Three major arts organizations are opening their 2017–2018 seasons this fall in renovated or completely new buildings, collectively raising OTR’s profile as a national arts destination.
Seeing a void in the music scene that had gone unfilled for years, entrepreneur Josh Heuser started Ubahn Fest, a hip-hop and EDM-centric concert that has regularly attracted a huge crowd to the Second Street Overpass in the Riverfront Transit Center since 2013.
September starts Cincinnati’s cultural new year, with every outfit in town kicking off new seasons (some debuting new digs), showing white-hot exhibits, and headlining their biggest acts.
Born Caledonia Curry in 1977, the artist known as Swoon is getting her first major survey exhibition at the Contemporary Arts Center. Like Shepard Fairey and Banksy, Swoon has gained notoriety for her striking and surprising street art.
In finding an artist to close out its year of showing only women artists—37 in total—the Wexner Center for the Arts could hardly do better than Cindy Sherman, who has spent her decades-long career in photography and film presenting a multitude of women. All of whom are her.
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Cincinnati Wildflower Preservation Society—founded in 1917 by botanist E. Lucy Braun—the Lloyd Library is collaborating with the society and the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden on a special exhibition.
Zombies rule on TV, but they’ll never outshine vampires on stage. So Cincinnati Shakespeare Company will celebrate Halloween with the Emperor of Darkness—Dracula.
Ginseng is a staple of herbal medicine from China to Appalachia. It even grows in Hamilton County. But be careful who you tell. A detour into the world of illegal ginseng poaching.
Don’t miss Dürer’s Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, a seminal woodblock print completed in 1497.
Move beyond the basic blanket stitch with The Taft Museum of Art’s autumnal exhibit dedicated to mosaic patchwork quilts.
How the Bengals owner’s time on the gridiron explains his much-maligned career on the sidelines.
It will take every day of the month to conjure up the bigness that was “The King of the Independents.”
The sets and costumes hark back to the movie, giving this already trippy production another layer of beautiful strangeness.
Smith’s presence at the Niehoff’s 30th anniversary lecture is a milestone.
His trumpet sounds every week on CBS’s Sunday Morning; his New Orleans–inflected lilt is all over Ken Burns’s documentary Jazz. Today he’s the bandleader for Jazz at Lincoln Center’s orchestra.
Composer Jonathan Bailey Holland was given free rein from the CSO to create a piece befitting the occasion.
The 2017–2018 season will celebrate its return to the Over-the-Rhine venue with Shakespeare’s classic love story, the first narrative ballet of the season.
Shasta Geaux Pop is both the name of the show and its main character, an emcee of unbridled enthusiasms (and ego) ready to take center stage.
Three of the big names on the bill are Canadian. Has Justin Trudeau secretly been consulting?
These live shows are the perfect way to introduce your brood to the wide world of theater.
Ah, yes, the eternal “Why does the city bother with the expense of…” inquiry.
Luke Fickell wants to make UC football great again. If he succeeds, will he stick around to enjoy it?
James Wilson, 30, is the Nati Ninja—a four-season American Ninja Warrior competitor shown recently on NBC, leaping across the Razor’s Edge obstacle, landing hard, fracturing a rib, and still muscling across (most) of a suspended ring element.
When is a kids’ bookstore not just a kids’ bookstore? When it’s also a publishing house.
Poet Patricia Lockwood’s dad wasn’t just her dad: He was Father to entire Catholic parishes, including St. Vincent de Paul on River Road. Her memoir Priestdaddy (Riverhead Books) revisits life in the rectory.
Edie Harper was the wife of acclaimed illustrator Charley Harper, but she had an artistic life of her own—something the art world is only recently coming around to noticing. To that end, ArtWorks has added an Edie mural, Crazy Cat/Crazy Quilt, to its 2017 lineup.
A look back at WEBN’s Golden Age, by its longest-employed employee.
A former sports reporter looks back at Bengals training camps of yore.
Andrew Benintendi’s Not-So-Long Journey From Sellman Field To Fenway Park.
Here in Cincinnati, where our brewing heritage has been enthusiastically re-embraced, rustic German cooking is largely absent from the finer dining scene. Rouse decided to fill the gap himself after his former employer, The Rookwood, closed last December.
For a casual, high quality supper, go east, young man!
Not to be confused with that Southern staple chess pie, the transparent pies and tarts from Magee’s Bakery in Maysville feature the addition of milk to their decadent filling.
There is a lot more going on in Beaujolais than nouveau.
Revolution Rotisserie’s Dana Adkins and Metropole sous chef Jason Louda have teamed up to create a family-style dinner that highlights produce grown at Carriage House Farm. Their goal: A dinner that’s literally farm-to-table.