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Cincinnati Fringe From A to Z

There's truly something for everyone, no matter how weird you are

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 21, 2014
It’s almost here for the 11th consecutive year. That’s right, it’s just about time for the Cincinnati Fringe Festival, our annual dose of creativity and zaniness that might move you to laughter or tears.
  

Beautiful Objects, Amazing Environment

Contemporary Arts Center celebrates 75 years of pushing Cincinnati along the cutting edge

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Peggy Crawford didn’t know the group she helped found in 1939 — Cincinnati’s Modern Art Society — would become so long-lived or vital. It is now the Contemporary Arts Center, which on Friday is celebrating its 75th anniversary.  

State of the Cycling Union

The slow train of bike-friendliness rolls on in Cincinnati

1 Comment · Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Cincinnati’s quest to become a bike-friendly city has long been riddled with social and political realities progressive cities moved past decades ago.   

Bikes + Wine = Fête d’ Été

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 6, 2014
What better way to celebrate summer’s nighness than a sun-dappled evening consisting of wine, light bites and a bike tour?   

Tour de Bean

Florence bike shop combines cycling and coffee with community spirit

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Culturally, bikes and coffee go hand-in-hand — just ask the Europeans. Or Mark Ball, owner of Velocity Bike & Bean in Florence, Ky.
  

Bike Month Calendar

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 6, 2014
WEDNESDAY MAY 7 Bike to School Day — National Bike to School Day encourages children to safely ride their bikes to school. walkbiketoschool.org. Ride for Reading — WordPlay, Spun Bicycle  

Vinyl Solution

Melvin Dillon’s Soul Step Records represents the new face of the resurgent vinyl format

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Since founding Cincinnati's all-vinyl Soul Step Records, Melvin Dillon has released LPs by Modoc, Scattered Trees and other artists from all over the country.
  

Still Spinning

The popularity of vinyl, a music format once left for dead, continues to rise

2 Comments · Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Though some of the reasons for vinyl’s rebirth come down to its trendiness, most listeners still cite the same reasons that have long kept the format alive.  

The 'Q' Stands for 'Quality'

How Queen City Album got its groove back

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 16, 2014
After shutting down its vinyl processing in 1992, 60-plus-year-old Queen City Album (QCA) is back in the vinyl biz with a new plating operation.
  

The All-Spin Zones

Vinyl aficionados share their record collections at venues across Greater Cincinnati

1 Comment · Wednesday, April 16, 2014
All vinyl nights — select evenings at bars and other venues where people come to spin and listen to vinyl records — have their own distinct personality and all are responses to the ongoing revival of interest (and sales) in vinyl records.
  

Wax Dealer

At Northside’s Black Plastic, vinyl is the only thing in stock

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 16, 2014
After years of playing in Cincinnati bands and touring with various bands as a sound man and guitar tech, Steve Schmoll decided to put his energy into the all-vinyl Northside record shop, Black Plastic.
  

Where to Find Vinyl in Cincinnati

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Some of the independent record shops around Greater Cincinnati that stock vinyl  

Seven Cool RSD Vinyl Releases

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 16, 2014
A look at just a few of the special vinyl releases being made available this Saturday for Record Store Day 2014
  

Seeds of Change

Urban farming reverses unsustainable practices and cultivates community resources

1 Comment · Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Agriculture made the first cities possible — urban agriculture dates back to the first cities formed in Mesopotamia around 3500 B.C. —  so it’s fitting that this ancient concept is now shaping urban areas of the future.  

Your Name Here

Controversial Los Angeles-based organization RAW:NATURAL BORN ARTISTS relaunches a dubious pay-to-play operation in Cincinnati

12 Comments · Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Is RAW:natural born artists on the cutting edge of artistic empowerment, or is it profiting off the idea that inclusion in its network is the next step to artistic relevance in exchange for a one-time fee? The reality likely lies somewhere in between.