Readers' Poll Winners: Arts & Culture

How You Voted

Best blues band
Tommy Castro Band

Best burlesque show
Hubba Hubba Revue

Best country band
Red Meat

Best cover act or tribute band

Best dance club

Best gallery
Rock Paper Scissors Collective

Best jazz combo

Best local album
Death Is This Communion, High on Fire

Best local book
In Defense of Food, Michael Pollan

Best local-topic blogger

Best metal band
High on Fire

Best musician
Matt Pike

Best old-school club DJ
Joe Quixx

Best old-school musical act

Best painter
Lark Pien

Best piano player
Rod Dibble at The Alley

Best poet
Julia Vinograd

Best R&B or soul singer

Best singer or MC
Bart Davenport

Best string quartet
Kronos Quartet

Best theatrical production
Beowulf, Shotgun Players

Best category we didn't think of (and winner)
Best Intergenerational Non-Profit: Stagebridge Performing Arts

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