CityBeat - Culture http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-255-1-culture.html <![CDATA[Local Creators Revamp Wine Bottle Candle - ]]> If Andy Worley were a candle, he would radiate a blend of basil, sage, mint and bergamot. His aromatic attribute is a smooth, revitalizing fragrance with a menthol boost called “Enliven,” and it’s one of 12 original scents created by A Squared Decor.]]> <![CDATA[Music with Motivation - How Ryan Hall’s Heligator Records helps fund an African refugee camp library ]]> As a case manager for homeless youth, Ryan Hall chats with minors in homeless camps about all sorts of topics. Sometimes that includes popular rapper Young Thug. 
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<![CDATA[NYC Tenement Museum Sets Example for OTR - ]]>

When Ruth Abram speaks Friday at the Mercantile Library about how she founded New York’s successful Lower East Side Tenement Museum, many in attendance will be wondering if they can do here what she did there.


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<![CDATA[Piqued Interest - New open-ended experimental space in Covington offers the opportunity to view, collaborate and live with art ]]> A new gallery and “open-ended art experiment” known simply as Pique, where guests can view and even temporarily lodge with artwork, opened this past fall out of a two-unit storefront space in Covington, Ky.]]> <![CDATA[Sweet Honey in the Rhine - Over-the-Rhine’s Sweet Sistah Splash is a one-stop shop for cultural and community linkages]]> The multicultural boutique doubles as a community program space where, on any given day, there may be a yoga fitness or belly dancing session, a couple’s date night, a real estate investment workshop or a children’s reading circle. ]]> <![CDATA[Holiday Road - These roadtrip-worthy Midwest towns celebrate Christmas year-round]]> There’s no place like home for the holidays, but sometimes you’re overcome with a sense of wanderlust — even this time of year. ]]> <![CDATA[Stories That Must be Told - SCPA alumnus explores black-on-black violence in Freedom Center exhibit]]> There’s no denying that violence in the African-American community has been a hot-button issue the last few years, with American media coverage increasing constantly. Kin Killin’ Kin is the product of a drive to effect change. ]]> <![CDATA[Visionaries at Work - Artists at Visionaries + Voices prepare for the nonprofit’s major annual event, Double Vision]]> For the nonprofit organization Visionaries + Voices, the upcoming Double Vision auction of art is a crucial event. Held annually, it’s the organization’s biggest and most high-profile public fundraiser.]]> <![CDATA[Handmade Heroes - Crafty Supermarket grows with an inclusive attitude toward all things DIY]]>

While attending Kent State for journalism, Grace Dobush took printmaking and bookbinding classes and got hooked on the crafty community there. She wanted to solidify a similar community when she moved to Cincinnati in 2007.

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<![CDATA[Harvesting a History: Findlay Market Storytelling - ]]>

In an effort to celebrate Findlay Market and the stories it has inspired, Karen Kahle, director of communications and programs for the Corporation of Findlay Market, has started a new cultural event.

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<![CDATA[Everybody’s Treehouse - ]]>

Hidden in the largest city park in Cincinnati is a magic treehouse. Few know about it, but those who do come from all over to live out childhood dreams.

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<![CDATA[Brooks Wheelan’s Post-‘SNL’ Journey - ]]>

For 40 years, Saturday Night Live has served as a launching pad for successful comics. But what happens when things don’t work out on America’s most popular live sketch-comedy show?

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<![CDATA[Enter the Coven - ]]> In real life, witches are both men and women — ordinary people with day jobs, in fact — who ditch the hokey attire. Coven of the Ancient Dawn, based near Cheviot, is an actual coven with seven practicing members who bond over an appreciation of ancient cultural practices and traditions. ]]> <![CDATA[Adapting Adeptly - The Art Academy of Cincinnati celebrates a decade in Over-the-Rhine]]>

Venice will be no farther away than 444 Reading Road on Friday evening, when “Venezia Carnevale,” a Beaux Arts Ball hosted by the Art Academy of Cincinnati Alumni Council, takes place at the Bell Event Center. 

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<![CDATA[Twenty Years of the Aronoff - Once controversial, the multifaceted performing arts center is now downtown’s go-to venue]]>

As the Aronoff Center for the Arts marks its 20th anniversary on Oct. 21, it’s generally known as the place to be for major performances by Broadway touring shows, lectures, comedians, musical acts and more. But back in the early 1990s, it was a controversial project.

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<![CDATA[A Cincinnati Story - The enduring legacy of Margaret Garner and <i>Beloved</i>]]>

Bruce Willis’ Marauders is just the latest in a string of Hollywood productions to film in the Queen City. Plenty of movies have been filmed here in the past (Rain Man, anyone?), but it’s never been with this frequency, even for movies that take place here.

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<![CDATA[Land Art - James Crump, former CAM curator, makes a film about the movement]]>

For those wondering what James Crump — the former Cincinnati Art Museum chief curator and photography curator — has been doing since he resigned in 2013, the answer is being presented this week in both Los Angeles and New York.

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<![CDATA[Frameri Puts Down Roots - Cincinnati’s startup darlings talk business, specs and why they chose the Queen City]]>

Sam Pellerito is deep in conversation with the building manager of Frameri’s new office and showroom. The sandwich board that usually sits in front of the building got stolen the day before and, besides, they need something bigger anyway. 

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<![CDATA[Eric Adams’ Comic Series Spawns New Directions for Online Publishing - ]]>

Author, illustrator and publisher Eric Adams seems to march to the beat of his own drum — much like his comic book series’ protagonist, Fahrenheit. Adams had little to no experience with self-publishing prior to the initial release of his wildly successful seven-issue comic series, Lackluster World, in 2004.

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<![CDATA[Kings, Toys and Rube Goldberg - People’s Liberty announces 2016 Globe Grant winners]]>

People’s Liberty is a collaboration between the Haile/U.S. Bank Foundation and the Johnson Foundation. For 2016, the program’s second year, 34 people applied for a Globe Grant. A three-person jury ranked the top seven proposals, and People’s Liberty staff interviewed the finalists to make sure they met qualifications.

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