CityBeat - CityBeat Recommends http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-186-1-citybeat_recommends.html <![CDATA[Onstage: <i>Hairspray</i> - ]]>

Cincinnati Young People’s Theatre opens its 34th-annual summer show this week at the Covedale Center, where 80 local teens will twist and pony their way through the raucous musical Hairspray.

]]>
<![CDATA[Music: MisterWives - ]]>

It’s been an eventful three years since Mandy Lee went looking for an ’80s cover band to provide the soundtrack for her birthday party. 

]]>
<![CDATA[Art: <i>History Channel: New Art from Old Art</i> - ]]>

“Don’t know much about history,” Sam Cooke sang. The good news is that you don’t have to know much about art history to tune into a wonderful world at Thunder-Sky, Inc.’s History Channel: New Art from Old Art.

]]>
<![CDATA[Comedy: Andy Sandford - ]]>

“I’m done with Netflix,” comic Andy Sandford tells an audience. “I don’t mean I’m bored with it, I mean I’m almost done watching everything that has ever been made.”

]]>
<![CDATA[Art: <i>Amiable Strangers: Paintings by Elise Thompson and Nathan Weikert</i> - ]]>

Painters Elise Thompson and Nathan Weikert exhibit new work at Boom Gallery in Evanston, which demonstrates their move away from figurative painting toward something more abstracted.

]]>
<![CDATA[Event: Greater Anderson Days - ]]>

Just because Independence Day is over doesn’t mean the fireworks are. 

]]>
<![CDATA[Event: Love Wins Cincy - ]]> Hot on the heels of SCOTUS’ landmark decision to legalize gay marriage nationwide (s/o to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg), cincygayweddings.com, a compendium of LGBTQ+-friendly wedding vendors in the area, decided to turn their launch party into an entire weekend of activities.

]]>
<![CDATA[Onstage: <i>Turandot</i> - ]]>

The Cincinnati Opera closes its season with Puccini’s Turandot, the tale of Princess Turandot, an enigmatic beauty in ancient China who reigns with an iron fist and cold heart.

]]>
<![CDATA[Music: Cincinnati Music Festival - ]]>

Founded in 1962 as the all-Jazz Ohio Valley Jazz Festival, Cincinnati’s popular “Jazz Fest” has gone through a lot of changes in its half century-plus history.

]]>
<![CDATA[Event: Big Weekend Clifton - ]]>

Clifton’s Gaslight District is a veritable trove of ethnic cuisine and culture.

]]>
<![CDATA[Classes: Fragrance Therapy - ]]>

Those flowers in your garden are more than just aesthetically pleasing.

]]>
<![CDATA[Sports: Florence Freedom vs. Southern Illinois Miners - ]]> Watching a Florence Freedom game is fun, but it’s even more fun on a theme night.

]]>
<![CDATA[Music: Kelly Clarkson - ]]>

Before she was chosen to sing at President Obama’s second inauguration alongside Beyoncé and Aretha Franklin, Kelly Clarkson was just a 21-year-old Texan who won the first season of American Idol when the show still had two hosts and Ryan Seacrest was yet to be a household name.

]]>
<![CDATA[Music: Joan Jett - ]]>

For all the grumbling about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the induction ceremonies can often be revelatory and moving, occasionally serving as a way to view an artist from a different perspective and remind everyone why an artist is receiving the honor in the first place.

]]>
<![CDATA[Onstage: Seth MacFarlane - ]]>

It seems today that all you see are sex-crazed talking teddy bears in movies and lewd cartoons on TV.

]]>
<![CDATA[Onstage: <i>Hundred Days</i> - ]]>

Hundred Days is the story of Sarah and Will, who fall in love only to have their time together cut tragically short by a fatal illness.

]]>
<![CDATA[Music: Grace Potter - ]]>

Grace Potter’s rise in the music world has been steady.

]]>
<![CDATA[Music: Death from Above 1979 - ]]>

It’s easy to see why bands with lengthy histories and voluminous catalogs would consider getting back together, but those rationalizations don’t hold much water for Death from Above 1979.

]]>
<![CDATA[Music: Glass Animals - ]]>

Don’t let the patchouli-scented Jam band name fool you — Glass Animals have very little in common with that blissed-out branch of musical endeavor.

]]>
<![CDATA[Eats: Cincinnati Burger Week - ]]>

It’s a rare opportunity — or should we say medium rare — that carnivores can delight in $5 gourmet and off-menu burgers throughout their city.

]]>