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

Director Cedric Klapisch's Paris is the final movie in the Cinema in the City series that University of Cincinnati's new Center for Film and Media Studies is presenting at Clifton's Esquire Theatre. 

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<![CDATA[Art: <i>The Total Look</i> - ]]>

The star attraction of The Total Look, the new Cincinnati Art Museum exhibit that features fashion designs of the late Rudi Gernreich, is the one-piece topless bathing suit (or monokini) that he designed for women in 1964.

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<![CDATA[Music: JJ Grey & Mofro with The London Souls - ]]> Coming from a former family chicken farm and pecan tree grove in Jacksonville, Fla., you’d expect JJ Grey to exude the flavor of the South, and that’s just what he does.]]> <![CDATA[Music: The Bunny The Bear with Released by Prayer and Time and Distance - ]]>

The Bunny The Bear will move you in strange and visceral ways.

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<![CDATA[Music: American Aquarium with Ben Knight & the Well Diggers and Rod Hamdallah - ]]>

The cool thing about American Aquarium is that they have always been really good.

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<![CDATA[Music: The Contortionist with Revocation, Fallujah, Toothgrinder, The Requiem and Sea of Treachery - ]]>

Although hints of growled dirty vocals sometimes form an undercurrent to the proceedings and even push to the forefront, The Contortionist seems detached from the Deathcore/Death Metal proponents with which it is often grouped.

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<![CDATA[Music: Rod Picott - ]]>

Growing up in rural Maine,  Americana singer/songwriter Picott became interested in music early. Even as he finished school and started work, he kept up his interest.

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<![CDATA[Onstage: <i>August: Osage County</i> - ]]>

Tracy Letts’ 2008 play was a throwback to another era, a three-act, three-hour drama about a dysfunctional family colliding in the arid flatlands of the Oklahoma plains when their father goes missing.

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<![CDATA[Comedy: Chris Franjola - ]]>

“The best part about being a comedian is hanging out with other comics,” Chris Franjola says. 

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<![CDATA[Event: Art After Dark - ]]>

Friday’s Art After Dark event celebrates the opening of the museum’s new exhibit, The Total Look.

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<![CDATA[Event: Passport to Wine & Beer - ]]> Allow yourself to be whisked around the globe on a delicious, boozy journey featuring 3-ounce tastings of more than 25 unique ales, porters and wines from all corners of the world. 

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<![CDATA[Art: <i>Reconstructed: New Work by Michael Willett</i> at 1305 Gallery - ]]>

Final Friday, 1305 hosts Reconstructed: New Work by Michael Willett, a solo show of work by Willett, who graduated from DAAP’s MFA program and currently serves as an assistant professor of art at the University of Montevallo in Birmingham, Ala.

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<![CDATA[Onstage: Shen Yun - ]]>

Sensational global performing group Shen Yun will take you on a profound journey through 5,000 years of Chinese culture, featuring the world’s most classically trained dancers accompanied by a live orchestra combining the best of Chinese and Western composition. 

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<![CDATA[Music: Elton John - ]]>

The legendary Sir Elton John will be at U.S. Bank Arena on Friday with his piano and backing band, performing hits from his prolific five-decade career.

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<![CDATA[Event: Cold Nights & Warm Spirits - ]]> If you’re tired of the winter dredge, seek refuge at Ault Park’s Cold Night & Warm Spirits whiskey tasting. 

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<![CDATA[Film: ReelAbilities Film Festival - ]]>

The ReelAbilities Film Festival, dedicated to movies that highlight the abilities of those considered “disabled,” isn’t new. It was here in 2013. But it’s vastly different this year.

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<![CDATA[Event: Maple Sugar Days - ]]>

Come celebrate the spring awakening of maple trees as you learn the craft of maple syrup making. 

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<![CDATA[Event: Cincinnati Home & Garden Show - ]]>

According to the current weather forecast, most of our yards will still be covered in snow during the entirety of the 2015 Cincinnati Home & Garden Show. 

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<![CDATA[Music: Xoe Wise - ]]>

Singer/songwriter Xoe Wise moved from North Carolina to Chicago to follow her musical dreams and quickly became a local favorite.

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<![CDATA[Event: Ohio Winter Food Festival - ]]>

Formerly known at the Taste of Northern Cincinnati, the Ohio Winter Food Festival celebrates the restaurants of Cincinnati’s northern suburbs.

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