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Rust Belt Prophet

Author David Giffels discusses his ode to Akron

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Rust Belt towns across the upper Midwest are on the verge of oblivion, their economies hallowed out by technological innovation and globalization. Yet many are not ready to give up on blue-collar bastions like Akron, Ohio, as David Giffels’ new book attests.
  

Coming to a (Movie) Theater Near You

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 18, 2014
I love going to the movies, but I leave writing about them to others, especially my CityBeat colleague tt stern-enzi, who routinely offers a perspective worth reading. Nevertheless, I’m going to local cineplexes more often for digital transmissions of theater from around the world.  

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter at 21c

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 18, 2014
You could go stag to see the carved deer heads, football helmets and other gaming trophies on exhibit in Wild Card at the 21c Museum Hotel downtown. But Michael Combs’ unsettling examination of gender identity and cultural mythology raises so many questions that it’s better not to go hunting alone for answers.  

MainStrasse Shop Supports Fair Trade Practices for Global Change

1 Comment · Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Few concerts inspire people to change the world. They might inspire you to drink another beer or grind ferociously on some guy in a flannel shirt, but to actually change the world?  

Luck of the Irish

Cincinnati's Irish Heritage Center promotes a celebration of culture beyond Saint Patrick's Day

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Much like their Irish ancestors who immigrated to America before them, husband and wife Kent Covey and Maureen Kennedy were immigrants in their own right when they moved to Cincinnati from New York and California, respectively.   

Washington Park's Success Spurs a MusicNOW 'Portrait'

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 12, 2014
The recent $46 million restoration/reinvention of Over-the-Rhine’s Washington Park is already reaping artistic dividends — it’s responsible for a new musical tribute to the transformative powers of landscape architecture.  

Women Helping Women Raises Awareness, Resources for Sexual Assault Survivors

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Founded in 1973, Women Helping Women (WHW) began as a community-based, feminist response to the many unmet needs of local women.   

I Left My Heart, A Salute to the Music of Tony Bennett (Review)

Bennett revue falls flat

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Cincinnati Landmark Productions’ I Left My Heart, A Salute to the Music of Tony Bennett at the Covedale Center for the Performing Arts presents a musical tribute to Bennett, with more than 30 songs made famous by or famously sung by the legendary crooner.  

Wicked (Review)

Touring production is certifiable, guaranteed entertainment

0 Comments · Saturday, March 8, 2014
The word I use to describe the Broadway musical hit Wicked is “juggernaut,” defined as “an overwhelming advancing force or event.”   

Full Circle

Todd Pavlisko's 'Crown' presents a historical art journey through time and space

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 5, 2014
When Todd Pavlisko speaks about Crown, his solo exhibition at the Cincinnati Art Museum, it is clear that this project is about the plasticity of time.  

Coming to a Theater Near You

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Blake Robison wants the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park to be at the forefront of Cincinnati’s cultural conversation. “It’s our responsibility to bring the best theatrical material, both old and new, to our community," he says.
  

The Powers That Beard

Social acceptance and curiosity shape the facial hair trends of the Queen City

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 5, 2014
If you’ve ever wondered what life in Cincinnati looked like in the early 1900s, just ride your self-repaired bicycle to the Mariemont Barber Shop for a quick grooming with a straight razor.  

Les Miserables (Review)

A simplified "Les Mis" at CCM focuses on characters and spectacular voices

0 Comments · Friday, February 28, 2014
UC’s College-Conservatory of Music's staging of Les Misérables is powerful and memorable, one of the best musical theater productions on a Cincinnati stage this season.  

School of Snacks

Local start-up sends health-minded care packages to college kids

1 Comment · Wednesday, February 26, 2014
After realizing that a niche to supply healthy snacks to college students existed, Cincinnati-based Marissa Hu and Andy Fortson founded Co-Ed Supply, a subscription-based start-up that targets the collegiate crowd by providing them with “college essentials” ranging from food to toiletries.
  

New Show at CAM Focuses on Modernist Jewelry Designer

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 26, 2014
We know that post-World War II Greenwich Village was a center for progressive Modernist arts in the U.S. — Abstract Expressionist painting, the Beats, method actors and Folk musicians like Bob Dylan.