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Finding the Front Door

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 14, 2004
The front door is everything at London-based architect Zaha Hadid's new Contemporary Arts Center (CAC), a bold design that meshes concrete and glass into a postmodern structure that's more heavy tha  

Buying off the Liberal Media

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 7, 2004
R.L. Fridley, owner of Des Moines-based Fridley Theatres, a cinema chain with 90 screens in Iowa and Nebraska, is making headlines for refusing to show Fahrenheit 9/11. Sure, director Michael Moore'  

Bold Is Beautiful at the Opera

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 23, 2004
Outsourcing boldness, a decision that requires its own sense of artistic self-confidence and bravery, leads Cincinnati Opera Artistic Director Nicholas Muni to collaborate with UC College-Conservato  

Tony and Baloney

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 9, 2004
Ed Stern's biggest success after 13 years as Playhouse in the Park's producing artistic director is the 2004 Regional Theatre Tony Award. His network TV shout out to Cincinnati, by far the biggest   

Like the Cicadas, Kim Humphries Returns

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 2, 2004
The term "creative class" wasn't a popular catchphrase when Cincinnati artist and longtime Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) curator Kim Humphries relocated to St. Louis in August 2000. But he was fles  

What Makes Jimmy Run?

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 19, 2004
Artist Jimmy Baker isn't widely known in Cincinnati. He's not supposed to be. He's still a graduate student at UC's College of Design, Art, Architecture and Planning (DAAP), at least for anot  

The Last Arts Consortium Revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 12, 2004
Construction cranes and other heavy machinery have become familiar sights in Cincinnati's West End, a roughhewn stretch of warehouses and housing projects adjacent to downtown. The transformation o  

Now That the Museum Center Has Your Money...

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 28, 2004
There's nothing like a grand entrance to make an impact, whether you're Gone With the Wind heroine Scarlett O'Hara descending the staircase of her antebellum mansion or Cincinnati Museum Center Pres  

A Taste of Quivid

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 21, 2004
Massive sports stadiums stand on Cincinnati's central riverfront, but I seldom see passersby except for game days. Preparations continue for the August opening of the National Underground Railroad   

Paris Diary

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 7, 2004
Soon into my first afternoon stroll on my first day in Paris, I noticed something that reminded me of Cincinnati. A tall, cylinder, advertising kiosk, one of many scattered through the city, rotated  

Queen of Bricks

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 31, 2004
Longtime arts administrator, author and opinion maker Jean Feinberg sits in the auditorium of a past employer, the Cincinnati Art Museum, and declares with matter-of-fact confidence to the small gro  

Downsized Activism

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 17, 2004
After the efforts to build the new Reds ballpark at Broadway Commons next to Over-the-Rhine came to a crashing defeat on a November 1998 ballot, I still remember the optimistic words of then-Cincin  

ArtSpike Seeking Rich Arts Lovers

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 10, 2004
Spend time with Arie Vandenberg, founder and chief operating officer of the biweekly arts newspaper ArtSpike, and you'll leave convinced he knows every young female waitress in town. Vandenberg, a   

Coming to Life

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 3, 2004
The formula for transforming a long-shuttered funeral home into the Kennedy Heights Arts Center can be found scrawled on a message board hanging in a second-floor kitchen. The slogan reads, "You +   

Good Nude vs. Bad Nude

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 18, 2004
Washed-up TV actress Linda Gray drops her clothes as Mrs. Robinson on the U.S. tour of Broadway comedy The Graduate, including her 12-day run last December at the Aronoff Center, and no administrato