Cincinnati Pride Week

It’s Pride week in Cincinnati, and although we will have to wait for the festival and parade until Saturday, June 25th, there are plenty of events going on around town during the rest of the week.

Cincinnati Opera: What to See

Summertime is opera time in Cincinnati, but this year things will be a little different. This summer the country’s second oldest opera company will be performing old favorites in a new home. While Music Hall is undergoing renovation, this season will be staged at the Aronoff Center for the Arts. As always, we will get […]

Music Hall: Cincinnati’s Corpse-Ridden Not-So-Secret

The Pandora Society’s very own Cincinnati has been in the news a lot lately, and while very few locals are especially surprised by reports of human remains uncovered during renovation of a local landmark, it does offer a marvelous opportunity to go spelunking into one of the city’s most macabre treasures: the history of Music […]

Okwui Okpokwasili’s Bronx Gothic Comes to the CAC

New York artist Okwui Okpokwasili brings her one-woman show, Bronx Gothic, to the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center this week. Ofeibea Loveless talked to the writer/choreographer about combining elements of the Victorian Gothic and West African storytelling, and exploring the concepts of darkness and innocence in her work.

Spoiler Free Star Wars Review

While there are few ways to celebrate the new Star Wars in such a distinctly Cincy style, all of us gathered on B.B. Riverboat’s flagship, Belle of Cincinnati, know that this is nothing more than a grand distraction. Gliding down the Ohio River, grazing from a buffet of renamed finger foods (Padawan Pizzas, anyone?), and […]

Cincinnati Maker Faire Report

Last weekend marked the occasion of the third annual Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire. Described as “the regions largest show-and-tell” it was hosted by the Cincinnati Museum Center, which probably one of the the largest in sheer space occupied, of any Maker Faire in the country. Mini Maker Faires are a growing phenomena across the globe. The “mini” […]

May 5th, 1865 – The First Train Robbery!

Train robberies were more common in the past than today, when the speed of trains was slower, and often occurred in the American Old West. Trains carrying payroll shipments were a major target. These shipments would be guarded by an expressman whose duty it was to protect the cargo of the “express car“. Expressmen, conductors, […]

This Day in History – March 29th, 1884

The Cincinnati riots of 1884, also known as the Cincinnati Courthouse riots, were caused by public outrage over the decision of a jury to return a verdict of manslaughter in a clear case of murder. A mob in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States attempted to find and lynch the perpetrator. In the violence that followed over […]

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