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Engaging Experiments

Near*By curatorial collective brings new ideas to the contemporary arts scene

· Apr 15, 2015 09:35 am

Cincinnati has had its share of alternative spaces and indie nonprofit galleries — sometimes co-ops or collectives — where contemporary artists show their work and try out new ideas in curating, exhibiting and community engagement. ...

The Future of American Theater: a Report From Louisville

· Apr 15, 2015 09:40 am

I spent last weekend in Kentucky at the Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville watching a half-dozen brand new works. The festival is an invigorating whirl of creativity, conviviality and engaging performances. ...

MUSE Sings Works of Women Composers

· Apr 15, 2015 10:55 am

Rachel DeVore Fogarty, Gwyneth Walker, Sarah Hopkins and Elizabeth Alexander are acclaimed composers whose music you may have never heard. MUSE, Cincinnati’s Women’s Choir, provides an opportunity to do so Saturday with two concerts titled Here and Aware. ...

Long Live the King

Julie Taymor transformed a cartoon into a blockbuster stage production

· Mar 31, 2015 03:50 pm

The Lion King began as a popular Disney animated feature film in 1994, but back then no one imagined that it would become a worldwide blockbuster stage production. ...

Kiss Me, Kate

· Mar 31, 2015 03:58 pm

When I was a high school senior and the teacher who staged the school plays — her name was Mary Price — picked Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, there was a lot of moaning and groaning. Why do we have to perform in some dusty old play from centuries earlier? ...

Peter and the Starcatcher (Review)

Laughing all the way to Neverland

· Mar 16, 2015 09:30 am

For anyone yearning to return to childhood for a few hours — reveling in clever wordplay, fart jokes and an adventure won “against impossible odds” — this show is a must-see. ...

The Marvelous Wonderettes (Review)

It's their party

· Mar 16, 2015 09:05 am

When I attended the Covedale Center’s production of The Marvelous Wonderettes at a Sunday matinee, there were no young people in attendance.
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Confounding Conversations

Tracey Scott Wilson's plays keep people talking about race in America

· Mar 25, 2015 08:47 am

Tracey Scott Wilson, whose recent play Buzzer opens this week at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park (it’s onstage through April 19), once said in an interview, “The biggest issue we have in this country is race, and it’s an issue that Americans don’t talk about much. ...

Detroit '67 (Review)

The fires of 'Detroit '67' are still burning

· Mar 20, 2015 08:24 am

In late July 1967 more than 10,000 citizens of Detroit rioted. Police had raided a blind pig — an unauthorized after-hours hangout very much like the one Chelle and Lank have established in their family’s basement — where more than 80 patrons, all African-American, had gathered to celebrate the return of a Vietnam veteran. ...

 
 
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Stage Door: The Kids Are All Right

· Apr 17, 2015 11:57 am

This is a busy time of year on local stages, and that's especially true at colleges and universities where the academic year is winding down.At Northern Kentucky University, the 17th biennial Year End Series (Y.E.S.) Festival is underway, presenting three world premiere productions in rotating...

Your Weekend To Do List (4/17-4/19)

Earth Day, Record Store Day, theater premieres, album releases, beer tours, tiny otters, the Indigo Girls and more.

· Apr 16, 2015 10:13 am

FRIDAYSee some world premiere theater at NKU's Y.E.S. FESTIVALEvery two years Northern Kentucky University’s Department of Theatre and Dance offers audiences several theatrical adventures when it presents the world premieres of three plays. This year’s 17th biennial “Year End Series”...

Morning News and Stuff

City declares April 28 John Arthur day; crazy day at the state house; national press continually fixated on Clinton's burrito habits

· Apr 16, 2015 09:59 am

Good morning, y’all. Before we get to the news this morning, I want to plug a cover story we have coming up in a couple weeks. I've been working on it since February, and I really hope you all will take a look when it goes up April 29. It deals with one of the city's forgotten neighborhoods, a...

 

The Cuckoo Clock Might Need Some Fine Tuning

· Apr 13, 2015 12:42 am

When you hear the name Steve Martin, you surely think of a funny guy — "wild and crazy," in fact — both as an actor and a comedian. But he's also a playwright, and you have the opportunity to see one of his most amusing works at the Carnegie where The Underpants is onstage through April 26. ...

Warhol's Baseball Art Is a Hit at CAM

· Apr 7, 2015 04:02 pm

Turns out Pete Rose wasn’t the only baseball player that artist Andy Warhol ever depicted. He wasn’t even the only Red. Tom Seaver came first — but accidentally. ...

The Art of Beer

Murals showcase past and present Cincinnati brews

· Apr 7, 2015 03:53 pm

While live music has always mixed well with alcohol, visual bar art in Cincinnati is starting to stretch beyond portraits of dogs playing poker and glowing beer signs.  ...

Society Reborn

Latria Roberts is breathing new life into the decades-old Cincinnati Film Society

· Mar 18, 2015 01:16 pm

Passion almost led Mount Healthy native Latria Roberts to flee Cincinnati for a life in the big(ger) city — somewhere like Los Angeles or New York. ...

A Jolly Romp Through a Problem Play

· Apr 6, 2015 08:12 am

If you’ve ever seen The Taming of the Shrew, you might remember it as the tale of an ill-tempered woman brought into line by an abusive, gold-digging suitor. In ...

The Future of American Theater: a Report From Louisville

· Apr 15, 2015 09:40 am

I spent last weekend in Kentucky at the Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville watching a half-dozen brand new works. The festival is an invigorating whirl of creativity, conviviality and engaging performances. ...

 
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