Tag: Playhouse in the Park

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. 

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.

Culture FIX: May 18-24

I try to be eclectic in these selections, to make sure I’m covering many tastes and interests, but I think this week I might have outdone myself. Or maybe Cincinnati is simply outdoing itself? You get to decide.

Culture FIX: April 6-12

This is a bunched-up week with big bunches of events: a five-day festival, four days of dance and movies and the CSO, three theater openings, two movie double bills and a two-day symposium, plus one of J.S. Bach’s grandest compositions, capped off by the bigger than life Fran Lebowitz. Good luck keeping up…

Culture FIX: March 16-22

As I began to write this on Sunday morning it was 19 degrees. By the time you read it, temps will be closer to 70. Ahh, spring in Cincinnati. Spread your wings, go see some butterflies, and explore any other adventures below that strike your fancy. With very little local involvement in March Madness this year, we can focus on the excitement here in town…

Culture FIX: Feb. 9-15

wl sugar plums dancing in our heads, but we have to keep ourselves occupied in the meantime, right? Here’s a heaping helping to fill up your pre-game dance card.

Culture FIX: Jan. 26-Feb. 1

This must be Catholic week in Cincinnati arts & culture circles. Not one, but three presentations have strong, but very distinct Catholic themes. And of course there are many other choices, especially Saturday, which is literally overflowing. Good luck deciding!

Culture FIX: Dec. 8-14

The Christmas season is all about family and tradition, so what a nice time for a homecoming appearance. As your usual fearless cultural tour guide, Thom Mariner, soaks up tropical sunshine this week, I’m happy to step in to help you sort through the offerings on tap this week. As you’d expect for mid-December, there’s plenty to choose from. And I mean “plenty” in the “there certainly are plenty of cookies around this time of year” sense. Here are some of the tastiest options.