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Welcome to the Best of Cincinnati 2015

· Mar 25, 2015 11:46 am

Every year we — and CityBeat’s readers — receive a convincing reminder of how many local treasures we live among every day and the myriad innovative people and businesses shaping the direction of Cincinnati’s future.    ...

New Plan, Old Tensions

Residents question a new development plan that would add 21 single-family homes to the Over-the-Rhine area

· Apr 1, 2015 10:12 am

An ambitious plan by a developer to build 21 single-family homes costing between $400,000 to $600,000 each near OTR has caused debate over what the changing neighborhood should look like.
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Long Live the King

Julie Taymor transformed a cartoon into a blockbuster stage production

· Mar 31, 2015 03:50 pm

The Lion King began as a popular Disney animated feature film in 1994, but back then no one imagined that it would become a worldwide blockbuster stage production. ...

Moore Is More

Dallas Moore’s new album, Dark Horse Rider, caps an amazingly fruitful stretch for the Country/Rock kingpin

· Apr 1, 2015 09:26 am

In the years between 2002's High on the Hog and 2008's Tales from a Road King, Greater Cincinnati Country artist Dallas Moore and his band  toured relentlessly with a boundless appetite for the road and its greater and lesser sins. Since Road King, he’s put out several releases, including his latest album of powerful originals, Dark Horse Rider. ...

Worst Week Ever! March 25-30

· Apr 1, 2015 11:10 am

For years, Cincinnati sports fans have had to drink way too much before sporting events while huddling under overpasses or in parking lots near the stadiums. ...

Lift One to Life

Braxton Brewing Company’s ambitious vision comes to life in Covington

· Apr 1, 2015 09:55 am

The family-owned and -operated Braxton Brewing Company held its grand opening on March 27, and invited the community into the 11,000-square-foot space, which features a brewhouse and taproom.  ...

Indie Horror Reinvigorates the Genre

· Apr 1, 2015 08:32 am

In The Babadook, we get Amelia (Essie Davis), a put-upon single mother struggling to overcome the trauma of losing her husband while raising an emotionally challenged son named Samuel (Noah Wiseman), who fears the monster lurking under his bed and on the pages of a new book in his bedtime collection. ...

End of an Era

· Apr 1, 2015 08:26 am

Like a film femme fatale from that era, Mad Men lured audiences in with the idealistic beauty of men and women who dressed up every day to go out into a picturesque world that seemed so different from ours — something perfectly embodied by the impossibly handsome and charming Don Draper and the advertising industry in general. ...

 
 

Morning News and Stuff

Funeral held downtown for firefighter Daryl Gordon; City Council asks MLB to reinstate Rose; religious freedom laws are hot right now

· Apr 1, 2015 09:56 am

Hello Cincy. Let’s get straight to the news.The weather is beautiful and perfect for honoring a hero, even if the occasion is incredibly sad. Today is the funeral for firefighter Daryl Gordon, who died last week after falling down an elevator shaft while fighting a fire at an apartment building...

Getting a Taste of Burgerama

SoCal fest expands but remains true to its roots

· Mar 31, 2015 02:52 pm

I spent months conjuring a path towards a holiday in the sun. The clutching grasp of the highly irregular Midwest winter had me experiencing the full manifestation of the seasonal doldrums. A cross-country road trip turned out to be my conduit towards metaphorical enlightenment. I found solace in...

WATCH: Jeremy Pinnell Debuts Song/Video “Feel This Right”

Singer/songwriter collaborates with noted local photographer Michael Wilson for new clip

· Mar 31, 2015 10:00 am

Stellar local singer/songwriter Jeremy Pinnell has revealed one of his first new songs since the release of last year’s magnificent album OH/KY in the form of a new music video shot by famed local photographer Michael Wilson. Wilson — who has...

Morning News and Stuff

Streetcar expansion would be costly, Duke says; sales tax increase goes into effect Wednesday; officials make no arrests in one third of U.S. murder cases

· Mar 30, 2015 10:20 am

Good morning Cincy! It’s finally getting to be bike commuting weather again, and I couldn’t be happier about it. I’ve missed showing up to work all sweaty and out of breath with terrible helmet hair, and I’m sure my coworkers have missed it as well. Anyway, enough about my transportation...

