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Freaks of a Feather Celebrate Flannery O’Connor

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Flannery O’Connor could be as proud as a peacock about The Meanest of Them Sparkled, a show in her honor at Thunder-Sky, Inc.
  

All the Right Questions

Upstart theater group finds inspiration in the creative process itself

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Over three January days in his unheated Dayton apartment, 2013 Ohio University theater graduate Anthony Kochensparger forced himself to his desk (in all the layers he could manage) to write Milkwhite — a one-act play about a ballerina who goes to college, becomes involved with a girl and then cheats on her girlfriend with her dance instructor.   

CAC’s Performance Series Moves Way Outside the Box

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Not content to merely think outside the box with its Performance Series, the Contemporary Arts Center plans to physically travel outside the box — the confines of its Black Box Theatre, that is — for several of its 2014-15 programs.  

UC Brings Art Therapy to Students with New Certificate Program

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Jenny Ustick has always been artistic. Coming from a family of engineers, carpenters and do-it-yourselfers, she was encouraged by her parents at an early age to cultivate her skills.   

Another Man's Treasure

Local collector Matt Joy hunts for American-made goods and the stories they tell

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Matt Joy has a deep respect for the stories that objects tell us about history and the people who owned them. Since the days when he was a young boy growing up on a fully functional farm in Sabina, Ohio, feeding the animals, mowing grass and doing other tasks involved in daily operation, he’s been interested in things that tell uniquely American stories.   

And the Winner Is … Cincinnati Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 25, 2014
It’s award season in the theater world, locally and elsewhere, when past work is pored over to find outstanding productions and performances, accolades are bestowed, “thank you” speeches are made and egos are boosted or blasted.   

CAC Exhibit Pushes Back Against Museum’s Architecture

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 25, 2014
“When people ask me what are my influences, they’re ghosts and magic,” artist and curator Michael Stillion said during a recent visit to his studio in Evanston.  

Walking the Steps of Cincinnati: A Guide to the Queen City’s Scenic and Historic Secrets

Mary Anna DuSablon Revised by Connie J. Harrell and John Cicmanec (Ohio University Press)

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Walking the Steps of Cincinnati: A Guide to the Queen City’s Scenic and Historic Secrets is a wholly delightful book that first appeared in 1998 and returns in a revised edition as the weather invites taking full advantage of its subject matter.   

Love and Terror

Dorothy Weil (AuthorHouse)

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Dorothy Weil’s new novel, Love and Terror, takes place in a past so recent that we’ve all been there — the middle of the 21st century’s first decade — and is set in a place we know just as well, Cincinnati.
  

Countrified Musical in Dayton

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Country Music can be slippery territory for musical theater: It deals with primal emotions, lost love, heartbreak and gettin’ even. That might make for a powerful musical.  

Style Sisters

With their local salon and film production work, the Lauren sisters are making Cincinnatians look good

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Makeup artist sisters Andrea and Ashley Lauren are a multifaceted brand: salon owners, production mavens and organic lifestyle champions.    

ArtWorks Brings ‘Touching Strangers,’ Hot Dogs, Murals and More to Town

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 18, 2014
From now through June 27, you may be approached on the street — or anywhere public — by a photographer and asked to physically interact with a nearby stranger as if you two were closely acquainted.
  

Funny Fortune

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 18, 2014
“I wasn’t the funniest person in the room or anything like that,” says comedian Fortune Feimster of her childhood in Belmont, N.C. “I would tell jokes that I heard to friends and I’d watch Saturday Night Live a lot and mimic the sketches in school the following Monday, so comedy was a part of my life.”
  

Private Lives (Review)

Cincy Shakes production is spun from trivial flippancy

0 Comments · Saturday, June 14, 2014
Cincy Shakes is winding up its 20th-anniversary season with this witty bon mot of a comedy spun from an avalanche of “incessant trivial flippancy.”  

Big in Japan

Artist and CAC gallery attendant Mike Weber travels to Japan for his first international solo art exhibition

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 11, 2014
By the time you read this, Patrick Cost — Direct Support Professional (DSP) for Living Arrangements for the Developmentally Disabled (LADD) — and his friend and charge, artist Mike Weber, will be in Japan.