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Digging Deep

Remembering six unique 'CityBeat' cover stories from 2014

· Dec 23, 2014 09:42 am

Some were news stories, yes, but this past year of work also happened to include explorations of the strange world of reality TV, the questionable practices of a group of for-profit art show promoters and the wide world of ridesharing, along with more straightforward examinations of complicated urban issues.
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Cincinnati Theater Offered Stories of All Shapes and Sizes in 2014

· Dec 23, 2014 10:09 am

In early 2014 countless friends told me, “I couldn’t believe I was laughing at the things they were saying.” They were describing their reactions to the touring production of the Tony Award-winning musical, The Book of Mormon, by Broadway in Cincinnati (Jan. 7-26). ...

The Year in Local Recordings

A look back at some excellent 2014 releases by Greater Cincinnati musical acts

· Dec 22, 2014 01:29 pm

2014 was another excellent year for releases by artists from the Greater Cincinnati area.
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Visual Arts 2014: Big Changes and Best Shows

· Dec 23, 2014 10:29 am

Overall, it was an eventful year for the visual arts in Cincinnati —good shows, a stimulating citywide festival devoted to photography, and newsworthy changes at two of our major museums. ...

A Year When Film Tested the Courage of Our Convictions

· Dec 23, 2014 10:51 am

The most apropos summation of 2014 came to me as I was prepping my final lecture of the semester for my University of Cincinnati Journalism course (Writing About Film). ...

TV Trends for 2014

· Dec 23, 2014 10:57 am

Television and the Internet are in a relationship and it’s complicated. ...

Best Bites of 2014

'CityBeat' dining writers list their favorite epicurean experiences from the past year

· Dec 23, 2014 11:44 am

CityBeat’s crack team of dining writers have the difficult job of getting paid to eat and imbibe at Cincinnati’s newest restaurants and dining concepts, engage with talented local chefs and spot booze and food trends — from street eats and fried chicken to any new-brew coffee variation and bars with arcades. ...

The Gift Guide

Presents for People You Know

· Nov 19, 2014 02:14 pm

With Black Friday quickly approaching (aka Nov. 28, if you’re the type to pretend to ignore capitalism and Walmart ads), the hive mind of America is focusing in on the holiest of all holiday celebrations: shopping. ...

In Defense of Everything You Think You Hate About the Holidays

· Dec 10, 2014 02:14 pm

This year, we’re defending everything you think hate about the holidays, from mother-in-laws to mass to matzo and all the glittery crap in between.
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Stage Door: Still a Lot of Christmas Stories at Cincinnati Theaters

· Dec 25, 2014 12:01 pm

Even though Christmas was yesterday, there are still holiday shows in the pipeline for you to enjoy. Cincinnati Shakespeare Company has an annual hit with Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and Then Some!), and this ninth go-round has been no exception. In fact, all 12 of the...

Party Like It's 2015

Places to drink, dance and debauch your way into the New Year

· Dec 23, 2014 02:11 pm

BARS An Elegant Affair New Year’s Eve at Igby’s Dress in cocktail attire and dance to music by DJ Ice Cold Tony. Advance-order bottle specials available: two bottles of Tito’s Vodka and two bottles of Perrier Jouet Brut champagne for $515. 9 p.m.-2:30 a.m. $20. Igby’s, 122 E....

Morning News and Stuff

Delay in Brent Spence replacement could cost $7 million a month, Ky. Gov. says; Beavercreek protesters charged; Economy grows at fastest rate in 11 years

· Dec 23, 2014 10:35 am

Hello all! I’m here to give you one more news roundup before the holidays start in earnest. It’s pretty much the only reason I’m working today. Well, that and our holiday party. But that’s later. News is now.It’s always rough when the authority figures in your life fight during the...

Lachey's Bar to Open Jan. 1

We went to the sneak preview — there were fewer shirtless 98 degrees photos than we had hoped

· Dec 22, 2014 03:42 pm

The Lachey brothers are officially in the bar business. Cincinnati natives and boy band superstars Nick and Drew Lachey held a preview night for their bar, Lachey’s Bar, Dec. 19. It opens to the public on Jan. 1. 2015. Mayor John Cranley, 3CDC and 4EG/Lachey’s Bar partner Bob Deck were on...

Morning News and Stuff

OTR parking rates, hours going up; activists protesting racial disparities expand their focus; coming next decade (maybe): an 800-mph transit system

· Dec 22, 2014 10:08 am

Good morning y’all! Let’s get down to business so we can get through this short holiday week and arrive as quickly and painlessly as possible at the moment when we open our presents. If you park in Over-the-Rhine, be prepared for change. Or, well, not needing change. The city has installed...

Call Board: Theater News

· Dec 22, 2014 09:24 am

More Directing Talent at the Playhouse. Last Wednesday the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park announced that Obie Award-winning director Eric Ting will join the theater as an Associate Artist for the 2015-2016 season. Playhouse Artistic Director Blake Robison said, "I've known Eric for nearly 15...

Chef Ryan Santos and Please Looking for a Permanent Home

Their new kickstarter campaign is helping raise funds for a brick-and-mortar location

· Dec 19, 2014 03:10 pm

After four successful years as a pop-up dining experience in the downtown area and beyond, Please is looking for a permanent home. And chef and founder Ryan Santos has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the next step: a brick-and-mortar restaurant.   Santos has been honing his...

Voting for the 2015 Cincinnati Entertainment Awards Starts Now

The ballot box is open for the public to vote for some of the best and brightest musical acts in Greater Cincinnati

· Dec 19, 2014 11:16 am

The nominations for the 2015 Cincinnati Entertainment Awards, honoring Greater Cincinnati’s fantastic music scene, were announced Wednesday and now it’s your turn to weigh in.  Click here to go to the CEA ballot and vote now. The 18th annual Cincinnati Entertainment Awards...

 

Digging Deep

Remembering six unique 'CityBeat' cover stories from 2014

· Dec 23, 2014 09:42 am

Some were news stories, yes, but this past year of work also happened to include explorations of the strange world of reality TV, the questionable practices of a group of for-profit art show promoters and the wide world of ridesharing, along with more straightforward examinations of complicated urban issues.
...

Year in Review: Worst Year Ever!

· Dec 23, 2014 09:27 am

There are plenty of good reasons to visit the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky — maybe you like animatronic dinosaurs (most people do) or your home-schooled kid is acting like a real dick in class and needs to take a field trip. ...

The Year in Local Recordings

A look back at some excellent 2014 releases by Greater Cincinnati musical acts

· Dec 22, 2014 01:29 pm

2014 was another excellent year for releases by artists from the Greater Cincinnati area.
...

Before 2015, Animal Circles Go to 'Summer Camp'

Plus, Zak Morgan and The Guitars offer musical celebrations for Christmas

· Dec 22, 2014 03:34 pm

Indie Rock trio Animal Circles closes out 2014 with its excellent new Summer Camp release. Plus, Zak Morgan and Ric Hordinski collaborate on a Christmas album and The Guitars perform their fifth annual Christmas night show.
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Cincinnati Theater Offered Stories of All Shapes and Sizes in 2014

· Dec 23, 2014 10:09 am

In early 2014 countless friends told me, “I couldn’t believe I was laughing at the things they were saying.” They were describing their reactions to the touring production of the Tony Award-winning musical, The Book of Mormon, by Broadway in Cincinnati (Jan. 7-26). ...

TV Trends for 2014

· Dec 23, 2014 10:57 am

Television and the Internet are in a relationship and it’s complicated. ...



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