In an age dominated by digital media, the
Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, in conjunction with
the Cincinnati Book Arts Society (CBAS), hosts an annual Bookworks
exhibition in the atrium of the downtown public library featuring the
work of local area book artists to remind readers of the tangible and
artistic qualities of books.
Now in its second year, Cincy Summer
Streets blocks off a neighborhood’s main drag to cars and traffic for a
day of biking, skateboarding, yoga, cornhole, Frisbee, chalk art, giant
Jenga and much, much more.
Clichés are truths that are almost
predictably repeated, and one of life’s consistently quoted gems is,
“It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” That’s not to say that Bobby Long would
never have become a break-out star without a little assistance from a
famous friend, but it certainly helped jumpstart the British
singer/songwriter’s career by way of a very passionate fan base.
When Marcus Mumford and his
multi-talented Sons hit the trifecta of artistic integrity, critical
acclaim and mainstream success, a good many similarly inclined groups
climbed on the stomp-and-chant Folk/Rock carousel and made a grab for
the same brass ring.