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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.
  

Artistic Empowerment: Local Versus Corporate

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Cincinnati offers sundry artistic avenues that successfully empower local artists within their representative milieu, with relatively low costs and proven results.  

Hero's Journey

The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center celebrates 10 years with newfound financial support and a bold vision for the future

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Leaders at the Freedom Center are celebrating the institution's 10-year anniversary with a new president, a revised budget, a growing number of national and international partnerships and big plans for the future.    

Road to Nowhere

Why a growing number of Cincinnatians struggle to break free from the cycle of poverty

5 Comments · Wednesday, February 12, 2014
At Lower Price Hill’s Oyler School, the nurses begin many students’ visits to the school’s expansive medical wing with one question: “Are you hungry?”  

That's Entertainment

Annual CEA show packs Madison Theater for a night of awards, great performances and general debauchery

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Several of the night’s CEA winners gave appreciative acceptance speeches that inadvertently showed just how much they’ve accomplished in the past year, both in their hometown and around the world.   

Top 10 CEA Behind-the-Scenes Secrets

First-time CEA host — and CityBeat Arts & Culture Editor — Jac Kern shares little-known facts about what happens backstage

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 29, 2014
The CEAs are a much bigger production than people might assume, and while it might appear that some of us up there were winging it at times (definitely true), we think that’s part of what makes the event great.   

Sundance Kid

Cincinnati native Andre Hyland takes his locally shot short film to Park City

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Andre Hyland is a really funny guy. He’s also a relentlessly creative, DIY-influenced artist who’s spent the last 15 years honing his unique talents through a variety of media.  

Excellent Citizenship

Electric Citizen marks its first year together with a debut EP and unexpected CEA nods

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 15, 2014
For a band that’s been active on the scene for less than a year, Electric Citizen draws on tons of history.
  

From "Eww" to "Ooh"

Pop Goes the Evil embraces the lightness and the darkness in its “pleasantly, pleasurably sadistic songs”

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Pop Goes the Evil isn’t afraid of the taboo. Murder, isolation, sex, jealousy, profanity, self-examination — you name it, they touch on it.
  

Known Pleasures

Inspired by the Beats, other local musicians and early Post Punk, Mardou made waves in 2013

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Mardou calls its music “Post Punk/Noise Pop shit,” which is as good a descriptor as any. The fresh-faced local quartet had a fruitful 2013, dropping a pair of addictive EPs that recall myriad sonic antecedents (most notably Joy Division and Sonic Youth) yet are intriguing enough on their own to yield genuine excitement about what these guys might conjure going forward.
  

Be Tweens

National attention for Tweens promises to continue in 2014 with their debut album release

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 15, 2014
When Bridget Battle contemplates the question of what she considers to be the high points of the past year for Tweens, she flips through a mental Rolodex of memories that have been forged with such volume and intensity it’s easy to see that they’ve not yet been cataloged or quantified. “It’s so hard to go back and sometimes we don’t even have time to stop and be like, ‘Whoa,’” she says.
  

Sterling Archer's

On its debut album, Archer’s Paradox smartly combines a sharp Pop sensibility with the members’ varied influences

1 Comment · Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Archer’s Paradox formed in 2012, and it wasn’t long before the newly minted six-piece was making a name for itself, grabbing a slot at the inaugural Bunbury Music Festival and earning a growing number of converts.
  

Livingood, and the Music is Easy

Austin Livingood breaks away from Belle Histoire to create a pair of stunning EPs

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 15, 2014
In 2013, Belle Histoire’s Jane Smith planted new musical seeds with her solo venture Decker while insisting Belle Histoire was merely on hiatus. But when guitarist Austin Livingood stepped up to the solo plate last summer and knocked his debut EP, The Weightless Anchor: By Plane (I), out of the park, the writing was on the wall.  

More Great New Artists to Watch in 2014

ADM, Little Lights, Molly Sullivan and Injecting Strangers join CEA New Artist nominees at Best New Bands showcase

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Check out four more great new artists to watch in 2014 — ADM, Molly Sullivan, Little Lights and Injecting Strangers.