CityBeat - Cover Story http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-133-1-cover_story.html <![CDATA[Feeling the Flow - The man behind WAIF's Trash Flow Radio is a law professor with a long history of championing freeform radio]]>

Ken Katkin has built several careers out of his love for adventurous music and freeform radio.

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<![CDATA[The Art of Ink - Cincinnati tattooists demonstrate the many facets of an evolving industry]]>

The industry is not only booming, local tattooists say, but also perhaps currently witnessing an aesthetic renaissance.  

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<![CDATA[Midwest Movie Town - Cincinnati’s film industry is growing behind state tax incentives and a unique blend of resources]]>

When Clooney came to town in 2011 to star in and direct the political thriller The Ides of March, the chatter and headlines told the story of a city poised to become a dazzling Midwest movie town.

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<![CDATA[Stephen Foster Reconsidered - The Pops join forces with Rosanne Cash, Over the Rhine and other artists to celebrate “American Originals”]]>

This weekend the Cincinnati Pops pays tribute to the music of Stephen Foster and other songs rooted in the American experience with “American Originals,” performed by veteran and emerging Roots musicians.

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<![CDATA[Best New Bands 2015 - A look at some of Greater Cincinnati’s top musical acts to watch in the coming year]]>

That new artists are the lifeblood of any city’s music scene is a fairly obvious statement.

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<![CDATA[Prim, Not Proper - Prim’s impossibly scheduled members have become one of the scene’s hottest new entities]]>

If there was a Cincinnati Entertainment Awards category for pathologically busy musicians who start new projects to occupy the time normally reserved for sleep or breathing, Prim would take home the bling. 

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<![CDATA[Tiger Burning Bright - Oakland, Calif., transplant Liz Wolf continues to grow her compelling Dream Tiger project ]]>

Liz Wolf’s musical rabbit hole isn’t for the faint of heart, coming on like Portishead with a slightly better disposition but no less emotional baggage.

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<![CDATA[Rising Creek - One year in, Elk Creek continues to find nuances in its sound]]>

The origins of the five-piece band Elk Creek, nominated for two 2015 Cincinnati Entertainment Awards (New Artist of the Year and Folk/Americana), trace back to Trenton, Ohio.

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<![CDATA[Surfing the Honeyspiders' Web - Honeyspiders’ patience has paid off with CEA nominations and the prospect of a big year on their own terms]]>

The Cincinnati Entertainment Award nominations are announced and it’s hardly a surprise to see Honeyspiders in the New Artist of the Year and Rock categories.

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<![CDATA[Noah's Arc - From gigging with local bands to writing sessions in Nashville, Tenn., singer/songwriter Noah Smith is an artist on the rise]]>

While Noah Smith has been playing music in and around Cincinnati for more than a decade, it is only recently that his talent as a singer and songwriter has gotten the attention it deserves.

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<![CDATA[Leggy Pop - Punk/Pop trio Leggy might just be the next big local-to-national thing]]>

Leggy is hoping to hit the studio to record a full-length later in the year and will continue balancing the full-time job/touring regimen that occupied 2014.

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<![CDATA[More Great Artists to Watch in 2015 - JetLab, Harbour, Near Earth Objects and Kate Wakefield join CEA New Artist nominees at Best New Bands showcase]]> HarbourThe small town of Lebanon, Ohio, in Warren County just north of Cincinnati, is known for its quaintness and historical landmarks (like the 212-year-old Golden Lamb Inn). But someday soon ]]> <![CDATA[The Giant GED Gap - Nearly 500,000 fewer Americans passed the GED in 2014 after a major overhaul to the test. Why? And who's left behind?]]>

The test changes — which implemented the controversial Common Core standards and required the exam be taken online instead of on paper — have made passing the GED test more difficult than anyone can remember.

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<![CDATA[Pileup at the Morgue - Time is running out for Hamilton County to upgrade its critically outdated morgue and crime lab]]>

Hamilton County commissioners have long agreed that something must be done about the cramped, 40-year-old morgue and crime lab — but there is little agreement on what, exactly, that something should be and how it will be funded. 


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<![CDATA[Leaving Our Mark - Ohio Historical Markers highlight Cincinnati’s past]]>

To help commemorate the significant moments of our nearly 200-year history, throughout Cincinnati you can find brown double-sided aluminum plaques, each coated with gold lettering and its own unique body of text.

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<![CDATA[Project Censored - Ocean acidification tops the annual list of important stories ignored by the mainstream media]]>

Whereas the mainstream media poke and peck at noteworthy events at single points in time, often devoid of historical context or analysis, Project Censored seeks to clarify understanding of real world issues and focus on what’s important.

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<![CDATA[The Gift Guide - Presents for People You Know]]>

With Black Friday quickly approaching (aka Nov. 28, if you’re the type to pretend to ignore capitalism and Walmart ads), the hive mind of America is focusing in on the holiest of all holiday celebrations: shopping.

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<![CDATA[A Future in Focus - Cincinnati’s FotoFocus Biennial widens its scope as a top recurring photography event]]>

Just by adding the word “Biennial” to its official name for 2014, FotoFocus — which occurs this month in some 50 venues throughout Greater Cincinnati — is aiming to raise its importance and artistic significance. 

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<![CDATA[Stranger Than Fiction - Locally filmed reality show <i>Rowhouse Showdown</i> is a hot mess. But will it help Price Hill?]]> Design teams on the competition-style reality TV show Rowhouse Showdown swooped into Cincinnati's East Price Hill neighborhood for months to renovate dilapidated homes. But bringing a long-neglected historical neighborhood back to life is more complicated than it may seem on TV.
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<![CDATA[Ten of Cincinnati's best outdoor public fountains - ]]> If you tell someone Cincinnati’s identity is connected to water, they’ll probably assume you’re talking about the Ohio River. Yes, there is that. But it’s also about the role of outdoor public fountains in the city's history and recent resurgence.
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