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Music: Kwame Binea Shakedown

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 28, 2015
After growing up in London and Ghana, singer/songwriter/guitarist Kwame Binea spent his teen years in Cherry Hill, N.J., playing basketball, writing poetry and absorbing the output of artists who would become the foundation of his eventual musical persona.   

Halloween: Fountain Square Costume Contest

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 28, 2015
If you’re looking to get some more mileage out of your Halloween costume head to Fountain Square at lunch for its ninth-annual costume contest.   

Halloween: Destiny and Dante's Inferno

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 28, 2015
The May Festival Chorus teams up with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra to tackle Liszt’s Dante symphony — inspired by Dante Alighieri’s The Divine Comedy — depicting Dante’s and Virgil’s journey through hell.   

Halloween: Cincinnati Pops Symphony Spooktacular

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 28, 2015
The Cincinnati Pops hosts a family-friendly, costumes-encouraged concert.   

Event: Barbers vs. Brewers

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 28, 2015
MadTree Brewing — renowned for its thickly bearded brewers — is snipping away at prostate cancer by shaving its crew’s prized possessions.   

Event: Hopgeist

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Rhinegeist rings in Halloween with the second-annual Hopgeist Double IPA festival.  

Art: Sublime Beauty

Sublime Beauty, Cincinnati Art Museum, Raphael

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 28, 2015
The Cincinnati Art Museum’s new show, Sublime Beauty, marks the very first time Raphael’s “Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn” has visited the United States, itself a reason for celebration (it was loaned by the Galleria Borghese in Rome, which acquired the painting in 1682).  

Music: Justin Townes Earle

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Singer/songwriter Justin Townes Earle, son of legendary Country Rocker Steve Earle has lived up to his lineage with a successful and cult career as the forefather of scruffy Contemporary Americana.   

Music: Craig Finn

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Craig Finn writes songs. He can’t help it, and he isn’t stopping anytime soon. Best known as the frontman for The Hold Steady, Finn has been delivering his detailed, word-addled songs about everyday people and places for more than two decades.  

Music: The Lone Bellow

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 27, 2015
After honing its Country/Roots/Americana skills as Zach Williams and the Bellow, the band (with Williams on guitar and vocals, Kanene Pipkin on mandolin, bass and vocals and Brian Elmquist, also on guitar and vocals) rechristened itself The Lone Bellow.   

Music: Vanessa Carlton

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Loving Vanessa Carlton comes with baggage. Not as much as if you were a Hanson fan. But there’s still something people find scoffable about the “A Thousand Miles” songstress.   

Music: Circa Survive

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 27, 2015
There is much wisdom that can be gleaned from the Toms. Tom Petty taught us long ago to listen to our hearts, because “it’s gonna tell (us) what to do. And Tom Cruise reminded us eloquently and succinctly, “Sometimes you’ve just gotta say, ‘What the fuck, make your move.’ ”   

Music: Nicholas David

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 21, 2015
The third season of The Voice boasted a strong slate of contenders, but none were as accomplished or as singularly unusual as Saint Paul, Minn.’s Nicholas Mrozinski.
  

Music: Bronze Radio Return

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 21, 2015
It’s so easy to wind up jaded by new music. In a world where even the “influencers” have blatant and utterly trite influences, where can we find new music that isn’t already tired and played out? Bronze Radio Return hopes to turn up in your search.  

Music: Cherub

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Someone needs to check Nashville, Tenn.’s water supply, because the only explanation for the incredible diversity within the city’s current music scene might be some sort of hallucinogenic creativity drug delivered straight through everybody’s taps.