CityBeat - Culture http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-255-1-culture.html <![CDATA[Shrewd Apes - Covington-based gallery/boutique owners crowdsource their art project, You & Me Across the Sea]]>

Hilary Nauman and Michael Boyd began their joint artistic endeavors more than four years ago, when they first started dating.

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<![CDATA[Mapplethorpe Redux - Indiana University exhibits controversial artist’s explicit work]]>

Many of the black-and-white photos in Robert Mapplethorpe: Photos from the Kinsey Institute Collection are a frank exploration into sexual practices in America.

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<![CDATA[The Main Event - OTR’s new music venue and event space aspires to re-energize Main Street]]>

Vine Street in Over-the-Rhine usually receives all of the hosannas — and Guy Fieri’s overwhelming presence — but that’s about to change when The Woodward Theater opens on Main Street this month.

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<![CDATA[Larger Than Life - Tom Wesselmann’s Pop art gets its chance to astound]]>

As the long-awaited Beyond Pop Art: A Tom Wesselmann Retrospective prepares to open Friday at Cincinnati Art Museum, there is much to discuss about this native son’s controversial career as one of the original Pop artists.

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<![CDATA[Grailville Celebrates 70 Years of Eco-Friendly Living - ]]>

After visitors travel the gravel pathway leading to Grailville, they enter a cultural oasis made up of rich farmland, peaceful nature trails, organic gardens and a group of women dedicated to sustainable living and a holistic approach to life.

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<![CDATA[Home Free - Safe House explores a little known dimension of freedom at the Cincinnati Playhouse]]>

I thought I knew quite a bit about American history before I read Keith Josef Adkins’ new play, Safe House, about to have its world premiere at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park.

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<![CDATA[Creatives in Clifton - Performing arts flourish in unique Gaslight District venues]]>

On a recent Wednesday in September, the crowd in the foyer of the Clifton Cultural Arts Center (CCAC) ate, drank and talked quietly as the New Horizons Orchestra performed “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and the sun set through stained glass windows.

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<![CDATA[Joyful Filth - The iconic John Waters brings his monologue — and more — to FotoFocus]]>

It’s at first a bit perplexing why the FotoFocus Biennial booked John Waters to perform his This Filthy World comedic monologue at Memorial Hall on Saturday night.

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<![CDATA[Joy Ride - Red Bike premieres as an alternative form of public transportation]]>

Red Bike is a new city-funded bicycle rental program spanning uptown, Over-the-Rhine and downtown.

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<![CDATA[A Noble Cause - Chris Sutton’s denim company manufactures high-quality jeans and the American dream]]>

Finding the right pair of jeans may be one of life’s greatest challenges, especially finding a pair that fits well and is made of high-quality and ethically sourced materials. 

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<![CDATA[State of the Art - Jimmy Baker and Terence Hammonds on their inclusion in Crystal Bridges’ upcoming survey of American art]]>

Two Cincinnati-based artists — Assistant Professor of Painting at the Art Academy of Cincinnati Jimmy Baker and Rookwood Pottery artist Terence Hammonds — are included in the upcoming Crystal Bridges national survey of contemporary American artists, State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now.

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<![CDATA[Local Film and Comic Book Events Join Forces - ]]>

Duke Energy Convention Center is an enticing destination for film and comic book enthusiasts this weekend as Cincinnati Comic Expo and Cincinnati Film Festival have collaborated, making Downtown a veritable nerd playground.

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<![CDATA[Carnegie Wins - Covington’s reorganized, refocused and rebranded interdisciplinary arts center is better than ever]]> Just a few years ago, The Carnegie was desperate for an executive director like Katie Brass to help reorganize and advocate; she and everyone else who loved The Carnegie had to learn to better tell its story.
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<![CDATA[Seeing Double - I was Ewan McGregor’s stand-in, or how I spent my summer vacation]]> As Ewan McGregor’s stand-in, I was not an actor in Miles Ahead — Don Cheadle’s locally filmed Miles Davis film — but more of a celebrity-shaped prop used only when the camera was not rolling. ]]> <![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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