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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!”   

Home Run Neighborhood Bars

Summertime pregaming destinations to hit up before a Reds game

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 4, 2014
We love baseball in Cincinnati. The Reds paved the way as the first Major League Baseball team in 1869 and our Opening Day celebration is pretty much the biggest holiday next to Christmas.  

Beat Our Fests

Greater Cincinnati is once again a hub for summer music fests

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 4, 2014
The festival scene has long been a fabric of summer in Greater Cincinnati, with church and neighborhood festivals going down every weekend across the region. But during the past decade, almost as many music festivals have popped into the area as well.
  

Summer Guide 2014

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Get out the grill and put on your swimsuit — summer is here! Celebrate the heat with our annual Summer Guide. Learn how to grill steak with Jimmy Gibson, celebrate 35 years of The Beast roller coaster, check out all the cool area summer music festivals, learn how many ingredients are in a veggie dog — and how many church festivals there are — plus more.
  

Celebrating UC’s Rainbow of Students

The university’s LGBTQ Center allows students to find pride in all aspects of their identities

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Saying that the University of Cincinnati’s Lesbian, Bisexual, Trans* and Queer Center began in a closet sounds like the beginning to a bad joke. But the fact that the center, along with the university’s LGBTQ community, has flourished and grown exponentially since coming out of the closet isn’t just some ironic punch line.