CityBeat - Cover Story http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-133-1-cover_story.html <![CDATA[Summer of Sanders - Bern-storming the Midwest with Vermont’s favorite son]]>

Four weeks ago, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) became impossible to ignore.

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<![CDATA[Party Like It's 1984 - That time Prince played a secret show at Bogart's …]]>

One of the major coups for Bogart’s was the 1984 appearance of Prince, who had booked his new band for a short run of rehearsal gigs prior to the his extensive tour to promote the just-released Purple Rain film and soundtrack.

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<![CDATA[A View from the Record Shop - John James reflects on being one of Bogart's neighbors for 15 years]]>

During my 15 years in three storefronts on Short Vine, Bogart’s was a terrific business ally and the local crossroads of “my people,” a perfect capacity house of worship where music nuts rubbed shoulders and dropped jaws, collecting a lifetime of “I saw them when…” moments.

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<![CDATA[A Personal Pantheon of Bogart's Highlights - CityBeat writer and former Bogart's employee Brian Baker remembers his favorite Bogart's moments]]> Longtime CityBeat writer (and former Bogart's staffer) Brian Baker remembers some of his favorite moments from 40 years of seeing shows at Bogart's.
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<![CDATA[Behind the Heavy Metal Wheel of Sex - A piece of Bogart's lore (somewhat) explained]]> How a juvenile backstage gag ended up becoming a part of the legend of Bogart's.
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<![CDATA[We'll Always Have Short Vine... - Bogart’s, the Midwest’s premier showcase music club, celebrates 40 years by moving into the future and reconnecting with its storied past]]>

Bogart’s has experienced a life as real, as colorful, as downcast in despair and as jubilant in triumph as any living, breathing human being. Bogart’s is a tangible entity, with a personality as integral to the shows it has hosted as any of the thousands of luminaries that have graced its stage over the past four decades.

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<![CDATA[Better Together? - The idea of using cooperatively owned groceries to solve neighborhood problems is picking up steam in Cincinnati. But will they work?]]>

Just two blocks from the bustling strip of Hamilton Avenue that runs through Northside’s business district, an empty white building, once a Save-A-Lot discount market, stands boarded up and dark. 
 

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<![CDATA[Pitch Perfect - ArtWorks Big Pitch finalists highlight local independent businesses]]>

Earlier this spring, area arts organization ArtWorks invited local established artists, designers, makers and overall creative entrepreneurs to participate in its second-annual Big Pitch competition. 

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<![CDATA[Summer Opera Preview - Cincinnati Opera at 95: stepping forward, looking back]]>

Twenty years ago, I wrote a cover story about Cincinnati Opera’s 75th season and the pending hire of a new artistic director following a multi-year series of self-studies and community forums. Two decades and two artistic directors later, the company has stayed on track, achieving many of its goals and, in notable instances, exceeding them. 

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<![CDATA[Rising in the West - Cincinnati Landmark’s Incline Theater is a leap of faith]]>

Although Tim Perrino and Rodger Pille are schemers, failure is not on their radar. But creating a hit is definitely what they have in mind as they prepare to launch the Warsaw Federal Incline Theater — in fact, it seems they’ve had a lucky charm in their hip pockets for the past three years.

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<![CDATA[Lower Price Hill in Focus - Amy Scott’s documentary captures the communal character of Oyler]]>

The Community Learning Center concept is galvanizing the national consciousness and has catapulted Cincinnati to the forefront of the conversation.

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<![CDATA[2015 Cincinnati Fringe: Shouts from the Vanguard of American Theater - Events kick off Tuesday and the weirdness continues through June 6]]>

As the Cincinnati Fringe Festival comes upon its 13th year — starting May 26 and running through June 6 — we thought it would be informative to hear from seven people who work behind the scenes to produce this annual two weeks of theater, creativity and fun.

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<![CDATA[Robin Hood in Reverse - How universities force working-class students to pay thousands of dollars in hidden fees to athletic departments awash in red ink]]>

An investigation of the eight largest public universities in Ohio in the Football Bowl Subdivision found that with one exception, college administrators and trustees impose hidden fees and invisible taxes on thousands of students who pay tens of millions of dollars in subsidies to keep money-losing athletic departments afloat. 

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<![CDATA[A Different College Ranking - Grading the top football powers by academic spending]]>

Examining the 2013 inflated-adjusted academic spending — including faculty salaries, departmental research and student services — for each full-time undergraduate student at the 22 public universities that finished in the top 25 of the AP’s final 2014-15 college football poll.  

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<![CDATA[Seeking Refuge - Refugees fleeing violence in other parts of the world work to build community in a troubled and isolated corner of Cincinnati]]>

Refugees come to Cincinnati hoping to build a better life. What they find in Millvale is similar to the violence and poverty they left behind.

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<![CDATA[Naked & (Un)afraid - Who is this Harvey guy and why are people taking off their clothes for him?]]> There’s something to be said about a person who has gotten hundreds of strangers to pose nude in public for photos and yet doesn’t come off as creepy. ]]> <![CDATA[Springing Ahead - The eclectic Constella Festival aims to change how people think about Classical music events]]>

The Constella Festival rolls out its fourth season this week, marking not only a shift in timing, but also lessons learned from its previous three years, according to Artistic Director Tatiana Berman.

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<![CDATA[Planning Ahead - UrbanCincy founder Randy Simes on Cincinnati's center city momentum and what we should do to keep it going]]>

UrbanCincy has grown alongside Cincinnati's interest in all things urban, both fueling and benefiting from the region’s increasing fascination with these issues.

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<![CDATA[10 New Project and Policy Concepts From UrbanCincy - ]]>

Urban Cincy founder Randy Simes offers 10 forward-thinking concepts to aid the region today and in the future.

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<![CDATA[Defying the Odds - Cincinnati overcame the midseason loss of Mick Cronin to earn a fifth consecutive NCAA tournament bid. Now Purdue and Kentucky stand in the way of the Sweet 16.]]>

There was no telling which way the University of Cincinnati basketball program would lean after Mick Cronin announced a leave of absence from the team he has coached for the past nine years to deal with an unruptured brain aneurysm.

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