Raised in North Avondale, Fred Hersch transformed himself into one of the most ambitious, idiosyncratic, and prolific pianists in jazz. He is also gay, living with AIDS, and in 2005 nearly died from an intense bout of pneumonia. On the eve of his homecoming gig at The Blue Wisp, Hersch talks about his music, his mortality, and his dreams.
For the December issue of Cincinnati Magazine, artist Brian Wolf and writer Rich Shivener offer a six-page comic on Chuck Seitz, the man who really made James Brown’s record Live at the Apollo a screaming success. Here you will find some notes and interview excerpts that didn’t make the comic.
Bridge locks, Cincinnati oysters, and snow days for professionals
Juanita Paul wasn’t a musician, she was a muse. For more than 60 years she inspired countless Cincinnati musicians. And when she died in September, she left countless broken hearts.
Like walking into a cathedral. That’s how Bryant Goulding recalls his first glimpse of what is now Rhinegeist brewery. Originally built as a Christian Moerlein bottling plant more than a century ago in Over-the-Rhine, it closed in 1919 due to Prohibition.
You’ll find an eclectic mix of European street food at Puffins Bistro and Desserts in Blue Ash. From which country specifically? We’re not quite sure.
On October 17, the former Nicholson’s executive chef opened a new incarnation of his much missed restaurant, Nuvo.
A comfortable bookstore café gives itself a welcome revision
A venerable downtown Italian joint makes comfort food you can’t refuse
With cuisine that is often skillfully prepared and service that is as naturally gracious as it is helpful, it’s a higher-than-usual-concept bistro stuck in a chain hotel environment, grappling with its ambitions.
Granola aficionado Christy White began her love affair with the stuff back in high school, when she found herself eating it multiple times a day.