In the world of chamber music,
Beethoven’s 17 string quartets are the ultimate summit. Composed over a
span of more than two-and-a-half decades, Beethoven created masterpieces
of astonishing beauty and complexity that never fail to engage
Cincinnati needs people like Joi Sears. The twentysomething actor/activist moved
back to her hometown, Cincinnati, about a year ago after spending nearly
a decade in New York and months — if not years, collectively —
Overall, I really enjoyed the Cincinnati
Art Museum under Aaron Betsky, the director who announced his
resignation Jan. 2 and will stay until a replacement is found. But there
were a couple weaknesses that ought to be addressed by a successor,
with the support of the trustees.
Rhett Harkins, general manager of Price
Hill’s BLOC Coffee Company, plummeted 60 feet from a cliff while hiking
Haystack Rock in Kentucky’s Red River Gorge on Dec. 14. The injuries he
sustained included a broken ankle, femur, hand and shoulder, along with a
Thanks to the Contemporary Arts Center
(CAC), Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the University of Cincinnati’s
College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), concert:nova and MusicNow, New
Music progressivism is alive and well — and building a devoted following
— in Cincinnati.
Located in historic Over-the-Rhine is the
type of highly curated men’s clothing store previously unheard of in
Cincinnati — one that would normally find its niche in a high-end
fashion hotspot like New York City.
The gaping street-level space of the
Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery, attached to the Aronoff
Center for the Arts, is windowed on two sides, capped by two ceiling
heights (high and higher), set with columns and interrupted by a
staircase to the floor below and above.
The halcyon days of walking into a pizza
place, mall or convenience store to play a round of “Pac-Man,” “Donkey
Kong” or “Frogger” on video game arcade cabinets supposedly ended
decades ago, but all is not lost — arcades are making a big comeback
nationwide, and Cincinnati’s in the midst of the boom.
Since bursting onto the literary stage in 1992 to huge acclaim and equally impressive sales with The Secret History, Donna Tartt has been content to immerse herself in her writing, publishing only two other books since.
"It’s heaven.” Those are the words Mae Holland uses to describe
her first day at work at The Circle, a futuristic, high-tech consumer
interface and the world’s biggest Internet company, which is at the
center of Dave Eggers’ latest novel.