CityBeat - CityBeat Recommends <![CDATA[Music: Dream Theater - ]]> It seems impossible that 31 years have passed since guitarist John Petrucci, bassist John Myung and drummer Mike Portnoy assembled as Berklee College of Music students and formed the Prog Metal band Majesty. ]]> <![CDATA[Music: The Honeycutters - ]]> One of the best current acts to come out of Asheville is The Honeycutters, a great band ready to be discovered by the rest of America.]]> <![CDATA[Music: Charlie Hunter - ]]> While it’s a fair conclusion that Charlie Hunter’s recorded output should be filed in a record store’s Jazz section, there is an equally compelling argument that it should be in the Charlie Hunter section.]]> <![CDATA[Music: Little Green Cars - ]]> We live in a curious Pop music era. Bands can go from playing small rooms one day to massive festivals the next — then back to the clubs again just as quickly. ]]> <![CDATA[Onstage: <i>Satchel Paige and the Kansas City Swing</i> - ]]> History suggests Satchel Paige was the greatest pitcher of all time. But his career preceded the moment that professional baseball’s color line was crossed.]]> <![CDATA[Event: Light Up the Night Gala - ]]> Exhume your bellbottoms, disco shirts and dashikis and head to Horseshoe Casino, where Women Helping Women is hosting a far-out night for a serious cause. ]]> <![CDATA[Comedy: Stewart Huff - ]]> “I like the challenge of being stubborn on stage and then trying to figure out what I need to do to get people to come with me,” says comedian Stewart Huff.]]> <![CDATA[Dance: <i>Director's Choice</i> at the Cincinnati Ballet - ]]> The Cincinnati Ballet closes its 2015-16 season with Director’s Choice, a selection of four pieces from four groundbreaking contemporary female choreographers.]]> <![CDATA[Event: Art After Dark: Swingin' with Solway - ]]> The Cincinnati Art Museum honors the city’s most influential contemporary art dealer with Not in New York: Carl Solway and Cincinnati. ]]> <![CDATA[Event: Art School Orientation 2016 - ]]> For the fourth year in a row, 21c Museum Hotel hosts a discussion panel aimed at the needs of graduating art school students who might be looking to start careers as art world professionals.]]> <![CDATA[Event: Flying Pig Weekend - ]]> Pheidippides probably couldn’t have imagined the sporting event he inspired when he ran 26.2 miles to Athens to announce victory in the Battle of Marathon, but the endurance sport will be celebrated in Cincinnati this weekend as the Flying Pig Marathon.]]> <![CDATA[Art: <i>Radically Visible</i> at Thunder-Sky, Inc. - ]]> Two of Cincinnati’s most inimitable artists, Antonio Adams and Lindsey M. Whittle, have an exhibition opening Friday with collaborators Sky Cubacub (Chicago) and Craig Matis (Cleveland). ]]> <![CDATA[Music: <i>Classical Roots</i> - ]]> Academy Award-winning Hip Hop artist (and very handsome man) Common joins the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra for Classical Roots, a celebration of African-American musical heritage.]]> <![CDATA[Sports: Cincinnati Rollergirls' <i>Star Wars</i> Night - ]]> Not long ago in our very own galaxy, the Cincinnati Rollergirls unsheathed their lightsabers and hosted their first-ever Star Wars night. ]]> <![CDATA[Event: Spring Fiber Fair - ]]> Just in time for some Mother’s Day shopping, the Weavers Guild of Cincinnati hosts its second-annual Fiber Fair. ]]> <![CDATA[Music: White Reaper with Bully - ]]> Two of the most buzzed-about shows at Cincinnati’s MidPoint Music Festival in 2015 were (separate) packed gigs at MOTR Pub featuring Louisville, Ky. rockers White Reaper and Nashville, Tenn.-based up-and-comers Bully.]]> <![CDATA[Music: Poliça - ]]> Poliça’s third album, United Crushers, is another beat-driven, electronically enhanced affair that mixes the shimmering, high-lonesome vocals of Channy Leaneagh with the sleek production work of Ryan Olson.]]> <![CDATA[Attraction: Zoo Babies - ]]> Oh, baby: ’tis the season for tots of all sorts at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden. Cubs, calves, chicks and more will be on exhibit throughout the month of May. ]]> <![CDATA[Music: Killswitch Engage - ]]> Killswitch Engage has been cited as one of the foundational architects of modern Metalcore — a melodic, clean/dirty blend of Hardcore and Extreme Metal, with influential elements of Thrash and Gothenburg Metal. ]]> <![CDATA[Music: Sarah Borges - ]]> Sarah Borges jumped out of the gate with three well-received AltCountry records — 2005’s Silver City, 2007’s Diamonds in the Dark and 2009’s The Stars Are Out — each indebted to her broad array of influences, from Dolly Parton to X.]]>