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Local Creators Revamp Wine Bottle Candle

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 3, 2016
If Andy Worley were a candle, he would radiate a blend of basil, sage, mint and bergamot. His aromatic attribute is a smooth, revitalizing fragrance with a menthol boost called “Enliven,” and it’s one of 12 original scents created by A Squared Decor.  

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. 

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.  

Sweet Honey in the Rhine

Over-the-Rhine’s Sweet Sistah Splash is a one-stop shop for cultural and community linkages

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 30, 2015
The multicultural boutique doubles as a community program space where, on any given day, there may be a yoga fitness or belly dancing session, a couple’s date night, a real estate investment workshop or a children’s reading circle.   

Holiday Road

These roadtrip-worthy Midwest towns celebrate Christmas year-round

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 16, 2015
There’s no place like home for the holidays, but sometimes you’re overcome with a sense of wanderlust — even this time of year.   

Stories That Must be Told

SCPA alumnus explores black-on-black violence in Freedom Center exhibit

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 9, 2015
There’s no denying that violence in the African-American community has been a hot-button issue the last few years, with American media coverage increasing constantly. Kin Killin’ Kin is the product of a drive to effect change.   

Visionaries at Work

Artists at Visionaries + Voices prepare for the nonprofit’s major annual event, Double Vision

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 2, 2015
For the nonprofit organization Visionaries + Voices, the upcoming Double Vision auction of art is a crucial event. Held annually, it’s the organization’s biggest and most high-profile public fundraiser.  

Handmade Heroes

Crafty Supermarket grows with an inclusive attitude toward all things DIY

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 24, 2015
While attending Kent State for journalism, Grace Dobush took printmaking and bookbinding classes and got hooked on the crafty community there. She wanted to solidify a similar community when she moved to Cincinnati in 2007.

Harvesting a History: Findlay Market Storytelling

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 24, 2015
In an effort to celebrate Findlay Market and the stories it has inspired, Karen Kahle, director of communications and programs for the Corporation of Findlay Market, has started a new cultural event.   

Everybody’s Treehouse

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Hidden in the largest city park in Cincinnati is a magic treehouse. Few know about it, but those who do come from all over to live out childhood dreams.

Brooks Wheelan’s Post-‘SNL’ Journey

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 4, 2015
For 40 years, Saturday Night Live has served as a launching pad for successful comics. But what happens when things don’t work out on America’s most popular live sketch-comedy show?

Enter the Coven

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 28, 2015
In real life, witches are both men and women — ordinary people with day jobs, in fact — who ditch the hokey attire. Coven of the Ancient Dawn, based near Cheviot, is an actual coven with seven practicing members who bond over an appreciation of ancient cultural practices and traditions.   

Adapting Adeptly

The Art Academy of Cincinnati celebrates a decade in Over-the-Rhine

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Venice will be no farther away than 444 Reading Road on Friday evening, when “Venezia Carnevale,” a Beaux Arts Ball hosted by the Art Academy of Cincinnati Alumni Council, takes place at the Bell Event Center.    

Twenty Years of the Aronoff

Once controversial, the multifaceted performing arts center is now downtown’s go-to venue

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 14, 2015
As the Aronoff Center for the Arts marks its 20th anniversary on Oct. 21, it’s generally known as the place to be for major performances by Broadway touring shows, lectures, comedians, musical acts and more. But back in the early 1990s, it was a controversial project.