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A Summer Song

Four impressive shows round out Cincinnati Opera's upcoming season

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 12, 2013
One intriguing opera in a new venue plus three warhorses equals Cincinnati Opera’s summer season. Factor in casts featuring many of opera’s most exciting and acclaimed young singers, along with young directors and acclaimed conductors, and the formula may come up a winner.
  

Spring Grove's Civil War Section Is an Artwork and a Memorial

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 12, 2013
On June 20 at 7 p.m., Spring Grove Cemetery will offer a Twilight Tour of what I believe is one of the finest and most prescient war memorials in this region — its Civil War section, where 1,027 soldiers are buried in a manner so subtly unobtrusive to the surroundings that it’s easy to overlook.  

Dancing Outside the Box

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Pilobolus Dance Theatre has never been a typical dance company. From its origins at Dartmouth College in 1971, its nonconformity and evolution are in its DNA and have enabled the company to flourish where it will — much like the sun-loving fungus after which it’s named.  

It’s a Wrap for the 2013 Cincy Fringe

0 Comments · Monday, June 10, 2013
Almost one-third of the 2013 Cincy Fringe Festival productions won some form of voted recognition, a testament to the high quality of shows this year.   

Daguerreotypes Come to Life in Taft Show

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Daguerreotypes: someone sitting stiffly, right? Ninety-nine percent of daguerreotypes would fit that description, says Tamera Muente, the Taft Museum of Art’s installing curator for its current show, Photographic Wonders. The surprise of the show, she adds, is that virtually all of it is drawn from that other one percent.  

Selling Short Vine

Creatives look to re-energize Corryville with new gallery, monthly events

1 Comment · Tuesday, June 4, 2013
This Friday, Dotson will debut 71 Gallery, a space for artists and up-and-coming graphic designers. The opening also will kick off Artbeat on Short Vine, a monthly event to encourage people to rediscover a street largely ignored since the mid-1990s.
  

Surfing the Fringe

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 4, 2013
There are just a few days left for the 2013 Cincinnati Fringe, our annual celebration of weirdness and creativity, produced by Know Theatre. It’s over on Saturday evening (the final party is at 10:30 p.m. at the Jackson Street theater’s Underground Bar), but there’s still time to catch several productions.  

CityBeat’s 2013 Fringe Festival Online Hub

Tenth annual Cincy Fringe Festival going strong in Over-the-Rhine

0 Comments · Thursday, May 30, 2013
Welcome to CityBeat’s 2013 Fringe Festival ongoing coverage. Find performance reviews, commentary and mad Tweets about the festivities.    

Provide, Educate, Grow

Gabriel's Place promotes the understanding of healthy, local foods

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Everything is better when you feel like you’re a part of it. That’s Chef Kristen St. Clair’s philosophy. She’s a chef who welcomes the community into her kitchen, where they become a part of growing, harvesting, cooking and understanding fresh, healthy food.   

CAC's Platow Explains Cutbacks, Talks of New Mapplethorpe Show

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 29, 2013
On May 20, the CAC announced cutbacks and layoffs to avoid fiscal deficits in the coming years. But there is more exciting news in the offing: A new Robert Mapplethorpe-related exhibition is planned for 2015.
  

Krisit (Review)

Clifton Performance Theatre production ranges from vicious to witty and back again

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Y York's play, staged by Mark Lutwak, who is the Cincinnati Playhouse's education director (and also York's husband), is a ribald comedy with a point to make about aging and superficial behavior.   

Shipwrecked! (Review)

An adventurous story of storytelling

0 Comments · Friday, May 24, 2013
The Playhouse is wrapping up its 53rd season with Donald Margulies’s 2007 script, Shipwrecked!. Concluding Blake Robison’s first season as artistic director, the show continues his promise to offer family-friendly plays designed to appeal to a broad cross-section of Playhouse theatergoers  

On The Road

Over-the-Rhine-based Roadtrippers.com wants to be your go-to travel destination

1 Comment · Wednesday, May 22, 2013
This weekend kicks off the official summer travel season, which means May to September is ripe for taking road trips. Instead of stopping at prosaic chain restaurants advertised along the interstate, let the Cincinnati-based startup Roadtrippers.com plan your ultimate expedition.  

Handing Out Awards

1 Comment · Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The League of Cincinnati Theatres (LCT) presented awards for the 2012-2013 theater season on May 20 at Know Theatre, too late to report the results in this issue of CityBeat. So I want to offer some thoughts and my own choices.  

Back Again: Figurative Painting

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 21, 2013
We’ve been here before, but it wasn’t quite the same. The frequently sun-struck paintings in the engaging exhibition, Continuity and Change: The Return to Figurative Painting, now at Cincinnati Art Galleries, are the work of seven area artists...