While attending Kent State for
journalism, Grace Dobush took printmaking and bookbinding classes and got hooked on
the crafty community there. She wanted to solidify a similar community when she moved to Cincinnati in
Ed Stern “retired” three years ago after
two decades of artistic leadership at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the
Park. I put quotation marks around that word because he’s still busy as
can be, much to the surprise of everyone — himself included.
Know Theatre to come up with offbeat onstage stories. Joseph Zettelmaier’s All Childish Things has the appearance
of just that: A trio of guys who remain stuck in childhood despite approaching
Critic's Pick: Gilbert and
Sullivan’s comic operetta H.M.S. Pinafore
was a hit in 1878. The very tongue-in-cheek tale of class distinctions in
the British Empire seems pretty creaky in 21st-century America.
Jochen Lempert, the German photographer whose first major U.S. museum show, Field Guide, is now at the Cincinnati Art Museum, combines the metaphysical with the biological so well that the effect is often magical.
City On Fire is an adrenaline rush
of a novel featuring a host of Dickensian characters, all on the run
from families, class, race and sexuality. Hallberg’s lyrical prose
heralds the arrival of one of the great new writers of our time.
When it came to planning a concert that
featured traditional and new Appalachian sounds, MUSE, Cincinnati’s
Women’s Choir, turned to the legendary Ma Crow and the Lady Slippers,
one of the few all-women Bluegrass bands in the region — or anywhere