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Onstage: Latin Passion

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 6, 2016
The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra hosts special guest Juanjo Mena, who will conduct Manuel de Falla’s romantic opera La vida breve (The Brief Life), full of Flamenco dancers, colorful vocal textures and a lush orchestral score, for this weekend’s Latin Passion program.  

Attraction: Seahorses: Unbridled Fun

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Get up close and personal with 10 species of seahorses, sea dragons, pipefish, shrimpfish and trumpetfish at the Newport Aquarium’s newest permanent exhibit, Seahorses: Unbridled Fun.  

Event: Tartan Day Ceilidh 2016

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Tartan Day, a national celebration of Scottish heritage, might take place on Wednesday, but the Cincinnati Caledonian Pipes & Drums Band is bringing the party home this weekend.   

Art: Price Hill Alfombras

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 6, 2016
This Saturday, Price Hill Will, with the assistance of local Guatemalan artist Hugo Stuardo Ramirez Carrasco and Price Hill artist Lizzy DuQuette, will lead the community in the Latin American tradition of making colorful sawdust carpets called “alfombras.”  

Classical Music: The Cunning Little Vixen

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 6, 2016
The Cunning Little Vixen marks Vince DeGeorge’s first time staging an opera, and he says it’s a perfect work for his debut. The story’s mesh of animal and human worlds intrigue him; the brilliant score depicts the animal world and humanity with warm lyricism, gentle humor and an unflinching acceptance of nature’s cycle.  

Music: Thao & the Get Down Stay Down

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 6, 2016
It’s clear from the opening moments of “Astonished Man,” the first song on Thao & the Get Down Stay Down’s excellent new album A Man Alive, that something has changed.  

Onstage: Welcome to Night Vale

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Set in the fictional Southwestern desert town of Night Vale, the podcast — being performed live at Taft Theatre Sunday — is presented as a radio show complete with news, weather, advertisements and updates on local events and happenings.   

Music: Black Tusk

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 30, 2016
One of Savannah’s lesser-known points of interest is its healthy crop of Stoner Metal bands, including Kylesa, Baroness, Circle Takes the Square and Black Tusk.  

Music: Fred Hersch

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Cincinnati native Fred Hersch is one of the most respected and celebrated artists in Jazz today.  

Music: Pure Bathing Culture

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 30, 2016
On the surface, Pure Bathing Culture has had a relatively brief but potent existence, with three well-received releases in four years, including its last album, 2015’s diverse and somewhat atypical Pray for Rain.  

Music: Ani DiFranco

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 30, 2016
It should come as no surprise that Ani DiFranco is keenly interested in the upcoming U.S. elections — her music, which has appeared on more than 20 albums since her self-released, self-titled debut surfaced in 1990, has long been preoccupied with politics.  

Onstage: The Book of Mormon

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Back by popular demand, the record-breaking The Book of Mormon endeavors to replicate the hit show from Broadway, where it won nine Tony Awards.   

Comedy: Tim Gaither

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 30, 2016
When asked what he thought Hell was like, 5-year-old Tim Gaither told his church’s congregation: “It will be hotter than the Wal-Mart parking lot on the Fourth of July, barefoot.”  

Art: A Purposeless Play at Wave Pool

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 30, 2016
A purposeless play is a term the great experimentalist John Cage coined to describe the joy of music, and it’s being used as the title of a Wave Pool exhibit.  

Music: Circuit des Yeux

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Circuit des Yeux is the brainchild of singer/songwriter/sound-sculptor Haley Fohr, who began mixing experimental soundscapes and evocative Indie/Psych Folk songs during college in Bloomington, Ind. before moving to Chicago in 2012.