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That Which Divides Us

Pervasive economic segregation in predominantly black neighborhoods continues to oppress many Cincinnatians

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 26, 2015
A pervasive and historically entrenched economic segregation in predominantly black neighborhoods continues to seal off many Cincinnatians, creating desperation and setting up extra barriers for residents of those communities. 

Riding High

A Milford nonprofit serves riders with disabilities and injured veterans through horse-related activities

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Four-year-old Blake Farrell’s favorite activity at Cincinnati Therapeutic Riding and Horsemanship is riding backward on her horse, either while sitting up or lying down. Blake is one of 125 individuals who participate in programs provided by CTRH, a 30-year-old organization that provides horse-related therapies and activities to children and adults with disabilities.  

The Cincinnati Cobra

Looking back on the life and impact of local boxing legend Ezzard Charles

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Lincoln Park Drive in the West End was rechristened Ezzard Charles Drive nearly 40 years ago, yet when one asks a typical Cincinnatian whether they are familiar with the man after which the street is named, a quizzical look almost certainly comes across their face before answering, “Uh, not really.”

Cobra's Corner

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 5, 2015
As part of its Cincinnati Legends series, ArtWorks on Oct. 3 will unveil a mural of legendary Cincinnati boxer Ezzard Charles on a three-story building at West Liberty and Republic streets.  

Summer of Sanders

Bern-storming the Midwest with Vermont’s favorite son

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Four weeks ago, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) became impossible to ignore.   

Party Like It's 1984

That time Prince played a secret show at Bogart's …

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 22, 2015
One of the major coups for Bogart’s was the 1984 appearance of Prince, who had booked his new band for a short run of rehearsal gigs prior to the his extensive tour to promote the just-released Purple Rain film and soundtrack.  

A View from the Record Shop

John James reflects on being one of Bogart's neighbors for 15 years

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 22, 2015
During my 15 years in three storefronts on Short Vine, Bogart’s was a terrific business ally and the local crossroads of “my people,” a perfect capacity house of worship where music nuts rubbed shoulders and dropped jaws, collecting a lifetime of “I saw them when…” moments.  

A Personal Pantheon of Bogart's Highlights

CityBeat writer and former Bogart's employee Brian Baker remembers his favorite Bogart's moments

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Longtime CityBeat writer (and former Bogart's staffer) Brian Baker remembers some of his favorite moments from 40 years of seeing shows at Bogart's.

Behind the Heavy Metal Wheel of Sex

A piece of Bogart's lore (somewhat) explained

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 22, 2015
How a juvenile backstage gag ended up becoming a part of the legend of Bogart's.

We'll Always Have Short Vine...

Bogart’s, the Midwest’s premier showcase music club, celebrates 40 years by moving into the future and reconnecting with its storied past

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Bogart’s has experienced a life as real, as colorful, as downcast in despair and as jubilant in triumph as any living, breathing human being. Bogart’s is a tangible entity, with a personality as integral to the shows it has hosted as any of the thousands of luminaries that have graced its stage over the past four decades.   

Better Together?

The idea of using cooperatively owned groceries to solve neighborhood problems is picking up steam in Cincinnati. But will they work?

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Just two blocks from the bustling strip of Hamilton Avenue that runs through Northside’s business district, an empty white building, once a Save-A-Lot discount market, stands boarded up and dark. 

Pitch Perfect

ArtWorks Big Pitch finalists highlight local independent businesses

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Earlier this spring, area arts organization ArtWorks invited local established artists, designers, makers and overall creative entrepreneurs to participate in its second-annual Big Pitch competition. 

Summer Opera Preview

Cincinnati Opera at 95: stepping forward, looking back

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Twenty years ago, I wrote a cover story about Cincinnati Opera’s 75th season and the pending hire of a new artistic director following a multi-year series of self-studies and community forums. Two decades and two artistic directors later, the company has stayed on track, achieving many of its goals and, in notable instances, exceeding them.    

Rising in the West

Cincinnati Landmark’s Incline Theater is a leap of faith

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Although Tim Perrino and Rodger Pille are schemers, failure is not on their radar. But creating a hit is definitely what they have in mind as they prepare to launch the Warsaw Federal Incline Theater — in fact, it seems they’ve had a lucky charm in their hip pockets for the past three years.

Lower Price Hill in Focus

Amy Scott’s documentary captures the communal character of Oyler

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 26, 2015
The Community Learning Center concept is galvanizing the national consciousness and has catapulted Cincinnati to the forefront of the conversation.