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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.