One of the major coups for Bogart’s was
the 1984 appearance of Prince, who had booked his new band for a short
run of rehearsal gigs prior to the his extensive tour to promote the
just-released Purple Rain film and soundtrack.
During my 15 years in three storefronts
on Short Vine, Bogart’s was a terrific business ally and the local
crossroads of “my people,” a perfect capacity house of worship where
music nuts rubbed shoulders and dropped jaws, collecting a lifetime of
“I saw them when…” moments.
Bogart’s has experienced a life as real, as colorful, as downcast in
despair and as jubilant in triumph as any living, breathing human being.
Bogart’s is a tangible entity, with a personality as integral to the
shows it has hosted as any of the thousands of luminaries that have
graced its stage over the past four decades.
Twenty years ago, I wrote a cover story
about Cincinnati Opera’s 75th season and the pending hire of a new
artistic director following a multi-year series of self-studies and
community forums. Two decades and two artistic directors
later, the company has stayed on track, achieving many of its goals and,
in notable instances, exceeding them.
Although Tim Perrino and Rodger Pille are
schemers, failure is not on their radar. But creating a hit is
definitely what they have in mind as they prepare to launch the Warsaw
Federal Incline Theater — in fact, it seems they’ve had a lucky charm in
their hip pockets for the past three years.
As the Cincinnati Fringe Festival comes
upon its 13th year — starting May 26 and running through June 6 — we
thought it would be informative to hear from seven people who work
behind the scenes to produce this annual two weeks of theater,
creativity and fun.
An investigation of the eight largest public universities in Ohio in the Football Bowl Subdivision found that with one exception, college administrators and trustees impose hidden fees and invisible taxes on thousands of students who pay tens of millions of dollars in subsidies to keep money-losing athletic departments afloat.
Examining the 2013 inflated-adjusted academic spending — including faculty salaries, departmental research and student services — for each full-time undergraduate student at the 22 public universities that finished in the top 25 of the AP’s final 2014-15 college football poll.