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Love List 2016

Ten inspiring locals on passion, love and Cincinnati

· Feb 10, 2016 12:21 am

CityBeat’s 2016 Love List will introduce you to, in a strictly platonic way, 10 passionate Cincinnatians in various service, creative and philanthropic industries who have turned what they love into their lifestyles.
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Sweet Selections

Fall in love with boozy, tasty, family-friendly and romantic local events this Valentine’s Day

· Feb 10, 2016 02:02 pm

The 14th doesn’t have to be all cards and candy — events in and around Cincinnati have something for everyone to love this holiday, whether you’re single, in a relationship or somewhere in between. ...

Deadly Additions

A synthetic opiate making heroin even more dangerous has its roots in the prescription drug-addiction crisis

· Feb 10, 2016 11:07 am

In 2014, Ohio had the second-highest drug overdose rate in the country, with some 2,744 deaths — many related to heroin.
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On Writing (Sort Of)

· Feb 10, 2016 10:43 am

When I say someone is a “serious writer,” I do it secretly during a private, one-sided conversation with myself. Because the public sharing of artistic output is often so randomly and arbitrarily judged, who really cares what I think? ...

Mothers of Expression

Georgia quartet Mothers delivers more interpretation than influence on its full-length debut

· Feb 10, 2016 09:52 am

The Athens, Ga., quartet plays a combination of rattling Indie/Math Rock and soothing Chamber Pop, topped off by Leschper’s quirkily compelling voice ...

Cheers to Big Joe

· Feb 10, 2016 09:57 am

Legendary Blues/Boogie Woogie pianist Big Joe Duskin passed away in 2007, but thanks to the Big Joe Duskin Music Education Foundation, his legacy is living on and helping to build the future. Plus, Comprador plays The Comet and releases a new single ever Tuesday this month, Kathy Wade brings out the romantic Jazz for Valentine's Day and the benefit concerts Autism Rocks 7 and the Tie Dye Ball return this weekend.
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Space Travel

Do Ho Suh explores transitional areas in Passage

· Feb 10, 2016 11:37 am

Only a few of us can travel in space like Neil Armstrong or Yuri Gagarin, but we all travel through myriad spaces in everyday life.
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Library’s ‘Tiny Tomes’ Adds Up to a Big Hit

· Feb 10, 2016 11:39 am

Who knew so many miniature books of all types existed, or that their subject matter could be so unusual and their graphic design so beautiful? ...

‘Vinyl’ Is an Ode to ’70s Rock Heyday

· Feb 10, 2016 11:50 am

When Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger team up to transport viewers to the 1970s New York music scene in Vinyl (Series Premiere, 9 p.m. Sunday, HBO), you know it’s gotta be good. ...

Gone Phishing

Wyoming's Tela bar + kitchen pays homage to Jam bands, wine and high-level pub grub

· Feb 10, 2016 11:54 am

Having recently discovered Piccolo Wine Room in Glendale, I was intrigued to learn that one of the owners of nearby Tēla bar + kitchen, L. R. Hunley, had been instrumental in setting up that wine bar a few years back. ...

Local Couple Makes Artisan Drinking Shrubs

· Feb 10, 2016 12:00 pm

Following in the footsteps of other local brands that ferment food and drink, like Fab Ferments and The Pickled Pig, husband-and-wife team Mercy Mabalot and Arie Vandenberg started Chimera Shrubs in June.
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Morning News and Stuff

Tensing trial date set; Northside chili parlor has new owners; P.G. Sittenfeld get biggest endorsement yet

· Feb 11, 2016 10:58 am

Good morning, Cincinnati! Here are your morning headlines. A trial date has been set for former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing, who fatally shot unarmed motorist Sam DuBose in Mount Auburn in July. Tensing will face murder and manslaughter charges brought against him by...

Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood Heads to Kasich's Desk

Ohio takes another step toward completely defunding abortion providers

· Feb 10, 2016 03:40 pm

A bill that would strip Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio of all government funding is on its way to Gov. John Kasich's desk. The Ohio House of Representatives today passed HB-294 with amendments added by the state Senate that would ban the Ohio Department of Health from distributing state...

