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Cover Story: Indie Innovation

The MidPoint Music Festival stays alive by providing essential tools for fans and artists

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Every year Sean Rhiney and Bill Donabedian meet on Main Street to hang the MidPoint Music Festival banner a week or so before the fest. This annual event is the semi-formal symbol of another succ  

Cover Story: Parties, Panels and Workshops ... Oh My!

There's more action at MidPoint than just independent artist showcases all night long

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 26, 2007
One of the cooler aspects of the MidPoint Music Festival, the thing that keeps it from being "just" a festival and more a "music conference" is the collection of daytime panels and workshops.  

Cover Story: Sounds Like a Music Festival

Use the tools, sound like Tool or be a tool

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 26, 2007
MidPoint Music Festival continues to go high-tech as the sixth version approaches, this year upgrading its web site to offer bands and festivalgoers as much information as possible. When you land  

Cover Story: MPMF Schedule


0 Comments · Wednesday, September 26, 2007
ARNOLD'S 9 p.m. Raison D'Etre (Wilder, Ky.) Folk/Americana The three hyper-talented women of Folk trio Raison D'Etre have been astounding audiences with their gorgeous three-part harmo  

Cover Story: MPMF Schedule


0 Comments · Wednesday, September 26, 2007
ARNOLD'S 9 p.m. Wink Keziah & Delux Motel (Charlotte, N.C.) Americana/Alternative Wink Keziah has turned the raw material of his harrowing life experience into the tripabilly Country swa  

Cover Story: MPMF Schedule


0 Comments · Wednesday, September 26, 2007
ARNOLD'S 9 p.m. Chris Collier (Newport, Ky.) Folk/Americana For the past decade and a half, Chris Collier has been one of the area's premiere Folk artists, putting out four acclaimed re  

Cover Story: In the Know, in the Groove

Jay Kalagayan, Jason Bruffy and their Know Theatre partners aren't finished growing

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Back in 1997, Jay Kalagayan was a recent Xavier University grad with a yen for theater. But he found it hard to find opportunities locally -- his Filipino heritage made him the odd man out with m  

Cover Story: Cleaning Up

Matt Ryan tries to help others and work himself out of a job

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Matt Ryan thinks janitors are cool. Most of us don't think about the people who clean our offices and classrooms. Often called "America's invisible workforce" because they typically perform t  

Cover Story: The Beer Is Back in Town

Greg Hardman promotes Moerlein, Hudy, music and his adopted hometown

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 19, 2007
I'm meeting Greg Hardman at Kaldi's, and as I walk along Main Street I see Christian Moerlein umbrellas and cups everywhere. They're obviously a big supporter of Second Sunday on Main, which is  

Cover Story: Can't Knock Her Hustle

Local poet Jennie Wright is busy but keeps her commitments working together

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 19, 2007
When a woman says she's a single mother, it's not inconceivable that she has more than one job. But Jennie Wright's schedule makes one recall that In Living Color sketch about the job-juggling   

Cover Story: Mending the City's Bones

Steven Bloomfield and Ken Schon enjoy bringing back Cincinnati's industrial buildings

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Older cities like Cincinnati are blessed with "good bones" -- the still-standing but often-vacant factories and warehouses that attest to a proud, powerful, endlessly fascinating industrial past  

Cover Story: The Thinker

Odili Donald Odita plans to turn the CAC lobby into a conversation about art

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 19, 2007
On Oct. 11, artist Odili Donald Odita will begin his transformation of the Contemporary Arts Center's lobby. Odita's installation, Flow, will remain in the space until April 2008, but perhaps th  

Cover Story: Bodies in View

Wendy Seifert tackles a revealing photography project as an AIDS fund-raiser

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Rear-end, booty, behind, caboose, hiney, butt, buns. Whatever term you prefer, they're on display for "Body in View," a cheeky (pardon the pun) forthcoming calendar for a good cause. AIDS Volu  

Cover Story: Add It Up

Mute Math capitalize on their summer 'buzz band' breakthrough

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 19, 2007
From the very first days when Mute Math was coming together as a band, founding members Paul Meany and Darren King didn't put limits on the kind of music the group would create. The approached yi  

Cover Story: Off to a Running Start

Trevor Grubbs and Feralmade Gallery bring new energy to Northside

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 19, 2007
He claims a "less-is-more" approach to making art, but it doesn't seem to translate into running a gallery for Trevor Grubbs. More is more at Feralmade Gallery, where the directors are serious