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Teens Go Green

ArtWorks continues to nurture young artists with The Outdoor Museum

1 Comment · Wednesday, April 29, 2009
What happens when talented teenagers are teamed with design professionals and asked to interpret “green” concepts in billboard-like format? Plenty happens, as can be seen in The Outdoor Museum, or TOM, in Eden Park now through May 31.  

Hard-Luck Heartbreakers

Hard-workin’, Roots-rockin’ Lucero is starting to see its fortunes change

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Five years ago, it didn’t look like Lucero was going to make it. As noted in the beginning of Dreaming in America, Aaron Goldman’s 2005 documentary about the Memphis quartet, they were a “band without a label and without a single royalty after 20,000 albums sold. Touring (was) their only income.”   

'Nobody's Above the Law'

Rebel lawyer Jennifer Kinsley works to defend individual rights

2 Comments · Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Cincinnati Police officers were due to sweep a homeless camp on the riverfront, arguing the responsibility to guard public safety. But local attorney Jennifer Kinsley counter-argued First Amendment protections and won a restraining order, resulting in a conversation about how to approach homeless shelters here and across the U.S.  

Celebrate Earth Day

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 15, 2009
More than 8,000 locals are expected at the 39th annual Cincinnati Earth Day celebration, one of the city’s top outdoor festivals and a tribute to all things green and eco-friendly. Performances include native flute music by Janice Tryten, contemporary Folk music by Wild Carrot and the Roots Band and Jamgrass music by the Rumpke Mountain Boys. Other attractions include live animal shows by the Cincinnati Zoo and Sunrock Farm, a recycled costume contest for kids and local environmental awards presented by Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory.   

Making the Stimulus Work for Everyone

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Is your company going to be receiving stimulus money? Will you be partnering with the state or local government to build something for your community? What, you don’t know how to become part of the stimulus program? You don’t have connections with legislators to get your idea funded? You’re not part of the club? State Sen. Eric Kearney (D-Avondale) feels your pain.   

Environmentally Responsible Dining

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Owners of a new Pleasant Ridge eatery, The Loving Cafe, hope to help the environment by serving up tasty plant-based meals as a way for people to ease their dietary impact on the planet. Cafe team member Meghan Burke says agriculture — especially raising animals for food — has been identified as one of the leading causes of global warming  

Green Fashion Sense

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 15, 2009
The second annual Eco Go Go fashion show April 22 will include eco-friendly clothing as well as a number of booths sponsored by environmentally-conscious local businesses. A percentage of sales will be donated to the Imago Earth Center, the West Side educational nature preserve.  

Mountaintop Removal Protest Targets Duke Energy

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Concerned locals are taking a stand against mountaintop removal at an upcoming protest march called Walk Past Coal for a Sustainable Future. Sponsored by Footprints for Peace, the walk will protest Duke Energy’s expansion of its coalburning Cliffside Power Plant in the Carolinas.  

Cute Force

Cute Is What We Aim For succeeds through hard work, resilience

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Life’s too short to remain unnoticed, at least that’s what Dali said. This is the catch-all mantra that many of today’s appreciable artists — including Rock musicians — whisper to themselves at night.  

Scotty Anderson (Profile)

A world-class guitarist with a front porch state of mind

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 1, 2009
The second sentence of Scotty Anderson’s online bio states that he’s still learning the guitar. That might be a hard sell to anyone who’s ever heard Anderson’s fingers fly effortlessly over the frets of his Telecaster, producing a sound that is both gracefully delicate and powerfully mastered.  

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