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.

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. ...

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. ...

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. ...


I Just Can't Get Enough

Jac's roundup of pop culture news and Internet findings

· Oct 29, 2014 12:57 pm

With Halloween coming up Friday, we’ve got lots of costumes to look forward to/dread: over-the-top celebrity ensembles, clever pop culture costumes, folks who didn’t get the memo that Halloween is not an excuse to be racist. But we get an awesome early costume from Paralympian Josh...

Cincinnati, Columbus Parks Finalists for Urban Land Institute Award

Washington Park among four finalists

· Oct 29, 2014 10:52 am

Two relatively new Ohio parks, Cincinnati’s Washington Park and Columbus’ Columbus Commons and Scioto Mile, were among the four finalists for the non-profit Urban Land Institute’s 2014 Urban Open Space Award. According to the Institute, the award “celebrates and promotes vibrant,...

Team Behind Kaze, Embers to Open New OTR Eatery

The Mercer OTR bistro will feature European-influenced dishes

· Oct 29, 2014 10:50 am

Restaurateur Jon Zippersteain — the man behind Japanese gastropub Kaze in OTR and sushi/steakhouse Embers in Kenwood — is slated to open the new Mercer OTR on Nov. 4.The Mercer, at corner of Vine and Mercer streets (on the ground floor of the Mercer Commons apartment complex), will be a...

Foxy No More?

Successful Cincy rockers Foxy Shazam cancel all live dates, announce indefinite hiatus

· Oct 29, 2014 10:40 am

On Monday, Cincinnati's Foxy Shazam, one of the Queen City's more successful musical exports in recent years (and one of the city's best ever live bands), announced on its Facebook page that it would be disbanding, effective immediately. The extremely hard-touring band has canceled all...

Morning News and Stuff

Cranley endorses Thomas; ghosts in Music Hall; more bad news for FitzGerald

· Oct 29, 2014 10:28 am

Phew! Our election issue is done and out in the world, I just wrapped up a draft of next week’s cover story, and I have literally hours before the next City Council meeting. Let’s hang out for a minute and talk about what’s going on.Mayor John Cranley has endorsed former City Councilman and...

New York Times Streams Over the Rhine’s New Holiday Release

Veteran local group preps for ‘Blood Oranges in the Snow’ release and Christmas tour

· Oct 29, 2014 09:46 am

Over the Rhine is releasing its third Christmas album, Blood Oranges in the Snow, on Nov. 4, but The New York Times’ website is offering an early listen through its “Press Play” website. Click here to listen. The album, which follows previous “reality Christmas” efforts...

Jessica Biel, Patrick Wilson to Star in Cincinnati-Filmed Movie

Andy Goddard's 'The Blunderer' begins filming Nov. 17

· Oct 29, 2014 09:03 am

The Greater Cincinnati Film Commission continues to bring film shoots to the Queen City — next up is Andy Goddard's The Blunderer, starring Jessica Biel and Patrick Wilson. The film, based on the Patricia Highsmith novel of the same name, begins filming on Nov. 17 and will be shot...

WATCH: Trademark Aaron and Easy Lantana's "The Best" Video

Local MCs' collaborative track gets music video, Vevo homepage premiere

· Oct 28, 2014 12:45 pm

This summer, on-the-rise Northern Kentucky-based Hip Hop artist Trademark Aaron released his excellent EP Act Accordingly, which included a bonus track titled "The Best," a collaboration with Cincinnati MC Easy Lantana, the RCA/Polo Grounds Music recording artist who made waves nationally...


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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