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Portune & the Boycott

0 Comments · Thursday, June 27, 2002
Lots of people support the Coalition for a Just Cincinnati and its "Artists of Conscience" boycott. I count myself as one of them. On the other side of the justice fence are political leaders such   

Telling Arts Leaders What They Want to Hear

0 Comments · Thursday, June 20, 2002
Telling Arts Leaders What They Want to Hear Charlie Luken handles himself well before a supportive crowd. His business suit is as immaculate as those worn by the many business executives who gather  

Smelling the Flowers

0 Comments · Thursday, June 6, 2002
I know people who still talk about the May Festival performances a few weeks ago featuring the Central State University chorus. Their roof-raising renditions of Neal Gittleman's arrangements of 'Jes  

CAM Wings It

0 Comments · Thursday, May 30, 2002
Of the three construction projects underway at Cincinnati's major art museums, only one looks to significantly impact local artists. For its flashy new home at Sixth and Walnut streets, the Conte  

Springtime Walk

0 Comments · Thursday, May 16, 2002
I've been keeping a log of my most dismal walks in Greater Cincinnati. It's my way of tracking progress -- or the lack thereof -- in the revitalization of our sleeping city. I know that anyone who p  

Art Club 2002

0 Comments · Thursday, May 9, 2002
Walking into the student gallery of the University of Cincinnati's DAAP building is an arresting experience. The re-created graffiti there is shocking and disturbing. Sprayed onto the walls are 52   

The Latest Arts Martyr

0 Comments · Thursday, May 2, 2002
If I had the chance to say goodbye to artist Thomas Condon April 29, before Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Judge Norbert Nadel sent him to prison for 2 1/2 years for taking pictures of corpses a  

Buzzing and Whirling

0 Comments · Thursday, April 25, 2002
The comical admission boombox is back, one of the installations from Stacked, the Weston Gallery exhibition that ran in 2000. Coins hit a metal plate, which triggers a switch that sends a signal acr  

In the Studio with Thomas Condon

0 Comments · Thursday, April 18, 2002
The one thing that best explains Thomas Condon is a black leather notebook containing his current sketches. Inside the book, roughly the size of an outstretched hand, are 22 pencil drawings compri  

To Price Hill With Love

0 Comments · Thursday, April 11, 2002
A facelift to Cincinnati's Price Hill neighborhood could come in the form of theater, if the local community is interested in helping. Tim Perrino, artistic director for the Showboat Majestic, want  

A Year Later, the Arts Remain Dedicated to Over-the-Rhine

0 Comments · Thursday, April 4, 2002
The anger over Timothy Thomas' fatal shooting by Cincinnati Police last April increases in light of the trumped-up charges surrounding his arrest record. The Coalition for a Just Cincinnati's "Artis  

Artists and the Boycott

0 Comments · Thursday, March 21, 2002
Dead serious is how I would describe Amanda Mayes, action committee chair for the Coalition for a Just Cincinnati. On the few occasions I've met the 26-year-old radical, her tight-lipped expression   

Sacrifice for Boycott

0 Comments · Thursday, March 14, 2002
The two words that come to mind when I think about the 1955 Montgomery bus boycott are "doable" and "sacrifice." There were other Montgomery, Ala., businesses that Dr. Martin Luther King could have  

The King of Newport

0 Comments · Thursday, March 7, 2002
His performance piece begins the weekday afternoon when Andrew Loughnane carries two-by-fours up the stairs of Newport's Southgate House. In the first-floor lounge, a group of 'townies' gather   

Building a Better Opera

0 Comments · Thursday, February 21, 2002
The issues behind last April's street riots remain unaddressed and, as a result, Cincinnati continues to languish. The Coalition for a Just Cincinnati's 'Artists of Conscience' campaign -- a call fo