Arts

Arts and culture from around the tri-state, including theater, music and poetry.

barbecue bbq
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A few weeks ago we saw the weekend of the rock opera. It just so happens this weekend ushers in the weekend of the barbecue. 

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

This may just be the Tri-State's most eclectic weekend yet—and that's a good thing. 

as one Aimee Sposito Martini
Courtesy Cincinnati Opera

A new production at the Cincinnati Opera explores the transgender experience and invites the public to join a series of panel discussions. In the contemporary chamber opera As One, a mezzo-soprano and a baritone performer both depict the role of Hannah, a transgender woman.

Local poet and teacher Manuel Iris is Cincinnati's new poet laureate

Our contributor Ron Esposito once owned a record store in Athens, Ohio and one of his former employees, Bob Burnett, went on to a successful career in video production in the DC area. 

Robert McCloskey, Illustration for Make Way for Ducklings (detail), Viking Press, The May Massee Collection, Emporia State University Special Collections and Archives, Emporia State University. © 1941, 1969 Robert McCloskey, u

Robert McCloskey was born in Hamilton in 1914 and went on to become a renowned illustrator and artist, best known for writing and illustrating popular children's books. 

Philip Groshong / Cincinnati Opera

Stop staring at the bricks in your wall and get out already—there's plenty to do. 

How did Pink Floyd's seminal album The Wall become the Cincinnati Opera's upcoming US premiere of Another Brick in the Wall

One of the most anticipated local music festivals of the year is Summermusik from the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra

One of Cincinnati's unheralded treasures is downtown's Lloyd Library. They have a new exhibit opening July 20 called Pharmacognosy Illustrated: A History of Natural Pharmaceuticals, and Lee Hay learns more about it from Executive Director Patricia Van Skaik.

romeo and juliet cincy shakes
Courtesy / Cincinnati Shakespeare Company

Temps are supposed to skyrocket into the mid-90s this weekend, but luckily there is no shortage of cool things to do around Greater Cincinnati. 

A Ray Bradbury-Inspired Opera From concert:nova

Jul 6, 2018

  

concert:nova, Cincinnati's contemporary classical music ensemble, has created a rock opera based on stories by iconic science fiction writer Ray Bradbury. 

They are back with a new production called With this Ring, which will take place at the Fairfield Community Arts Center on July 6-7. 

Cirque du Soleil has created its first show on ice and it's called Crystal.

art after dark
Courtesy Cincinnati Art Museum

Just last week we were celebrating the official start of summer. This weekend, it's already July. 

Modern Day Workers Get Their Mural

Jun 27, 2018
Weston Art Gallery

Two new exhibits at the Weston Art Gallery in the Aronoff Center for the Arts pay tribute to the monumental "Worker Murals" of Cincinnati's Union Terminal. The artist, Winold Reiss, visited Cincinnati factories and photographed real workers for his mosaics in the 1930s. Now, artists Matt Lynch and Curtis Goldstein visit modern day factories and depict women and men at work for their series of mosaics inspired by Winold Reiss.

Two shows, over 100 local high school students representing 24 different schools, two Northern Kentucky venues – CAST (Commonwealth Artists Student Theatre) is presenting its first two-show season since becoming a standalone non-profit arts organization. 

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Yousuf Karsh, National Portrait Gallery / Courtesy Dayton Art Institute

Thursday ushered in the first official day of summer, and as if on cue, the Tri-State has plenty to do this weekend to help you kick off the season. 

anton gaffney sweets & meats
Courtesy Wine & Food Experience

This Sunday is Father's Day, and if you don't yet have plans, there's plenty to chose from this weekend around the Tri-State. 

Starting June 11, UC's College-Conservatory of Music will again host their Playwright's Workshop, bringing together aspiring and professional playwrights for script development and advice. 

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