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'Morning Star' Rising

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Tuesday is the long-anticipated opening of Morning Star, Cincinnati Opera’s first world premiere in more than 50 years.   

History Refuses to Repeat Itself in Titus Kaphar’s CAC Exhibit

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 24, 2015
In Latin, “vesper” means “evening star” or, more commonly, just “evening” — a junction of night and day. Although it refers to a surname in the Contemporary Arts Center’s new exhibit from Titus Kaphar, The Vesper Project, the word feels right at home.  

Crass Behavior and Silly Lewdness Generate Summertime Fun

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 16, 2015
A woman pursued by Francis Henshall says, “I know exactly what he’s after. And if he carries on like this, he’s going to get it.” In Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s production of One Man, Two Guvnors, Matthew Lewis Johnson plays Henshall in precisely that manner, behaving manically and getting exactly what this play aims for — unbridled, bawdy humor.   

CAC Announces a New Season of Adventurous Performances

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 16, 2015
You couldn’t ask for a more creatively adventurous, inclusive and progressive performing arts schedule than what the Contemporary Arts Center has planned for its 2015-2016 season.  

Flower to the People

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 16, 2015
In the mid-20th century, British florist, author and educator Constance Spry taught generations of homemakers how to decorate their homes in ways that were unconventional, yet highly accessible.  

The Elementz of His Style

Youth-center alum returns to teach graffiti art after making a name for himself

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 16, 2015
As an artist with practically an alphabet for a name, it’s fitting that Max Unterhaslberger hones in on one’s signature as a basis for art.
  

Sealed with a 'Kiss'

Matt Morris dances the line between artist and curator in CAC show

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 10, 2015
How does an artist simultaneously perform the sometimes-contradictory role of curator, sensitively arranging their own artwork within the framework of an institution, while being deliberately transparent about the slipperiness of holding both roles? 
  

Final Thoughts on the 2015 Cincy Fringe

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 10, 2015
The 2015 Cincinnati Fringe Festival wrapped up last Saturday, but the glow continues.   

Noble Denim Founders Launch Socially Conscious Athletic Apparel Company

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Noble Denim conquered the world with their Cincinnati- and Tennessee-based line of handmade denim jeans, and now founders Abby and Chris Sutton and their team are venturing into a collection of organic cotton knit basics called Victor Athletics in hopes to make more of an impact with U.S.-hewn apparel.
  

Wanna-Bes

0 Comments · Friday, June 5, 2015
Schlockmeister Max Bialystock (Mike Sherman) and accountant Leo Bloom (Spenser Smith) have the same aspiration. As Bloom sings in an opening number of The Producers, “I wanna be a producer.”  

Great Choices From the 2015 Cincy Fringe

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Just four more days for the 2015 Cincy Fringe. CityBeat’s review team has been covering each show’s opening, giving Critic’s Picks to “must-see” productions. Here are a half-dozen edited clips, in case you need tips for shows to consider. Find more picks and full reviews of the 40-plus productions at citybeat.com.  

Why the Public Library Once Collected Snails

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 3, 2015
The idea for this column started, innocently enough, with a short article in the current issue of LibraryLinks, the newsletter of The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.  

Comedy Underground

MOTR Pub’s monthly comedy showcase attracts experienced comics and serious fans

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 3, 2015
With the number of places in which to hone their craft in short supply, it has befallen many comedians to organize their own independent shows. It’s a concept that developed somewhat oddly in comedy club-heavy towns like the aforementioned, and it’s now in Cincinnati.  

Social Improvement by Design

Studio C’s design thinking workshops reinvigorate the social sector

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 27, 2015
On May 18, in a room equipped with only whiteboards, tables and chairs, branding and innovation consultant Cindy Tripp explains the process she implemented at Procter & Gamble for seven year  

Cincinnati Fringe: Community, Camaraderie and Passion

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 27, 2015
The 13th annual Cincinnati Fringe is under way. Shows start Wednesday and continue through June 6. CityBeat writers will attend the opening performance of every production and provide next-day reviews