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Bogart’s, the Midwest’s premier showcase music club, celebrates 40 years by moving into the future and reconnecting with its storied past

· Jul 22, 2015 10:20 am

Bogart’s has experienced a life as real, as colorful, as downcast in despair and as jubilant in triumph as any living, breathing human being. Bogart’s is a tangible entity, with a personality as integral to the shows it has hosted as any of the thousands of luminaries that have graced its stage over the past four decades. ...

William H. Cosby Jr. vs. The Cos

· Jul 22, 2015 11:02 am

Bill Cosby created The Cos — perhaps unofficially in the early 1970s, after breaking a color barrier by being cast in in I Spy in 1965 — as a means of convincing us he wasn’t at all like that lecherous curmudgeon Bill Cosby. Again.
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Searching for Answers

Family and friends await details about the police shooting death of Samuel Dubose in Mount Auburn

· Jul 22, 2015 10:51 am

On July 20, more than 100 mourners gathered in the small, isolated section of Mount Auburn in the shadow of Christ Hospital where Samuel Dubose died the previous day. ...

A Blazing Grace

Grace Potter is pumped up and ready to hit the road in advance of the release of her debut solo album

· Jul 22, 2015 09:14 am

Grace Potter’s rise in the music world has been steady. She has toughed it out with tour after tour for years, opening for and collaborating with artists like Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes and others.
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Ass Ponys Announce November Reunion Shows

· Jul 22, 2015 09:08 am

After not performing together in more than a decade, one of Cincinnati’s greatest bands, Ass Ponys, have announced two reunion shows for this fall.
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Present Voices

Word of Mouth Cincinnati aims to unite community through poetry’s mystery

· Jul 22, 2015 09:52 am

Huddled in the Sword Room of MOTR Pub, the voices of the poets reading at the monthly Word of Mouth Cincinnati event remain at the volume usually reserved for intimate conversations in domestic settings, barely carrying sound across the small cellar-esque basement of the Over-the-Rhine bar. 
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Pops Maestro Jazzed About Seth MacFarlane Show

· Jul 22, 2015 09:44 am

It seems today that all you see are sex-crazed talking teddy bears in movies and lewd cartoons on TV. But where are those good, old-fashioned crooners on which we used to rely? Luckily, there’s Seth MacFarlane.
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‘Infinitely Polar Bear’: Insight Beyond a Cute Title

· Jul 22, 2015 09:33 am

The viewing experience sometimes needs to be shared, and I’m talking about films beyond the obvious genre exercises — the found-footage horrors where very little happens, seemingly made for midnight screenings, or the mythic displays of cartoonish world-beating violence that dominate the shared mythic realms of our comic book universes. ...

Coffee Break

A Swedish café in Covington yields an authentic Scandinavian experience

· Jul 22, 2015 10:03 am

The U.S. is the most overworked developed country in the world, but in Sweden, employees and people in general take a daily “fika,” which roughly means “coffee break.” 
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Summer Cocktails in the City

· Jul 22, 2015 09:59 am

Summertime and the drinkin’ is easy. All around town, bars and restaurants have lightened up their cocktail offerings to fit the season. 
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Leftovers: What We Ate This Weekend

Asian, beer and barbecue

· Jul 27, 2015 12:03 pm

Each week CityBeat staffers, dining writers and the occasional intern tell you what they ate this weekend. We're not always proud — or trendy — but we definitely spend at least some money on food. Casey Arnold: Yesterday, my boyfriend and I went to Findlay Market to see...

Morning News and Stuff

Protests continue over Dubose shooting; Ohio marijuana legalization drama; Kasich goes PoMo

· Jul 27, 2015 10:11 am

Hey all! Hope your weekend was grand. Here’s the news today.Today is the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. There are a number of events going on downtown to commemorate the historic federal law, which works to guarantee equal rights for those with disabilities. A rally...

