CityBeat - Culture http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-255-1-culture.html <![CDATA[Local Musician Instills Art Through Love and Literacy - ]]> Kathy Wade, the founder and CEO of Cincinnati-based arts education organization Learning Though Art, is a well-versed, albeit quiet, conversationalist when it comes to her brainchild, which will put up its second Crown Jewels of Jazz Festival this weekend.]]> <![CDATA[Cincy Summer Streets Opens Roads to Community - ]]> Woodburn Avenue and East McMillan Street were closed to car traffic for a mile stretch as they played host to Cincy Summer Streets last month. The next installment of the street festival arrives in Northside on Sunday.]]> <![CDATA[Street Artist Elliott James Is Cincinnati’s Yeti - ]]>

A yeti is rumored to be a large human-bear creature that creeps around the bottom of mountain slopes gobbling up slow skiers. Is it reality or a myth? No one knows, and, frankly, its authenticity is overshadowed by its purpose to humanity. The hunt for a yeti unites us and brings friend and foe together through a pursuit of mystery and intrigue.

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<![CDATA[Theater Matters - Educational Theatre Association plans to launch programs in underserved schools nationwide]]>

Later this week more than 100 high school drama teachers will converge in Cincinnati. That might sound like a lot of theater geeks in one place at the historic Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza downtown, but according to the people organizing this get-together, the very future of our nation might be at stake. OK, maybe that’s a bit of an overstatement.

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<![CDATA[An Open Red Door - One area creative builds a pop-up gallery for all]]>

Electronic mood music and energetic art voices quaked out of the Crown Building during June’s Final Friday, providing a sharp contrast to the quiet rain blowing across Over-the-Rhine.

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<![CDATA[Up in the Air - What will become of longtime sports and entertainment venue Cincinnati Gardens?]]>

With its plain, light-brown brick and simple square design, Cincinnati Gardens is an unassuming building, out of the way from the hustle of downtown and the riverfront. Driving by on Seymour Avenue (or Langdon Farm Road), you wouldn't think twice about the 65 years of history held within the building’s walls. To most, it’s just an outdated concert venue.

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<![CDATA[All the Right Questions - Upstart theater group finds inspiration in the creative process itself]]>

Over three January days in his unheated Dayton apartment, 2013 Ohio University theater graduate Anthony Kochensparger forced himself to his desk (in all the layers he could manage) to write Milkwhite — a one-act play about a ballerina who goes to college, becomes involved with a girl and then cheats on her girlfriend with her dance instructor.

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<![CDATA[Another Man's Treasure - Local collector Matt Joy hunts for American-made goods and the stories they tell]]>

Matt Joy has a deep respect for the stories that objects tell us about history and the people who owned them. Since the days when he was a young boy growing up on a fully functional farm in Sabina, Ohio, feeding the animals, mowing grass and doing other tasks involved in daily operation, he’s been interested in things that tell uniquely American stories.

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<![CDATA[Style Sisters - With their local salon and film production work, the Lauren sisters are making Cincinnatians look good]]>

Makeup artist sisters Andrea and Ashley Lauren are a multifaceted brand: salon owners, production mavens and organic lifestyle champions. 

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<![CDATA[Internet-Famous Cat Person Pens Local Play - ]]> A large chunk of the Internet knows Ben Dudley as that guy who got “booped” on the forehead by a meowing cat’s paw. His 11-second viral video featuring himself and Pouncy the pussycat, titled “Interspecies Bonding,” has gotten more than 1.2 million views, landing him a fat 200 euro payday courtesy of his decision to license the video for advertisements. ]]> <![CDATA[Cincy's Beautiful Game - The Cincinnati Saints soccer club continues to develop its program and fan base]]> Cincinnati has a rich and proud history when it comes to sports. With the Reds and Bengals being the most recognized teams in the immediate area, it’s hard for others to make a name for themselves.]]> <![CDATA[Locals Join the Push for Men's Roller Derby - ]]> As the Cincinnati Junior Rollergirls clatter around Colerain’s The Skatin’ Place track, Mark “Tink” Weber sits relaxed with his arms spread across the back of a bench seat. ]]> <![CDATA[Garden Karma - Grow It Forward Gardens promotes healthy food access and community engagement]]> For garden visionary Chris Smyth, sustainability coordinator of neighborhood nonprofit Price Hill Will (PHW), an empty yard is more than a patch of dirt. It’s a blank canvas.]]> <![CDATA[Cincy Sundaes Provides Platform for Community Development - ]]>

Kristine Frech and Erika Fiola are looking for ideas. Good ones. And they have ice cream. Frech and Fiola created Cincy Sundaes, a collaborative opportunity that provides a space for locals to hear or pitch ideas that benefit the city.

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<![CDATA[Thrifting of Champions, or Hello Blue Novel - ]]> Bethany Atchison did not expect to find anything besides a compelling satire between the covers of Kurt Vonnegut’s Breakfast of Champions when she recently bought the book at the Valley Thrift Store in Evendale.
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<![CDATA[MainStrasse Shop Supports Fair Trade Practices for Global Change - ]]> Few concerts inspire people to change the world. They might inspire you to drink another beer or grind ferociously on some guy in a flannel shirt, but to actually change the world?]]> <![CDATA[Luck of the Irish - Cincinnati's Irish Heritage Center promotes a celebration of culture beyond Saint Patrick's Day]]> Much like their Irish ancestors who immigrated to America before them, husband and wife Kent Covey and Maureen Kennedy were immigrants in their own right when they moved to Cincinnati from New York and California, respectively. ]]> <![CDATA[Women Helping Women Raises Awareness, Resources for Sexual Assault Survivors - ]]> Founded in 1973, Women Helping Women (WHW) began as a community-based, feminist response to the many unmet needs of local women. ]]> <![CDATA[The Powers That Beard - Social acceptance and curiosity shape the facial hair trends of the Queen City]]> If you’ve ever wondered what life in Cincinnati looked like in the early 1900s, just ride your self-repaired bicycle to the Mariemont Barber Shop for a quick grooming with a straight razor.]]> <![CDATA[School of Snacks - Local start-up sends health-minded care packages to college kids]]> After realizing that a niche to supply healthy snacks to college students existed, Cincinnati-based Marissa Hu and Andy Fortson founded Co-Ed Supply, a subscription-based start-up that targets the collegiate crowd by providing them with “college essentials” ranging from food to toiletries.
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