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‘Modern Living’ Finds Fun Amid Function

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 16, 2015
At The Carnegie’s Modern Living: Objects and Context, curators Matt Distel and BLDG present two types of environments for considering artists’ household-inspired sculptures and design firms’ tables, lamps and more.  

Theater in New York City

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 9, 2015
In November I was in New York City for a gathering of the American Theatre Critics Association. I saw five Broadway shows, listened to some informative panel discussions and attended a luncheon at Sardi’s with an array of Broadway performers.  

Stories That Must be Told

SCPA alumnus explores black-on-black violence in Freedom Center exhibit

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 9, 2015
There’s no denying that violence in the African-American community has been a hot-button issue the last few years, with American media coverage increasing constantly. Kin Killin’ Kin is the product of a drive to effect change.   

Todd Pavlisko Collects Punk-Loving Pals for ‘Gimmie’

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie is curator Todd Pavlisko’s homecoming potluck for misfits, with contributions from six artists and 10 local collectors attracted to contemporary works outside the mainstream.   

Still Standing: Wanda Sykes

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Wanda Sykes is a stand-up comedian, actress, writer and television producer. It’s been quite a journey for someone who once worked for a top-secret government agency.  

On Broadway in New York: An Exploration Leading to Self-Awareness

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Review)

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time was in part a tribute to Sherlock Holmes, although the hero in the 2003 mystery novel is an autistic British teenager, not the distinguished private detective of Edwardian England.  

On Broadway in New York: Growing Up, Out and Wise

Fun Home (Review)

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 8, 2015
I had the opportunity to see Fun Home on Nov. 11. I enthusiastically second its surprising Tony Award win as 2015’s best musical. (It beat out the odds-son favorite, An American in Paris.)  

On Broadway in New York: Beautiful Scenes and "Fidgety Feet"

An American in Paris (Review)

0 Comments · Monday, December 7, 2015
Gorgeous is the word for the Broadway production of An American in Paris, a stage adaptation of the 1951 musical movie starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron.   

On Broadway in New York: Spoofing Shakespeare and Theater in General

Something Rotten (Review)

0 Comments · Monday, December 7, 2015
I turned up at Broadway’s St. James Theatre on Nov. 12 for Something Rotten with moderate expectations. I had seen a number from the show on the Tony Awards last June, so I knew it was an amusing backstage mash-up of Elizabethan England and musical theater.  

On Broadway in New York: Entertaining and Frightening

Hand to God (Review)

0 Comments · Monday, December 7, 2015
When you enter the Broadway’s Booth Theatre to see Robert Askins’ play, Hand to God, you’re looking at a Sunday School classroom in Texas with cinderblock walls painted blue and windows high enough to let you know it’s in the basement.  

Visionaries at Work

Artists at Visionaries + Voices prepare for the nonprofit’s major annual event, Double Vision

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 2, 2015
For the nonprofit organization Visionaries + Voices, the upcoming Double Vision auction of art is a crucial event. Held annually, it’s the organization’s biggest and most high-profile public fundraiser.  

Marker to Commemorate Who Concert Tragedy

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 2, 2015
It’s been a long time coming, but Cincinnati is set to mark this week’s 36th anniversary of the 1979 Who concert tragedy with the dedication of a permanent memorial marker by the site.
  

Growing up Carlin

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Fans of legendary comedian George Carlin who are interested in the mayhem that went on behind-the-scenes during his most prolific years can now get an up-close and personal view.   

Handmade Heroes

Crafty Supermarket grows with an inclusive attitude toward all things DIY

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 24, 2015
While attending Kent State for journalism, Grace Dobush took printmaking and bookbinding classes and got hooked on the crafty community there. She wanted to solidify a similar community when she moved to Cincinnati in 2007.
  

Ed Stern’s ‘Youth’

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Ed Stern “retired” three years ago after two decades of artistic leadership at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. I put quotation marks around that word because he’s still busy as can be, much to the surprise of everyone — himself included.