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Cover Story: State of the Arts: New Directors New Direction

Roundtable discussion with Cincinnati Art Museum's Aaron Betsky, Taft Museum's Eric Lee and CAC's Raphaela Platow

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 29, 2007
During the past year, the three major Cincinnati arts institutions have appointed new directors: Eric Lee at the Taft Museum of Art, Aaron Betsky at the Cincinnati Art Museum and Raphaela Platow  

Cover Story: State of the Arts: The Influentials

Twenty arts-centric people who make (or can make) Cincinnati a more interesting place to live

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Lists are frustratingly subjective endeavors that yield as many guffaws as nods of recognition. It's even worse when compiling a list of people responsible for the state of Cincinnati's arts sc  

Cover Story: State of the Arts: How the Arts Saved Cincinnati

And how we learned to love our new arts facilities

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 29, 2007
EDITOR'S NOTE: A few weeks ago I came across a strange locked box in the basement of our building downtown where we keep back issues and old files. It was labeled "CityBeat 25th Anniversary Tim  

Cover Story: Jack Louiso Is Theater's Pied Piper

CEA Hall of Fame inductee thrills kids and adults with live theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Jack Louiso knows kids. Maybe that's because he's kind of a big kid himself. He's taught kids to sing, dance and act at the School for Creative and Performing Arts for two decades and has served as artistic director for the Children's Theatre of Cincinnati since 1992. Those are the obvious reasons why the League of Cincinnati Theatres has named him the 2007 recipient of its Lifetime Achievement Award and why he'll be recognized Monday at the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards when he's inducted into the CEA Hall of Fame.   

Cover Story: CEA Run of Show

Monday August 27

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Click Here for the 2007 Theater Nominees 7 p.m. Doors open. Reception in Corbett Theater lobby 8 p.m. Cincinnati Entertainment Awards for Theater Performance: "Putting It Together" by the Le  

Cover Story: Next Comes Burning at the Stake

Is Ohio getting too tough on sex offenders?

1 Comment · Wednesday, August 15, 2007
It's been 10 years since Ohio started registering sex offenders, notifying neighbors when they move nearby and putting their pictures on sheriffs' Web sites. Has the program improved public sa  

Cover Story: Some Sex Offenders Get the Light Touch

Dinkel case shows complexity of abuse

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 15, 2007
A married, 51-year-old, well-to-do, blonde white woman doesn't fit the stereotype of a sex offender who lurks behind the bushes at a bus stop waiting to snatch unsuspecting children to rape and murde  

Cover Story: Education: Ultimate Protection

Tips for protecting yourself and your kids

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 15, 2007
It's impossible to prevent all crime, but anyone can reduce the chances of becoming a victim by knowing how to practice personal safety. Children are frequently bullied into secrecy by their abusers  

Cover Story: More than Scribbles

Graffiti artists come in from the street at ArtWorks

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 14, 2007
It's hard to believe that Scribble Jam started in a parking lot. People come from all over the country to check out the DJ battles at Annie's and revel at the club parties downtown. At the sam  

Cover Story: Scribble Jam Has Something to Say

Veteran MC Jaz-O's name should be better known

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 8, 2007
After reading his bio, someone emailed Jaz-O a MySpace message that read something like, "If you're 'The Originator' and you put Jay-Z on, then how come I don't know who you are?" The write  

Cover Story: Wise Intelligent Gets Personal

The 'poor righteous' MC brings a message on his new CD, The Talented Timothy Taylor

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 8, 2007
Of all the CDs Wise Intelligent has released since 1990, Wise Intelligent Iz ... The Talented Timothy Taylor is his most personal. Wise wears his own name on the new album and opens up about his e  

Cover Story: Jam Plan

Here are the details if you're planning on attending Scribble Jam

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 8, 2007
If you're planning on attending Scribble Jam-- which is now billing itself as "America's Largest Hip Hop Festival" -- this weekend, there's more than just the "main event" at Annie's. Below is a sc  

Cover Story: Surviving Iraq

Combat is only half the battle

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 1, 2007
Lance Cpl. Andrew Hildebrand narrowly dodged insurgent rounds that burst through the walls into the kitchen of an Iraqi house. He and his team members simultaneously tried to elude ricochet from  

Cover Story: Cincinnati Area Soldiers Killed in Iraq

Remembering those who have served

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 1, 2007
May 8, 2003, Private 1st ClassMarlin T. Rockhold , Hamilton Nov. 3, 2004, Sgt. CharlesJoseph Webb , Hamilton Jan. 30, 2005, Private 1st ClassJames H. Miller IV , Cincinnati May 9, 2005, Lance Cpl  

Cover Story: Going the Distance

Through trial by fire, Ryan Malott and his band 500 Miles to Memphis come of age

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 25, 2007
I first met Ryan Malott, mastermind and sole original member of the local "Country/Punk" band 500 Miles to Memphis, four years ago. The band, a trio at the time, was fresh out of high school. M