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When Tony Met Pat

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 22, 2004
Stop by his multimedia exhibition Peeps & Bells at the Annie Bolling Gallery in Oakley, and you'll agree that Tony Luensman is making the most engaging visual art in town. The one person who still   

Jim Tarbell, Half-Off Arts Czar

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 15, 2004
The latest news flash in Councilman Jim Tarbell's three years as chair of Cincinnati City Council's Arts & Culture Committee is the recent elimination of 50 percent of the city's funding for the art  

Desperately Seeking...

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 1, 2004
Cincinnati liberals still stinging from Sen. John Kerry's Nov. 2 defeat have a new reason to be blue. City of Cincinnati leaders are projecting a $10 million to $12 million budget shortfall for 200  

Freedom Center Offers Help to Black Theatre Group

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 24, 2004
The suffrage being discussed by National Underground Freedom Center Chief of Communications Paul Bernish is a vote of support for Cincinnati Black Theatre Company (CBTC) in its fight to continue pro  

Almost Blue

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 17, 2004
Standing in the Election Day rain outside the Evanston Neighborhood Community Center might not qualify as the deciding factor for Gary Wright, chairman of the repeal-Article 12 group Citizens to Re  

Go West into the Desert

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 3, 2004
Twentynine Palms, Calif. -- The Palms, a roadhouse tavern set back from the highway in the vast, minimalist starkness of this patch of desert-country California, is an unexpected place for a Cincin  

Opera Adds the Numbers

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 13, 2004
An elementary equation is key for future success at Cincinnati Opera: 3+1. That's how Managing Director Patricia K. Beggs and key staff members explain things during a recent morning meeting just a  

To Muni and the Good Life

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 6, 2004
Recent productions of Kurt Weill's The Seven Deadly Sins and Francis Poulenc's La Voix Humaine are what I visualize whenever I think about Cincinnati Opera. I think about the recent avant-garde prod  

King of Swing

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 29, 2004
The presidential campaign between President George W. Bush and Sen. John Kerry continues to tighten, heating up with the first televised debate on Thursday. Politics, from attack ads to campaign sto  

Old Bait and Switch

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 15, 2004
I first learned the phrase "bait and switch" in my late teens, selling televisions at a Chicago department store. Customers would come into the department asking for a favorite brand of TV -- let's  

Wanted: Arts Protesters

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 1, 2004
Republican National Convention speeches from Sen. John McCain and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani offer few shocks, although McCain's plea to GOP faithful that Democrats aren't the enemy ge  

Take Us to the River Grass

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 25, 2004
A riverfront spot to be proud of, something unlike anything else in Cincinnati, sits upriver from the headline-making National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. Ohio River Grass is a nursery for   

Every Freedom Picture Tells a Story

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 18, 2004
Secretary of State Colin Powell stops at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center before delivering his vote-for-President Bush speech to veterans gathered at the Cincinnati Convention Cente  

Second Chance City

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 4, 2004
Was it just last summer that critics and arts reporters came from far and near to opine on Zaha Hadid's shocking, nonlinear building, the new Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art, th  

All Along the Church Tower

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 21, 2004
The 1962 demolition of Manhattan's old Penn Station -- a grand 1910 building with a vaulted glass ceiling and massive concourse that made train passengers feel like royalty -- caused an outrage cred