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Onstage: Infamous Love Songs

By Julie Mullins · April 26th, 2011 · CityBeat Recommends

Cross-pollinating arts audiences is paramount in today's economically uncertain times. Case in point: Cincinnati Ballet and storied Cincinnati band Over the Rhine (both beloved cultural icons locally and beyond) will share the stage this weekend at the Aronoff Center for three performances designed to draw fans of each.

For artistic magic to happen, the right elements must come together musically and choreographically. For two married couples at the heart of Infamous Love Songs — which features choreography built around several Over the Rhine songs — the collaboration also requires merging elements of their professional and personal lives.

Over the Rhine’s founding core duo, Karin Bergquist and Linford Detweiler, have been making music together for more than two decades and draw fans and praise from across the globe.

They’re fresh off their first-ever tour of Japan and have been on the road for several U.S. dates in support of their latest release, The Long Surrender. Bergquist and Detweiler have also been married for nearly 15 years. Six top-notch musicians will play with the duo during OTR’s live performances during Love Songs.

Cincinnati Ballet presents Infamous Love Songs with Over the Rhine at the Aronoff Center Friday and Saturday. Go here to read Julie Mullins' full interview.



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