Category: Features

Makers on Main

Lindsey Estes

Cincinnati’s Main Street offers its own brand of local flavor and quirkiness, with a varied mix of nightlife, food, retail and services. Meet seven of the creative entrepreneurs who chose to locate their businesses along Main Street, from downtown to OTR…

‘Fellow Travelers’

Aaron Blake and Joseph Lattanzi in "Fellow Travelers"

‘Fellow Travelers’ contains all the classic themes of opera: love, deception, betrayal and political intrigue. It is the universality of this forbidden love story that rings true today – revealed in a story buried deep beneath the American consciousness.

Cincinnati Opera 2016 season

Opera Tosca costume design

For the first time in more than 40 years, fans will hear Cincinnati Opera mainstage productions somewhere other than the Cincinnati Zoo or Music Hall. M&M spoke with Cincinnati Opera artistic director Evans Mirageas, who shared his insights on the coming season.

Marcus Küchle and Annalisa Pappano: RECONCILABLE DIFFERENCES

Marcus Kuchle and Annalisa Pappano

If it’s true, as they say, that opposites attract, Pappano and Küchle are living proof of it. He’s a champion of new music, of pushing – or pulling, perhaps – opera into the 21st century. She, on the other hand, is devoted to early music. For her, 16th- and 17th-century composers like Claudio Monteverdi, Richardo Rogniono and Jacopo Peri are not relics of past cultures. They are very much alive.

‘Suits’ take over Carnegie stage for two performances

Over the last eight years, more than 80 business and community leaders have traded in their suits and ties (and in some cases, heels) for a musical instrument and a stage. But this is more than a jam session among friends. This is Suits That Rock, an annual fundraising concert dreamed up by Kevin Canafax and John Domaschko. So why do the Suits pour their hearts and souls into this event every year? That’s simple … to celebrate the joy of music.

OTR awaits invasion of Cincy Fringe

Kevin Holladay as Vinnie Velour (Photo by Daniel Axler)

Cincinnati Fringe Festival turns 13 this year. It will be interesting to see what influence adolescence has on this always edgy panoply of performances, art projects, improvs and late-night parties. 50 live productions over 12 days in a variety of Over-the-Rhine venues.