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Low Dough Shows

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 16, 2009
I keep reading that the tight economy is loosening, but those unemployment figures continue to creep upward and I’m sure there are people out there who would like to attend theater but feel they can’t afford it. So let me spread the word that there are ways to get a theater fix without maxing out your credit card.  

King Makes a Comeback

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 15, 2009
We here in the CityBeat music universe just got word that thanks to a vote last month by City Council, $950,000 of a capital improvement program allocation earmarked for Evanston will go toward rebuilding King Records Studio a few blocks up from its original location at 1540 Brewster Ave. While the recently placarded historical site will continue to stand on Brewster, council plans to acquire three properties around the corner along Montgomery Road with the intention of transforming them into an all-in-one facility housing the King Records Memorial Hall.  

Wine Online: A Good Reason to Tweet

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 17, 2009
I’m generally what they call a “late adopter.” I still don’t own an iPod or Blackberry or have a Facebook page. I haven’t seen Slumdog Millionaire — or (I swear) a single episode of The Sopranos. Oh, we did eventually get a Wii, but not until long after every other student in my kids’ classes had them (according to my kids, anyway).   

Fringe ... What We Need in 2009

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Although there’s still a lot of winter chill in the air, my thoughts are already turning to the Cincinnati Fringe Festival, our annual theatrical treat that I think of as the kick-off for summer. It usually happens in late May and early June, just before the solstice, so it’s a reminder of good things to come. The sixth annual Cincinnati Fringe is set to open on May 26; performances will continue through June 6. Organized by Know Theatre of Cincinnati, the Fringe has become a much-anticipated annual component of our performing arts scene.  

Cheers to the High Points of 2008: UC Football and Xavier Basketball

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Though the year in sports produced its fair share of memories, no sporting memory will obscure the hard reality of economic gloom coursing through the world in a tense 2008.  

Turtle Hunting in Ripley, Ohio

1 Comment · Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Recently, I was invited to a turtle fry in Ripley, Ohio, an hour east of Cincinnati along U.S. Route 52. According to local legend, it’s been going on for generations. I went with three questions: 1) How do you catch a turtle 2) How do you prepare it and 3) Is it worth eating? Like all events in Ripley, there was a fascinating crowd.  

Cari Clara with Noctaluca and Wake the Bear

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Friday at the Southgate House. Listening to the new self-titled long-player from Cincinnati's Cari Clara, I had a thought that I've had for about 15 years now. Eric Diedrichs (CC's brain trust) should be famous. Not because he's a pretty guy (though he is) and not because he has a great onstage presence (he does).  

HATE THY NEIGHBOR: FROM PAGE 79

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Eventually, however, even that degree of subtext begins to feel like too much for director Neil LaBute. Doing another piece of Hollywood “will direct for food” work, LaBute leaves behind all of the incendiary skill he brings to his own material.  

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