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Find Your Way to a Local Park for a Dose of Shakespeare

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, Macbeth, Midsummer Night's Dream, Shakespeare in the Park, onstage

· Jul 29, 2014 03:10 pm

Sixty years ago visionary producer Joseph Papp dreamed up the idea of Shakespeare in the Park. It’s become an institution in Central Park in New York City and, since 1954, dozens of other locales have repeated the concept across the United States and beyond. Our own Cincinnati Shakespeare Company has been at it for at least a decade, and you can find outdoor performances in many cities, including Baltimore, Cleveland, Kansas City, Mo., Louisville, Ky., Philadelphia and Portland, Ore. ...

Art Shook Up

Elvis has entered the art gallery with new Paul Laffoley exhibit

· Jul 29, 2014 03:02 pm

The strange ways we remember Elvis Presley are best summed up by the lyrics of the late Warren Zevon’s “Jesus Mentioned,” in which he imagines traveling to Memphis to see the dead King: “He went walking on the water … with his pills.” ...

Street Artist Elliott James Is Cincinnati’s Yeti

· Jul 29, 2014 03:13 pm

A yeti is rumored to be a large human-bear creature that creeps around the bottom of mountain slopes gobbling up slow skiers. Is it reality or a myth? No one knows, and, frankly, its authenticity is overshadowed by its purpose to humanity. The hunt for a yeti unites us and brings friend and foe together through a pursuit of mystery and intrigue. ...

New Novel Chronicles City’s Weirdest Museum

· Jul 29, 2014 03:06 pm

As part of her duties for Taft Museum of Art in 2007, Tamera Lenz Muente — now an assistant curator — was doing research for an exhibit on the work of acclaimed 19th century sculptor Hiram Powers. ...

 
 
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From The Copy Desk

In case you need a dictionary with the July 30 issue of CityBeat

· Jul 30, 2014 09:49 am

It would seem like we’ve made it, folks. The short-lived tenure of this little vocab blog has reached its end; let’s not get all sentimental about all the words we’ve learned. I’m going back to the land of Muncie, Indiana, where we don’t have cool stuff like altweeklies or rideshare...

Morning News and Stuff

Senate OKs McDonald as VA head, Cranley touts city manager pick and FitzGerald trails Gov. Kasich in recent poll

· Jul 30, 2014 09:48 am

The Senate (America’s most powerful deliberative body, not the hotdog place on Vine Street) voted yesterday to approve former P&G CEO Bob McDonald as head of the Department of Veterans Affairs. The vote was 97-0, and while such approvals are usually kind of a mundane procedural affair,...

Cincinnati Art Museum Announces New Director

Cameron Kitchin to take over Oct. 1

· Jul 30, 2014 08:06 am

The Cincinnati Art Museum on Tuesday announced in this press release its new director, who is replacing Aaron Betsky. The latter announced his resignation late last year and left his post in May.CINCINNATI - JULY 29, 2014 – The Board of Trustees of the Cincinnati Art Museum today unanimously...

 

Street Artist Elliott James Is Cincinnati’s Yeti

· Jul 29, 2014 03:13 pm

A yeti is rumored to be a large human-bear creature that creeps around the bottom of mountain slopes gobbling up slow skiers. Is it reality or a myth? No one knows, and, frankly, its authenticity is overshadowed by its purpose to humanity. The hunt for a yeti unites us and brings friend and foe together through a pursuit of mystery and intrigue. ...

Find Your Way to a Local Park for a Dose of Shakespeare

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, Macbeth, Midsummer Night's Dream, Shakespeare in the Park, onstage

· Jul 29, 2014 03:10 pm

Sixty years ago visionary producer Joseph Papp dreamed up the idea of Shakespeare in the Park. It’s become an institution in Central Park in New York City and, since 1954, dozens of other locales have repeated the concept across the United States and beyond.
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Art Shook Up

Elvis has entered the art gallery with new Paul Laffoley exhibit

· Jul 29, 2014 03:02 pm

The strange ways we remember Elvis Presley are best summed up by the lyrics of the late Warren Zevon’s “Jesus Mentioned,” in which he imagines traveling to Memphis to see the dead King: “He went walking on the water … with his pills.” ...

New Novel Chronicles City’s Weirdest Museum

· Jul 29, 2014 03:06 pm

As part of her duties for Taft Museum of Art in 2007, Tamera Lenz Muente — now an assistant curator — was doing research for an exhibit on the work of acclaimed 19th century sculptor Hiram Powers. ...

Free Theater at Know — You’re Welcome!

· Jul 22, 2014 12:56 pm

You read that headline correctly. The outside-the-box thinkers at Know Theatre, the offbeat company that presents the Fringe Festival every June and other mind-expanding performances year-round, has a new idea. Led by new artistic director Andrew Hungerford, this initiative is called “The Welcome Experiment.”
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Theater Matters

Educational Theatre Association plans to launch programs in underserved schools nationwide

· Jul 22, 2014 12:47 pm

Later this week more than 100 high school drama teachers will converge in Cincinnati. That might sound like a lot of theater geeks in one place at the historic Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza downtown, but according to the people organizing this get-together, the very future of our nation might be at stake. OK, maybe that’s a bit of an overstatement. ...

 
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