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Onstage: Love Forbidden: Louis Conducts the Pelléas Story

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 30, 2015
The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra rules when it comes to mashing up live music with images. But this week, the orchestra takes on a more formidable challenge: performing Arnold Schoenberg’s symphonic tone poem Pelléas und Mélisande with visual accompaniment of projections and video created by innovative young director, production designer and visual artist James Darrah.   

Music: Chris Robinson Brotherhood

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 23, 2015
In early 2011, just after The Black Crowes entered their second major hiatus, lead singer Chris Robinson decided to branch out, embarking on a solo endeavor that has become a new powerhouse of modern American Rock & Roll — Chris Robinson Brotherhood, known by devoted fans as CRB.   

Music: The Wood Brothers

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Brothers Chris and Oliver Wood grew up in Colorado surrounded by the campfire music of their father and the storytelling poetics of their mother. So it was no surprise that both ended up as successful creatives, although, despite their shared roots, they didn’t work together for a significant portion of their careers.  

Music: Ivan & Alyosha

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 23, 2015
For the uninitiated, Ivan & Alyosha falls into the same nomenclature category as Jethro Tull and Pink Floyd — there are no Jethros, Floyds, Ivans or Alyoshas among their ranks. Ivan & Alyosha was initially comprised of vocalists/guitarists Tim Wilson and Ryan Carbary, who gravitated from working in a variety of musical relationships to forming an exclusive duo in 2007.  

Music: Torres

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 23, 2015
When it came time to pick a producer for the follow-up to her 2013 self-titled debut, Mackenzie Scott (aka Torres) decided to enlist PJ Harvey’s longtime drummer Rob Ellis, who in turn recruited several of his buddies, including Portishead guitarist Adrian Utley.   

Comedy: Tom Dustin

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 23, 2015
It’s not immediately apparent that comedian Tom Dustin is from Boston, as he doesn’t sound like the guys from Car Talk or the cast of Good Will Hunting.  

Music: 2015 MidPoint Music Festival

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 23, 2015
The most common question associated with Cincinnati’s MidPoint Music Festival — besides “Are you going?” — is probably something along the lines of, “Who should I go see?”   

Art: Myopia

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 23, 2015
“Cincinnati, in some ways, was the start of me being an artist,” says Mark Mothersbaugh, relaxing as best he can, given his constantly enthused, exuberant state, in a meeting room at downtown’s Contemporary Arts Center. “So there’s something about coming back here that is this completion of a cycle.”  

Event: CliftonFest

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 23, 2015
The fourth-annual CliftonFest promises the ultimate Clifton experience — casual, eclectic and local.  

Attractions: Weeki Wachee Mermaids

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Mermaids are no longer a myth — they are a limited-time attraction at the Newport Aquarium.  

Onstage: Silence! The Musical

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Of course you know The Silence of the Lambs, the creepy movie about “Hannibal the Cannibal.” It was a big hit in 1991 with Anthony Hopkins as the brilliant, manipulative serial killer and Jodie Foster as the young FBI cadet who recruits him to help her catch a different psychopath  

Art: The Michael Lowe Collection

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 23, 2015
The Art Academy of Cincinnati provides a rare opportunity to view artwork from the collection of local collector/dealer Michael Lowe. Much  

Music: Robyn Hitchcock

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Robyn Hitchcock, the British singer/songwriter whose intimately resonant, raspy voice and mysteriously peculiar worldview were shaped by such skewed troubadours of his youth as Nick Drake, Syd Barrett and the Incredible String Band, plays Southgate House Revival in a show rescheduled from February when he couldn’t get here due to inclement weather.   

Event: Country Applefest

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 23, 2015
There are a couple of distinct signs that autumn has hit the Tristate: Leaves begin to fall, pumpkin spice flavor is everywhere and the cooler temperatures force hipsters to start breaking out the flannel. But the most welcome and certainly the most delicious harbingers of fall are the myriad festivals featuring our favorite recurrent foods of the season, especially the most American fruit of all: the apple.  

Event: Fire up the Night

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Fire Up the Night is an international fireworks competition over Lake Como at Coney Island featuring competitors Fantastic Fireworks of England, News de Brazil, Fireworx/Sky Lighter of Australia and a finale from local favorites, Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks.