Gypsy (Review)

Covedale production could use a bit more nasty

Comments 0 · Apr 22, 2014 03:11 pm

Gypsy, a great musical from 1959, has a score by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a script by Arthur Laurents. It’s the true story of burlesque stripper Gypsy Rose Lee (she preferred the label “ecdysiast”)...

Other People's Money (Review)

New Edgecliff Theatre production is right on the 'Money'

Comments 0 · Apr 22, 2014 03:06 pm

Directed by Greg Procaccino, Other People’s Money is both thoughtful and funny. While we understand that the corporate raiders of the 1980s decimated entire communities, it feels more like a nostalgic and wistful take on gentler times. ...

The Twentieth-Century Way (Review)

Know Theatre regional premiere entertains, transports and transforms

Comments 0 · Apr 9, 2014 07:48 am

When house lights dim and a play begins, every theatergoer prays to witness something that entertains, transports and, in the best cases, transforms...Tom Jacobson’s The Twentieth-Century Way, receiving its regional premiere at Know Theatre of Cincinnati, does just that. 


Musicians’ Desk Reference Switches Format, Offers Free Trial

Locally-created music industry e-guidebook goes the monthly subscription route

Comments 0 · Apr 23, 2014 01:27 pm

After launching last year locally at the MidPoint Music Festival and nationally at New York’s CMJ conference, the intuitive and comprehensive music industry e-book Musicians’ Desk Reference has relaunched with a new format. Created in Cincinnati by longtime local musician and promoter...

I Just Can't Get Enough

Jac's roundup of pop culture news and Internet findings

Comments 0 · Apr 23, 2014 11:30 am

I’m a huge fan of locally-produced commercials-gone-viral. Cincinnati’s Fick Chiropractic Centers current ad might not be up there with Jamie Casino, but it does feature a killer beat that deserves some attention. Is anyone else just tickled by the concept of a local doctor employing a...

New Bikeway Proposal Could Cost Additional $110,000

Vice Mayor Mann set to introduce motion to save parking spaces

Comments 1 · Apr 22, 2014 04:43 pm

The city’s cost of a long-planned piece of cycling infrastructure could more than double if City Council approves a motion Vice Mayor David Mann planned to introduce on April 23.  Mayor John Cranley successfully paused the Central Parkway Bikeway Project for public discourse in response...


Puppet Theater Brings Change to Westwood

Comments 0 · Apr 23, 2014 08:51 am

If you’ve gone to an elementary school in Cincinnati anytime between the ’80s and now, chances are you remember a Madcap Puppets performance. Giant puppets, music and acting have brought Madcap performances to life since 1981, teaching children the fundamentals of puppetry and theater. ...

Garden Karma

Grow It Forward Gardens promotes healthy food access and community engagement

Comments 0 · Apr 16, 2014 08:44 am

For garden visionary Chris Smyth, sustainability coordinator of neighborhood nonprofit Price Hill Will (PHW), an empty yard is more than a patch of dirt. It’s a blank canvas. ...

The Slow Pleasures of Looking at Art

Comments 0 · Apr 23, 2014 08:46 am

Art Museums, like any other civic institution, participate in lots of special “days” and other catchy events to get visitors. But Slow Art Day, which occurred April 12, was such a good idea — at least at Cincinnati Art Museum (CAM), where I participated — that it should be instituted on a regular basis. ...

Cincy Sundaes Provides Platform for Community Development

Comments 0 · Apr 9, 2014 07:54 am

Kristine Frech and Erika Fiola are looking for ideas. Good ones. And they have ice cream. Frech and Fiola created Cincy Sundaes, a collaborative opportunity that provides a space for locals to hear or pitch ideas that benefit the city.

Women Artists Collaborate on Book-Making

Comments 0 · Apr 2, 2014 08:38 am

A new exhibition of art books by a local group of female artists, Art4Artists, joyously fills the galleries at Kennedy Heights Arts Center. The exhibit, titled WomenWorkBooks, is meant to serve as a springboard for discussion on a wide range of women’s issues. ...

The Formula at Covington's Carnegie Is Working

Comments 0 · Apr 16, 2014 08:50 am

You won’t find cutting-edge material onstage at the Carnegie. The theater’s managing director Joshua Steele has mastered two elements: He collaborates with a wide array of local theater artists and companies, and he produces works that are, by and large, familiar fare. ...