Clinton's New Hampshire Defeat Highlights Campaign Issues with Women

· Feb 10, 2016 03:16 pm

Bernie Sanders clobbered Hillary Clinton in his neighboring state of New Hampshire last night, and the early dominant performance could send shockwaves through Clinton’s operations. Once seen as an afterthought in the Democratic primary, Sanders took the Granite State in an impressive...

Slice of Cincinnati: Cincinnati Observatory

· Feb 10, 2016 12:00 pm

To the naked eye, there are not very many stars visible in the Cincinnati night sky. However, a look through one of Cincinnati Observatory’s telescopes on a clear day makes it possible to catch a glimpse of the galaxy. It’s no wonder that the observatory’s assistant director and outreach...

Morning News and Stuff

Rhinegeist expanding to new market; Ohio House to vote again on bill defunding Planned Parenthood; Kasich finishes second in New Hampshire primary

· Feb 10, 2016 11:16 am

Good morning, Cincinnati! Here are your morning headlines. Recently-released federal airfare data says that flying out of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky airport is no longer cheaper than flying out of Dayton. The average ticket price is $427 for both. As someone who frequently flies out of...

Local Lawmakers Call on Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice to Consider Grand Jury Reform

State Rep. Alicia Reece, State Sen. Cecil Thomas among those asking for changes including greater transparency

· Feb 9, 2016 04:36 pm

Black lawmakers from the Ohio General Assembly today met with Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor to press for changes to the state’s grand jury process, including greater transparency in what are currently secret proceedings.  The Ohio Legislative Black Caucus, which...

Clinton and Sanders to Spar in Flint

· Feb 9, 2016 01:15 pm

CNN is set to host the sixth Democratic debate of the cycle. The Democratic National Committee scheduled the March 6 debate in Flint, Mich. The Flint debate came after presidential hopefuls Sen. Bernie Sanders’ and Hillary Clinton’s campaigns agreed to additional debates which were motivated...

Morning News and Stuff

City, county more CeeLo Green than Al Green on MSD; Ohio has 51 more failing charter schools than recently reported; Kasich's security detail costing Ohio taxpayers

· Feb 9, 2016 09:53 am

Good morning all. Here’s the news today.Will Cincinnati and Hamilton County opt to stop working together on the Metropolitan Sewer District? Recent statements by Mayor John Cranley and Hamilton County Commissioner Chris Monzel suggest that the two governments are more CeeLo Green than Al Green...

 

Deadly Additions

A synthetic opiate making heroin even more dangerous has its roots in the prescription drug-addiction crisis

· Feb 10, 2016 11:07 am

In 2014, Ohio had the second-highest drug overdose rate in the country, with some 2,744 deaths — many related to heroin.
...

On Writing (Sort Of)

· Feb 10, 2016 10:43 am

When I say someone is a “serious writer,” I do it secretly during a private, one-sided conversation with myself. Because the public sharing of artistic output is often so randomly and arbitrarily judged, who really cares what I think? ...

Cheers to Big Joe

· Feb 10, 2016 09:57 am

Legendary Blues/Boogie Woogie pianist Big Joe Duskin passed away in 2007, but thanks to the Big Joe Duskin Music Education Foundation, his legacy is living on and helping to build the future. Plus, Comprador plays The Comet and releases a new single ever Tuesday this month, Kathy Wade brings out the romantic Jazz for Valentine's Day and the benefit concerts Autism Rocks 7 and the Tie Dye Ball return this weekend.
...

Gone Phishing

Wyoming's Tela bar + kitchen pays homage to Jam bands, wine and high-level pub grub

· Feb 10, 2016 11:54 am

Having recently discovered Piccolo Wine Room in Glendale, I was intrigued to learn that one of the owners of nearby Tēla bar + kitchen, L. R. Hunley, had been instrumental in setting up that wine bar a few years back. ...

Girl Power at the Playhouse

· Jan 20, 2016 12:48 pm

Nearly 30 percent of Playhouse premieres were written or co-created by women, significantly more than the 22-percent figure researched by the Lilly Awards and the Dramatists Guild for shows by women produced by American theaters during seasons between 2011 and 2014.
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Protecting ‘Son of Saul’

· Feb 10, 2016 11:48 am

Walking the path of another and gaining a different perspective gets lauded often. Film sometimes allows for an uncomfortably literal approximation of this notion. ...



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