Review: Cincinnati Opera's Turandot

The Opera's 95th season closes Friday

· Jul 27, 2015 10:00 am

Cincinnati Opera winds up its 95th season in truly grand operatic fashion with an opulent production of Puccini’s Turandot. The singing is (mostly) sublime, the spectacle is lavish and all the production elements are executed with stylish precision....

Weekenders: What We're Doing This Weekend

· Jul 24, 2015 02:21 pm

Each week CityBeat staffers share their weekend plans: from dinner and drinks or special events to out-of-town concerts and stories we're working on. And some of us just watch TV.Maria Seda-Reeder: Friday night I will be checking out the work of Elise Thompson & Nathan Weikert at...

Morning News and Stuff

Dubose incident report, dispatch calls released; Ziegler Park changes contentious; are state Dems still struggling with infighting?

· Jul 24, 2015 10:22 am

Hey all. Here’s what’s happening in Cincy today. University of Cincinnati officials yesterday released the police incident report and dispatch recordings related to the July 19 shooting of Samuel Dubose by officer Ray Tensing. Tensing shot Dubose after a traffic stop over the fact Dubose...

Stage Door

Hundred Days? Several hundred years? Theater has a lot to offer this weekend

· Jul 24, 2015 09:40 am

Did you attend the Cincy Fringe back in 2011? If so, maybe you saw Abigail and Shaun Bengson perform a musical work in progress then called “Songs from the Proof.” They came back in 2012 to present a one-night concert of some of the songs. The work evolved into a show called Hundred...

Your Weekend Playlist: July

Monthly favorites I can't get enough of

· Jul 23, 2015 11:55 am

Everyone gets hooked on a handful of songs they can’t seem to skip over during a period of time. Well, these are mine from the month of July. “Crystals” – Of Monsters and Men This song kicks complete butt. The heavy drum intro leads into the crashing of symbol waves throughout the...

Protesters Demand Deters Release Dubose Shooting Video

Family, friends demand transparency in investigation of police-involved shooting

· Jul 23, 2015 11:13 am

A group of about 30 gathered outside Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters' office today to demand release of tapes showing events that led up to the death of Samuel Dubose, who was shot and killed by University of Cincinnati Police July 19 in Mount Auburn following a traffic stop for a missing...

 

Searching for Answers

Family and friends await details about the police shooting death of Samuel Dubose in Mount Auburn

· Jul 22, 2015 10:51 am

On July 20, more than 100 mourners gathered in the small, isolated section of Mount Auburn in the shadow of Christ Hospital where Samuel Dubose died the previous day. ...

William H. Cosby Jr. vs. The Cos

· Jul 22, 2015 11:02 am

Bill Cosby created The Cos — perhaps unofficially in the early 1970s, after breaking a color barrier by being cast in in I Spy in 1965 — as a means of convincing us he wasn’t at all like that lecherous curmudgeon Bill Cosby. Again.
...

Ass Ponys Announce November Reunion Shows

· Jul 22, 2015 09:08 am

After not performing together in more than a decade, one of Cincinnati’s greatest bands, Ass Ponys, have announced two reunion shows for this fall.
...

Coffee Break

A Swedish café in Covington yields an authentic Scandinavian experience

· Jul 22, 2015 10:03 am

The U.S. is the most overworked developed country in the world, but in Sweden, employees and people in general take a daily “fika,” which roughly means “coffee break.” 
...

2015 Emmys: The Nominees

· Jul 22, 2015 09:27 am

The 2015 Emmy Awards nominees were announced last Thursday, stacking some of the best television shows, specials and movies against one another. Andy Samberg will host the big show on Sept. 20, but here’s what we know so far.
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‘Infinitely Polar Bear’: Insight Beyond a Cute Title

· Jul 22, 2015 09:33 am

The viewing experience sometimes needs to be shared, and I’m talking about films beyond the obvious genre exercises — the found-footage horrors where very little happens, seemingly made for midnight screenings, or the mythic displays of cartoonish world-beating violence that dominate the shared mythic realms of our comic book universes. ...



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