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Thank You for Reading

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 20, 2007
I'm thankful it's Thanksgiving week. I'm a traditionalist at heart (a liberal in my brain), and I love family holidays. Holidays are the height pencil marks on the door frame of life. They measure  

Cincinnati Is a Music Town

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 7, 2007
I enjoy Cincinnati. Yes, I worship at the chili/ ice cream/ Reds altar like a lot of you, but this city's malleability brings me the most enjoyment. See something missing? Reach in and create it.   

Paper Moon

1 Comment · Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Carteaux and Leslie, a fine used book store just a few doors from the corner of Vine and Court streets, is presenting an exhibition called Rensler's Revisited: A Fresh Look at Vintage Works From a V  

Close Calls on Key Ballot Issues

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Endorsements for the Nov. 6 election continue this week, with attention turning to the two most contentious ballot issues local voters will face: a new operating tax levy for Cincinnati Public Scho  

Let the Endorsements Begin

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Election Day is just a few weeks off, so it's time to start making up your mind. As always, CityBeat is here to help. We begin three weeks of election endorsements right now and will offer more in  

Bite the Hand That Doesn't Feed

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 3, 2007
What better represents Cincinnati: the Bengals on Monday Night Football or the MidPoint Music Festival? Luckily for us Cincinnati is a big enough city that this isn't an either/or question. We can  

The Art of Change

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 5, 2007
It's funny how a bunch of different threads in life can occasionally come together to form a string of a theme. I've experienced some of that convergence this past week. Labor Day weekend was the   

Livin' on the Air at WNKU

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 5, 2007
I started working at WNKU (89.7 FM) in November 1989, when popular Bluegrass DJ Ed McDonald left to pursue other opportunities. Sheila Rue, the station's general manager, asked me to host the show,   

Rehabbed Emery Theatre Offers Sighs Over Size

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 5, 2007
You've heard it before: Size matters. But just as in a more notorious context, when it comes to concert venues, bigger isn't necessarily better. So much of what we call Classical music was original  

Another Column About Barry Bonds

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 1, 2007
As I grew into a young man and began to find my way as an adult, the two "possessions" I prized the most were my relationships with music and sports. No wonder I didn't get married until my mid-thi  

Moving On

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 1, 2007
I don't like change. I can see no virtue in it. The unavoidable changes, like growing old and dying, make me wonder why everyone isn't suspicious of words like "development" and "progress." The che  

Blame and Shame

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 11, 2007
The other day CityBeat News Editor Gregory Flannery posted this on the Porkopolis blog on our Web site: "I don't support the troops. Supporting the troops means supporting what troops do -- namely,  

Laughing With Pat Renick

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 4, 2007
Pat Renick's path crossed mine back in 1976, when both she and I were nominated for a Post Corbett Award in separate categories. She had already won as a visual artist in 1975, and I was nominated   

New Jail a Taxing Problem

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 6, 2007
Hamilton County commissioners voted last week to increase the county's sales tax to fund a new jail and a larger safety plan. They considered placing the plan on the August or November ballot but u  

The Political Pendulum Swings Back

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 6, 2007
America's experiment with neofascism is coming to an end. He came to office in a coup d'état and consolidated power after 9/11. George W. Bush might be our worst president in history -- certai