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The Future of American Theater: a Report From Louisville

· Apr 15, 2015 09:40 am

I spent last weekend in Kentucky at the Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville watching a half-dozen brand new works. The festival is an invigorating whirl of creativity, conviviality and engaging performances. ...

Free at Last, Free for Now

UC’s Ohio Innocence Project helps overturn three questionable murder convictions

· Apr 15, 2015 11:08 am

Twenty years ago, Eugene Johnson, Laurese Glover and Derrick Wheatt were convicted of murder based on the testimony of a single witness. Now, thanks to nearly a decade of legal advocacy by the University of Cincinnati’s Ohio Innocence Project, they’ve been granted a new chance at justice.
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Yacht Rock

Local Rockers to reopen Mayday as the Northside Yacht Club

· Apr 15, 2015 09:01 am

Longtime friends Jon Weiner and Stuart MacKenzie are channeling their passion for loud music and good booze into a new endeavor: the tongue-in-cheekly named Northside Yacht Club.
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Under the Green Umbrella

The regional eco alliance wants to make Greater Cincinnati one of the most sustainable U.S. cities by 2020

· Apr 15, 2015 09:12 am

Green Umbrella, the region’s environmental sustainability alliance, wants to unite as many businesses, nonprofits, local governments and universities as possible in a coordinated effort to help improve the quality of life and the environment in Greater Cincinnati.  ...

Green Issue

· Apr 16, 2015 09:29 am

This year’s Green Issue focuses on sustainability. With headlines consistently popping up detailing climate change, pollution and energy crises, we should all be "going green," but beyond that we should also be thinking about going sustainable —  whether that's following the 10 simple “green” steps Green Umbrella suggests for your life and home, or taking it a bit further, like the residents of the Earnshaw Ecohouse, who want to be entirely sustainable by 2017. ...

Dirty, Rotten Scoundrels

· Apr 15, 2015 10:18 am

If I were the parent today of a black child in America, my black child would never see the light of day without our entire black family in tow. ...

Beyond the Mat

The Mountain Goats poetically explore the lives of small-time wrestlers on the new Beat the Champ

· Apr 14, 2015 01:46 pm

The Mountain Goats have dropped 15 albums since 1994, the most recent of which, the just released Beat the Champ, is yet another effort in which frontman John Darnielle’s hyper-literate words and modest but expressive voice take center stage. ...

Worst Week Ever! April 8-14

· Apr 15, 2015 10:16 am

What could earthlings possibly gain from abducting people like Randy Quaid in Independence Day who drink too much and live in the stupid desert? ...

Engaging Experiments

Near*By curatorial collective brings new ideas to the contemporary arts scene

· Apr 15, 2015 09:35 am

Cincinnati has had its share of alternative spaces and indie nonprofit galleries — sometimes co-ops or collectives — where contemporary artists show their work and try out new ideas in curating, exhibiting and community engagement. ...

 
 

Morning News and Stuff

Panel debates charter schools; Kasich sets up presidential fundraising org; this train could get us to Chicago in 48 minutes

· Apr 21, 2015 10:06 am

Hey all. News time.Last night the League of Women Voters held a panel discussion in Clifton about Ohio’s charter schools, especially those in Cincinnati. The panel, titled “Charter Schools: Are They Accountable?," featured Cincinnati Public Schools Superintendent Mary Ronan, Aaron Churchill...

A British Foodie in the Queen City

After 10 months in America as a foreign exchange student, CityBeat intern Hannah Bussell has a few things to say about stateside cuisine

· Apr 20, 2015 01:34 pm

I moved from England last August to spend 10 months in the land of the free — I’m studying at the University of Cincinnati and exploring as much of the country as I can squeeze in. I’d been looking forward to the iconic American foods that the world knows about: deep-dish Chicago pizzas,...

UC's Trove of Fashion Designer Bonnie Cashin's Clothing

· Apr 20, 2015 11:04 am

The Cincinnati Art  Museum's wonderful current exhibition The Total Look: The Creative Collaboration Between Rudi Gernreich, Peggy Moffitt and William Claxton mentions that one early influence on the visionary fashion designer Gernreich was Bonnie Cashin, who created quietly...

