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When Opportunity Knocks

At the helm of the local visual arts scene, Matt Distel explores new positions at Cincinnati Art Museum and The Carnegie

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Matt Distel, an almost constant presence in the Cincinnati art scene for the last couple of decades, suddenly seems to be everywhere at once. But no, he’ll not be working three jobs  

The Humana Festival Formula

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Last weekend I traveled to Louisville, Ky., for the 37th annual Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre. I’ve attended regularly since 1998 and thoroughly enjoyed these doses of new, ambitiously conceived and professionally presented works.  

Contemporary Dance Theater Turns 40

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 10, 2013
When someone falls in love with dance, it’s often a lifetime experience. It’s been that way for Jefferson James, founder, artistic director and CEO of Contemporary Dance Theater, today Cincinnati’s premiere presenter of a diversity of contemporary dance.
  

A City That Sings

The Cincinnati Men's Chorus boasts a fun concert, serious chops and a GLBT-supportive mission

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Take a chance on the Cincinnati Men’s Chorus this week — they’re presenting ExtrABBAganza, a show devoted to the campy ’70s and early ’80s classics of Swedish Pop group ABBA.  

Visionaries and Voices: The Evolution of a Nonprofit Gallery

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Visionaries and Voices (V&V) has experienced many changes in the decade since it was first incorporated as a nonprofit organization...As the organization has evolved, so has its administrators’ approach to curating exhibitions.  

Nonconformist Nuptials

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The Northside Bridal Expo at bar/event space Mayday has gathered a group of local and independent businesses that understand the concept of different and put them all in one place so your unconventional, individual wedding ideas — from catering and floral to planning and makeup — can come to life.
  

The Book Club Play (Review)

Dynamic, fast-paced comedy flips tables on character studies

0 Comments · Friday, March 29, 2013
The Book Club Play  a comedy about five people with some personal history who come together for monthly conversations about books, progresses — perhaps more accurately, regresses — through a series of novels reflecting tastes, aspirations and differences.    

War Horse (Review)

Hand-crafted life-size puppets spin emotional tale with heart and soul

0 Comments · Thursday, March 28, 2013
In addition to the imaginative stage work, War Horse features stage-wide projections, evocative music and more than 30 actors who play numerous roles and quickly assemble simple but suggestive props and bits of scenery.  

Lauren Groff's Paradise Lost (and Mostly Regained)

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Lauren Groff’s engrossing second novel, Arcadia, centers on the first child born in an upstate New York commune where utopian ideals inevitably clash with the darker side of human nature.  

Live and Unvarnished

Pete Rose comes home for Opening Day

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Ask a non-Cincinnati native of a certain age what they know of the Queen City, and inevitably Pete Rose and the Big Red Machine will come up. Hey, probably better that than the Mapplethorpe controversy, WKRP in Cincinnati or Jerry Springer’s various post-mayoral hijinks.  

Seasons Greetings

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Here are the ingredients: a couple of Broadway and off-Broadway hits, three world premieres, a lavish Jane Austen show, a classic musical by Kander and Ebb, an innovative drama with tap dancing and video, plus holiday festivities...   

'Capturing the Essence' Exhibits Gordon Baer's Rare Prints

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Handsomely composed, deeply moving, timeless or inextricably of their time and place; Gordon Baer’s photographs, now on view at the Kennedy Heights Arts Center in a career-spanning exhibition, are all of the above.  

A Midsummer's Night Dream (Review)

A dream of a comedy at Cincy Shakes

0 Comments · Monday, March 25, 2013
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s staging of A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a hilarious frolic through one of Shakespeare’s most beloved creations. A quirky, energetic reimagining, this production features all the familiar faces.  

The Unholy Revolution

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Kelsey Kalnow started as a collector, grabbing up unique vintage items, stocking her closet and selling what she didn’t want. Today, she’s an entrepreneur; the creative and driving force behind global plus-size clothing line Unholy Hips.   

Black Pearl Sings! (Review)

Two-person cast shines with heart and soul

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 20, 2013
In a broiling Texas summertime smack in the middle of the Great Depression, Susannah Mullally, a song collector from the Library of Congress, is just about to give up her day’s search when she hears a rich, expressive voice coming from somewhere down a prison hallway.