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. ...


Claire Wesselmann Discusses Husband Tom's Art

· Oct 31, 2014 02:29 pm

Beyond Pop: A Tom Wesselmann Retrospective opens to the general public today at Cincinnati Art Museum, with an Art After Dark Halloween costume party from 5-9 p.m. part of the celebrations for the late native-Cincinnatian, New York-based Pop artist. But...

Valley of the Sun Tour Diary: Würst Merch Guy Ever

· Oct 31, 2014 02:21 pm

I crowd surfed for the first time ever in Strasbourg, France. And I did it in a hot dog costume.Man, I can’t wait to tell my grandkids this story. The hot dog spawned from a Facebook Messenger conversation before we even left. As we were preparing for the trip, the group bought me a glow in the...

Weekend Music: Murs + ¡Mayday!, Zach Deputy and More

· Oct 31, 2014 11:02 am

Halloween shows abound tonight. Elsewhere on our site you can read about several of them, including 500 Miles to Memphis' release party at Southgate House Revival and Gov't Mule's tribute to Neil Young at Taft Theatre. In the Spill It column, find out about tonight's Injecting Strangers' release...

Cincinnati Ballet to Bring 'Peter Pan' to Children's Hospital

Ballet continues partnership with The Cure Starts Now

· Oct 31, 2014 10:35 am

Cincinnati Ballet will be spreading their wish to inspire hope and enchantment in the community by broadcasting the 2 p.m. performance of Peter Pan on Nov. 8 to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital live from the Aronoff Center. Patients and their families...

Morning News and Stuff

Enquirer's innovative new layoffs drive reporter exodus; petition circulated to name the Norwood Lateral after Carl Lindner; Kanye or Cruz?

· Oct 31, 2014 09:56 am

Halloween is here. I’m taking an informal poll: how many folks are dressing up as Union Terminal and/or Music Hall tonight? I’m not knocking ya. I just wish I’d thought of that in time. Instead I have an Abraham Lincoln mask, American flag aviators, and a bow tie for a costume, so I will...

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...

Stage Door: No Tricks, All Treats – Theater Choices for Halloween Weekend

· Oct 31, 2014 08:36 am

Don't be scared. Just because it's Halloween, you don't have to miss out on good theater. In fact, there are some great deals available. For instance, this weekend is your last chance to see Ensemble Theatre's production of An Iliad (CityBeat review here), a one-man retelling of...

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...


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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