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Carmon DeLeone’s ‘Peter Pan’ Score Soars

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Celebrating his 46th anniversary as music director for the Cincinnati Ballet, Carmon DeLeone has a lot to be proud of.

Cultural Traditions Inspire Story of Community

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 29, 2014
 Zvi Gotheiner's modern dance company appears this weekend for the second time in Cincinnati as part of ZviDance/Dabke, presented by Contemporary Dance Theater.   

Blind Dancers Present a Panoply of Authentic Indian Dance

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 1, 2014
The years-long path that brought five boys studying at the Ramana Maharishi Academy for the Blind Academy in Bangalore, India, to the University of Cincinnati for a performance Saturday is an amazing one.  

Choreographers Communicate with Human Stories

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 11, 2014
As Contemporary Dance Theater celebrates the close of its 41st anniversary season with the Area Choreographers Festival this weekend at the Aronoff, it also bids farewell to founder, artistic and executive director Jefferson James.

Gentri-Fire (Critic's Pick)

The Dream Team (Cincinnati)

0 Comments · Thursday, June 5, 2014
Since there’s only one performance left of Gentri-Fire (Saturday, 7:30 p.m.), you might want to get a ticket soon. It’s a sometimes one-sided but energetic, magnetic and fierce look at the phenomenon of gentrification, showcasing spoken word artists.  


The Freedom Ensemble (Cincinnati)

0 Comments · Friday, May 30, 2014
It’s no secret that in our culture thinness is a social and cultural ideal and that adolescents are particularly vulnerable to negative feelings regarding their inability to meet unrealistic physical standards.  

How to Fold a Pleated Skirt: An Educational Guide

Susie Thiel Collaborative (Cleveland)

0 Comments · Thursday, May 29, 2014
The Susie Thiel Collaborative’s 2014 Cincinnati Fringe show provides about 50 minutes of well-crafted and mildly entertaining fare.   

Dance: Rennie Harris RHAW

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Rennie Harris, founder of internationally known Philadelphia-based Hip Hop dance troupe Puremovement, formed another company called Rennie Harris RHAW in 2007, functioning as a training/feeder company for the original group.   

At The Edge Of The Stage

Cincinnati Ballet closes its 50th anniversary season with local music heroes Over the Rhine

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Over the Rhine, the bluesy, jazzy, folksy band headed by blonde chanteuse Karin Bergquist and real-life partner Linford Detweiler, named after Cincinnati’s historic Over-the-Rhine neighborhood where they once lived, this weekend will perform live with Cincinnati Ballet dancers in the closing series of the company’s 50th anniversary season.
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Hen of the Woods Underground Preps for a Brick-and-Mortar Location

The underground comes above ground

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, March 12, 2014
It was midday a couple Sundays ago and the weather was getting iffy in Cincinnati. Winter was having one last go at it. My husband Jon and I had already stocked the kitchen of our OTR abode. Normally, we would have just settled in and waited it out.But luckily for us, our snow day was going to get a little brighter: I had booked reservations at Hen of the Woods Underground. Hen of the Wo...