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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.  ...

 
 

Northside Community Council OKs Needle Exchange

Northside program an effort to fight disease, demonstrate benefits of exchanges

· Jul 22, 2014 10:46 am

Northside Community Council voted July 21 to allow a needle exchange program in the neighborhood. The effort, run by the Cincinnati Exchange Program, will start sometime in August and operate from a van one day a week for three hours at a time. Planned Parenthood will also participate, providing...

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...

 

No Filter

Up-and-comer K. Michelle uses reality TV and intimate, honest songwriting to build her audience

· Jul 22, 2014 12:21 pm

While most R&B and Dance Pop artists keep things light lyrically, singing playful songs about the opposite sex, going to clubs, partying and other just-for-fun subjects, there’s not much sweetness and light on K. Michelle’s debut album, Rebellious Soul. And don’t look for any typical heartbroken anthems, either. ...

Randy Wolf: November 7, 1964-July 11, 2014

· Jul 22, 2014 03:36 pm

On July 11, my high school classmate, Randy Wolf, dropped dead unexpectedly of a heart attack. This is not about the shock of a 49-year-old man dying unexpectedly; we are born to die. This is not about my own mortality; I feel my body’s anarchy everyday. My time may also be nigh.
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Embracing the Present in ‘Wish I Was Here’

· Jul 22, 2014 03:23 pm

There’s something fitting in the work of Zach Braff — the star of successful television comedy series Scrubs, which sang, danced, and laughed its way through the madcap years of med school residency for its hapless trio of would-be doctors — because Braff, settling in at the helm of his second feature film, has a not-exactly morbid curiosity with life and death. ...

Jonah and Kumail Bring L.A. Live Show to Comedy Central

· Jul 22, 2014 03:25 pm

For the past four years, comedians Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani have hosted a weekly show from NerdMelt, a small space in the back of Los Angeles comic book shop Meltdown. Launched by Chris Hardwick (creator of blog/podcast-turned-digital entertainment network The Nerdist; Talking Dead host) — NerdMelt may not be your typical L.A. comedy club. ...

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. ...

CCM Alums Take on the Baritone Bad Boys of ‘La Calisto’

· Jul 15, 2014 03:52 pm

“Who told you Baroque operas are dull?” Andrew Garland says. “Who told you that?” 
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