Category: Features

Duke Energy Center closure means short-term pain, long-term gain for Cincinnati event industry

Duke Energy Convention Center

The Duke Energy Convention Center will close for 18 months starting next summer as part of a major renovation of the 55-year-old downtown Cincinnati facility.

Leaders acknowledged some short-term pains related to the closure. But they believe the enhancements to the center and the new Convention Center District will benefit the region as well as event promoters.

Polly Campbell: Magic happens onstage and in viewers’ minds

Polly Campbell

I’ve got the brochures piled up from the Playhouse, Ensemble Theatre, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. There are so many great plays to choose from for the 2023-24 season. We haven’t decided yet which we’re going to take a chance on. Because it is taking a chance: Tickets are expensive, and not every production is a winner.