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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.     

Things That Go Boom

Effing fireworks, man

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Fireworks: exploding balls of color, light and sound that humans have used for centuries to celebrate holidays, festivals and whatever else they want, including birthdays, coronations and a yearly reminder that WEBN is still relevant. But their origins lie in something a bit more violent.  

Fireworks and Freedom

Fourth of July events

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 1, 2014
A guide to Fourth of July celebrations.
  

The Fourth of July and Me

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 1, 2014
There will be a moment on July Fourth in which you realize that it might be too hot to be day-drinking outside. Then things will get hazier and you’ll eat too much before passing out all sweaty during or shortly after some nearby fireworks spectacle.
  

Grilling with Jimmy

Chef and steak expert Jimmy Gibson on cooking, kitchens and charcoal

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 4, 2014
 At age 56, chef Jimmy Gibson of Jimmy G’s is at an age where most chefs have hung up their tongs and high-tailed it out of the kitchen for a cushier life as either restaurateur or the occasional expeditor. But not Gibson.     

Vegetarians Need Grills, Too

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Hot dogs are the American flag of summer meats. The tube-shaped, sheath-packed meat-sticks plump away on charcoal grills and in baseball stadiums everywhere from Memorial Day to Labor Day, serving up freedom with a side of ketchup.
  

Birthday for The Beast

King’s Island’s famous wooden roller coaster celebrates 35 years

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Just ask any roller coaster rider who’s logged their fair share of hours at Kings Island, and they’ll have a memorable tale or two of The Beast to share — and after 35 years and 48,882,975 rides, it’s easy to see why.    

Big Screen Summer Classics

Lexington’s historic Kentucky Theatre keeps classic movies alive

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Larry Thomas, a longtime local film buff and lover of great old movie theaters, speaks for many Cincinnatians when he says, “I try at least once a week to consciously think to curse the names of all those who had a hand in murdering the Albee. What a waste!”