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Mad Driven

Overcoming multiple tragedies, Cincinnati Rock trio Mad Anthony immerses itself in a year-long release project

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 11, 2016
With a mix of Rock and Punk, plus a dash of Pop sensibility, Mad Anthony has established itself as one of Cincinnati’s most consistently eclectic and explosive recording artists, something the group’s energized, fan-winning live show matches.   

History's Echo

A new nonprofit is trying to tell the stories of Over-the-Rhine before they’re forgotten

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Although Over-the-Rhine is a neighborhood about which most Cincinnatians have strong opinions, one thing remains certain: It’s no stranger to change.    

Vinyl Revival

Portraits of locals whose record collections are helping keep vinyl alive

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Vinyl records, once thought near extinction, haven’t just had a comeback in recent years — they now rule the music industry.  

Unrest in OTR: 15 Years Later

What’s changed — and what hasn’t

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Long after the protests ended, after the curfews were lifted and after buildings that had been burned were rebuilt — in some cases replaced with shining new storefronts — the fateful shooting in a dark alley just off Republic Street has continued to have ripple effects.

Building Character

Jonn Schenz talks White House Easter bunnies, costuming Cincinnati and a life in the arts

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Schenz Theatrical Supply has been producing costumes, plush mascots and theater wardrobes for nearly 50 years, but the most fascinating character by far is the man behind it all: Jonn Schenz.  

A Bunny Tale

How a rabbit suit from Cincinnati ends up in the White House

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Jonn Schenz has been supplying the bunny outfits for the White House’s annual Easter festivities for 36 years, starting under the reign of President Ronald Reagan.  

Shooting for History

Will Xavier cap a historic regular season with its first Final Four?

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 16, 2016
In a year of historic firsts, Xavier’s national press, which has only grown more laudatory since December, has been justified.

2016 NCAA Tournament Preview

Regional Teams in the NCAA Tournament

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Happy March Madness! CityBeat previews UC, UK, IU, Dayton and Butler. Plus, Chris Mack and Xavier set their sights on the Final Four.

Hobbled but Hopeful

Mick Cronin’s Bearcats look to put a regular season full of tough breaks behind them

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 16, 2016
This is UC’s 30th overall appearance in the NCAA tournament. The Bearcats are one of just eight programs that have a current streak of six straight appearances. They last reached the Sweet 16 in 2012.  

Fighting Bern Out

Sen. Bernie Sanders continues his improbable run, but he must get past Ohio

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 9, 2016
While it’s a big deal that upstart candidate Sanders has pulled off once-improbable victories, his campaign will need much more juice if he is to win the ultimate upset and take the Democratic nomination.  

Hanging On

After a Super Tuesday Trump sweep, Ohio Gov. John Kasich clings to his GOP presidential primary candidacy

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Even as the trail to the presidential nomination becomes ever-thinner, Kasich is clinging on, at least until voting comes home to Ohio.

Sights Set on Portman’s Senate Seat

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Putting aside the presidential contest, it’s hard to imagine a bigger race in 2016 than the scramble for the Ohio Senate seat currently held by Republican Rob Portman.

A Wild Rumpus

DANCEFIX connects community and manifests joy through high-energy movement and neighborhood outreach

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Walking into a DANCEFIX class at the Cincinnati Ballet center on a Saturday morning is a bit like walking into a mid-summer tent revival.  

Just Don't Do It

How religious organizations spread dangerous misinformation through sex-ed programs in public schools

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Abstinence-only sex-ed programs have ruled American classrooms for the past 20 years despite reams of evidence showing they don't actually delay teen sex or pregnancy. Today, a convoluted federal funding stream is helping religious groups teach it in public school classrooms all across Cincinnati.

The Wussification of America

With national and international attention at an all-time high, Cincinnati rockers Wussy prep new album, Forever Sounds

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 17, 2016
The group’s last album, 2014’s Attica!, amped up the noisy elements that have defined the band from the beginning, but Forever Sounds unleashes a sonic arsenal unlike anything in Wussy’s acclaimed catalog.