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The Times They Are A-Changin’

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 4, 2016
In Satchel Paige and the Kansas City Swing, now onstage at the Cincinnati Playhouse, it’s not just Paige that yearns for change — other characters include ballplayers eager to move up and a young woman aspiring to a career as a club singer.  

Turner-Yamamoto Exposes Earth’s Natural Artistry

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 4, 2016
The artist's openness to going with nature’s flow has led him along new artistic paths since he visited waterfalls in the Pacific Northwest and Switzerland a few years ago. Sidereal Silence is a multimedia experience featuring surround sound, video and a hovering vapor cloud.  

Break the System

Saul Williams believes in music as a progressive force

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Saul Williams — poet, actor, vocalist and alt-Hip Hop musician — has a worldwide following that includes one unusual Classical composer in Switzerland.   

Politics and Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 27, 2016
when I clicked on a Jimmy Kimmel Live! video a few months back and saw Matthew Broderick as Leo Bloom and Nathan Lane as Max Bialystock, I thought it was a scene from that Tony Award winner. They were hatching a scheme to make money — but this time not with a stinker of a Broadway show. Instead, they needed a stinker of a politician.  

Affordable Pet Care for Low-Income Locals

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 27, 2016
In April 2013, Pets in Need opened its very own spacious facility, providing biweekly clinics and serving more than 200 animals. Today, the number of pets enrolled in the organization has reached more than 4,000.

The North Water

Ian McGuire (Henry Holt and Co.)

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 27, 2016
In a dark and brutal novel that is not for the weak of stomach, Ian McGuire follows the ill-fated journey of the Volunteer, a whaling ship bound for hunting in the icy waters of the Arctic Circle.   

Kill ’Em and Leave: Searching for James Brown and the American Soul

James McBride (Spiegel & Grau)

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 27, 2016
He was The Hardest Working Man in Show Business. The Godfather of Soul. Mr. Dynamite and a dozen other monikers. James Brown was many things to many people. And when he died, his estate was estimat  

Play by Play

For 40 years, Louisville’s Humana Festival has been showcasing new works for American theaters

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Doing anything for 40 consecutive years is a noteworthy feat, especially when that “thing” is producing new plays.

Do Ho Suh’s ‘Passage’ Honors Hadid’s CAC

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Zaha Hadid’s recent death at age 65 was sad on many levels. One of those is that she won’t get a chance to see the Contemporary Arts Center’s brilliant use of her building for its current installation, Do Ho Suh’s Passage.  

Strong Women: For Better or Worse

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 20, 2016
It’s not so rare today to see a play with a woman as its focal character. Two current Cincinnati productions define opposite ends of the spectrum of admirable and despicable characters.  

FotoFocus Announces Plans for Fall Biennial

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 20, 2016
When FotoFocus recently released information about its upcoming regional photography biennial in October — its third since 2012 — there was some head scratching from readers about the theme.  

Spring Greening

Urban Blooms’ artful “living walls” incorporate technology, sustainability and community development

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 13, 2016
As freshly poured concrete floors glisten in a new home in Mount Adams, a local startup is hard at work bringing one of the house’s two-story walls to life.  

The Perils of New Edgecliff Theatre

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Once upon a time, popular theater was the realm of melodramas with dastardly villains, heroic champions and damsels in distress. New Edgecliff Theatre has experienced its own run of “perils” that seem to be the modern-day equivalent of the challenges faced in those long-ago productions.  

Oratorio Reveals ‘State’ Secrets

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Last year, Nate May, a graduate student in composition at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music, began collecting oral histories of Lower Price Hill residents. These formed the basis for his multimedia oratorio State: A Testimony to Urban Appalachia.  

Dance and Music Together at the Constella Festival

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 13, 2016
This year marks the fifth season for the Constella Festival, the kaleidoscopic music and arts festival founded by renowned violinist Tatiana Berman.