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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.  

Art: Zory's Stories: The Other Side of Music Hall

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Matthew Zory, besides being a bassist for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, is a photographer with an interest in images that convey a narrative about the neighborhoods surrounding Music Hall and the greater city.  

Event: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Opening Night Gala

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 23, 2015
The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra kicks off its season with a weekend of events, featuring performances of Hector Berlioz’s psychedelic Symphonie fantastique, a tale of “opium, obsession, murder, fantasy (and) hell,” says CSO conductor Louis  Langrée.   

Event: Cincy Summer Streets

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 23, 2015
The final Cincy Summer Streets event of the season takes over Pleasant Street in Over-the-Rhine.   

Event: Art Off Pike

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 23, 2015
The 11th-annual Art Off Pike is an urban arts festival that transforms Covington’s Seventh Street into an art walk full of performance works, installations and live music, with added food trucks and beer.   

Music: Death Cab for Cutie

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 16, 2015
My three favorite band names inspired by unlikely sources would be: a) Steely Dan, after the chrome-plated dildo in William S. Burroughs’ Naked Lunch; b) Toad the Wet Sprocket, a band name concocted by Monty Python for one of its sketches; and c) Death Cab for Cutie, taken from a song by the critically underappreciated (in the U.S., at least) Bonzo Dog Band from its 1967 debut album, Gorilla.