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The Ups and Downs of Strong Women

0 Comments · Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Audiences will laugh and gasp at Karen Zacarías’ amusing Native Gardens at the Cincinnati Playhouse and feel troubled by the plight of a fighter pilot in George Brant’s gripping Grounded at Ensemble Theatre.  

Music with Motivation

How Ryan Hall’s Heligator Records helps fund an African refugee camp library

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 27, 2016
As a case manager for homeless youth, Ryan Hall chats with minors in homeless camps about all sorts of topics. Sometimes that includes popular rapper Young Thug. 
  

CAC to Begin Free Admission

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 27, 2016
As important as today’s announcement is that the Contemporary Arts Center will start free admission on Feb. 13 for at least three years, the story of how the museum is underwriting it is also impressive.  

Fantasies — Fanciful and Mundane

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 27, 2016
People do a lot of dreaming, and their emotions are often tied up in those dreams. That’s the case with two very different stage productions currently available at local theaters.   

CCM's ‘Salome’ Should Sizzle

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 27, 2016
There's a heat wave coming Friday in Corbett Auditorium. The University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music concludes its “Great Decade” festival with a concert performance of Richard Strauss’ Salome.  

Henry VI: Onstage Action Movie

0 Comments · Monday, January 25, 2016
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company continues its five-year project to produce the Bard’s “History Cycle,” tracing the reigns of King Richard II and III, and three Henrys (IV, V and VI) in between.  

Groundbreaking Partnership

The celebrated Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company revisits seminal works

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Cincinnati audiences will see three illuminating pieces that return to company roots: Duet X 2 and Shared Distance — both small, intimate works from 1982 performed in silence — and Continuous Replay, an early solo concept from Zane.  

Girl Power at the Playhouse

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Nearly 30 percent of Playhouse premieres were written or co-created by women, significantly more than the 22-percent figure researched by the Lilly Awards and the Dramatists Guild for shows by women produced by American theaters during seasons between 2011 and 2014.
  

NYC Tenement Museum Sets Example for OTR

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 20, 2016
When Ruth Abram speaks Friday at the Mercantile Library about how she founded New York’s successful Lower East Side Tenement Museum, many in attendance will be wondering if they can do here what she did there.
  

Piqued Interest

New open-ended experimental space in Covington offers the opportunity to view, collaborate and live with art

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 13, 2016
A new gallery and “open-ended art experiment” known simply as Pique, where guests can view and even temporarily lodge with artwork, opened this past fall out of a two-unit storefront space in Covington, Ky.  

Museums, Galleries Have Big 2016 Plans

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Here is a look at 10 promising shows/art events that will open in the first half (or just after) of 2016.  

Cincinnati Has Fun Putting on ‘Kinky Boots’

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Encountering a show title that uses the word “kinky,” you might think that the so-named play could push the boundaries of taste. That’s certainly not the case with Kinky Boots, despite the images the title suggests.  

MamLuft&Co. Explores Cultural Divisions

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Cincinnati’s resident modern dance company MamLuft&Co. Dance, now in its ninth season, opens 2016 with Double|Sided, an eye-opening world premiere.   

Living Up to Expectations

J. Harrison Ghee connects his life to Kinky Boots

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 6, 2016
A show called Kinky Boots might seem an unlikely source for life advice, but the 2013 Tony Award winner about a beleaguered shoe factory that retools and changes lives in the process has proven to be just that.   

Writing About Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Last month I had an opportunity to attend an evening get-together with a group of volunteers with the League of Cincinnati Theatres who are writing regularly about local productions, providing previews of shows as well as critiques.