Arts & Culture

Unblinded by Science

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Lewis Black calls from a hotel room in Los Angeles. Taking a short break from his “The Rant is Due: Part Deux” tour, Black is in Hollywood to do some voice work on the new Pixar animated film Inside Out, in which he appropriately voices the character of Anger.  

Chapatti (Review)

Finding love by living

0 Comments · Friday, February 13, 2015
Pets can fill our lives in important ways, but Christian O’Reilly’s play, Chapatti, at the Cincinnati Playhouse, suggests that human interaction — the company of another person — is needed for true fulfillment.   

Buried Treasure

“Forgotten” Japanese art collection returns to the Cincinnati Art Museum

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 11, 2015
When an art museum has a collection of more than 65,000 objects, it isn’t surprising that many of them wind up hidden in storage. Sometimes complete collections are stowed there, rarely if ever seen or studied.   

Performance Art Comes to a Cincinnati Grocery

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Heine Avdal is making a short trip from Belgium to Cincinnati on Feb. 21 and 22 just to visit the Whole Foods Market in Rookwood Commons.  

Cincinnati Ballet’s ‘Alice’ Brings Spectacle to Stage

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Cincinnati Ballet’s extravagant production of Washington Ballet Artistic Director Septime Webre’s Alice (in Wonderland) hits the Aronoff stage again this weekend, two years after the Cincinnati premiere, with live music from the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra conducted by Cincinnati Ballet Music Director Carmon DeLeone. 

On the Air

Local comic book writer Chad Lambert channels his love for WKRP in Cincinnati into a new book

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 4, 2015
For those too young to remember, WKRP in Cincinnati was a TV show set in the fictional universe of Cincinnati radio (emphasis on the word fictional), yet it was based on actual radio follies from creator Hugh Wilson’s stint in Atlanta radio.  

Playwriting “Like a Girl”

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 4, 2015
In a “Curtain Call” column last August, I pointed out the scarcity of plays by women staged locally. But I neglected to mention one of the most important writers of the late 20th century: Wendy Wasserstein.  

Exhale Dance Tribe Celebrates 10 Years in Cincinnati

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 4, 2015
This weekend, 14 Tribe dancers (along with Hubbard, who will solo) will perform at the Aronoff’s Jarson-Kaplan Theater in a mixed bill revisiting a selection of characteristic vignettes from the past 10 years of evening-length productions.  

The Other Place (Review)

ETC's latest offers a thoughtfully circuitous journey

0 Comments · Sunday, February 1, 2015
Lynn Meyers, producing artistic director at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati, has a knack for finding thoughtful, engaging new plays that haven’t been seen on any local stage and giving them memorable productions.  

Full Circle Funny

Comedian Alex Stone returns to the site of his first show for a live recording

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Like many future comedians, Cincinnati native Alex Stone discovered he was funny almost by accident.   

Photographer William Messer Observes Two Decades of Giverny

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Were Claude Monet to look at the black-and-white photographs that William Messer took of Giverny over a 20-year period — photographs featured in the Over Time exhibit at The Carnegie through Feb. 7 — he would say, “You missed the point!”  

Opera Fusion: New Works Enables Completion of Daniel Catán Work

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 28, 2015
In 2008, the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music and Cincinnati Opera launched Opera Fusion, an initiative to share resources and nurture emerging talent in artistic and technical areas.

The Handmaid's Tale (Review)

Know's latest is a powerful personal story

0 Comments · Monday, January 26, 2015
Corinne Mohlenhoff's performance is not merely a tour-de-force of memorization but also of making the show constantly engaging.   

Greater Tuna (Review)

Covedale’s trip to Tuna is irreverent fun

0 Comments · Monday, January 26, 2015
Tuna, Texas, once a real-live speck of a town, had been written off state maps for decades. That changed in 1981 when Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard penned Greater Tuna, the first of four comedic plays focusing on the quirky, small-town conservatism of Tuna.   

‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Adaptation Warns Against Complacency

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Joe Stollenwerk lives in Bloomington, Ind., where he’s pursuing a doctorate in theater at Indiana University.