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CCM Is Broadway's Farm Team

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 11, 2009
The University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music is one of the best musical theater training programs at any American university. The program was established slightly more than four decades ago, and its graduates have been lighting up Broadway ever since. Most recently, grad Karen Olivo picked up a 2009 Tony as Anita in the Broadway revival of 'West Side Story.'   

Form from Form (Review)

UC exhibition celebrates the work of Charles Darwin

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Artists are a lot like scientists: They observe and collect, question and describe, experiment and record. They interpret what they've gathered, creating solutions to problems or theories that pose more questions — in physical, visual form. This concept was the impetus for the fabulous and thought-provoking exhibition 'Form from Form: Art from Discovery' at the University of Cincinnati.  

Does Free News Content on the Web Still Make Sense?

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Let's make this column local local or, as the new conventional wisdom sometimes puts it, hyperlocal: How much would you pay to read The Enquirer online if it quit being free? Or, if the main news section remains free online, which features would you pay for: Op-ed columnists? Tweets? Blogs? Moms? Are you willing to give The Enquirer your credit card and let them nick you for every article you pull from behind the pay-to-read wall? Lots of other dailies are gingerly sticking their toes in the roiled water of paid online content.  

Considering Community College

Two-year schools offer economical options for starting your college career

1 Comment · Wednesday, August 5, 2009
When Jennifer Reinhart graduated high school in 2006, she thought she had her future all figured out. She would volunteer for one year in the AmeriCorps and then begin her four-year college education at the University of Cincinnati. She had everything in the bag: her high school diploma, a spot at her first-choice school, a secure position in the volunteer program. But when she sat down and put her finances together one year later, things changed.  

Majoring in the Future

Five areas of study with growth in mind

1 Comment · Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Don't pick it because it's the easy way out. Don't pick it because it sounds fun or because your dad picked it. There's probably no "right" reason to choose a particular college major. Although it's possible to breeze your way through the first year or so of college without declaring a field of study, the decision looms above every student's head: What are those gold-leafed, fancy cursive words on your diploma going to spell out?  

To Dorm or Not to Dorm

That's just one of many important decisions facing incoming freshmen

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 5, 2009
College is a time of decisions: Where are you going to go to school? What are you going to major in? What organizations are you going to join? While considering these long-term scenarios, another eminent decision to make is whether or not to live on or off campus.   

Natural Innocence

Lisa Britton shows nature through the eyes of a child

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Photographer Lisa Britton has been recording every day of her almost-5-year-old daughter Angela's short life. She often concentrates on Angela's exploration of the natural world and has chosen works with that theme for 'Seeing Nature,' her exhibition of color photographs on display at Parkside Cafe in Walnut Hills.  

Three Stories the Local Media Need to Cover Better

3 Comments · Wednesday, June 24, 2009
I call it "reporter's remorse," the notion that there were important stories we know we screwed up, missed or pursued with insufficient energy or smarts. Every one of us has that secret list. Three recent stories brought reporter's remorse to mind: shortfalls in Cincinnati municipal employees' pensions, the wild disparity between reality and UC economic consultants' tax revenue projections and the possibility that Duke Energy will build a nuclear power station in Ohio.   

Newspapers and the Web Try to Work out a Reasonable Relationship

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 10, 2009
There is no unanimity among publishers about the best response to the parasitic relationship with web sites like HuffingtonPost and Google. Some news media enjoy or accept unrelated sites that draw readers with brief summaries and link to their original stories. Meanwhile, papers with significant web traffic are trying to figure out how they can begin (or return to) charging for what readers have learned is free.  

Two Gentlemen of Verona (Review)

CCM production is full of infectious dance energy

0 Comments · Friday, February 27, 2009
UC’s College-Conservatory of Music epitomizes the concept of "musical comedy" with this 1971 show featuring music by 'Hair' composer Galt MacDermot. It has the joyful, youthful energy of his earlier hit, plus a delightfully silly story from Shakespeare about two young men and their pursuit of love.   

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