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Onstage: The Great Gatsby

0 Comments · Monday, September 22, 2014
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 Jazz Age novel, The Great Gatsby, is generally considered a great American novel.  

Music: Matisyahu

0 Comments · Monday, September 22, 2014
When you come on the scene as a young man who performs Dancehall Reggae mixed with Rap and other genres, and do it as a bearded, Orthodox Hasidic Jew who touts his spirituality in his grooves, you will be noticed by believers and non-believers alike.   

Music: The Quebe Sisters

0 Comments · Monday, September 22, 2014
The Quebe Sisters are singing sweetness personified.  

Music: The Wood Brothers

0 Comments · Monday, September 22, 2014
Apparently, Chris Wood wasn’t content to routinely drop jaws and confound skeptics with his insurmountable Jazz bass skills, as evidenced by his stellar track record with Medeski, Martin & Wood.   

Music: CHVRCHES

0 Comments · Monday, September 22, 2014
Chvrches has quickly risen to become the most prominent Scottish Indie Pop import.  

Music: Brett Dennen

0 Comments · Monday, September 22, 2014
Brett Dennen’s latest album, Smoke and Mirrors, spotlights two distinct sides to Dennen’s music.   

Music: MidPoint Music Festival

0 Comments · Monday, September 22, 2014
This week marks the return of the MidPoint Music Festival to the clubs and venues of downtown and Over-the-Rhine.  

Onstage: Dirty Dancing

0 Comments · Monday, September 22, 2014
The coming-of-age drama about 17-year-old “Baby” Houseman and Johnny, a dance instructor, at a vacation resort in the Catskill Mountains was an immense movie hit in 1987.  

Music: Jesse Thomas

0 Comments · Monday, September 22, 2014
Raised in Covington, Ky., singer/songwriter Jesse Thomas cut her teeth in the Greater Cincinnati music scene before relocating to Los Angeles to pursue her music career full time a few years ago. So far, so good.   

Comedy: Dan Davidson

0 Comments · Monday, September 22, 2014
“I’ve made people laugh, now I want to make them cry,” says comedian Dan Davidson, as he drives from his home in Denver to New Mexico. “I’m trying to break into this New Mexico market for acting."  

Art: Hipstamatic Ohio at photosmith

0 Comments · Monday, September 22, 2014
With the rise of digital photography, photographers searched for ways in which to digitally capture imagery that retained the look and feel of retro photography.  

Literary: Claire Messud

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 16, 2014
The people who run the University of Cincinnati’s Department of English and Comparative Literature once again show their good taste by inviting author Claire Messud to be a featured speaker at the department’s annual Visiting Writers Series.   

Onstage: A Streetcar Named Desire

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Tennessee Williams received the 1948 Pulitzer Prize for drama for his play about the neurotic, vulnerable Southern belle Blanche DuBois, who falls on hard times and has to move into a seedy New Orleans apartment with her sister and her brutish husband.  

Event: Yappy Hour at Washington Park

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 16, 2014
It’s a dog-eat-dog world out there, and what better way for humans and canines to escape the pressures than joining together to enjoy food, good company and a few drinks.   

Onstage: Taylor Mac's 24-Decade History of Popular Music: The 20th Century Abridged

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 16, 2014
The Contemporary Arts Center starts off the new season of its daring, innovative and always progressive "Performances" series this Thursday and Friday with the wonderful playwright-actor-performance artist-singer-songwriter Taylor Mac.