Morning News and Stuff

Developer eyes more condos for northern OTR; Mason Schools cancel Muslim event; Rand Paul's missed connections ad

· Apr 20, 2015 10:07 am

Good morning all. Hope your weekend was rad. Let’s get down to business on this news thing.The city of Cincinnati plans to ask the federal government for some cash for a network of bike trails branching off the proposed Wasson Way route between Avondale and Mount Lookout. The city is preparing...

Stage Door: The Kids Are All Right

· Apr 17, 2015 11:57 am

This is a busy time of year on local stages, and that's especially true at colleges and universities where the academic year is winding down.At Northern Kentucky University, the 17th biennial Year End Series (Y.E.S.) Festival is underway, presenting three world premiere productions in rotating...

Your Weekend To Do List (4/17-4/19)

Earth Day, Record Store Day, theater premieres, album releases, beer tours, tiny otters, the Indigo Girls and more.

· Apr 16, 2015 10:13 am

FRIDAYSee some world premiere theater at NKU's Y.E.S. FESTIVALEvery two years Northern Kentucky University’s Department of Theatre and Dance offers audiences several theatrical adventures when it presents the world premieres of three plays. This year’s 17th biennial “Year End Series”...

Morning News and Stuff

City declares April 28 John Arthur day; crazy day at the state house; national press continually fixated on Clinton's burrito habits

· Apr 16, 2015 09:59 am

Good morning, y’all. Before we get to the news this morning, I want to plug a cover story we have coming up in a couple weeks. I've been working on it since February, and I really hope you all will take a look when it goes up April 29. It deals with one of the city's forgotten neighborhoods, a...

'Carol' Will Be in Competition at Cannes

· Apr 16, 2015 08:08 am

It's official. Carol, the 1950s-set drama about an affair between two women that was filmed last year in Cincinnati, will compete for the Palme d'Or at this year's Cannes Film Festival. That will be its long-awaited premiere.It is one of only two films by U.S. directors in the much-vaunted...

 

Free at Last, Free for Now

UC’s Ohio Innocence Project helps overturn three questionable murder convictions

· Apr 15, 2015 11:08 am

Twenty years ago, Eugene Johnson, Laurese Glover and Derrick Wheatt were convicted of murder based on the testimony of a single witness. Now, thanks to nearly a decade of legal advocacy by the University of Cincinnati’s Ohio Innocence Project, they’ve been granted a new chance at justice.
...

Dirty, Rotten Scoundrels

· Apr 15, 2015 10:18 am

If I were the parent today of a black child in America, my black child would never see the light of day without our entire black family in tow. ...

Ben Knight, Coconut Milk and More New Local Releases

Plus, news on new efforts from Jane Decker and The Rubber Knife Gang and the 'Bootleggers & Hustlers Volume One' compilation

· Apr 14, 2015 02:11 pm

Cincinnati area artists Ben Knight & the Welldiggers, Coconut Milk, Jane Decker and The Rubber Knife Gang celebrate new releases this week. Plus, Arnold's and Neltner Small Batch collaborate on a new local music compilation set for release on Record Store Day.
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Yacht Rock

Local Rockers to reopen Mayday as the Northside Yacht Club

· Apr 15, 2015 09:01 am

Longtime friends Jon Weiner and Stuart MacKenzie are channeling their passion for loud music and good booze into a new endeavor: the tongue-in-cheekly named Northside Yacht Club.
...

'Gett' Spotlights a Tragic Human Trial

· Apr 15, 2015 11:04 am

Viviane Amsalem (played by co-writer and co-director Ronit Elkabetz) wants a divorce from her husband Elisha (Simon Abkarian). Viviane is a quiet and unassuming woman, a mother of four children with an established career as a hairdresser outside the home. ...

The Clone Zone

· Apr 15, 2015 11:10 am

The phrase “best TV show you’re not watching” is overused, but Orphan Black is one of the few shows that’s definitely deserving of the title. ...



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