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A Feast of Fests

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Summer isn't summer without at least one trek to an outdoor music festival and all the awkward tan lines, sweaty tees, Instagrams and red Solo cups that accompany them.
  

Summer 2013 Music Calendar

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 3, 2013
How to keep your ears buzzing every day of summer, if you please.
  

Summertime Blues? Open Your Ears!

2 Comments · Tuesday, July 2, 2013
We are two weeks into summer and there have been plenty of great musical events already. But, thanks in part to the growing number of venues hosting larger concerts in the area, there’s still a lifetime of shows to come this hot season.   

Trouble and Triumph

Cincinnatian Matt Berninger discusses The National’s latest effort, becoming “political” and the band’s future

1 Comment · Tuesday, July 2, 2013
The National's edgy, dark-hued songs sync perfectly with our current age of anxiety, and now comes Trouble Will Find Me — another collection of richly textured tunes marked by frontman Matt Berninger’s deep baritone and evocative lyrics. But the new record also feels like a departure, as if The National finally seems comfortable in its own skin.  

Work Hard, Play Hard, Get Better

Wiz Khalifa adds new dimensions to his tales of “smoking, chillin’, partying and feeling good”

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 2, 2013
 O.N.I.F.C. feels like the logical next step in Khalifa’s development and ability to blend Hip Hop mentality with Pop melody. Tracks like “The Plan” (featuring Juicy J), “Let It Go” (featuring Akon) and “No Limit” are among the songs that feature sleek, synthesized melodies that flow around rapped vocals.   

The Beard Whisperers

Six years in, the Whispering Beard Folk Festival takes a grassroots approach to down-home music

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 2, 2013
 For fans (known affectionately as Beardos), WBFF has grown well beyond its original local-showcase format and become a regional/national talent draw. This year’s headliners include former Drive-By Truckers guitarist Jason Isbell and Trampled by Turtles side project Dead Man Winter, impressive names on any marquee.   

Whole Lotta Heart

Heart rides Hall of Fame induction and Led Zeppelin tribute into a hot summer tour

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Heart has had huge success, selling more than 35 million albums and notching 21 Top 40 hit singles, headlining the biggest arenas along the way. The Wilson sisters in particular have had a major impact on music as well, helping open doors for several generations of female artists.  

Chris Seelbach

Forwarding acceptance and inclusion through legislative action

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Like many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals, City Councilman Chris Seelbach and his partner Craig Schultz have a skeptical sense of optimism about the city’s changing attitudes.  

Faces of Pride

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 26, 2013
To get a glimpse inside the lives of the people of Pride in the Queen City, we’ve collected personal interviews with prominent members of city’s LGBTQ community to discuss what it’s like to be gay in Cincinnati today and what they’re doing to make this city a more open place.  

Carolyn Peterson

Educating students about sexuality and self-expression, giving LGBTQ students the "permission" to be completely themselves

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 26, 2013
If there’s anything University of Cincinnati human sexuality professor Carolyn Peterson wants to give you, it’s the gift of permission, of consent, to everyone, but especially to her students who identify as LGBTQ.  

Rich Sherman

Connecting LGBTQ and allied businesses with the broader community through a visible local reference publication

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 26, 2013
 Rich Sherman is one of the founders of CNKY Scene (cnkyscene.com), a monthly magazine highlighting LGBTQ entertainment, nightlife, businesses and the allied community in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.
  

Cortnie Owens

Breaking down gender and body image walls by publicly discussing her experience as a gay, body-positive woman living in Cincinnati

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Cortnie Owens has come pretty far from her rural East Side upbringing. After choosing to remain closeted about her sexuality during her high school years, Owens escaped the countryside to pursue a lifestyle decidedly more urban.   

JAC Stringer

Creating a community for trans* and queer people to connect and express themselves

1 Comment · Wednesday, June 26, 2013
JAC Stringer’s path to becoming your average fuchsia-haired twentysomething living, working and playing in Cincinnati has probably been a little bit different than yours. And that’s OK.    

Michele Hobbs and Amanda Broughton

Publicly challenging the issue of custodial rights for homosexual couples

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 26, 2013
 Michele Hobbs and Amanda Broughton have been together for almost five years, married for two, and during this time they’ve accomplished everything they set out to do as a couple.
  

Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Pride Parties

Celebrate Pride on both sides of the river through July 7

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 26, 2013
 Pride week is here, and it’s teeming with opportunities to celebrate diversity in the Tristate. New events held each day beginning June 26 lead up to Cincinnati Pride’s 40th anniversary parade and festival on June 29, which features an extensive list of entertainment and activities too copious to count.