowl of noodles, composes senior Eater food critic, Robert Sietsema. However Geoffrey Morrison, composing for Forbes, stated Ichiran the best ramen on the planet, noting that its lots of areas in Japan have lines out the door during lunch and dinner.

Of course, theres no shortage of ramen stores in Asia, or New York, and many offer much more choices than Ichiran. So its probably not just the simplicity of the noodles and pork broth that clinched its success, but the rare chance it offers for quiet reflection in a hyper-connected mad world.

A Nielsen Research research study launched in July revealed that screen time is on the increase for American grownups, approximately an average of over 10.5 hours each day, an increase of one hour over last year. From 168 hours in the week, people invested more than a third of that time taking a look at a screen, and, with gadget ownership on the increase, this figure isn’t really likely to decrease anytime soon. Meanwhile, about 20% of time Americans are online is spentinvested in social networks interacting directly or abstractly with others. Even when were seemingly alone, we have continuous contact.

No wonderNot surprising that then that people are seeking a dining experience that accommodates the postmodern requirement for efficiency yet likewise supplies the chance to invest some part of the day doing simply something at a time.

Other than it kind of doesnt; at Ichiran, lunch likewise multitasks as a mindfulness exercise.

This post initially appeared on Quartz.


Burke High School Celebrates Brand-new Cooking Arts Center

Posted by Thomas on November 14, 2016
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Burke High School trainees vying for tasks in downtown Charlestons flourishing dining establishment biz will have an upper hand on their peers when they finish, thanks in part to a new center dedicated to teaching students all aspects of the food and drink industry.

Burkes new $2.75 million cooking arts center lastly opened its doors this fall following one and a half years of renovations. Housed in the historic Rhett Structure on Burkes school, the center includes a huge commercial-grade kitchen area, dining space and yard– all upgrades from the programs previous space.It was a little outdated, 17-year-old senior Rashon Young said at an open home Wednesday celebrating the opening of the new center. Its on a new level now.


Teenagers’ Capabilities Formed By Artists At Local Arts After-school Program

Posted by Thomas on November 13, 2016
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Katina Bitsicas shows examples of stop-motion animation to teen artists throughout Homeowner Arts After-School Teenager Artist Residency Program on Tuesday. Bitsicas teaches Digital Storytelling at MU.


Valeant Exploring Sale Of Eye-Surgery Devices Organisation

Posted by Thomas on November 12, 2016
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Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. is checking out a sale of its eye-surgery equipment service as part of a sweeping effort to unload assets and pare financial obligation.

The eye-surgery organisation, which Valeant got with its purchase of Bausch amp; Lomb just three years back, might bring as much as $2.5 billion in a sale, according to individuals acquainted with the matter. It’s unclear who might have an interest in the operation. The sales …


The Mexican Peso Is Toppling Again

Posted by Thomas on November 11, 2016
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The Mexican peso is getting slammed for the
second day in a row on Wednesday.

The currency was down by 0.9% at 19.3605 per dollar since
12:08 pm ET.

The peso tumbled by as much as 1.9% against the greenback in
late trade Tuesday after the
latest Washington Post/ABC News survey showed Republican
governmental candidate Donald Trump leading Hillary Clinton, the
Democratic nominee, by 1 portion point.

Provided that Trumps.
anti-trade platform might have unfavorable consequences for the.
Mexican economy, the currency has become.
something of a gauge of the Republican candidates prospects.
over the previous couple of months of the campaign.

The single biggest driver in the capital markets is the.
continued constricting of the United States election polls,.
wrote Marc Chandler, the global head of currency method at.
Brown Brothers Harriman. The prospect of a Trump.
presidency and the remarkable modifications that could.
require is rattling investors and stimulating position.

When it comes to the remainder of the world, heres the scoreboard as of 12:09.
pm ET:.

  • The United States dollar index is down by 0.5% at.
    97.24. Separately, the Federal Open Market Committees most current.
    policy choice announcement, which will show upget to 2 pm ET. Fed.
    fund futures data complied by Bloomberg reveals simply a 16.1% possibility.
    of an interest-rate hike at Wednesdays conference and assigns a.
    68.0% possibility of a 25-basis-point walking prior to the end of the.
  • The euro is up by 0.6% at.
    1.1117 versus the dollar. Previously,.
    Markit manufacturing PMI for the eurozone rose to 53.5 in.
    October, up from 52.6 in September and above the flash quote.
    of 53.3. Germany taped a print of 55.0– the fastest development.
    in three years.
  • The British pound is up 0.6% at 1.2315.
    versus the dollar. A fresh batch of pre-US election jitters has.
    swept the markets this morning, financiers worrying over news that.
    Trump has taken the lead in a national survey, Connor Campbell, a.
    market expert at SpreadEx,.
    told Company Insider.
  • The Russian ruble is down by 0.7% at.
    63.7300 per dollar. Relatedly,.
    rates for Brent crudepetroleum, the global standard,.
    are down by about 3% after the EIA reported.
    that US unrefined oil inventories came in at 14.420 million,.
    considerably above the forecast at 1.1013.
    million. Thats the biggest weekly build in.
    unrefined stocks because a minimum of 1984, according to.
    analysts at Bespoke Financial investment Group.
  • The Japanese yen is.
    more powerful by 0.9% at 103.22 per dollar.


Meet Artists, Get Motivated At Litchfield Park Festival Of The Arts

Posted by Thomas on November 10, 2016
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In the lively community of Litchfield Park, art work at a long-running fall art festival includes additional color to the area.During the 46th annual Litchfield Park Celebration of the Arts on Nov. 5 and 6, over 200 local, regional and out-of-state artists will share their art work and procedures with customers. Art collectors and more casual consumers can browse art work from various mediums and interact with the artists.The festival takes placehappens on a one-block radius in downtown Litchfield, at Old Litchfield Roadway and Wigwam Boulevard.RELATED: 32 most significant, finest upcoming events in PhoenixTon of fall celebrations start

in September: More than 100 across metro23 best occasions, shows and shows today in Phoenix Candy Vermillion of Vermillion Promotions, the business arranging the occasion, stated the landscape of Litchfield Park adds to the visual quality of the festival.”So lots of programs around the Valley are [in] either a parking lot on asphalt or a downtown location that does not have the ambiance of the

resort neighborhood of Litchfield Park, where you have a historical resort, outside cafes on Litchfield Road, tree-lined pathways, gardens, lawn,”Vermillion stated.”It simply creates an atmosphere of a resort way of life.”Vermillion said the fall show has arts and crafts for everybody from art fanatics to individuals starting early on their vacation shopping. “It’s prior to the holidayholiday, so we want a wide varietya large range of price points for gifts in addition to gorgeous artwork for the house,”Vermillion said.