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Pianist skips town for New York's Jazz scene

0 Comments · Thursday, August 16, 2001
The list of Cincinnati expatriates keeps growing this year with the addition of Alex Smith. An emerging jewel in American Jazz, Smith is heading off to New York City not to get more education, like   

Big Joe Duskin had to bide his time to sing the Blues

0 Comments · Thursday, August 9, 2001
Though he's one of the seminal figures in Cincinnati music history, Big Joe Duskin, legendary Boogie-Woogie pianist and bass-bottom vocalist, gets more attention in Europe than he does in his own  

News: Out of This World

You might be standing on an interplanetary message

0 Comments · Thursday, August 2, 2001
Weird things are happening at major intersections in downtown Cincinnati -- unnoticed by police or passers-by until it's too late. Someone is planting bizarre messages on tiles embedded in the r  

Music: Look What the Cat Dragged In

Bret Michaels: On cults, Poison-haters, fatherhood and his sexy knees

0 Comments · Thursday, July 19, 2001
Unlike other Metal bands whose tectonic rumblings conjure Satan's spawn up from the pits of Hell to snatch your mortal soul, Poison, with its macho-femme brand of Arena Rock, don't need nothing   

Bassist Scott Ritchie is bouncing his way up the local Jazz sideman ladder

0 Comments · Thursday, July 19, 2001
As a pimply-faced high schooler, Scott Ritchie was a gifted bass player who didn't know jack about Jazz. All he knew when he went to Louisville's Summer Jazz Workshops, whose mastermind was the   

Music: Freaks & Geeks

Warped Tour continues to bring together great music and assorted weirdoes

0 Comments · Thursday, July 12, 2001
The Vans Warped Tour pitches its circus tent in Greater Cincinnati next week to the tune of Ripley's Believe or Not, featuring all things strange, bizarre and unexpected. Complete with paint bal  

Paul Hogan leaves Cincinnati behind and follows his muse to NYC

0 Comments · Thursday, July 12, 2001
Unlike many musicians who leave an established band because of "irreconcilable artistic differences" -- which is usually record label-speak for "I'm a musical phenom, you guys are holding me back, a  

Cover Story: For the Eyeing of My Scars, There Is a Charge

Up-and-coming poet proves poetry has an edge

0 Comments · Thursday, June 28, 2001
After moving from house to house in the Washington, D.C., area as a kid and finally settling down in Potomac, Md., Cate Marvin found it difficult to be like the wunderkinder who surrounded her, Al  

Cover Story: Breaking the Rules

Castillo's poetry is irreverent, witty, passionate and intensely political

0 Comments · Thursday, June 28, 2001
Poet Ana Castillo has never done anything by the book. Born in Chicago in 1953, she has constantly broken the rules. She breaks the mono-linguistic rule by writing a Chicana-brand of poetry in bo  

Cover Story: Because She Could Not Stop For Death

Local poet overcomes past turmoil and learns forgiveness

1 Comments · Thursday, June 28, 2001
To some people, poetry is just light entertainment they enjoy hearing on Garrison Keillor's daily radio broadcast, The Writer's Almanac. To others, it's as impenetrable as Stephen Hawking's ex