CityBeat - CityBeat Recommends http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-186-1-citybeat_recommends.html <![CDATA[Music: Marina and the Diamonds - ]]>

It’s oddly wonderful how sometimes two songwriters will interpret the same concept in diametrically opposed fashions.

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<![CDATA[Music: Ralph Stanley - ]]> Ralph and his brother Carter made American Roots music history in the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s as The Stanley Brothers. Cincinnati will forever be a part of The Stanley Brothers’ history, as the si]]> <![CDATA[Music: Butch Walker - ]]>

No one can accuse Butch Walker of not living up to his potential.

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<![CDATA[Music: Shilpa Ray - ]]> Having seen Shilpa Ray play in the early morning hours after a fierce, chilling rainstorm at the outdoor Nelsonville Music Festival in East Central Ohio, this writer can testify that her tough a]]> <![CDATA[Literary: Brandon Harris and James Pogue - ]]>

Two Cincinnatians — Brandon Harris and James Pogue — who contributed essays to the new book City by City: Dispatches from the American Metropolis will do readings and discussions in town this week.

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<![CDATA[Art: <i>The Perfect Kiss (QQ)</i> - ]]>

In the Contemporary Arts Center’s current exhibit, The Perfect Kiss (QQ)* *questioning, queer, Chicago-based artist and curator Matt Morris has engaged with Byars’ works by presenting his own pieces alongside those of the artist. 

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<![CDATA[Event: Summer Cinema - ]]>

Summer Cinema is an outdoor movie screening held every Wednesday at Washington Park from May through August.

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<![CDATA[Event: NKY Pride 2015! - ]]>

Let your pride flag fly with this year’s Northern Kentucky Pride festival, which starts on Thursday and goes through Sunday.

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

Comedian Chris Porter recently made a foray into another type of stand-up activity: He took a gig on a cruise ship.

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

Stephen Sondheim’s dark musical about presidential assassins has become a classic since it was first staged in 1990. 

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

A Cincinnati tradition since 1967, Summerfair consistently ranks among the top 100 art shows nationally and features more than 300 artists from all around the United States.

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<![CDATA[Art: <i>Oscillators</i> at Harvest Art Gallery - ]]>

Intermedio, an ongoing sound-light collaboration between multi-disciplinary designer Eric Blyth and composers/installation artists Sam Ferris-Morris and Justin West, will present a one-night-only exhibition Friday at Harvest Gallery.

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<![CDATA[Event: Crafts and Crafts at Krohn Conservatory - ]]>

Take a tropical vacation without leaving town by visiting Krohn Conservatory’s Crafts and Crafts event, bringing together their Butterflies of the Philippines exhibit, a handful of craft vendors and local craft beer.

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<![CDATA[Music: MidPoint Indie Summer Series with Surfer Blood - ]]>

Headlining Indie Summer’s opening night is Surfer Blood, the superb, Florida-spawned Indie Pop Rock group.

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<![CDATA[Event: Furry Friends Festival - ]]>

Your furry friends are invited to spend a day in the park with other pups of all shapes and sizes, surrounded by tasty grub from Eli’s BBQ and Mazunte, as well as free, live music.

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<![CDATA[Event: Oakley Fancy Flea Market - ]]>

Oakley Fancy Flea is a low-key, curated market with high-end locally made wares in the heart of Oakley. 

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<![CDATA[Event: Friends of the Public Library Used Book Sale - ]]>

The Friends of the Public Library Main Library Book Sale returns Saturday for its 43rd annual event.

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<![CDATA[Film: <i>America's Pop Collector</i> - ]]>

The Cincinnati Art Museum’s ongoing “Moving Pictures” series of film screenings presents the highly regarded and prescient America’s Pop Collector: Robert C. Scull - Contemporary Art at Auction

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<![CDATA[Onstage: <i>Cincinnati King</i> - ]]>

Washington Park hosts a free staged reading of Cincinnati King, a new play that shares the history of King Records, Cincinnati music and racial equality by Playhouse in the Park Associate Artist KJ Sanchez.

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<![CDATA[Onstage: <i>Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus</i> Live! - ]]>

The Aronoff Center presents a one-man fusion of theater and stand-up starring Peter Story, based off of material from John Gray's best-selling guide to understanding the opposite sex, Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus.

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