0 Comments · Wednesday, December 23, 2015
It was a busy year for dance in Cincinnati. Including performances by the Cincinnati Ballet, Exhale Dance Tribe, Pones Inc. and more, read about some of the best dance the Queen City saw in 2015.
0 Comments · Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Imagine it’s 1998. Cincinnati Ballet is
performing Val Caniparoli’s choreography for a full-length story ballet —
the exquisite 1995 Lady of the Camellias.
0 Comments · Wednesday, August 12, 2015
We’ve all heard the phrase “Like a kid in a candy
store,” but you don’t have to be a child to indulge in a smorgasbord of
World premiere of 'King Arthur's Camelot' is the centerpiece of Cincinnati Ballet's 50th anniversary season
0 Comments · Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Honor, valor, love, betrayal — these are
the thematic elements of Cincinnati Ballet artistic director and CEO
Victoria Morgan’s full-length world premiere, King Arthur’s Camelot,
opening this weekend with five performances at the Aronoff Center.
Cincinnati Ballet closes its 50th anniversary season with local music heroes Over the Rhine
0 Comments · Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Over the Rhine, the bluesy, jazzy, folksy
band headed by blonde chanteuse Karin Bergquist and real-life partner
Linford Detweiler, named after Cincinnati’s historic Over-the-Rhine
neighborhood where they once lived, this weekend will perform live with
Cincinnati Ballet dancers in the closing series of the company’s 50th
0 Comments · Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Celebrating his 46th anniversary as music director for the Cincinnati Ballet, Carmon DeLeone has a lot to be proud of.
0 Comments · Wednesday, March 18, 2015
This weekend, Artistic Director Victoria Morgan contrasts another potential blockbuster, Adam Hougland’s full-length Mozart’s Requiem.
The Evolution of Cincinnati Ballet's Kaplan New Works Series
0 Comments · Wednesday, August 20, 2014
As its name suggests, Cincinnati Ballet’s annual Kaplan New Works Series
program has always been about what’s new.
by Nick Swartsell
Posted In: Courts
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Recent decision says Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation charged unfair rates
What do the Cincinnati Ballet, Jungle Jim’s and the YWCA have in common? Last month, an Ohio court upheld a ruling that the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation has been overcharging these and thousands of other businesses and organizations in the state. Meanwhile, the BWC cut rates for other employers who were part of preferred groups, Ohio’s 8th District Appellate Court said.Now an advocacy organization is pushing for the BWC to pay back the difference. While the ins and outs of the rates are complicated, the underlying concept is fairly straightforward: Worker’s compensation functions as a kind of insurance for employers. If an employee gets hurt on the job, worker’s comp will pay for lost wages and medical costs so long as the business is current on its monthly workers comp payment. A lawsuit brought by some employers receiving higher rates charged that those rates were unfair, even forcing some employers into bankruptcy. The courts have agreed. The appellate court’s decision upholds an earlier ruling against the BWC by the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas.The courts ruled the BWC, along with lobbyists of some favored businesses, rigged workers compensation rates so that some companies picked to be designated “group rate employers” received what the court called “excessive, undeserved premium discounts” on their workers compensation insurance plans. Where did the money for those discounts come from? According to the court, from businesses who were not part of the special group rate. Those businesses paid almost $860 million extra on their workers compensation plans. BWC hasn’t started paying back the money, and head Steven Buehner told a Cleveland news outlet last week that the agency will appeal the ruling to the Ohio Supreme Court. It has until June 30 to do so.Buehner says the agency’s rates simply reflect the nature of providing insurance — that low-risk customers receive lower rates than higher-risk clients. Buehner said there isn’t some big pot of money somewhere that the BWC is sitting on and that it hasn’t cheated anyone out of any funds. If the court’s ruling holds, the BWC will owe more than 100 Cincinnati-area employers $100,000 or more, including a number of nonprofits and arts organizations. All told, the BWC could owe area businesses more than $100 million. Progress Ohio, an advocacy group, has asked Gov. John Kasich to act and make sure the BWC pays the money back.According to Progress Ohio, which is advocating for the employers in question, the BWC could owe the Cincinnati Ballet more than $300,000, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park nearly $150,000 and the Cincinnati YMCA $140,000. BAE, a British-owned security and armaments business with a plant in Fairfield, is the area employer owed the largest amount of money; according to the advocacy organization, the BWC charged BAE more than $1.4 million extra in premiums. The Cincinnati YWCA is also owed payback — about $14,000. The organization told WCPO earlier this week it will be "thrilled" to get that money back so it can use it to help women and children in need.
by Jac Kern
Posted In: Events
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on Short Vine presents its second annual
Holiday Art Show Friday. The exhibit features works by local and national
tattoo artists on sale for $25 or less. In addition to browsing artwork, guests
can enjoy free craft cocktails and book future tattoo appointments. Bring a
donation of toys, clothing, books or $5 to benefit the Children’s Home of
The festive fun continues
along Short Vine with more art on display at Gallery 77, Popp=d Art and
Bogart’s, drink specials at Dive Bar, shopping at Vursa Limited, music at Mio’s
Pizzeria and more. Beelistic’s party kicks off at 5 p.m. and continues until
midnight (or until the art sells out).
Rabbit Hash’s annual
Christmas Parade takes place Saturday at 4 p.m. Cajun Jazz group Lagniappe will
inject a little Southern flair at the holiday party that follows. Swing by the
General Store, drink a little something to warm you up and frolic with the
famous Rabbit Hash dogs!
Former Cincinnati Ballet
members Joseph Gatti and Adiarys Almeida return to the city and company for
holiday classic The Nutcracker. This
family-friendly production opens Friday, runs all weekend and continues through
Dec. 29. Read our interview with the couple here.
Nothing says happy holidays
like a booze cruise! Enjoy some of Greater Cincinnati’s finest — from beer to
views — on the Christian Moerlein Brew Ho Ho Ho Dinner Cruise Saturday. Attendees
will board the boat at 6 p.m. and set sail from BB Riverboats 7-9:30 p.m. The
night includes a four-beer tasting, buffet, music from a live DJ and a souvenir
Moerlein pint glass. Adult tickets are $55, $26 for sightseeing only. Book the
Enjoy a Christmas Carol-inspired brunch this Sunday
at Orchids at Palm Court’s Dickens Brunch. English favorites like roast beef
with Yorkshire pudding, mince meat pie and figgy pudding accompany brunch
classics, including an omelet and waffle bar. Sunday is the last chance to try
the Dickens Brunch, which runs 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Find more information here.
For more art
openings, parties and other stuff to do this weekend, check out our To Do picks,
full calendar and Rick
Door for weekend theater offerings.