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The Cool Issue 2014

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 17, 2014
John Hughes’ Breakfast Club Brat Pack had it all: a brain, a jock, an artist, a princess and a bad boy. And since we can’t ask fictional characters what motivates them to put pants on to leave the house once it drops below 60 degrees, we found our own Cincinnati Brat Pack.
  

"The Brain"

Chris Messick, Mercantile Library Marketing Manager

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Founded in 1835, the Mercantile Library (414 Walnut St., 11th Floor, mercantilelibrary.com) is one of downtown’s hidden treasures.  

“The Artist”

Pam Kravetz, Artist/Art Educator

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Pam Kravetz (pamkravetzart.com) is a multi-hyphenate fiber artist, arts educator, founder of the knitting/crochet street art gang Cincinnati BombShells (under the pseudonym Pinky Shears) and a performer.  

"The Bad Boy”

Floyd Johnson, Founder of Ohio Against the World

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Floyd “Floyd from Ohio” Johnson is the founder of Ohio Against the World, a lifestyle brand featuring everything from hats and T-shirts to lighters, flags, and soon, skateboards sporting the ubiquitous bold and capitalized slogan, “Ohio Against the World."  

"The Princess"

Tracey Lynn Conrad, Founder of Young Philanthropist Society of Cincinnati

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Tracey Lynn Conrad established the volunteer Young Philanthropist Society of Cincinnati (ypscincinnati.org) to raise awareness for nonprofit organizations in Cincinnati while developing a commitment to philanthropy among the next generation of community leaders.  

"The Jock"

C. Trent Rosecrans, Enquirer Reds Beat Writer

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 17, 2014
CityBeat readers might remember C. Trent Rosecrans’ weekly sports column in this publication during 2012, before he came up on his current gig at The Enquirer covering the Reds.  

101 Cool Things to do This Fall

Before you bundle up to hibernate this winter, here are 101 reasons to get out of the house to eat, drink and be merry (and/or scared).

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 17, 2014

  

Brave New World

The Evolution of Cincinnati Ballet's Kaplan New Works Series

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 20, 2014
As its name suggests, Cincinnati Ballet’s annual Kaplan New Works Series program has always been about what’s new.  

Opening Number

Theater season starts now

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Shows that open seasons for local theater companies carry added freight: They tell theatergoers, “This is what to expect from us.”   

Fall Arts Preview

Cincinnati's artsy Tin Man gets a heart, plus art, theater, dance, music and film picks

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 20, 2014
A giant robot will soon be descending on the city. Metrobot, the interactive aluminum sculpture by Nam June Paik, once greeted visitors outside the Contemporary Arts Center’s former space at Fifth and Walnut streets downtown.   

Robot Rock

A modernized Metrobot will be returning to the CAC

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Soon, you may hear a pronounced jingle whenever Contemporary Arts Center employees walk around their building. If so, it’s because they will be carrying change — lots of it — so art lovers can use the new payphone on the gloriously resurrected Metrobot.
  

Opera Scores a Triple Play

Three chamber companies cover early, standard and new operas

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Since 2012, opera has been turning up at The Famous Neons Unplugged, the Arts Center at Dunham, Westwood Presbyterian Church and beyond. Three companies with tiny staffs and huge ambitions demonstrate the art form’s enormous range and potential...  

Historic Lives Onscreen

The fall film season continues a trend exploring real life

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Some of the best movies so far in 2014 have focused on the real lives of some truly phenomenal figures, although the trend has shifted from narrative features to documentaries.
  

Happy Birthday America!

Flags, fireworks and places to celebrate the Fourth of July

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Isn't it nice when the Fourth of July falls on a Friday? We've got the holiday weekend covered with America-saluting events all weekend long.
  

Happy Birthday, America!

Cincinnati’s biggest Fourth of July celebration is in the suburbs and Cheap Trick will be there

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 1, 2014
What’s more American than Classic Rock and watching stuff get blown up with 100,000 of your closest friends? It can only get more American when you name it after the stars and stripes.