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Culture FIX: Oct. 5-11

Ok, we’ve been talking about fall arriving for weeks now, but this week is the real deal. Grab a sweater and enjoy this weather while filling your cultural cup to the brim.

Culture FIX: Sept. 28-Oct. 4

The fall arts season is in full swing. First off, the Cincinnati theater scene is pretty hoppin’ right now. Secondly, there’s a lot happening around the FotoFocus Biennial, so keep that in mind when you’re looking to get your FIX.

Arts patron Amy Katzman: Doing the thing she loves to the absolute max

Amy Katsman has attended 44 New Orleans Jazz Fests. Disappointed that it was COVID-cancelled in 2021, she celebrated with a friend on her front porch by listening to WWOZ’s Jazz Fest highlights online while wearing some of her old festival passes.

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.

Culture FIX: Aug. 10-16

Music, art and theater are the headliners this week, with a mind-expanding conference and some life-balance wisdom on the side… Take advantage of what’s out there, Dear People. Fill up your dance card. You have no idea how lucky we are here.

Culture FIX: June 8-14

This week’s events tend to explore the edges, the avant-garde, things created just outside the spectrum, touching on civil rights, gender and sexual identity, the environment and the war in Ukraine. We invite you to explore, investigate, experience … or just hit up Italianfest and eat your cares away! You decide.