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Patti Smith's CAC Show: A Mapplethorpe Tribute

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 17, 2013
In advance of last year’s FotoFocus festival, probably the largest photography-related event in Cincinnati’s history, I asked James Crump — the festival’s co-chair and then chief curator/curator-at-large at Cincinnati Art Museum — if there wasn’t an unspoken spirit hovering over the proceedings: Robert Mapplethorpe.  

Leather Repairman Tim Willig Keeps Stuff Awesome

5 Comments · Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Tim Willig is awesome and he has the business cards to prove it. The shoe and leather repairman doesn’t have “cobbler” written anywhere on his aforementioned business cards. Rather, the official title listed for the owner/operator of Awesome Time Shoe and Leather Repair simply reads: “Awesome Guy.”  

Cock (Review)

Fighting for Love: 'Cock' at Know Theatre

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Know Theatre has opted for quality rather than quantity in its productions this season. It’s following the highly regarded When the Rain Stops Falling with its second show, Cock by Mike Bartlett, maintaining a similar high level of material and performance  

Parade (Review)

Carnegie, CCM co-production marches to a beat of injustice

0 Comments · Monday, April 15, 2013
The powerful true story of a terrible miscarriage of justice in 1913 Atlanta is the subject of the musical Parade.   

Legally Blonde (Review)

Covedale's 'Legally Blonde' has the necessary snap

0 Comments · Monday, April 15, 2013
Ohmigod, you guys: The Covedale Center’s production of Legally Blonde is like, totally fabulous. A bubbly, warm, laugh-out-loud evening of theater at its cutest, Blonde is well produced and wonderfully entertaining.  

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.