There was a point in time when being
called a “nerd” was an insult. It meant you were a loser, an eternal
virgin hiding in the basement glued to your computer or comic books,
dressed up like Sailor Moon or Han Solo. Today — not so much.
The theme for CityBeat’s Fall Arts Preview is “Arts & Craft.”But
maybe it should be “Art vs. Craft,” because not only are the two
different, but there is tension — hostility, even — between the two,
especially with the emergence of Modern and Contemporary art in the late
19th and early 20th century.
With the fall season, you have plenty of
theater choices to consider. Beyond Cincinnati’s professional and
semi-professional companies, area universities provide excellent theater
fare worth attending.
Providence, R.I.-based Everett Company
(formerly Everett Dance Theatre) wants to know how America has
transformed the “land of the free” into one of the most incarcerated
countries in the world, and what that means for those trapped in the
It all began as an answer to a creative
alert — a calling, if you will. Back in 2007, the Southwestern Ohio
Council for Higher Education (SOCHE) drafted a Creative Class Taskforce
to seek the advice of Dr. Richard Florida, one of the world’s leading
urbanists, the author of the international bestseller The Rise of the Creative Class
and the founder of the Creative Class Group, a global advisory services
Since its first production in 2013,
Cincinnati Chamber Opera has carved out its own unique identity among
local fledgling opera companies. University of Cincinnati’s
College-Conservatory of Music alums Autumn West and Shawn Mlynek founded
Cincinnati Chamber Opera to stage and perform works they wanted to do,
especially rarely heard Baroque works by Haydn and Monteverdi.
Now that you’re here, it’s probably a
good time to understand where Cincinnati-style chili came from. After
all, there are more chili parlors here per capita and per square mile
than any other place in the world. Sorry, Texas.