Thanks to the Contemporary Arts Center
(CAC), Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the University of Cincinnati’s
College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), concert:nova and MusicNow, New
Music progressivism is alive and well — and building a devoted following
— in Cincinnati.
Located in historic Over-the-Rhine is the
type of highly curated men’s clothing store previously unheard of in
Cincinnati — one that would normally find its niche in a high-end
fashion hotspot like New York City.
The gaping street-level space of the
Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery, attached to the Aronoff
Center for the Arts, is windowed on two sides, capped by two ceiling
heights (high and higher), set with columns and interrupted by a
staircase to the floor below and above.
The halcyon days of walking into a pizza
place, mall or convenience store to play a round of “Pac-Man,” “Donkey
Kong” or “Frogger” on video game arcade cabinets supposedly ended
decades ago, but all is not lost — arcades are making a big comeback
nationwide, and Cincinnati’s in the midst of the boom.
Since bursting onto the literary stage in 1992 to huge acclaim and equally impressive sales with The Secret History, Donna Tartt has been content to immerse herself in her writing, publishing only two other books since.
"It’s heaven.” Those are the words Mae Holland uses to describe
her first day at work at The Circle, a futuristic, high-tech consumer
interface and the world’s biggest Internet company, which is at the
center of Dave Eggers’ latest novel.
Behind any successful organization is a
leader with a vision. Jonathan Sears, executive director of Professional
Artistic Research Projects (parProjects), is in his fourth year of
steering the Northside-based arts organization with a mission of
financial and environmental sustainability.
New exhibitions director Matt Distel’s
first big show at The Carnegie gallery in Covington, Ky., which opened
last week, is important in its own right as well as for what it says
about Distel’s curatorial desires for the institution.
Ever heard of freelance dancing?
Independent ballet dancers Joseph Gatti and Adiarys Almeida — formerly
of the Cincinnati Ballet — stepped out as free agents this past July,
following five years of contracts with some illustrious international