CityBeat - CityBeat Recommends http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-186-1-citybeat_recommends.html <![CDATA[Music: Barrence Whitfield & the Savages - ]]>

Barrence Whitfield & the Savages have had more lives than a Buddhist cat. They recorded two brilliant albums in the early ’80s, broke up in 1986 and reunited in 2010, resulting in three exceptional albums — 2011’s Savage Kings (on Cincinnati’s Shake It label), 2013’s acclaimed Dig Thy Savage Soul and their latest, Under the Savage Sky (both on Bloodshot Records).

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<![CDATA[Music: Nashville Pussy - ]]>

Nashville: the capital of Tennessee and the state’s second-largest city, which is widely and deservedly known as Music City. Pussy: a cat, a willow, a desired destination.

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<![CDATA[Music: Tribal Seeds - ]]>

Live Reggae music still exists in the U.S. and in Cincinnati, though it is not as prevalent as it once was. In the ’70s and ’80s, live music schedules in town were rife with rub-a-dub jams by both locally and regionally based groups, as well as bands straight out of Jamaica.

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<![CDATA[Music: Jackson Browne - ]]>

Conventional wisdom, which is always a dangerous thing, says that Jackson Browne lost his command of the zeitgeist — and his status as a Top-40 hitmaker and album-oriented Rock hero — with 1983’s Lawyers in Love album (and its single of the same name).

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<![CDATA[Lit: Kim Harrison - ]]>

It’s a sultry, late-August afternoon and the acclaimed, wildly popular New York Times-bestselling author Kim Harrison is explaining why she decided to cross over into a new literary genre by writing the highly anticipated sci-fi thriller The Drafter, the first of The Peri Reed Chronicles trilogy.

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<![CDATA[Onstage: <i>A Chorus Line</i> - ]]>

The dancers who back up Broadway productions are called “gypsies.” They lead anonymous lives, but they’re passionate, dedicated performers.

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<![CDATA[Comedy: Sean Donnelly - ]]> Comedian Sean Donnelly did not expect to perform stand-up on a full-time basis.

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<![CDATA[Music: The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die - ]]>

The free MidPoint Indie Summer shows on Fountain Square are ending with a bang, as diverse Connecticut-spawned rockers The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die play the last concert of the season this week.

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<![CDATA[Sports: AVP Cincinnati Open - ]]>

Get a sneak peek of Olympic-level athletes before the Summer 2016 games at the Association of Volleyball Professionals’ Cincinnati Open.

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<![CDATA[Event: McMicken FreeSpace Grand Opening - ]]>

A first-of-its-kind community infoshop for books, zines and events opened two years ago in Northside. It’s now reopening at a new location in Brighton Saturday and expanding its breadth of public services.

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<![CDATA[Event: The Mini Microcinema Closing - ]]>

The Mini Microcinema — an experimental film experience produced in partnership with People’s Liberty — has been more than just a popular success.

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<![CDATA[Event: Ohio Renaissance Festival - ]]>

The Ohio Renaissance Festival is back and bringing fall weekends filled with costumes, turkey legs, mulled mead, jousting, games, glass-blowing demonstrations, choirs, crafts and tarot readings inside a 30-acre, recreated 16th-century village.

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<![CDATA[Art: Drunk Art History 102 at Live-In Gallery - ]]> If you’re a fan of the show Drunk History and have a soft spot for art history, you might have found the Holy Grail in Live-In Gallery’s second-annual Drunk Art History night.

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<![CDATA[Attractions: Fall Floral Show at Krohn - ]]>

The Krohn Conservatory’s fall floral show — A Bevy of Blossoms and A Flock of Flowers — will be in bloom for two months this fall, starting Saturday.

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<![CDATA[Event: See Cincinnati - ]]> “See Cincinnati” is Washington Park’s Labor Day staycation destination featuring a series of concerts and tours highlighting the best of the Queen City.

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<![CDATA[Event: Rubber Duck Regatta - ]]>

On your mark, get set … float! On Sunday, hundreds of thousands of yellow rubber ducks will race on the Ohio River before Riverfest.

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<![CDATA[Event: Riverfest - ]]>

It’s almost Labor Day, and here in Cincinnati that only means one thing: Riverfest featuring the WEBN (and now Western & Southern-branded) fireworks, the ultimate way to celebrate the end of summer.

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<![CDATA[Onstage: <i>Luna Gale</i> - ]]>

This year marks Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati’s 30th anniversary.

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<![CDATA[Music: Dierks Bentley - ]]>

Riser, the latest album from Dierks Bentley, is being lauded for its collection of mid-tempo tunes and ballads that finds the Country singer digging deeper emotionally than ever before — a direction inspired largely by the death of his father two years ago and the recent birth of his first son.

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<![CDATA[Music: 7 Seconds - ]]>

Given the fact that 7 Seconds has been around for the past 35 years, the Hardcore/Pop/Punk quartet might not be on the radar of younger fans. It’s the safest bet that 7 Seconds — anchored from the start by the Marvelli brothers, aka vocalist Kevin Seconds and bassist Steve Youth — was a major influence on a significant chunk of those younger fans’ music collection.

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