The Election Issue 2014

CityBeat endorses: Pepper • Turner • Pillich • Simendinger • Driehaus • Bryant • Thomas • Tarbell • Rhodes • Yes on 1,6,7 and 8

· Oct 29, 2014 09:55 am

This year’s election season is grimmer than most. ...

Battle of the Stars

Up-and-coming Democrat Nina Turner goes after the ambitious Jon Husted’s secretary of state position

· Oct 29, 2014 10:31 am

As Democrats fight an uphill battle against incumbent Republicans for major statewide offices, one race in particular has taken on an increased significance.

To Do This Week

· Oct 29, 2014 01:26 pm

Halloween is upon us, so there are plenty of places to wear your costume this weekend. ...

Let It ‘Bleed’

Cincinnati’s 500 Miles to Memphis returns with its most accomplished and mature album yet

· Oct 29, 2014 11:41 am

 500’s success has always been a group effort and the group pushed itself harder than ever on Bleed. ...

Alton Brown Goes Live

The celebrity chef and mad food scientist brings his ‘Edible Inevitable’ tour to Cincinnati

· Oct 28, 2014 02:00 pm

From the moment celebrity chef Alton Brown first showed up on our television screens with his wacky culinary science show Good Eats, he’s been educating and entertaining us on all things food related. And on Saturday, he’ll be at the Aronoff Center for Alton Brown Live! The Edible Inevitable Tour. ...

Leslie Isaiah Gaines: 1945-2014

· Oct 29, 2014 11:17 am

 Gaines was one of the first attorneys in the United States to advertise on television and he did it from Cincinnati. ...

Lost in Wilberforce

America’s oldest historically black private college is on the verge of losing its accreditation. Can it be saved?

· Oct 22, 2014 08:13 am

Wilberforce must address enormous debt, a deteriorating campus and serious holes in the administration, holes which until very recently included the president of the university, all before December 15, or risk losing its accreditation. ...

Larger Than Life

Tom Wesselmann’s Pop art gets its chance to astound

· Oct 29, 2014 01:04 pm

As the long-awaited Beyond Pop Art: A Tom Wesselmann Retrospective prepares to open Friday at Cincinnati Art Museum, there is much to discuss about this native son’s controversial career as one of the original Pop artists. ...

Ooh La La! Diane Lala Keeps Performers Moving at CCM

· Oct 29, 2014 01:12 pm

With a name like Diane Lala, she was apparently destined for a career in musical theater. ...


LISTEN: Injecting Strangers’ Spooky, Fun “Haunted Heavens”

· Oct 31, 2014 09:04 am

In this week’s CityBeat we review Patience, Child, the debut full-length from Cincinnati’s theatrical Progressive Pop madmen Injecting Strangers. Given some of the album’s playfully spooky tracks (including the two-part horror story “Nightmare Nancy”), it’s fitting that...

Drink Directors

A Tavola's Aaron Strasser shares his favorite cocktails

· Oct 30, 2014 02:23 pm

A Tavola has made its mark on Over-The-Rhine with its rustic wood fired pizzas and superb flavor combinations. What you might not know about the high-end pizza joint is that its craft cocktails are one-of-a-kind. CityBeat sat down with A Tavola’s head...

Is Cincinnati America's New Urban 'Sweet Spot'?

· Oct 30, 2014 01:56 pm

That’s the opinion of John Sanphillippo of San Francisco, in this recent article from newgeography.com about how acquaintances from there who, upon finding that city too expensive, moved to Cincinnati and discovered a similar environment, only affordable. His point is very provocative —...

Valley of the Sun Tour Diary: Ode to a Van

· Oct 30, 2014 12:07 pm

For the past two and a half weeks, Arnaud’s van has been home for five full-grown men. While we’ve been lucky enough to not have to spend the night in it at any time, we’ve done pretty much everything else. We’ve eaten in here, we’ve slept in here, we’ve emptied bladders (well, only...

The Search for a "Holy Grail" Photo at a FotoFocus Show

· Oct 30, 2014 11:26 am

Brian Powers, the Cincinnati librarian who has done exhaustive work researching King Records history, thought he had found a “Holy Grail” photo — of the West End record store that Syd Nathan owned before starting King. He knew it had been on Central Avenue, but didn’t know what it...

Morning News and Stuff

Council passes a bunch of stuff; Sheriff Jones' not-so-excellent adventure; Grimes hangs out with Hillary

· Oct 30, 2014 10:04 am

All right! So I’ve got some great Halloween parties lined up and it’s really hard to sit still and focus on important things. But since that’s pretty much what being a grownup is about, and since they pay me to (kind of) be a grownup around here, let’s talk about news for a few.• Though...

Music Tonight: Reflection Eternal, Nude Beach and more

· Oct 30, 2014 09:56 am

The show by Trigger Hippy (featuring Joan Osborne and members of The Black Crowes) scheduled for tonight at Newport’s Southgate House Revival has been postponed due to a death in Osborne’s family. The band is hoping to reschedule the show soon. But there are plenty of other solid live music...

City Passes Ride Sharing Regulations

Insurance minimums, trip logs and driver background checks among requirements

· Oct 30, 2014 09:04 am

City Council yesterday voted to approve rules governing ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft, the first time since the companies came here in March that they’ve been regulated by the city.“I don’t know if it will ever be perfect, but in other cities, they’ve outright banned Uber and...


Battle of the Stars

Up-and-coming Democrat Nina Turner goes after the ambitious Jon Husted’s secretary of state position

· Oct 29, 2014 10:31 am

As Democrats fight an uphill battle against incumbent Republicans for major statewide offices, one race in particular has taken on an increased significance.

Worst Week Ever!: Oct.23-29

· Oct 29, 2014 11:00 am

President Barack Obama has been a polarizing figure ever since he got on the ballot with a weird name and started being half black. ...

Young at Heart

Gov’t Mule brings the music of Neil Young to life at special Mule-O-Ween show

· Oct 29, 2014 11:48 am

On Oct. 28, the Classic Rock giants played their last-ever concert at New York City’s Beacon Theater. ...

Injecting Strangers Reward Patient Fans with ‘Patience, Child’

Plus, live local music abounds on Halloween and Halloween eve

· Oct 29, 2014 08:38 am

Cincinnati Progressive Pop crew Injecting Strangers celebrate the release of their debut full-length, Patience, Child. Plus, local music-related options for your Halloween and Halloween eve festivities.

Grailville Celebrates 70 Years of Eco-Friendly Living

· Oct 29, 2014 01:26 pm

After visitors travel the gravel pathway leading to Grailville, they enter a cultural oasis made up of rich farmland, peaceful nature trails, organic gardens and a group of women dedicated to sustainable living and a holistic approach to life.

HBO Miniseries Explores Small-Town Relationships

· Oct 29, 2014 01:53 pm

It’s a familiar tale: A sleepy town’s beguiling picturesque landscape hides the flaws of the people who call it home. 

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