The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra is world-renowned for many things. But now it is aiming for prominence in what is arguably its most important endeavor.
Arts patron Amy Katzman: Doing the thing she loves to the absolute max
When my husband and I go to concerts or any performance, of course we look around for anyone we know. With amazing regularity, we spot a woman with a familiar head of long gray-red hair, wearing colorful glasses and a flowy dress, using a cane or maybe a rolling walker. Yep, there’s Amy, we’ve said for years, always with amused pleasure at her sheer omnipresence at the cultural events of the city.
Stoking the flame of Cincinnati’s ‘Black renaissance’
While Cincinnati’s muscular arts infrastructure rivals bigger cities with bigger budgets, the city has struggled to cultivate, retain and elevate Black and Brown performers. Movers & Makers wanted to address the disparity. Meet David Choate, dancer; Gee Horton, visual artist; and Kick Lee, musician and music entrepreneur.
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.
Notable leaders in Arts & Culture
Movers & Makers asked the major arts & culture organizations in the region to introduce their “notables” to our readers, part of a new regular feature highlighting influential people in various sectors of Greater Cincinnati’s nonprofit economy. The organizations were invited to identify their notables within three categories or identify their own category.
Notables: Leaders in Greater Cincinnati higher education
25 leaders in higher education in Greater Cincinnati who are making a difference in the lives of students and taking their respective institutions to the next levels.
The purpose of higher education: Better citizens or better job prospects?
Movers & Makers asked the leaders of the largest local universities and colleges this fundamental question. The answers offer insight into the state of higher education in our community and provide a glimpse at the institutions’ paths ahead.
Summermusik: the festival where anything is possible
With music director Eckart Preu leading the way, it feels like you’re following Alice through the looking glass. You know there will be surprises, some of them quite extraordinary. But you have no idea exactly what those surprises will be.
Ashish Vaidya flips core education question: Is NKU student-ready?
For decades, we have been asking high school seniors a simple question: “Are you college-ready?” One local college president thinks we are asking the wrong question. To the wrong party.
Polly Campbell: What’s college for?
For my father, it was everything. It can take my breath away to think how close he was to never going to college.