Arts & Culture

Lessons Learned: Theater Educator Dee Anne Bryll

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 5, 2015
If you read playbills carefully, you’ve probably seen Dee Anne Bryll’s name. She’s worked at most every theater in town — from the Playhouse to the Covedale Center, from Northern Kentucky University to University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music, plus countless engagements with local schools.  

The Past Is the Present at Taft Museum’s Curtis Show

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 5, 2015
You can feel like you’re viewing the history of photography — as well as American history — from one of those disorienting, spinning Rotor amusement-park rides as you walk through Taft Museum of Art’s Enduring Spirit: Edward Curtis and the North American Indians.   

Slow Burn

Andrew Welsh-Huggins (Ohio University Press)

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Andrew Welsh-Huggins has got their number — the number that relates to classic hard-boiled mystery novels with flawed heroes; complicated goings-on that come clear only in the final pages; love affairs a long way from first love but more interesting than that well-traveled route; and an ending that brings you up short by way of revealing things, logical but surprising, that neither you nor the central character guessed.  

Keep on Fighting

Dorothy H. Christenson (Ohio University Press)

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 5, 2015
This slim volume tells a remarkable story in such undecorated prose, the reader sometimes must go back to read again before grasping the meaning of what’s just happened.   

Packing in Music and Lives at Know Theatre

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Critic's Pick: Hundred Days, the first production of Know Theatre’s 18th season, defies categorization. Since Know is a theater company, of course, it’s a play.   

Life Is Just a (Dancing) Dream for Cincinnati Couple

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Aside from those who become marketable marquee stars, it’s not all that common for dancers to find a sustainable living in their art form. Or long-term romance. Or family. It’s a hard-knock life, being a dancer.

A Call for New Installation Art in Old OTR Buildings

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Over-the-Rhine is alive with creative ideas to broaden and deepen the revived neighborhood’s — and the city’s — cultural offerings.  

Evolution of an Artist

Large-scale public art projects push painter Jonathan Queen to continue evolving

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Cincinnati-based artist Jonathan Queen does not shy away from long-term commitments.   

History Made Hysterical

0 Comments · Monday, July 27, 2015
If you need an evening of laughter, you want to be in a seat at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company for The Complete History of America (abridged). In fact, if you want to go, you apparently need to get your tickets right away.  

Know Is Ready to Rock with ‘Hundred Days’

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Fasten your seat belt — here comes the 2015-2016 theater season. Know Theatre gets bragging rights for being first out of the local theater gate with Hundred Days, a Rock & Roll show it played a significant part in developing.  

Thunder-Sky Studies Art History, Passes the Test

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 22, 2015
“Don’t know much about history,” Sam Cooke sang. The good news is that you don’t have to know much about art history to tune into a wonderful world at Thunder-Sky, Inc.’s History Channel: New Art from Old Art.

Pops Maestro Jazzed About Seth MacFarlane Show

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 22, 2015
It seems today that all you see are sex-crazed talking teddy bears in movies and lewd cartoons on TV. But where are those good, old-fashioned crooners on which we used to rely? Luckily, there’s Seth MacFarlane.

Present Voices

Word of Mouth Cincinnati aims to unite community through poetry’s mystery

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Huddled in the Sword Room of MOTR Pub, the voices of the poets reading at the monthly Word of Mouth Cincinnati event remain at the volume usually reserved for intimate conversations in domestic settings, barely carrying sound across the small cellar-esque basement of the Over-the-Rhine bar. 

Branderyhaus Is for Entrepreneurs

The Brandery startup accelerator offers housing to enrollees, simplifying Cincinnati living for outsiders

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 15, 2015
In a move further distinguishing itself from other startup accelerators in North America, The Brandery is now offering slightly subsidized housing to its enrollees.

Celebrating Portsmouth Sinfonia and Other Fluxus-Inspired Acts

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Two veterans of Cincinnati’s co-op gallery scene, now students at the University of Illinois at Chicago, will present their strange and fascinating new project, Thing-stead artist-books, Saturday night at Camp Washington’s Wave Pool gallery.