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When Photography Was New

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 10, 2014
The buildings in these photographs seem outside of time, existing in a private universe where shadows exist only to point up architectural features.  

The Great Gatsby (Review)

Cincy Shakes' latest production explores the inescapable past

0 Comments · Saturday, September 6, 2014
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 Jazz Age novel, The Great Gatsby, is generally considered a great American novel.  

Hands on a Hardbody (Review)

Ensemble Theatre brings an effervescent and offbeat new musical to Cincinnati

0 Comments · Friday, September 5, 2014
Ensemble Theatre's shows have been selling well these last many seasons, so you might have to scramble to get tickets for Hands on a Hardbody — but the effort will surely be worth it.  

Persistence of Memory

Pam Kravetz pieces together moments of CAC's past

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Throughout the course of the Contemporary Art Center’s storied 75-year existence, a consistent thread has been the museum administration’s willingness to take risks, whether it be the initia  

Behave Yourself 2.0

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 3, 2014
The dos and don'ts of theater attendance, version 2.0.
  

All Sewn Up: Reba Senske and Caren Brady Young, Design Divas

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 3, 2014
No costume challenge is too daunting for two local design divas Reba Senske and Caren Brady Young.
  

Manifest Exhibits High-Spirited Regional Sculpture

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Manifest Gallery's current Regional Showcase exhibition presents high spirited works of art crafted by artists in the Tristate region.
  

Seeing Double

I was Ewan McGregor’s stand-in, or how I spent my summer vacation

0 Comments · Friday, August 29, 2014
As Ewan McGregor’s stand-in, I was not an actor in Miles Ahead — Don Cheadle’s locally filmed Miles Davis film — but more of a celebrity-shaped prop used only when the camera was not rolling.   

Fourth of July Creek

Smith Henderson (Ecco)

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 27, 2014
First-time novelist Smith Henderson’s Fourth of July Creek is the story of a social worker named Pete Snow who is caught in the web of a world gone wrong.
  

The Will Rogers Follies (Review)

Folksy 'Follies' Great Fun at Covedale

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 27, 2014
The Will Rogers Follies closes the first Cincinnati Landmark Productions (CLP) Summer Classics Season held at the Covedale Center for the Performing Arts.
  

High as the Horses Bridles

Scott Cheshire (Henry Holt and Company)

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 27, 2014
High as the Horses’ Bridles, the debut novel by Scott Cheshire, is about what happens after a 12-year-old boy-prophet named Josiah Laudermilk delivers an impassioned apocalyptic sermon to a group of about 3,000 impassioned faithful.  

Are Billboards Right for Showing Artwork?

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 27, 2014
To some, the very notion of billboards (or outdoor signage in general) being artwork or hosting artful images instead of give-us-your-money advertising is confusing. But it’s getting more common.
  

The Brothers Sklar

The shtick works for twins and sports-skewed comedy partners Jason and Randy Sklar

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 20, 2014
A lot of comedy falls under great scrutiny and derision, often unnecessarily so. Impressions, props, magic, duos — anything slightly out of the ordinary seems to open itself up to criticism...Fortunately, the Sklar Brothers have avoided such slings and arrows by developing a truly organic stand-up act.  

Plays By Women: Where Are They?

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 20, 2014
A crowd of female playwrights came together in New York City in 2008 to express their concern that works by women were not getting produced by that city’s theaters. More than 150 playwrights attended the gathering, resulting in standing-room-only at the venue.  

Local Musician Instills Art Through Love and Literacy

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Kathy Wade, the founder and CEO of Cincinnati-based arts education organization Learning Though Art, is a well-versed, albeit quiet, conversationalist when it comes to her brainchild, which will put up its second Crown Jewels of Jazz Festival this weekend.