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Style Sisters

With their local salon and film production work, the Lauren sisters are making Cincinnatians look good

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Makeup artist sisters Andrea and Ashley Lauren are a multifaceted brand: salon owners, production mavens and organic lifestyle champions.    

ArtWorks Brings ‘Touching Strangers,’ Hot Dogs, Murals and More to Town

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 18, 2014
From now through June 27, you may be approached on the street — or anywhere public — by a photographer and asked to physically interact with a nearby stranger as if you two were closely acquainted.
  

Funny Fortune

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 18, 2014
“I wasn’t the funniest person in the room or anything like that,” says comedian Fortune Feimster of her childhood in Belmont, N.C. “I would tell jokes that I heard to friends and I’d watch Saturday Night Live a lot and mimic the sketches in school the following Monday, so comedy was a part of my life.”
  

Private Lives (Review)

Cincy Shakes production is spun from trivial flippancy

0 Comments · Saturday, June 14, 2014
Cincy Shakes is winding up its 20th-anniversary season with this witty bon mot of a comedy spun from an avalanche of “incessant trivial flippancy.”  

Big in Japan

Artist and CAC gallery attendant Mike Weber travels to Japan for his first international solo art exhibition

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 11, 2014
By the time you read this, Patrick Cost — Direct Support Professional (DSP) for Living Arrangements for the Developmentally Disabled (LADD) — and his friend and charge, artist Mike Weber, will be in Japan. 
  

Choreographers Communicate with Human Stories

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 11, 2014
As Contemporary Dance Theater celebrates the close of its 41st anniversary season with the Area Choreographers Festival this weekend at the Aronoff, it also bids farewell to founder, artistic and executive director Jefferson James.
  

Thinking Small Has Big Results at Manifest

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Restrictions can be a powerful impetus for creativity — parents whose bedtime rules are questioned would agree. Artists never lose their sense of questioning, but resort to fresh approaches when boundaries are imposed.
  

Another Fringe Makes Crazy History

0 Comments · Monday, June 9, 2014
The Cincinnati Fringe had its finale on Saturday evening in a chaotic round of thanks and kudos at Know Theatre. If you’ve never attended but want to know what it’s like, I’d compare the party to a tumultuous Saturday morning at Findlay Market.  

FotoFocus Has New Ideas, Big Plans for 2014 Event

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 4, 2014
At a luncheon/press conference Thursday in New York, the FotoFocus Biennial will announce details of its 2014 activities in Cincinnati for this year’s Oct. 8-Nov. 1 run.  

Grab a Great Show or Two as the Fringe Winds Down

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 4, 2014
The 2014 Cincinnati Fringe Festival is in full swing, heading toward its finale on Saturday. If you haven’t attended yet, you still have plenty of chances to see some fascinating performances.   

MUSE’s Season Ends with Diverse City’s Debut

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 4, 2014
MUSE, Cincinnati’s women’s chorus, presents Brave Happy Love this weekend with guest performers Diverse City, the area’s first chorus for LGBTQ youth and their allies.   

Visions of Cincinnati

The Cincinnati Anthology looks at our rapidly changing city in myriad ways

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Cincinnati is changing. Nowhere is this fact more apparent than in our once-sleepy downtown. From The Banks to Over-the-Rhine, from Fountain Square to Washington Park, the urban core is alive with activity.
  

Get Fringy With It

CityBeat's hub for 2014 Cincy Fringe Fest coverage

0 Comments · Friday, May 30, 2014
The Cincinnati Fringe Festival's 11th iteration is full-go, with more than 30 performances scheduled across various stages in and around Over-the-Rhine through June 7.   

Midlife Crisis

Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra turns 40 amid fiscal and leadership challenges

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 28, 2014
The Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra concludes its 40th season on June 1 amid symptoms of classic midlife crisis. There’s no equivalent of a red Porsche, but there are serious concerns about the organization’s viability and how it might reinvent itself in a continually uncertain marketplace.
  

The Next Generation of Local Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 28, 2014
I’ve been a theater critic for almost three decades. I’m an optimist: I routinely attend shows hoping to be pleased or surprised. Doesn’t always happen, of course, but I keep going back. Maybe that’s a little crazy, but I’ve kept at it for all these years because our Cincinnati theater scene gets better and better, and I want everyone to hear about it.