Author: David Lyman

MUST-SEE STAGE: fall 2022

No surprise here. “Hamilton,” Lin Manuel Miranda’s edgy, hip-hop-infused bio-musical of one of our Founding Fathers, was as immense a hit during its first visit to Cincinnati as it had been on Broadway.

To draw is to see

Jason Franz, founder and executive director of The Manifest Center for the Visual Arts (Photo by Alexandra Franz)

As a kid, Jason Franz wanted to be an artist. “But … I had it in my mind that if you were going to be an artist, you have to model nude for one another in art school. And I was dead set against being naked in front of anybody.”

Passing the baton: New conductors in Cincinnati’s changing choral scene

Over the past three years, it seems that there have been more than the usual number of notable leadership changes among Greater Cincinnati choral groups. Some shifts were driven by retirements. Others came about as directors departed for new positions. And some were propelled by the uncertainty that has upended nearly every aspect of life during the past two years.