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Making New ‘Memories’

With her American Idol contract up, Jess Lamb is pushing her career forward and reveling in her independence

· May 20, 2015 08:58 am

While Jess Lamb's journey on American Idol was short, she has been spending her post-Idol time productively and is poised to take the next step on May 30 with the release of her first official single, “Memories.” ...

2015 Cincinnati Fringe: Shouts from the Vanguard of American Theater

Events kick off Tuesday and the weirdness continues through June 6

· May 20, 2015 09:19 am

As the Cincinnati Fringe Festival comes upon its 13th year — starting May 26 and running through June 6 — we thought it would be informative to hear from seven people who work behind the scenes to produce this annual two weeks of theater, creativity and fun. ...

Lessons Learned

Diverse coalition looks to bridge the achievement gap facing disadvantaged and minority students

· May 20, 2015 10:46 am

While most students in Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati’s urban core are showing academic improvement in school, newly disaggregated data reveals low-income students lagging significantly behind their counterparts in achieving key educational goals.
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Over the Rhine Raises Funds to Raise a Barn

Plus, Roots quartet The Goodle Boys release 'Long Way Home' and Billy Catfish and friends celebrate his 40th birthday

· May 20, 2015 09:06 am

Veteran Cincinnati band Over the Rhine announce fundraising concerts this weekend at its new barn-turned-performing-arts-center, Nowhere Else. Plus, Americana/Blues/Bluegrass foursome The Goodle Boys celebrate their debut album release, Long Way Home, and singer/songwriter Billy Catfish throws a musical shindig at a historic Cincinnati music site in honor of his 40th birthday.
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Auction Bloc

· May 20, 2015 10:36 am

When Thom Shaw was alive, sometimes I would do a drive-by to see if his little black truck with the ARTWERK license plate was in the parking lot in Essex Studios. If it was and I had some time — because Thom Shaw could talk me under the table — I’d pull in and make my way back to his space. ...

Nourishing Community

Stone Soup Collective provides healthy food, exercise and education to those in need

· May 20, 2015 11:11 am

Liz Wu is an instigator of goodness. Her nonprofit organization, Stone Soup Collective, works to bring the community together through outreach initiatives, including clothing and food drives, musical enrichment sessions and lifestyle and wellness education. ...

Water World

Local hydroponics company Waterfields uses microgreens to build a better future

· May 20, 2015 12:19 am

Chances are if you’ve recently dined at Boca, Maribelle’s or Ruth’s Parkside Café, you were also presented with a meal topped with intricate-looking microgreens that came from Lower Price Hill’s Waterfields, a hydroponic farm located in a former warehouse that not only aims to grow specialty produce for local restaurants and grocers year-round, but also to create jobs with livable wages in hard-hit urban neighborhoods. ...

Monster Tea

· May 20, 2015 08:48 am

These days it’s pretty easy for foodies, wine-o’s and hop heads to delve into an appreciation of food, wine and craft beer. It becomes somewhat of a quest as we seek out better examples and interesting variations from the farthest reaches of the world.  ...

Mandolin Orange

Tuesday • Madison Live

· May 20, 2015 10:13 am

If Robert Earl Keen and Kathleen Edwards formed a Bluegrass/Americana duo and managed to retain their individual identities while combining their collective talents into a distinct third direction, they would sound a lot like Mandolin Orange.
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Camp Washington's Art Is Growing From Its Soil

· May 20, 2015 11:27 am

When you think of ways to view Cincinnati’s Camp Washington neighborhood, you probably wouldn’t consider looking at it using the lens of soil as a starting point. ...

The Charles Walker Band

Saturday • MOTR Pub

· May 20, 2015 10:07 am

Identifying Charles Walker’s influences doesn’t require prolonged exposure or intense examination. The Milwaukee native grew up with a love of the Blues, Funk, Pop and Motown, as evidenced by his devotion to Luther Allison, Prince and Stevie Wonder, and the sound that he’s developed with his latest outfit, appropriately tagged the Charles Walker Band.
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Foreign Film Friday: The Joke (1969)

· May 22, 2015 11:15 am

This weekly series discusses the cultural and artistic implications of a selected foreign film.A couple of weeks ago, I noticed a new Milan Kundera short story in The New Yorker. One of my favorite authors, I was intrigued to learn Kundera was releasing his tenth novel — the first...