Leftovers: What We Ate This Weekend

Sung Korean Bistro. Salazar. Dean's Mediterranean. Goetta.

· Mar 30, 2015 09:21 am

Each week CityBeat staffers and dining writers tell you what they ate this weekend. We're not always proud — or trendy — but we definitely spend at least some money on food. Surprisingly, no one ate Indian food. Nick Swartsell: Continuing what's become an...

Opening Day: Parties and Pre-Games

Places to get drunk and watch the Reds game during Cincinnati's annual "sick day"

· Mar 30, 2015 09:00 am

Nobody does Opening Day like Cincinnati. And, let's be real, since no one's going to work, here are some parties and bars (and some other associated events) where you can pregame before the Reds take on the Pirates at 4:10 p.m. April 6. GET STARTED EARLY HERE:Christian Moerlein Brewing...

Beyond Idol Chatter: The Music/Day Job Balancing Act

Post American Idol, Cincinnati’s Jess Lamb scales back but continues her teaching job

· Mar 27, 2015 10:05 am

For some musicians, their 9-to-5 is little more than a means to an end. Pizza and guitar strings don’t pay for themselves, after all. Others take pride in their work, both on stage and in the “real world,” but view them as two parts of a whole.But for Jess Lamb, her twin identities as a...

Morning News and Stuff

UC's Innocence Project exonerates three wrongfully convicted men; state House advances fetal heartbeat abortion ban; powerful Republicans: Cruz has no chance at presidency

· Mar 27, 2015 09:46 am

Good morning y’all. It’s the end of the week and the sun is out. Those are both good enough reasons to keep this news update short, so just the facts for you today.Starting on a somber note, officials continue to investigate the death of Cincinnati firefighter Daryl Gordon, who fell down an...

 

New Plan, Old Tensions

Residents question a new development plan that would add 21 single-family homes to the Over-the-Rhine area

· Apr 1, 2015 10:12 am

An ambitious plan by a developer to build 21 single-family homes costing between $400,000 to $600,000 each near OTR has caused debate over what the changing neighborhood should look like.
...

Worst Week Ever! March 25-30

· Apr 1, 2015 11:10 am

For years, Cincinnati sports fans have had to drink way too much before sporting events while huddling under overpasses or in parking lots near the stadiums. ...

Old City Brings Back the Cassingle

Plus, Tunes & Blooms, Walk the Moon and Brian Newman return to Cincy, The Chris Comer Space Dub Sextet debuts and local acts unite for 80’s Pop Rocks benefit

· Apr 1, 2015 09:37 am

Cincinnati Indie Rock trio Old City celebrates the release of The Sun is My Light, the "Tunes & Blooms" concert series returns to the Cincinnati Zoo, the 80's Pop Rocks benefit celebrates ’80s music and raises funds for charity, Brian Newman returns from NYC for a rare local show, Jazz pianist debuts Chris Comer Space Dub Sextet and Walk the Moon plays sold out show at Bogart's.
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Cheese Heads

From ricotta to mozzarella, local chefs are stepping up their cheese game

· Mar 25, 2015 09:07 am

Artisanal cheesemaking, just like everything else craft, is making a comeback in Cincinnati.  ...

End of an Era

· Apr 1, 2015 08:26 am

Like a film femme fatale from that era, Mad Men lured audiences in with the idealistic beauty of men and women who dressed up every day to go out into a picturesque world that seemed so different from ours — something perfectly embodied by the impossibly handsome and charming Don Draper and the advertising industry in general. ...

Indie Horror Reinvigorates the Genre

· Apr 1, 2015 08:32 am

In The Babadook, we get Amelia (Essie Davis), a put-upon single mother struggling to overcome the trauma of losing her husband while raising an emotionally challenged son named Samuel (Noah Wiseman), who fears the monster lurking under his bed and on the pages of a new book in his bedtime collection. ...



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