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Ten of Cincinnati's best outdoor public fountains

· Aug 27, 2014 02:32 pm

If you tell someone Cincinnati’s identity is connected to water, they’ll probably assume you’re talking about the Ohio River. Yes, there is that. But it’s also about the role of outdoor public fountains in the city's history and recent resurgence.
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Mad Anthony Doesn't Wane

Plus, Thompson House offers pre-/post-fireworks live music and ticket prices for the MidPoint Music Festival increase Tuesday

· Aug 27, 2014 08:45 am

Cincinnati rockers Mad Anthony celebrate their first release since last summer's near-fatal van accident, Sank for Days. Plus, the Thompson House in Newport offers live music before and after the Labor Day fireworks show on the river and prices for  three-day passes to the MidPoint Music Festival increase Tuesday.
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‘Life of Crime’ Pays the Highest Tribute to Elmore Leonard

· Aug 27, 2014 08:46 am

Not quite a comedy of errors or a thriller, but something that feels brand new up on the screen. ...

The Will Rogers Follies (Review)

Folksy 'Follies' Great Fun at Covedale

· Aug 27, 2014 10:08 am

The Will Rogers Follies closes the first Cincinnati Landmark Productions (CLP) Summer Classics Season held at the Covedale Center for the Performing Arts.
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From Brazil With Love

Cincinnati Jazz pianist Phil DeGreg continues his long love affair with Brazilian musical tradition

· Aug 27, 2014 08:32 am

Cincinnati Jazz pianist Phil DeGreg talks about his recently released third album of Brazilian Jazz exploration, Brazilian People, and the state of Jazz in Cincinnati and beyond.
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Dreaming Big

Cincinnati-area DREAMers share stories of struggles and success as they advocate for immigration reform

· Aug 27, 2014 12:50 am

The Freedom Center's  Aug. 20 Dreamers' Summit strived to raise awareness about the struggles and courage of young undocumented immigrants in the area.
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Seeing Double

I was Ewan McGregor's stand-in, or how I spent my summer vacation

· Aug 27, 2014 12:27 am

As Ewan McGregor’s stand-in, I was not an actor in Miles Ahead — Don Cheadle’s locally filmed Miles Davis film — but more of a celebrity-shaped prop used only when the camera was not rolling. ...

A Tale of Two Cities (Part II)

· Aug 27, 2014 01:51 pm

As the days turn a way from Michael Brown’s funeral, thus finally laying to rest his thrice-autopsied young body, Ferguson, Missouri, is now — more than ever — ripe and ready for the change that can carry this predominantly black and woefully underemployed community forever forward. ...

 
 

Bavarian-Style Soft Pretzel Bakery to Open in OTR

Columbus-based Brezel will open a second locale in the Parvis Building

· Aug 29, 2014 08:29 am

Columbus, Ohio pretzel bakery Brezel (pronounced brayt-zuhl) will open a second location this fall in Over-the-Rhine.Owner Brittany Baum was inspired to open her hand-rolled Bavarian pretzel bakery after a trip to Germany in 2008. "Being a vegetarian in Germany, there aren't a lot...

Morning News and Stuff

Footage from Beavercreek Walmart shows Crawford "shot on sight," family's attorney says; Cincinnati second most American city; Boehner MIA in West Chester

· Aug 28, 2014 09:39 am

This week is almost over, and that's a great thing. I haven't had my customary coffee and donut yet this morning, so let's do this news so I can get to that.Security footage from the Beavercreek Walmart where police shot John Crawford III shows that Crawford was not acting violently, an attorney...

Bars and Restaurants with Riverfest Views

Deals, windows and patios for watching the fireworks

· Aug 27, 2014 01:23 pm

Instead of hanging out on the riverfront all day, claiming a prime viewing spot with a lawn chair, make a reservation at one of these river-view restaurants for dining deals with great views of the 9:05 p.m. WEBN Rivefest fireworks.OhioThe Celestial: A four-star, four-course, prix-fixe meal...

