CityBeat - Culture http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-255-1-culture.html <![CDATA[Full Circle Funny - Comedian Alex Stone returns to the site of his first show for a live recording]]>

Like many future comedians, Cincinnati native Alex Stone discovered he was funny almost by accident.

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<![CDATA[The Baddest Man - Mike Tyson shares “undisputed truth” in touring one-man stage show]]>

Mike Tyson is one of the more fascinating figures of the last 30 years.

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<![CDATA[Making Waves - Camp Washington’s multipurpose gallery space Wave Pool boosts Cincinnati’s contemporary art community]]>

San Francisco used to be a destination for aspiring artists until the high cost of living started driving creatives away. In its wake, suddenly Cincinnati’s affordability and desire for artists have pegged us as a potential new art frontier. 

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<![CDATA[A Long Time Coming - Local skateboarder Alex Davis gets pro sponsorship from Ohio-based Habitat Skateboards ]]>

Skateboarding — a mixture of improvisational dance moves and gymnastics atop a moving, wheeled object — doesn’t get nearly the recognition it deserves as a performance art.

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<![CDATA[Cincinnati Theater Offered Stories of All Shapes and Sizes in 2014 - ]]>

In early 2014 countless friends told me, “I couldn’t believe I was laughing at the things they were saying.” They were describing their reactions to the touring production of the Tony Award-winning musical, The Book of Mormon, by Broadway in Cincinnati (Jan. 7-26).

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<![CDATA[Pressing Imperfections - Talking shop with Brian Stuparyk of Steam Whistle Letterpress]]>

Brian Stuparyk is the owner of Steam Whistle Letterpress, a shop located in historic Over-the-Rhine that’s been pumping out hand-pressed cards, posters, flyers and more since opening in 2011.

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<![CDATA[The Heart of Home - New philanthropic photo-essay magazine centers on feelings of home]]>

Merriam-Webster defines the word “haven” as “a place of safety and refuge; an inlet providing shelter for ships or boats.” For Cincinnati writer Liz Bell Young, it takes on a deeper meaning. 

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<![CDATA[Local Clothing Brand Celebrates Rebellious Spirits - ]]>

Nick Elbisser and Jordan White, co-founders of online-based apparel brand Zip Zoo, find their inspiration in skateboard culture, the neighborhood of Over-the-Rhine and the rebellious spirit of both.

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<![CDATA[Novel Ideas - National Novel Writing Month creates an authentic, inclusive writing culture in Cincinnati]]>

NaNoWriMo participants in Cincinnati may not end up publishing their novels, but like many authentic artistic experiences shared with family, students or strangers, the benefits of NaNoWriMo lie in the process, not the product.

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<![CDATA[The Land's Canvas - Homeadow Song Farm brings art, spirituality and community to the farming life]]>

Homeadow Song Farm operates in the realms of commerce, community and creativity in ways that separate them from a traditional farm.

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<![CDATA[Community Talk Show Looks to Engage with “Citizen Celebrities” - ]]>

On Oct. 5, Jai Washington hosted a pilot for her new talk show, All in a Day, at Mr. Pitiful’s in Over-the-Rhine.

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<![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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