Author: David Lyman

CCM Dean Stanley Romanstein: preparing students for the future

CCM dean Stanley Romanstein

His charge is a sprawling one: to revitalize and broaden the reach of the College-Conservatory of Music, to integrate it more deeply with the community and with the rest of the University of Cincinnati. In short, new dean Stanley Romanstein
has been asked to bring CCM into the 21st century, by any means necessary.

Light beyond BLINK

SkyStar Ferris wheel is 150 feet tall and has 1 million LED bulbs.

This is a story about light. Light and Cincinnati. Not streetlights or traffic signals. Not neon light. Specifically, this is about light as inspiration.

The strings that bind – or don’t: the Itzkoff-Yenney family

Heidi Yenney and Coleman Itzkoff will both be performing during Summermusik.

“At a certain point, when I was younger, I kind of lost interest,” Coleman said. He pauses for a moment, then rephrases. “Not ‘lost interest,’ but I was leading a double life as a … as a kid, as a skateboarder and as a miscreant, and they had to pull me back from that and say, ‘Enough of the skateboarding.’ ”

Concert:nova presents ‘The Bradbury Tattoos’

Flash sheet, “Kaleidoscope,” by Steven Mast, inspired by the Ray Bradbury short story of the same name.

It sounds like the opening line of a joke: A cellist, a tattoo artist and a dramaturge meet in a bar. … Though a bar was not the scene, the group of artists collaborating on concert:nova’s world premiere production of “The Bradbury Tattoos, a Rock Opera” is a wildly disparate group.