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Midwest Movie Town

Cincinnati’s film industry is growing behind state tax incentives and a unique blend of resources

· Jan 28, 2015 10:51 am

When Clooney came to town in 2011 to star in and direct the political thriller The Ides of March, the chatter and headlines told the story of a city poised to become a dazzling Midwest movie town. ...

Talking Points

Black Lives Matter Cincinnati continues the discussion over racial disparities in the justice system

· Jan 28, 2015 10:06 am

More than 70 people sat in the chilly auditorium at Truth and Destiny Covenant Church in Mount Airy Jan. 24 listening raptly to two attorneys talk about traffic stops.
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Norwood: UpSouth

· Jan 28, 2015 09:49 am

In a letter dated Dec. 22 that has now come to light, Norwood Mayor Thomas F. Williams penned a bon mot to the Norwood Police Department slamming black civil rights leaders and do-nothing politicians. ...

Downhome Shakespeare

Playhouse’s Ring of Fire gives a full portrait of Johnny Cash

· Jan 20, 2015 03:19 pm

In the same sense that it takes a village to raise a child, it appears that it takes a crowd to tell the story of Johnny Cash. At least that’s the case with the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s production of Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash. ...

‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Adaptation Warns Against Complacency

· Jan 21, 2015 02:05 pm

Joe Stollenwerk lives in Bloomington, Ind., where he’s pursuing a doctorate in theater at Indiana University. ...

Coming Back Down the Pike

Third lineup is the charm as Cincinnati’s Pike 27 returns after a six-year break

· Jan 21, 2015 12:41 pm

The reanimation of Pike 27 is one of the most unlikely and welcomed Cincinnati-area band reunions in recent history (perhaps second only to The Warsaw Falcons’ recent resurrection). ...

Stephen Foster Reconsidered

The Pops join forces with Rosanne Cash, Over the Rhine and other artists to celebrate “American Originals”

· Jan 21, 2015 10:55 am

This weekend the Cincinnati Pops pays tribute to the music of Stephen Foster and other songs rooted in the American experience with “American Originals,” performed by veteran and emerging Roots musicians. ...

Culinary Crystal Ball

Local chefs dish on the food trends they want to see (or not see) in 2015

· Jan 21, 2015 01:03 pm

Here you go, folks. Another one of those lists telling you what’s hot in the world of food. ...

 
 

Morning News and Stuff

Someone has been shooting at Great American Tower; Cranley goes to Washington; a weird way to remember your ex on Valentine's Day

· Jan 27, 2015 10:05 am

Hey all, let’s talk news.This is a weird one. Someone or multiple someones fired shots at the Great American Tower downtown four times in the last week. The shooters have taken their potshots after business hours, when few people are in the building. There have been no injuries, though windows...

Aaron Betsky Lands New Job

Former CAM director named new dean of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture

· Jan 26, 2015 12:30 pm

Aaron Betsky, who stepped down from his post as Cincinnati Art Museum director last year, has a new job: Dean of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. The school, which offers M.Arch degrees, offers graduate students educational training at Taliesin in Spring Grove, Wisc., and...

Morning News and Stuff

CCV in a tizzy about sex again; Cincinnati Public Library opens Maker Space; will Ohio legalize weed?

· Jan 26, 2015 10:40 am

Let’s just get right to it this morning. It’s clear we as a society have lost our way. We’re so focused on the little things — pervasive poverty, military conflicts around the globe, our government’s inability to accomplish much of anything, etc. — that we’ve let a major atrocity...

2015 Cincinnati Entertainment Awards: The Winners

· Jan 26, 2015 12:11 am

It was another great celebration of the Greater Cincinnati music scene Sunday night at Covington’s Madison Theater, as CityBeat presented the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards for the 18th straight year. The eclecticism of our local music scene was on display...

Clifton's Hebrew Union College Celebrates 140 Years

The Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion presents lectures Sunday and Monday

· Jan 23, 2015 01:04 pm

Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion is using a two-day event this weekend to kick off the 140th anniversary celebration of the founding of HUC in Clifton. On Sunday at 4 p.m., it will observe the role of one of the school's past presidents, Julian Morgenstern, in rescuing 11...

And the Winner is … Us

Think the CEAs are an Illuminati plot to chip away at your self-esteem? As Judas Priest so eloquently stated, you got another thing coming

· Jan 23, 2015 10:40 am

There are a couple of things that have been on my mind of late, and this always seems like a decent forum to vent my musings, particularly since I'm not in therapy. First of all, what exactly constitutes medical attention for an erection lasting more than four hours? Does a stereotypically sexy...

Morning News and Stuff

Activists demand apology from Norwood mayor; Northside to get new venue, brewery; more than half of public school students are low-income

· Jan 23, 2015 10:11 am

Hey hey! In the past, specifically around election time, I’ve admonished you about getting involved in the democratic process. Well, it’s time to do your civic duty once again by casting your ballot in CityBeat’s Best of Cincinnati reader survey.  Vote! Yes, it’s a long...

Stage Door: Theater Abounds This Weekend

· Jan 23, 2015 09:33 am

I attended the opening of Ring of Fire: The Johnny Cash Musical at the Cincinnati Playhouse last evening. The show offers some sense of the great Country music singer's life, but it's not detailed in the way Rosemary Clooney was portrayed in the Playhouse's recent production. Instead, it's...

 

Talking Points

Black Lives Matter Cincinnati continues the discussion over racial disparities in the justice system

· Jan 28, 2015 10:06 am

More than 70 people sat in the chilly auditorium at Truth and Destiny Covenant Church in Mount Airy Jan. 24 listening raptly to two attorneys talk about traffic stops.
...

Worst Week Ever!: Jan. 22-28

· Jan 28, 2015 09:34 am

Many white people in America don’t have a problem with the heavy-handed and unjust way in which deep-seated racism tends to affect the way black people’s interactions with law enforcement transpire. ...

Coming Back Down the Pike

Third lineup is the charm as Cincinnati’s Pike 27 returns after a six-year break

· Jan 21, 2015 12:41 pm

The reanimation of Pike 27 is one of the most unlikely and welcomed Cincinnati-area band reunions in recent history (perhaps second only to The Warsaw Falcons’ recent resurrection). ...

Cincinnati Entertainment Awards Honor Local Music for 18th Year

Wussy (and local music in general) win big at the 2015 CEAs

· Jan 28, 2015 09:49 am

It was another great celebration of the Greater Cincinnati music scene Sunday, Jan. 25 at Covington’s Madison Theater as CityBeat presented the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards for the 18th straight year.
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The Baddest Man

Mike Tyson shares “undisputed truth” in touring one-man stage show

· Jan 14, 2015 12:42 am

Mike Tyson is one of the more fascinating figures of the last 30 years. ...

Celebrating the Average in ‘Togetherness’

· Jan 21, 2015 03:03 pm

HBO’s newest addition to the Sunday dramedy lineup is the TV debut from filmmaker brothers Jay and Mark Duplass. ...



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