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Worst Year Ever!

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 23, 2015
John Boehner's blog team uses Taylor Swift GIFs; Mayor Cranley enters Year 2 feeling smart, rich and accomplished; Keebler Company to bring new human jobs to Kentucky and so much more.

Year in Review: The Biggest News of 2015

Weed, police, parks and marriage, oh my

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Cincinnati saw huge news events this year, including a number that caught the eyes of the nation. Here are some of the things that kept CityBeat’s news department awake in 2015.

Let the Countdown Begin

Where to party and play your way into 2016

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Celebrate the final moments of 2015 with booze and/or dinner, at a family-friendly event, to the tune of live music or at a local party.

Year in Review: Visual Arts

Mapplethorpe, James Brown, North American Indians: Cincinnati visual-arts highlights

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Of all the things that occurred in the visual arts here during 2015, the one that stands out the most for me isn’t a museum exhibition or gallery show, but rather a statistic.  

Shows You Should Have Seen in 2015, Plus New and Expanding Theaters

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 23, 2015
If you went to see theater locally during 2015, you had a lot to choose from. Here are the shows that I particularly admired and some of the reasons why.   

Eye-Catching Companies and Performers of 2015

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 23, 2015
It was a busy year for dance in Cincinnati. Including performances by the Cincinnati Ballet, Exhale Dance Tribe, Pones Inc. and more, read about some of the best dance the Queen City saw in 2015.

This Year’s Winning Classical Collaboration

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 23, 2015
There’s nothing “alleged” about my choice for 2015’s most exciting Classical music event. No other performance came close to concert:nova’s collaboration with Elementz’s Studio Kre8v.   

The Top Films of 2015

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Youth, Spotlight, The Revenant, Carol and more: Let's get right to discussing the best movies of the year.

Premieres, Finales and Returning Faves of 2015

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 23, 2015
All of the things you should have been watching this year, from the best new and returning shows to final seasons.

Eats: Year in Reviews

CityBeat dining writers’ favorite stops from 2015

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Discover new restaurants with this roundup of the best eateries staff dined at throughout the year.


DIY Spaces: Calcagno Cullen

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Calcagno Cullen moved back to Cincinnati last year from San Francisco with her husband Geoffrey to start Wave Pool Gallery in Camp Washington. She chatted with CityBeat recently about alternative spaces, art's role in the community, and whether running a space like Wave Pool in Cincinnati is becoming more challenging.  

DIY Spaces: Robert Inhuman

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Robert Inhuman is a long-time participant in Cincinnati's DIY scene, as well as a key operator of Realicide Youth Records, a punk/noise/electronic label. CityBeat chatted with Robert about the DIY community in Cincinnati and the loss of his most recent space, Cide Central.  

DIY Spaces: Andy Marko

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Andy Marko has helped run semantics gallery in Brighton for nearly two decades. He joined artists like David Dillon, Sandy Eichert, Julia Rantz and others heavily involved in running the space over the years. He also sat on the board of Mockbee, Inc. and on the city’s Arts Allocations Board for a number of years. CityBeat talked with him about the history, and future, of DIY spaces in the central city.  

DIY Spaces: Paul Coors

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Paul Coors started art gallery Publico while he was attending the Art Academy in 2002. After it closed up shop in 2008, he moved to Brighton, where he eventually opened DIY space Ice Cream Factory, wh  

The Holiday Issue 2015: Cincinnati Festivus

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 2, 2015
It’s been nearly 20 years since the famous Seinfeld episode “The Strike” introduced America to the concept of Festivus, the Costanza family’s long-lost nondenominational anti-holiday.