CAC Announces the Death of Founding Member Peggy Crawford

· May 22, 2015 09:48 am

The Contemporary Art Center today announced that founding member Peggy Crawford died on April 18 in Santa Fe, N.M., where she had been living. She was one of three women who founded the CAC's precursor, the Modern Art Society, in 1939. She was able to come to the CAC last September to...

Your Weekend To Do List (5/22-5/25)

Taste of Cincinnati. The May Festival. Memorial Day Weekend.

· May 22, 2015 09:24 am

The big party this weekend is Taste of Cincinnati, but there are plenty of other options if you don't want to spend your entire weekend gorging. Check out the May Festival, Memorial Day Weekend at Spring Grove cemetery, plenty of live music, live theater and more.FRIDAYCelebrate the...

Stage Door: Theater Critics of the Future?

· May 22, 2015 08:55 am

There’s lots happening on Cincinnati stages this weekend — including excellent productions of Circle Mirror Transformation at the Cincinnati Playhouse and Outside Mullingar at Ensemble Theatre. The Cincinnati Fringe Festival is right around the corner. But I want to use this...

Shaky Knees Festival: No Puns Necessary

Despite some limitations, Atlanta's Shaky Knees offered an enjoyable music fest experience

· May 21, 2015 10:20 am

I'm swirling a 24 oz. PBR tall-boy around 2 a.m. at a bar fashioned from an old church in a neighborhood I can't quite figure out. Is it up-and-coming like our own Over-the-Rhine? Or are we "on the wrong side of the tracks"? I don't really care at this point. I've already gotten drunk once today...

Morning News & Stuff

U.S. AG visits Cincy, city budget still light on human services funding, Reds stadium probably won't catch fire again

· May 20, 2015 09:46 am

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch visited Cincinnati yesterday on a tour of cities implementing innovative police practices. During a roundtable event at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Lynch said Cincinnati’s approach is a model for other cities to follow. Via

Leftovers: What We Ate This Weekend

ReUse-apalooza! Brunch at The Palace. Waffles with gelato. Cheese coneys by a flaming smokestack at GABP.

· May 18, 2015 12:11 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. Ilene Ross: Friday night’s ReUse-apalooza! at Building Value in...

Cincinnati-Filmed 'Carol' Receives Outstanding Reviews

Considered an Oscar contender, film is in competition at Cannes

· May 18, 2015 09:34 am

The Cincinnati-filmed Carol premiered over the weekend at the Cannes Film Festival and received sterling, outstanding reviews that called it an instant Oscar contender and the most important high-profile gay drama to come out of American cinema since 2005's Brokeback...

 

Lessons Learned

Diverse coalition looks to bridge the achievement gap facing disadvantaged and minority students

· May 20, 2015 10:46 am

While most students in Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati’s urban core are showing academic improvement in school, newly disaggregated data reveals low-income students lagging significantly behind their counterparts in achieving key educational goals.
...

Auction Bloc

· May 20, 2015 10:36 am

When Thom Shaw was alive, sometimes I would do a drive-by to see if his little black truck with the ARTWERK license plate was in the parking lot in Essex Studios. If it was and I had some time — because Thom Shaw could talk me under the table — I’d pull in and make my way back to his space. ...

Over the Rhine Raises Funds to Raise a Barn

· May 20, 2015 09:06 am

Band Over the Rhine announce fundraising concerts this weekend at its new barn-turned-performing-arts-center, Nowhere Else. Plus, Americana/Blues/Bluegrass foursome The Goodle Boys celebrate their debut album and singer/songwriter Billy Catfish throws a musical shindig.
...

Waterfields (Profile)

Local hydroponics company Waterfields uses microgreens to build a better future

· May 20, 2015 12:19 am

Chances are if you’ve recently dined at Boca, Maribelle’s or Ruth’s Parkside Café, you were also presented with a meal topped with intricate-looking microgreens that came from Lower Price Hill’s Waterfields, a hydroponic farm located in a former warehouse that not only aims to grow specialty produce for local restaurants and grocers year-round, but also to create jobs with livable wages in hard-hit urban neighborhoods. ...

Summer TV Preview

· May 20, 2015 01:19 pm

Check out these new seasons and series debuting this summer. ...

Does Debating a 'Good Kill' Make for a Good Movie?

· May 20, 2015 11:49 am

This isn’t real life, Good Kill, this new movie from writer-director Andrew Niccol (Gattaca, Lord of War), about Major Thomas Egan (Ethan Hawke), a long-serving and highly decorated pilot who now “flies” drone missions from a trailer in the Nevada desert and bombs targets in the Middle East.
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