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Exceeding the Dream

Dan Hoard, voice of the Bengals and Bearcats, gets his due

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Cincinnati is a dedicated but long-suffering sports town. Few know this better than Dan Hoard, whose presence in Cincinnati coincides with our city’s hard-luck results over the last 20 years.   

Literary: Chris Grabenstein

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 24, 2015
The prolific Grabenstein, who has crafted more than two dozen books since 2005, reads from and discusses The Island of Dr. Libris at Joseph-Beth.   

Drive-By Truckers with Eric Church

Saturday • U.S. Bank Arena

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 18, 2015
English Oceans has become one of Drive-By Truckers’ most distinctive albums in a discography full of them.   

Music: Drive-By Truckers with Eric Church

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Drive-By Truckers’ 10th studio album, 2014’s English Oceans, finds the prolific Georgia-bred Roots rockers rolling down the same dusty highway that has made them one of the singular acts of the last 15 years — twang-infested, Skynyrd-esque guitars, modest yet affecting vocals and lyrics that illuminate the lives of everyday Southerners.   

Lit: M.O. Walsh

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 17, 2015
The opening chapter of M.O. Walsh’s debut novel, My Sunshine Away, deftly sets the scene of what’s to follow, a narrative that centers on a piercing event in the life a 15-year-old girl.   

Perfume Genius with The Lone Bellow and Mina Tindle

Sunday • Memorial Hall

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 11, 2015
The cover of Perfume Genius’ third album, 2014’s Too Bright, features frontman/creative ringleader Mike Hadreas clad in a shiny, sleeveless gold-and-silver top that hugs his slight frame.   

Lucero with Ryan Bingham and Twin Forks

Sunday • Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Tom Waits doesn’t necessarily leap to mind when listening to Lucero’s raucous brand of Memphis-fueled Rock & Roll.  

Music: Lucero with Ryan Bingham and Twin Forks

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Tom Waits doesn’t necessarily leap to mind when listening to Lucero’s raucous brand of Memphis-fueled Rock & Roll.  

Lit: Emerging Fiction Writers Festival

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Organized by the ever-discerning University of Cincinnati’s Department of English and Comparative Literature, the annual Emerging Fiction Writers Festival is a smorgasbord for lit junkies, offering multiple authors in an intimate atmosphere.  

Music: Perfume Genius with The Lone Bellow and Mina Tindl

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 10, 2015
The cover of Perfume Genius’ third album, 2014’s Too Bright, features frontman/creative ringleader Mike Hadreas clad in a shiny, sleeveless gold-and-silver top that hugs his slight frame.