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Girl Power at the Playhouse

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Nearly 30 percent of Playhouse premieres were written or co-created by women, significantly more than the 22-percent figure researched by the Lilly Awards and the Dramatists Guild for shows by women produced by American theaters during seasons between 2011 and 2014.
  

NYC Tenement Museum Sets Example for OTR

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 20, 2016
When Ruth Abram speaks Friday at the Mercantile Library about how she founded New York’s successful Lower East Side Tenement Museum, many in attendance will be wondering if they can do here what she did there.
  

Piqued Interest

New open-ended experimental space in Covington offers the opportunity to view, collaborate and live with art

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 13, 2016
A new gallery and “open-ended art experiment” known simply as Pique, where guests can view and even temporarily lodge with artwork, opened this past fall out of a two-unit storefront space in Covington, Ky.  

Museums, Galleries Have Big 2016 Plans

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Here is a look at 10 promising shows/art events that will open in the first half (or just after) of 2016.  

Cincinnati Has Fun Putting on ‘Kinky Boots’

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Encountering a show title that uses the word “kinky,” you might think that the so-named play could push the boundaries of taste. That’s certainly not the case with Kinky Boots, despite the images the title suggests.  

MamLuft&Co. Explores Cultural Divisions

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Cincinnati’s resident modern dance company MamLuft&Co. Dance, now in its ninth season, opens 2016 with Double|Sided, an eye-opening world premiere.   

Living Up to Expectations

J. Harrison Ghee connects his life to Kinky Boots

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 6, 2016
A show called Kinky Boots might seem an unlikely source for life advice, but the 2013 Tony Award winner about a beleaguered shoe factory that retools and changes lives in the process has proven to be just that.   

Writing About Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Last month I had an opportunity to attend an evening get-together with a group of volunteers with the League of Cincinnati Theatres who are writing regularly about local productions, providing previews of shows as well as critiques.  

Phyllis Weston Mastered the Art of Friendship

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Phyllis Weston relished bringing together art and people from all backgrounds. A classic lady and a modern woman, the gallerist and arts advocate died Dec. 6 at age 94.  

Missing Millie Benson

Julie K. Rubini (Ohio University Press)

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 6, 2016
While listed by its publisher as a biography for young readers, some of us who are not so young may want to share this new book as well.   

The Hairdresser of Harare

Tendai Huchu (Ohio University Press)

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 6, 2016
This curious novel tells the story of a hairdresser in modern Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe, written by a podiatrist who lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.   

Sweet Honey in the Rhine

Over-the-Rhine’s Sweet Sistah Splash is a one-stop shop for cultural and community linkages

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 30, 2015
The multicultural boutique doubles as a community program space where, on any given day, there may be a yoga fitness or belly dancing session, a couple’s date night, a real estate investment workshop or a children’s reading circle.   

The Best Art Exhibits of 2015

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 30, 2015
From an accessible aquatic-themed show to installations that emphasized the importance of light, the Queen City saw fantastic and diverse exhibits in 2015, some of which are still on view.
  

Check Out the Theater Pipeline: Choices for 2016

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 30, 2015
If you were captivated by Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati’s hit (and revived) production of next to normal in 2011-2012, then you should consider catching the newest show from the Pulitzer Prize-winning team of composer Tom Kitt and writer Brian Yorkey.   

Historicism in Paint

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Currently on display at the Taft Museum of Art is Heroism in Paint: A Master Series by Jacob Lawrence, featuring the world-renowned painter’s first venture in creating a series of historical paintings.