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The Color of Newfound Violence

0 Comments · Thursday, October 4, 2001
Liliana Duque Piñeiro looks out the window at the University of Cincinnati's College of Design, Art, Architecture and Planning (DAAP). From the 840 Gallery she watches UC students pass by. T  

In Times of Need, Clear Channel Turns off the Music

0 Comments · Thursday, September 27, 2001
Art can be a welcome diversion in today's climate of sorrow and terror. In the days after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, it felt good to watch a Toronto Film Festival screening of Italian filmmaker  

Finding Space Newport's Development Boom for The Artery

0 Comments · Thursday, September 6, 2001
Sweeping is a performance art when Laura Hollis holds the broom. As she regularly does, Hollis cleans the dirt and trash from the entry to her Newport arts center, The Artery. It's a weekday afterno  

The Lullaby of Newport

0 Comments · Thursday, August 23, 2001
The address knocked me off my feet, as did the initial press materials. Someone wants to make movies in Newport, and I'm not talking about pornography. A few blocks away from the World Peace Bell,   

Learning From Artistic Transformations

0 Comments · Thursday, August 16, 2001
The city of Cincinnati is desperate to transform itself into a harmonious city. This is a statement I think everyone would embrace. The summer-long debate among Cincinnati's political and business   

A Message of Unity, Drawn in Graffiti

0 Comments · Thursday, August 9, 2001
It's easy to be overwhelmed by the chaos of an all-day outdoor concert like the Vans Warped Tour. On a recent July afternoon, bands like Rancid, 311 and Less Than Jake blast their music from four  

Offstage and Onstage Excitement at Cincinnati Opera

0 Comments · Thursday, August 2, 2001
Statistics from the Cincinnati Opera's 2001 season are in, and the news is very good. A robust 4,443 subscriptions gave the company its second highest subscription rate ever, totaling 70 percent of   

One Day of Art and Sweat in Grailville

0 Comments · Thursday, July 26, 2001
The titanic puppet slowly makes its way down a grassy hillside in Loveland, Ohio. Beneath its canvas body, artist Mark Fox and his crew struggle to navigate the figure's long arms and enormous hea  

Keith Benjamin's Downtown Debut

0 Comments · Thursday, July 19, 2001
The tower is what pulls me into the Linda Schwartz Gallery at the edge of downtown on West Fourth Street. It's a titanic blur of blues, greens and reds that tickles the top of the gallery's 12-foot   

Questioning Charlie, Anticipating Courtis

0 Comments · Thursday, July 5, 2001
The first surprise was the fact that the May 10 letter arrived on my desk sometime in June. It's a delay even the Post Office would have trouble explaining. The second surprise was the squiggly sig  

Building a Better Museum Through Dialogue

0 Comments · Thursday, June 28, 2001
A place like the Cincinnati Art Museum (CAM) often looks its most ominous right before visiting hours. Outside the museum's doors, the world surrounding Eden Park and Mount Adams is one of warm suns  

Esquire Theatre's Operator Explains the Naughty Bits

1 Comment · Thursday, June 14, 2001
It's been a week since CityBeat first broke the story about Esquire Theatre operator Gary Goldman cutting a sex scene from director Wayne Wang's unrated adult drama The Center of the World. I've yet  

Esquire Cuts Sex Scene from Center of the World

0 Comments · Thursday, June 7, 2001
This is the scene Cincinnati audiences for director Wayne Wang's unrated adult drama The Center of the World failed to see at Clifton's Esquire Theatre: A stripper leans over her male customer. She   

An Artistic Response to City Problems

0 Comments · Thursday, May 31, 2001
Workmen are finished dismantling vending booths. Trash has been hauled away. The 2001 edition of Taste of Cincinnati is over. But for the time being, the media spotlight remains focused on the Centr  

A Jammin' Opportunity Lost

0 Comments · Thursday, May 17, 2001
The May 9 fax message about Pepsi Jammin' on Main came directly from a machine at Music Hall. The banner at the top of the page identified the sender as the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. The contac