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Comedy That Rocks

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Jeremy Essig may or may not be recording a CD at Go Bananas this week. “I don’t know if they know about it,” he says, laughing, “I just sort of decided. I had a spot open up and [Go Bananas] had a week open, so I picked it up."  

Society Reborn

Latria Roberts is breathing new life into the decades-old Cincinnati Film Society

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Passion almost led Mount Healthy native Latria Roberts to flee Cincinnati for a life in the big(ger) city — somewhere like Los Angeles or New York.  

Stage or Screen?

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 18, 2015
I had a conversation recently with someone who loves going to the movies but seldom heads to the theater. She asked why she should consider changing her habits.  

Ballet’s Powerful 'Mozart's Requiem' Takes the Stage Again

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 18, 2015
This weekend, Artistic Director Victoria Morgan contrasts another potential blockbuster, Adam Hougland’s full-length Mozart’s Requiem.
  

The Marvelous Wonderettes (Review)

It's their party

0 Comments · Monday, March 16, 2015
When I attended the Covedale Center’s production of The Marvelous Wonderettes at a Sunday matinee, there were no young people in attendance.
  

Peter and the Starcatcher (Review)

Laughing all the way to Neverland

0 Comments · Monday, March 16, 2015
For anyone yearning to return to childhood for a few hours — reveling in clever wordplay, fart jokes and an adventure won “against impossible odds” — this show is a must-see.  

He's Flying!

Peter Pan is everywhere these days — including the Cincinnati Playhouse

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Peter Pan is a Johnny-come-lately in the world of fairytales.  

‘A Lot of Sorrow’ Is Headed CAC’s Way

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 11, 2015
As Steven Matijcio, curator of the Contemporary Arts Center, puts it about the Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson, “Boy, he’s really taking Ohio venue by venue these days!”  

Sole Searching for Ethical Fashion

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Deciphering the origin of your coffee or fruit and vegetables may be easier today than a decade ago, but accountable apparel companies are still hard to find.
  

Permanent Pop Up

Over-the-Rhine’s Simple Space is a short-term haven for long-term ideas

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 4, 2015
What does Over-the-Rhine mean to you? Is it a stoplight point on your way to work, just a weekend dining destination, or is it a place you can call home?   

Just Think About It: Tom McElfresh, 1935-2015

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 4, 2015
At a CityBeat party 10 years ago an acquaintance pulled me aside and asked earnestly, “When you write a harsh review of a play, do you use a different byline? Is it Tom McElfresh?”   

Little Women (Review)

'Little Women' grow large at Cincy Shakes

0 Comments · Monday, March 2, 2015
Let’s hear it for the girls! Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s excellent female performers are showcased in the regional premiere of Emma Reeve’s stage adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women.   

August: Osage County (Review)

Truth telling: watch out

0 Comments · Thursday, February 26, 2015
George Washington was known for never telling a lie. But telling the truth — even the so-called truth — can be a hazardous path, as evidenced by the meltdown of the Weston family, who populate Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play, August: Osage County.
  

Good Eggs

Jason Snell’s Globe Gallery installation for People’s Liberty encourages good deeds

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Artist/designer Jason Snell’s inaugural installation Good Eggs at People’s Liberty’s Globe Gallery next month will be the first tangible assertion of the organization’s progressive approach to cultivating the work of unconventional creatives.  

New Show at DAAP Captures ‘Liquid Light’

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Marioni is a purist — a painter’s painter whose quest to make art isn’t about being decorative or interpretive, but rather is a search for light — Liquid Light, as his show is called.