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Bond of Brothers

Dave and Phil Alvin find 'Common Ground' in Big Bill Broonzy

· Jul 21, 2014 02:32 pm

Dave and Phil Alvin hadn't made an album together since Dave left The Blasters in the mid-’80s. But their longtime mutual love for Blues icon Big Bill Broonzy recently brought them back together for a new full-length, Common Ground.
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Sights Set

David Pepper targets Mike DeWine’s conservative political leanings in his race for Ohio’s top prosecutor

· Jul 15, 2014 03:16 pm

Forty-two-year-old Democrat David Pepper has already served two terms as a Cincinnati City Councilman and a term as Hamilton County Commissioner. Now he wants to be Ohio’s attorney general, and he’s hitting Republican incumbent Mike DeWine on multiple fronts to try and unseat him. ...

An Open Red Door

One area creative builds a pop-up gallery for all

· Jul 15, 2014 03:44 pm

Electronic mood music and energetic art voices quaked out of the Crown Building during June’s Final Friday, providing a sharp contrast to the quiet rain blowing across Over-the-Rhine. ...

Wondering About ‘Buildering’ and Its Real-World Relevance

· Jul 15, 2014 03:47 pm

I’ve had a difficult time trying to write about Buildering: Misbehaving the City, the first show at Contemporary Arts Center that its curator, Steven Matijcio, has put together since arriving here last year from North Carolina. And now it is nearing its end — it closes Aug. 18. ...

Pick a Picnic

Six local parks and nearby places to fill your basket

· Jul 15, 2014 04:05 pm

As the sultry, sticky summer days settle in with a vengeance, it might seem all too easy to meet your hunger and entertainment needs by hanging out on the couch in the air-conditioned comfort of your home and ordering pizza — nobody wants to be chained to a hot stove in this weather.  ...

 
 

Morning News and Stuff

National Urban League comes to Cincy, landmark renovations may cost more cash, Cranley says cities don't need to annex the burbs

· Jul 22, 2014 09:33 am

It's morning! I have news! Morning news! Wow, sorry, that's a lot of exclamation points. I sprung for the large iced coffee this morning and probably need to settle down a little. Anyway, here we go:Cincinnati is playing host to the annual National Urban League Conference this week. The event,...

REVIEW: Cincinnati Opera's 'La Calisto'

Continues through July 27 at SCPA

· Jul 22, 2014 08:48 am

Don't walk. Run to the School for Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA) to catch the remaining performances of La Calisto, an opera composed in 1653 that's equal parts romance and raunch, performed by a superb cast of singers, instrumentalists and dancers who are all clearly having a...

REVIEW: Louisville’s Forecastle Fest Day 3

Beck helps end Forecastle's 2014 edition on a perfect note

· Jul 21, 2014 02:58 pm

The third and final day of Forecastle finally arrived. The fest’s weekend felt much longer than, well, a weekend, though each day seemingly flew by. By this point, the festival started to feel like home. I entered the media tent expecting familiar faces, waited like a patient puppy in...

Morning News and Stuff

Greenpeace case moves forward, local activists rally for Palestinian civilians and an epic achievement

· Jul 21, 2014 09:19 am

Heavy stuff in the news today, but there’s a bright spot at the end of this rundown, something so inspiring it will probably change your life. Well, maybe just your week. Err, I don’t want to oversell it. I promise you’ll be amused for at least a couple minutes if you make it to the end of...

Lois Rosenthal, Cincinnati Arts Patron, Has Died

· Jul 21, 2014 09:16 am

It is with sadness that we report the death of one of Cincinnati's great art patrons, Lois Rosenthal, at age 75. This notice was in today's issue of The New York Times:ROSENTHAL--Lois, 75, on July 20, 2014, died peacefully. She is survived by her husband Richard, their children Jennie...

REVIEW: Louisville’s Forecastle Fest Day 2

· Jul 20, 2014 04:59 pm

What I love about Day 2 of a fest is that I usually have my bearings — I understand the layout of the festival and know how to find what I need. What I love more about Day 2 of a fest is that, while things seem the same, there is still much to be discovered, like new music, food and more. When...

REVIEW: Lousville’s Forecastle Fest Day 1

Outkast, Against Me! and more power through the drizzle for great first day of Forecastle

· Jul 19, 2014 12:15 pm

Kentucky’s Forecastle is a music festival that I had never been to before this year. At the end of Day 1, I was asking myself why. After spending the majority of my Friday bouncing from stage to stage and tent to tent (still with much more to explore today), I found myself having the time...

Your Weekend To Do List: 7/18-7/20

· Jul 18, 2014 11:12 am

Cincy Summer Streets — a new free citywide festival series — takes cars off the road to make way for a pop-up playground for kids and adults alike. Like a block party on steroids, the inaugural Cincy Summer Streets takes over a one-mile strip in East Walnut Hills Saturday with activities like...

 

Bond of Brothers

Dave and Phil Alvin find 'Common Ground' in Big Bill Broonzy

· Jul 21, 2014 02:32 pm

Dave and Phil Alvin hadn't made an album together since Dave left The Blasters in the mid-’80s. But their longtime mutual love for Blues icon Big Bill Broonzy recently brought them back together for a new full-length, Common Ground.
...

My Brother’s Sleeping

· Jul 8, 2014 11:54 am

I have long held that black women in America are under attack. We get harsher criminal prosecution than our white counterparts; we are murdered by intimate partners at higher rates than any other groups.
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Filmfest München: What Cincinnati's Sister City Can Teach Us

· Jul 16, 2014 09:00 am

Instead of starting off with questions about what I learned about international film culture from attending the Munich Film Festival, it would be far more instructive to kick off with a discussion about what the experience made me think about in terms of what it means to be modern.
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Two New Relationship Comedies Hit FX

· Jul 16, 2014 09:12 am

The ups and downs of dating and marriage have long lent themselves to comedic entertainment. From I Love Lucy to Married with Children, it’s fun to watch couples navigate their quirks. ...

Last Clinics Standing

Cincinnati’s two remaining abortion facilities face uncertain futures

· Jul 9, 2014 08:52 am

As the Ohio legislature continues to narrow the eye of the needle abortion providers must thread to legally provide services to women, the Cincinnati area’s two remaining clinics face the threat of closure. ...

New Company Brings “Short, Sweet, Cheap” Theater to OTR

· Jul 15, 2014 03:49 pm

In 2014 it requires equal amounts of energy, will and naïvety to single-handedly start a theater. But that’s what 22-year-old John Leo Muething is up to with Cincinnati’s newest company, Stone on a Walk. He seems to have all those elements readily at hand, as well as a supportive network of friends and family. ...



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