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Ladies First

Rachelle Caplan leads crew of local DIY artists and activists to present first-ever Cincinnati Ladyfest

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 7, 2015
While she knows full well today, the first time Rachelle Caplan visited Cincinnati six years ago, she thought, “Where are my ladies at?”   

Ladyfest: Grassroots Collaborative Feminism in Action

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 7, 2015
The concept of this weekend’s Ladyfest — Cincinnati’s iteration of the interdisciplinary fest promoting women involved in arts and activism — began in Olympia, Wash., in the summer of 2000 as a six-day festival of female bands, artists and speakers. Back then, calling oneself a feminist was not as fashionable as it is now, thanks in part to more mainstream female celebrities like Beyoncé, Amber Rose and Taylor Swift, who have owned the F-word in years since.  

The 22 Emojis Cincinnati Needs for Expressing Life in the Queen City

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Kim Davis, salmon shorts, cornhole, a parrothead — our Cincy-centric emojis include all the tiny images Cincinnatians have been yearning for.

Keeping it Fresh

Looking back on three decades of new works and talent at Ensemble Theatre

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 2, 2015
This year marks Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati’s 30th anniversary. It was launched in 1986 to support local professional artists, driven by strong faith in the transformative power of the arts to create sustainable communities.   

That Which Divides Us

Pervasive economic segregation in predominantly black neighborhoods continues to oppress many Cincinnatians

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 26, 2015
A pervasive and historically entrenched economic segregation in predominantly black neighborhoods continues to seal off many Cincinnatians, creating desperation and setting up extra barriers for residents of those communities. 

Riding High

A Milford nonprofit serves riders with disabilities and injured veterans through horse-related activities

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Four-year-old Blake Farrell’s favorite activity at Cincinnati Therapeutic Riding and Horsemanship is riding backward on her horse, either while sitting up or lying down. Blake is one of 125 individuals who participate in programs provided by CTRH, a 30-year-old organization that provides horse-related therapies and activities to children and adults with disabilities.  

The Cincinnati Cobra

Looking back on the life and impact of local boxing legend Ezzard Charles

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Lincoln Park Drive in the West End was rechristened Ezzard Charles Drive nearly 40 years ago, yet when one asks a typical Cincinnatian whether they are familiar with the man after which the street is named, a quizzical look almost certainly comes across their face before answering, “Uh, not really.”

Cobra's Corner

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 5, 2015
As part of its Cincinnati Legends series, ArtWorks on Oct. 3 will unveil a mural of legendary Cincinnati boxer Ezzard Charles on a three-story building at West Liberty and Republic streets.  

Summer of Sanders

Bern-storming the Midwest with Vermont’s favorite son

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Four weeks ago, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) became impossible to ignore.   

Party Like It's 1984

That time Prince played a secret show at Bogart's …

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 22, 2015
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.  

A View from the Record Shop

John James reflects on being one of Bogart's neighbors for 15 years

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 22, 2015
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.  

A Personal Pantheon of Bogart's Highlights

CityBeat writer and former Bogart's employee Brian Baker remembers his favorite Bogart's moments

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Longtime CityBeat writer (and former Bogart's staffer) Brian Baker remembers some of his favorite moments from 40 years of seeing shows at Bogart's.

Behind the Heavy Metal Wheel of Sex

A piece of Bogart's lore (somewhat) explained

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 22, 2015
How a juvenile backstage gag ended up becoming a part of the legend of Bogart's.

We'll Always Have Short Vine...

Bogart’s, the Midwest’s premier showcase music club, celebrates 40 years by moving into the future and reconnecting with its storied past

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 22, 2015
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.   

Better Together?

The idea of using cooperatively owned groceries to solve neighborhood problems is picking up steam in Cincinnati. But will they work?

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Just two blocks from the bustling strip of Hamilton Avenue that runs through Northside’s business district, an empty white building, once a Save-A-Lot discount market, stands boarded up and dark.