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Literary: Gilbert King

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Will the cellphone footage of the latest police shooting of an unarmed African-American finally be a tipping point? Gilbert King most certainly hopes so.   

Comedy: Mark Normand

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Mark Normand may become your favorite new comedian.   

TV: Orphan Black

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 15, 2015
The phrase “best TV show you’re not watching” is overused, but Orphan Black (Season Premiere, 9 p.m. Saturday, AMC/BBC America/IFC/Sundance/WE) is one of the few shows that’s definitely deserving of the title.  

Onstage: MUSE Cincinnati Women's Choir

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Rachel DeVore Fogarty, Gwyneth Walker, Sarah Hopkins and Elizabeth Alexander are acclaimed composers whose music you may have never heard. MUSE, Cincinnati’s Women’s Choir, provides an opportunity to do so Saturday with two concerts titled Here and Aware, featuring the music of female composers at Saint Francis Seraph Church in Over-the-Rhine.  

Music: Record Store Day

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 15, 2015
The international Record Store Day is this Saturday and pretty much every independent record store in the area will be participating, offering RSD’s exclusive, limited-edition releases from hundreds of artists and other fun throughout the day.   

Music: Lucy Wainwright Roche

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 15, 2015
If my family should ever disown me and I’m forced to find a new one, I would start by begging Loudon Wainwright III to adopt me.  

Music: The Suicide Machines

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 15, 2015
In the Ska/Punk canon, no titan stands mightier than 1989’s Energy, the only album from Operation Ivy. But in 1996, Detroit outfit The Suicide Machines came close to matching that shooting star’s power and prowess with their first album, Destruction By Definition.  

Music: The Mountain Goats

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Jon Wurster is a busy guy. Best known as the drummer with Indie Rock mainstays Superchunk, Wurster is currently in the midst of promoting his other passion as one half of a comedy duo (with Tom Sharpling) who host the cult radio (now podcast) program called The Best Show.  

Music: Zines, Screens & Screams Fest

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 8, 2015
The Zines, Screens & Screams Fest, a celebration of DIY music and culture, comes to Main Street in Over-the-Rhine this weekend for the first edition of what organizers hope to make an annual event.    

Music: Mark Utley

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Prolific singer/songwriter Mark Utley has released a single album’s worth of songs. And that’s all.  

Music: Lotus

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Very few bands have successfully incorporated as many genres and directions into their groovy, improvisation-heavy Jam Band presentation as Lotus.  

Music: Colleen Green with Leggy

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Colleen Green’s third full-length (and first album recorded in an actual recording studio) is titled I Want to Grow Up, which is no coincidence. Well, that is if you equate a glossier sound and trying to kick coffee and weed as growing up.   

Event: The Constella Festival

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 8, 2015
The Constella Festival rolls out its fourth season this week, marking not only a shift in timing, but also lessons learned from its previous three years, according to Artistic Director Tatiana Berman.  

Music: Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 8, 2015
You could glean a great deal about singer/songwriter Drew Holcomb and his wife/bandmate/occasional co-writer Ellie from the fact that they named their first child Emmylou.  

TV: Game of Thrones

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 8, 2015
As many know, Game of Thrones is based on author George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire book series. But what happens when the show’s progression surpasses that of the source material?