CityBeat - Love List http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-269-1-love_list.html <![CDATA[Love List 2016 - Ten inspiring locals on passion, love and Cincinnati]]> CityBeat’s 2016 Love List will introduce you to, in a strictly platonic way, 10 passionate Cincinnatians in various service, creative and philanthropic industries who have turned what they love into their lifestyles.
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<![CDATA[Love List 2016: Patty Brisben - ]]> Let’s talk about sex, baby. Patty Brisben, Pure Romance founder and chairwoman, created her company more than two decades ago with the goal of empowering women to discuss, explore and learn more about topics of sexuality.]]> <![CDATA[Love List 2016: Lindsay Nehls  - ]]>

Artist Lindsay Nehls seems to have fallen hard for Cincinnati, and after nearly a decade living in the Queen City, she has settled right in.

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<![CDATA[Love List 2016: D. Lynn Meyers - ]]> A job at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the 1980s laid the foundation for an impressive theatrical career, directing plays and casting movies. In 1995, Ensemble Theatre turned to her at a dark moment when it seemed to be on the brink of closing.]]> <![CDATA[Love List 2016: Chuck Beatty & David Wolff - ]]> Along with OutReels program director Wolff, Beatty aims to create a festival dedicated to supporting the creative and critical discussion of LGBTQ issues via film, which, as the most democratic art form, simultaneously reaches and engages the mainstream as well. 
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<![CDATA[Love List 2016: William Thomas II, Derrick Braziel & Allen Woods - ]]> In a small office located on the bustling Vine Street drag of Over-the-Rhine, three guys can be found gathered around a wooden high-top table, causally making plans to change the city. ]]> <![CDATA[Love List 2016: Todd Hudson - ]]> For chef Todd Hudson, Mason was a natural choice for his first restaurant, housed in a converted century-old farmhouse on a halcyon drag of Main Street.
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<![CDATA[Love List 2016: Eddy Kwon - ]]> Growing up in Minneapolis, violinist, composer and teacher Eddy Kwon was surrounded by water and trees, but also arts and music via the city’s diverse cultural centers and two orchestras. ]]> <![CDATA[Love List 2016: Carolyn Evans - ]]> Carolyn Evans lives her life by two mottos: “I want to be the person my dog thinks I am” and “Activism is the rent I pay for living on the planet.”
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<![CDATA[Love List: Stacey Vest - ]]>

She’s the perfect balance of zany, sugary sweet and artistic genius; her wigs are both a drag queen’s dream and some of the most couture headpieces ever to come out of the Queen City.

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<![CDATA[Love List: Brian Sholis - ]]>

Brian Sholis moved to Cincinnati from his editor post at the Aperture Foundation in New York just over a year ago for his very first museum job as the Cincinnati Art Museum’s associate curator of photography. 

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<![CDATA[Love List: Justin Jeffre - ]]>

Justin Jeffre jettisoned his flashy music career to become a local social justice crusader who fights for those whose voices aren’t heard enough.

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<![CDATA[Love List: Megan Deal - ]]>

She’s passionate about connecting people to make an impact in the cities they call home.

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<![CDATA[Love List: Tamara Winters - ]]>

Tamara Winters is new to Know Theatre, but not to Cincinnati. She spent two years at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati (ETC) a decade ago as a member of the intern company after her 2004 graduation from Ohio University.

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<![CDATA[Love List: Sam Ulu - ]]>

After growing up in Nigeria and spending his childhood learning English by watching movies, Sam Ulu came stateside to pursue an education in aerospace engineering at the Florida Institute of Technology.

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<![CDATA[Love List: Ileana Saldivia - ]]>

Ileana Saldivia’s journey to become a pastry chef is a unique one, to say the least.

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<![CDATA[Love List: Napoleon Maddox - ]]>

The frontman of long-standing conscious local Hip Hop group ISWHAT?!, Napoleon Maddox speaks enthusiastically and deliberately during a recent meeting at Island Frydays on Short Vine.

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<![CDATA[Love List: Andy Gasper, Logan Lautzenheiser, Karl Spaeth, Chris Weir - ]]>

Late night (aka 10 p.m.) the final Sunday of each month, four dudes in lab coats take the stage at MOTR Pub under the moniker Future Science for an hour and a half of absurdist multimedia sketch comedy, complete with human baked potatoes, a variety of props and loosely obtained doctorate degrees.

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<![CDATA[Love List: Allison Hines - ]]>

After cooking up a storm in the Navy, Allison Hines headed straight to the Midwest Culinary Institute on her GI Bill. 


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<![CDATA[Love List: Alex Solin - ]]> For as long as he can remember, music has always been an integral part of Alex Solin’s life. He recalls listening to Van Halen at the age of 2. ]]>