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Diamond in the Gruff

New restaurant/deli/market complements Covington’s culinary and cultural scene

· Mar 4, 2015 11:58 am

Cincinnati’s dining scene has garnered quite a bit of national attention in the past couple of years, but when critics discuss our city’s burgeoning gastro-tourism, they tend to exclude nearby Covington. ...

What Can Brown Do For You?

Pieta Brown’s musical DNA is just one part of her amazing story

· Mar 4, 2015 10:23 am

Pieta Brown’s decision to go into the family business was not one to be taken lightly.  ...

Songwriter Doc Pomus Featured at ReelAbilities Film Festival

· Mar 4, 2015 12:36 pm

It’s been a long, slow journey for Doc Pomus — who died in 1991 without being widely known by the public — to become recognized as one of Rock & Roll’s greatest songwriters ever. But his cause has gained much momentum recently. ...

Just Think About It: Tom McElfresh, 1935-2015

· Mar 4, 2015 12:22 pm

At a CityBeat party 10 years ago an acquaintance pulled me aside and asked earnestly, “When you write a harsh review of a play, do you use a different byline? Is it Tom McElfresh?” ...

Media Gotcha! Games Here and Abroad

· Mar 2, 2015 10:26 am

News media games of Gotcha! turned nasty on both sides of the Atlantic. If embarrassing the other guy were only adults behaving badly, the affairs would be entertaining. It’s that and more...

Bottoms Up?

Council moves to create new entertainment districts and bring more bars and restaurants downtown

· Mar 4, 2015 10:49 am

Downtown Cincinnati could soon get 21 more liquor licenses under a new proposal pending state approval. ...

Permanent Pop Up

Over-the-Rhine’s Simple Space is a short-term haven for long-term ideas

· Mar 4, 2015 12:12 am

What does Over-the-Rhine mean to you? Is it a stoplight point on your way to work, just a weekend dining destination, or is it a place you can call home? ...

Puppet Masters

Local puppeteers continue a centuries-old storytelling tradition

· Mar 4, 2015 11:20 am

Puppetry has been part of Cincinnati’s local pop culture dating back to the 1960s, when Larry Smith paved the way with a kids show on WXIX featuring puppets named Hattie the Witch and Snarfie the Dog. ...

 
 

Q&A with The Glorious Sons

Up-and-coming Canadian rockers play Newport this Sunday

· Mar 6, 2015 10:10 am

The Glorious Sons are a strong up-and-coming act out of Canada (Kingston, Ontario, to be exact) with a Rock sound that’s a little rough around the edges, just the way they want it.  The band isn’t trying to fit into a cookie cutter world of the music industry but deliver an authentic...

Stage Door: Pirates, Indians, Lost Boys and Little Women

· Mar 6, 2015 09:41 am

I wanted to start today's note about theater opportunities for this weekend by bringing your attention to my CityBeat column here, a tribute to my late friend Tom McElfresh, who passed away in February. Tom was a Cincinnati theater critic in the 1970s and ’80s who I brought on board as...

U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Ohio Same-Sex Marriage Cases April 28

Ruling will decide the fate of same-sex marriage in Ohio and three other states

· Mar 5, 2015 02:07 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court has scheduled a hearing that will decide the fate of same-sex marriage bans in Ohio and three other states. On April 28, the court will hear arguments over whether same-sex marriage bans in Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan and Tennessee violate the equal protection clause of the...

Rhinegeist to Release Saber Tooth Saturday

The rare Imperial IPA is only available to-go in bombers

· Mar 5, 2015 11:47 am

If you live for IPAs or are just looking for a reason to get a lil tipsy this weekend, Rhinegeist is releasing its highly sought after and limited Saber Tooth Tiger IPA with a party on Saturday. The "prehistorically hopped" Imperial IPA has a bit of a bite, with notes of papaya, mango, peach...

Morning News and Stuff

Bummer news for Rhinegeist in KY; UC Law chooses first female dean; DOJ's report on Ferguson is frightening

· Mar 5, 2015 09:16 am

Hello Cincy! Here’s a brief rundown of what’s going on in the news today.As I told you about earlier this week, Cincinnati City Council passed a new dog law that levies steep civil penalties (up to $15,000) for dog owners who don’t control their pets. The law was changed just slightly...

Morning News and Stuff

3CDC eyes Ziegler Park; streetcar contract drama; an unclear sentence could cost millions their healthcare

· Mar 4, 2015 10:20 am

Hey all. Let’s get this news thing going before the snow comes once again and grinds everything to a halt. Or just dusts the ground with a little inconvenient powder, depending on how much you trust weather forecasters. Yesterday I told you a bit about 3CDC’s presentation to City Council’s...

Watch: Electric Citizen’s “Light Years Beyond” Music Video

Cincinnati rockers debut new video clip on Vice/Noisey

· Mar 3, 2015 04:09 pm

Local Rock crew Electric Citizen (winners of a 2015 Cincinnati Entertainment Award in the “Hard Rock/Metal” category) just unleashed a new music video for its delicious slab of trippy heaviness, “Light Years Beyond.” The clip, which features some cool throwback visual stylings and was...

Morning News and Stuff

3CDC: we're doing stuff; dog law to go before council; car trunk abduction a hoax

· Mar 3, 2015 11:18 am

Morning y’all. Here’s what’s up today. First, I have a couple previews of stories that will be in the print issue tomorrow. We’re taking a deeper look at these issues, but here’s the teaser:I skipped doing the morning news yesterday so I could check out council’s Law and Public Safety...

 

Bottoms Up?

Council moves to create new entertainment districts and bring more bars and restaurants downtown

· Mar 4, 2015 10:49 am

Downtown Cincinnati could soon get 21 more liquor licenses under a new proposal pending state approval. ...

Worst Week Ever!: Feb. 25-March 3

· Mar 4, 2015 10:30 am

People in America like to talk about how snitches and rats are bad until they themselves become defendants facing dozens of years in a cell and then decide snitching and not being in prison sound just fine. ...

What Can Brown Do For You?

Pieta Brown’s musical DNA is just one part of her amazing story

· Mar 4, 2015 10:23 am

Pieta Brown’s decision to go into the family business was not one to be taken lightly.  ...

Honey & Houston Release ‘Barcelona’

Plus, Freekbass signs to Ropeadope, natihiphop.com launches and the Bunbury Music Festival reveals 2015 lineup

· Mar 4, 2015 12:10 pm

Americana/Folk/Country group Honey & Houston releases its stunning debut album, Barcelona. Plus, Freekbass signs to Ropeadope Records, local Hip Hop music blog natihiphop.com celebrates its launch and the Bunbury Music Festival reveals its 2015 lineup. ...

Permanent Pop Up

Over-the-Rhine’s Simple Space is a short-term haven for long-term ideas

· Mar 4, 2015 12:12 am

What does Over-the-Rhine mean to you? Is it a stoplight point on your way to work, just a weekend dining destination, or is it a place you can call home? ...

The One Talent Competition Show Worth Watching

· Mar 4, 2015 01:06 pm

Before “supermodel of the world” RuPaul debuted her reality drag competition show in 2009, she said, “To be a winner on this show the contestants need to be a fashion designer, an American Idol and a top model all rolled up into one. ...



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