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The Dining Guide: Northern Comfort

· Oct 15, 2014 10:10 am

This year, the Dining Guide takes a look at the past, present, future and vegetarian leanings of comfort food in the Queen City. ...

Ben Frost

Sunday • Contemporary Arts Center

· Oct 15, 2014 09:43 am

You can count on the Contemporary Arts Center’s Performance Series to bring in the best cutting-edge musicians right when their latest albums are accumulating Best of the Year accolades. ...

Richard Thompson with Amanda Shires

Saturday • Dave Finkelman Auditorium (Miami University Middletown)

· Oct 15, 2014 09:32 am

Richard Thompson has been playing guitar since our current president was in diapers. For the mathematically challenged, that’s more than five decades, a career in which the English-born Thomps ...

Worst Week Ever!: Oct. 8-15

· Oct 15, 2014 08:29 am

Take, for example, the issue of climate change, which shouldn’t be such a murky pit of idiocy and back-and-forth amongst people who haven’t learned anything about anything in years. ...

The Color of Ebola?

· Oct 15, 2014 08:45 am

Ebola is the sad repeat of what happened with the outbreak of AIDS nearly 30 years ago: The Western world watched while poor, untreated black Africans died, usually alone and shamed by the social stigmas associated with the trifling nature of the disease. ...

Four Runs, No Hits, No Errors

Cory Branan turns his diverse musical taste into the schizophonic Americana bash of The No-Hit Wonder

· Oct 15, 2014 09:05 am

Cory Branan has a way with words but there’s one that sticks in his throat: compromise.
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Foodie Meets Family

Cincinnati chefs prepare family-friendly dishes for the de Cavel Family SIDS Foundation brunch

· Oct 15, 2014 11:50 am

The words “kid-friendly” and “foodie” are seldom spoken in the same breath. That is, unless you are speaking with Jean-Robert and Annette de Cavel, founders of the de Cavel Family SIDS Foundation and hosts of the foundation’s annual Friends and Family Brunch at the Midwest Culinary Institute.  ...

A Poet (and an Actor) Explore the Nature of War: You See?

· Oct 15, 2014 12:14 am

Bruce Cromer’s performance as The Poet in An Iliad is no easy task. He’s playing a world-weary soul, sick of repeating tales of devastation and death. ...

Four Runs, No Hits, No Errors

Cory Branan turns his diverse musical taste into the schizophonic Americana bash of The No-Hit Wonder

· Oct 15, 2014 09:05 am

Cory Branan has a way with words but there’s one that sticks in his throat: compromise.
...

True Believers

Charlie Winburn and Cecil Thomas perform political acrobatics in their fight for state Senate

· Oct 15, 2014 08:07 am

Though this year’s election season is marked by some pretty uninspiring races, there’s at least one intriguing undecided contest.
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New Art World Documentary has Strong Cincinnati Connection

· Oct 17, 2014 02:40 pm

Next Friday, the documentary Art and Craft is opening at the Mariemont Theater. It's the story of an art forger, Mark Landis, who gave his work away to museums and colleges. He was exposed by Matthew Leininger, before the latter became a Cincinnati Art Museum registrar. While in Cincinnati, in...

Your Weekend To Do List: 10/17-10/19

· Oct 17, 2014 02:08 pm

A little bit of this and a little bit of that. Cincy Shakes gets a little spooky with a stage adaptation of The Birds. Sherman Fracher channels Tippi Hedren. Fort Thomas' Village Players tackle Sam Raimi's cult classic, Evil Dead, but in musical form and sans Bruce...

Music This Weekend: Wussy, Cory Branan, Ben Frost and More

· Oct 17, 2014 10:26 am

Cincinnati greats Wussy continue to surge into the national spotlight, playing sold-out shows across the country and continuing to garner glowing press for their spectacular Attica! album. The band also recently posted several photos of the members filming...

Two FotoFocus Shows Not to Miss

· Oct 17, 2014 10:24 am

Hard to believe, but we’re halfway through October, the main month of the FotoFocus Biennial. (Some FotoFocus-related shows run longer.) So this weekend is really a great time to get out and see some of the shows — fotofocusbiennial.org has a full list. Find CityBeat's full...

Morning News and Stuff

Butler County's Sheriff Jones to tangle with Jon Stewart; 3CDC to buy low-income units, move tenants; Undead Santa wants to crash on your couch

· Oct 17, 2014 10:23 am

All right. It’s beautiful outside right now and I’m at a desk (as I imagine you are) with a load of election stories to write. I’m sure you’ve got your own stuff going on as well; let’s do this news thing quick so we can all be a little closer to getting to the weekend.Are you...

Valley of the Sun Tour Diary: Venue Variety

· Oct 17, 2014 08:47 am

Let’s take a moment to talk about Rock venues in the States, shall we? In my mind, there are two distinct types: you either have the nice, well-kept venues that often lack a certain spark that make them truly special or the dives that feel like a Punk Rock haven but smell like a dirty sock...

Stage Door: An Iliad, Varekai, and Other Items of Note

· Oct 17, 2014 08:30 am

On Wednesday evening I attended one of the most remarkable solo performances I've ever seen: Bruce Cromer starring in An Iliad at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati.  Based on Homer's epic poem about the Trojan War, the poetic but dynamic script calls on one actor to play a dozen or so characters....

City Will Drop Big Bucks to Clean Up Big Mess

As interest in sustainability increases, officials are at odds over who is to blame and what can be learned from Compost Cincy

· Oct 16, 2014 04:16 pm

It’s probably safe to call 80,000 tons of rotting meat and vegetables a big mess. In fact, I don’t want to live in a world where such a thing doesn’t qualify for “big mess” status. The deeper issue is what can be learned from such a mess and who will be held responsible.Council voted...

 

True Believers

Charlie Winburn and Cecil Thomas perform political acrobatics in their fight for state Senate

· Oct 15, 2014 08:07 am

Though this year’s election season is marked by some pretty uninspiring races, there’s at least one intriguing undecided contest.
...

Worst Week Ever!: Oct. 8-15

· Oct 15, 2014 08:29 am

Take, for example, the issue of climate change, which shouldn’t be such a murky pit of idiocy and back-and-forth amongst people who haven’t learned anything about anything in years. ...

Some People Call Him Maurice

Singer/songwriter Maurice Mattei details the pompatus of loss on Celebrity Issue

· Oct 15, 2014 09:48 am

After 21 albums and countless gigs, Mattei remains fresh and engaged in the process.
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Phratry Records Celebrates 10 Years of Indie Label Greatness

Plus, Neltner’s Farm Fall Festival showcases local Americana artists and CCM grads swing with Gaga and Bennett

· Oct 15, 2014 09:52 am

Local independent label Phratry Records celebrates its 10th anniversary with a jam-packed two-night showcase at the Southgate House Revival. Plus, Northern Kentucky's Neltner’s Farm Fall Festival showcases local Roots acts and several CCM grads have been busy backing Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett during promo rounds for their new album.
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Creatives in Clifton

Performing arts flourish in unique Gaslight District venues

· Oct 15, 2014 11:56 am

On a recent Wednesday in September, the crowd in the foyer of the Clifton Cultural Arts Center (CCAC) ate, drank and talked quietly as the New Horizons Orchestra performed “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and the sun set through stained glass windows.
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‘Orange Is the New Black’ Star Debuts Trans Doc

· Oct 15, 2014 01:25 pm

Actress Laverne Cox has brought the conversation about transgender rights to the mainstream.
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