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Ode to Joy: How Louis Langrée Transformed the CSO

From his first public appearance to his final season in Cincinnati, opening this month, Louis Langrée brought a new spark to the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. And he learned to be a Cincinnatian.

Movers and Shakers: Restoring a Historic Village

Volunteers with the Friends of White Water Shaker Village work to restore historic Shaker buildings in the Great Parks of Hamilton County.

Jack Rouse Is Cincinnati’s Unofficial Minister of Fun

He launched CCM’s musical theater program, Kings Island, The Banks, Rhinegeist, and Playhouse in the Park to new levels. Mostly, though, he’s focused on creating smiles, opening minds, and touching hearts.

Pipe Dreams: See the Mighty Organs Inside This Price Hill Home

A stately 1875 Victorian home has a surprising rear wing: a 2,250-square-foot music room crowded with pianos and Wurlitzer pipe organs.

CCM Grads Give Their Regards to Broadway

Eight CCM grads talk about the challenges of building a New York theater career, learning to adjust during the pandemic, and the lessons they still carry from their time at the University of Cincinnati.

Sara Clark Is True to Herself Playing Hamlet for Cincinnati Shakespeare Company

It’s not her goal to deliver the definitive Hamlet or to say that this is how it should be done. “But I want to say, 'Why not?' and 'What if?'"

Is Humor the Secret to Rhinegeist’s Success?

The Goulding family has used humor to build relationships and success across three generations. Is that sense of fun Rhinegeist's secret sauce?

Ensemble Theatre Streams Plays Online, Including a New Commission

Young playwright Isaiah Reaves’s new show based on his grandmother’s experiences as a 1960s Freedom Rider will stream on ETC’s website April 19 to May 2, 2021.