Everything is better when you feel like you’re a part of it.
That’s Chef Kristen St. Clair’s philosophy. She’s a chef who welcomes
the community into her kitchen, where they become a part of growing,
harvesting, cooking and understanding fresh, healthy food.
On May 20, the CAC announced cutbacks and
layoffs to avoid fiscal deficits in the coming years. But there is more
exciting news in the offing: A new Robert Mapplethorpe-related
exhibition is planned for 2015.
The Playhouse is wrapping up its 53rd season with Donald Margulies’s 2007 script, Shipwrecked!.
Concluding Blake Robison’s first season as artistic director, the show
continues his promise to offer family-friendly plays designed to appeal
to a broad cross-section of Playhouse theatergoers
This weekend kicks off the official summer
travel season, which means May to September is ripe for taking road
trips. Instead of stopping at prosaic chain restaurants advertised along
the interstate, let the Cincinnati-based startup Roadtrippers.com plan
your ultimate expedition.
The League of Cincinnati Theatres (LCT)
presented awards for the 2012-2013 theater season on May 20 at Know
Theatre, too late to report the results in this issue of CityBeat.
So I want to offer some thoughts and my own choices.
We’ve been here before, but it wasn’t quite the same. The frequently sun-struck paintings in the engaging exhibition, Continuity and Change: The Return to Figurative Painting,
now at Cincinnati Art Galleries, are the work of seven area artists...
This winter I upgraded my point-and-shoot
camera to a mirrorless Sony NEX. Finally having a nice camera to use, I
googled “photography contest” and came across a curiously titled site
called Capture Cincinnati.
In New York, under the
stage name Patti Astor, she became a club habitué and Queen of the
Downtown Screen. She was a star of some of the underground No Wave films
of the late 1970s/early 1980s that helped spark New York’s grungy and
wildly creative East Village arts scene.
For the past three years, Building Value has included a “designer challenge” element at their ReUse-apalooza fundraiser, which demonstrates the remarkable work that artists and creative types can make out of the materials the nonprofit acquires from various deconstruction jobs, donations and retail recycling projects.
David Zlatic designed a production — scenery, lighting in
the style of film noir and a stream of well executed photographic and
video projections in moody black-and-white — that works very well, including Desmond’s mansion with a sweeping central staircase.
The Hilton Brothers — photographers
Christopher Makos and Paul Solberg — have arrived in Cincinnati with
food on their minds. They don’t specify that it needs to be organic, but
it might as well be. The term pops up repeatedly as the New Yorkers
discuss their natural, open-ended approach to life, art and
“If something is worth doing, it’s worth overdoing,” proclaims one of the spunky gals in the current iteration of The Marvelous Wonderettes
at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati this month. ETC apparently agrees, since
this is the fourth consecutive year it has staged one of Roger Bean’s
retro shows featuring music from the ’50s and ’60s.
Cincinnati Rollergirl rookie Sydney “Big
Ugly” Greathouse is anything but unsightly. She has an infectious smile
to match her peaceful demeanor, which probably has something to do with
the fact that she blows off steam by beating up her friends at practice
three times a week.