Category: Features

Cincinnati Opera 2018 season preview

During the trial, Pink (Étienne Dupuis) is taunted by the specter of his wife (Caroline Bleau) while The Judge (Marcel Beaulieu) looks on.

Not unlike some events traditionally scheduled during the summer, Cincinnati Opera’s 2018 season will offer “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue” – plus Giuseppe Verdi’s beloved classic “La Traviata,” to boot.

Faces of Fringe: kinda weird, kinda wonderful

(Top) Siri Imani and Jennie Wright; Vicky Alcorn; (middle) Rob Keenan, Katie Chal and Patty Chal; (bottom) Victoria Hawley; Erika Kate MacDonald and Paul Strickland

Cincinnati’s Fringe Festival describes itself like this: “Kinda weird, like you.” Produced by Over-the-Rhine’s Know Theatre, this annual summertime theater-bender draws a fleet of artists – dancers, actors, playwrights, musicians, visual artists, puppeteers, clowns and storytellers – from across the country to share their strangest, riskiest work with audiences in spaces scattered throughout Over-the-Rhine.

Cincy Stories is building community one story at a time

Chris Ashwell and Shawn Braley at The Woodward

The most basic elements of any story are a beginning, a middle and an end. The more nuanced elements include an introduction, interesting characters, conflict, high stakes, transformation and resolution. By any of these measures, the story of Cincy Stories remains incomplete. The end, or resolution, is nowhere in sight. But the power of a story, in the telling and the hearing, has been plain to see.

ArtsWave’s ‘impact journey’

The Ripple Effect

Throw a pebble into a pond, and the ripples spread outward.
If you sing a song in the city, do the notes ripple outward as well? Does a mural ripple? A Shakespeare play? Do these ripples affect communities, and even the economies they touch?