Category: Opinion

Heart to Heart: How true conversation helps us flourish

Theo Erasmus

There’s plenty of talk in America, but unfortunately not as much conversation. Talk radio hosts, conspiracy theorists, sports announcers, political pundits, influencers, people who write management and self-help books, reality television stars, actors, talent judges, sports stars, duck hunters, hucksters,…

Theo Erasmus: What we gather

Theo Erasmus

Paris is one of my favorite cities.
I know it’s a cliche, one emphasized by the throngs of people in ill-fitting shorts and white trainers who slump through the city in summer, rubbernecking the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame.
But it’s not just the sights I love.
It’s the way of Paris. And a few things I think make the city great. Things I think make all cities great.
Strolling and sitting being foremost among them. Cincinnati is not Paris, but it has many similar spectacular things, and it’s of a size that this should be possible…

Opinion: The art of business

Theo Erasmus

Creative thinkers and makers give their communities joy, connection, inspiration, and spark thought-provoking critique of our economic, political and social systems – stimulating debate and thinking in communities, spurring them to grapple with ideas, and become engines for social progress.

The arts mean business

Syd Nathan’s King Records in the 1950s-60s and the current work of MYCincinnati in Price Hill both represent what great things can happen in neighborhoods when you give musicians room to experiment and collaborate, and that it can be good business, as well. Find out how…

Who should fund the arts?

…an investment in our emotional and intellectual infrastructure, every bit as important for our mutual well-being as a road or a bridge or the school buildings in which the arts should be taught. Check out Co-publisher Thom Mariner’s take on funding for the arts.

Farewell, Trey Devey, and thank you!

Trey Devey

Later this month, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra president and CEO Trey Devey will leave his post to head the Interlochen Center for the Arts in northern Michigan. He leaves the organization economically and artistically stronger than at any time in recent memory. What more could one ask?