Morning News and Stuff

Local prosecutors will investigate Crawford shooting, former Kroger CEO says his pay was "ludicrous" and the sad story of a 9-year-old with an uzi

· Aug 27, 2014 09:29 am

Morning y'all! After a rough start (a bit more on that later), I'm here and ready to give you the news.Two prosecutors from Hamilton County will lead the state’s investigation into the police shooting death of John Crawford III, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced yesterday.Stacey...

ArtWorks' Big Pitch Winners Announced Wednesday

Watch someone win $15,000 tomorrow night

· Aug 26, 2014 11:29 am

Eight finalists in ArtWorks' Big Pitch competition will each get a five-minute business-pitch session before a panel of judges and a live audience tomorrow night, starting at  6 p.m. at the American Sign Museum, 1330 Monmouth St. in Camp Washington. The judges will decide the...

Morning News and Stuff

City to offer transgender benefits; Sen. Brown: eat at Wendy's; newsflash: Americans don't trust cops

· Aug 26, 2014 08:12 am

Hey all. It's morning news, and I'm earlier than usual. I'm as surprised as you are.The city of Cincinnati has announced it will cover medically necessary transgender surgery for employees under its insurance plan. A majority of city council signed a letter urging the change, which was then...

Morning News and Stuff

3CDC calls for development proposals, Ark park draws controversy and Kasich declines food stamp work waivers for most Ohio counties

· Aug 25, 2014 10:21 am

Heya. It's news time.Got a few hundred thousand dollars sitting around? Want to be part of the gentrification renaissance in Over-the-Rhine? Step up and make your pitch to 3CDC! The development corporation has announced it will open up the 33 city-owned properties for which it is the preferred...

Crown Jewels of Jazz Festival Begins Tonight

Washington Park and SCPA host events throughout the two-day fest presented by Learning Through Art, Inc.

· Aug 22, 2014 11:38 am

The Crown Jewels of Jazz Festival returns Friday and Saturday with an adjusted format. While last year’s fest was spread out across the Over-the-Rhine area, this year’s Crown Jewels is more streamlined, with free events concentrated in OTR’s Washington Park.The fest kicks off Friday night...

 

Dreaming Big

Cincinnati-area DREAMers share stories of struggles and success as they advocate for immigration reform

· Aug 27, 2014 12:50 am

The Freedom Center's  Aug. 20 Dreamers' Summit strived to raise awareness about the struggles and courage of young undocumented immigrants in the area.
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A Tale of Two Cities (Part II)

· Aug 27, 2014 01:51 pm

As the days turn a way from Michael Brown’s funeral, thus finally laying to rest his thrice-autopsied young body, Ferguson, Missouri, is now — more than ever — ripe and ready for the change that can carry this predominantly black and woefully underemployed community forever forward. ...

Plays By Women: Where Are They?

· Aug 20, 2014 10:33 am

A crowd of female playwrights came together in New York City in 2008 to express their concern that works by women were not getting produced by that city’s theaters. More than 150 playwrights attended the gathering, resulting in standing-room-only at the venue. ...

FXX Revisits Sprinfield's First Family

· Aug 27, 2014 11:35 am

Get reacquainted with Marge, Homer, Bart, Lisa and the whole Springfield clan during FXX’s “Every Simpsons Ever” 12-day marathon, which continues through Monday night at midnight. ...

Cozy Cafe

Covington’s family-owned Blend serves up paninis and community spirit

· Aug 20, 2014 09:32 am

In the past couple of years, the storefront at 14 E. Fifth St. in Covington has been a pizza place (Pizza Bomba), a gourmet sandwich shop (Wolf & Co. Bistro) and, now, a daytime café. ...

From Brazil With Love

Cincinnati Jazz pianist Phil DeGreg continues his long love affair with Brazilian musical tradition

· Aug 27, 2014 08:32 am

Cincinnati Jazz pianist Phil DeGreg talks about his recently released third album of Brazilian Jazz exploration, Brazilian People, and the state of Jazz in Cincinnati and beyond.
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