Arts

Arts and culture from around the Tri-State, including theater, music and poetry.

The annual Nowhere Else Festival, produced by Karin Bergquist and Linford Detweiler from Over the Rhine, is coming up Friday, May 24 through Sunday, May 26 in Martinsville, Ohio. 


Playhouse in the Park

The Cincinnati arts community lost a friend, leader and talent when Ed Stern passed away April 3. He served as artistic director at Playhouse in the Park for 20 years, garnering national acclaim including two Tony Awards and three shows moving to the Broadway stage.


Survival in the cutthroat world of auto manufacturing and the impact on individual workers is the theme of playwright Dominique Morisseau's Skeleton Crew, the next regional premiere on stage at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati

Sherrie Maricle and the DIVA Jazz Orchestra will be performing at Walnut Hills High School on Friday, April 13 as part of the inaugural We Create Jazz Festival.

April is National Poetry Month and the Greater Cincinnati Writer's League (GCWL) will present a variety of readings and gatherings in celebration. 

Photographer Nancy Rexroth is best known for her use of the Diana camera, a plastic toy camera, during the 1970s and her landmark collection of photos in the book IOWA. Soon her entire body of work will be housed at the Cincinnati Art Museum.

With the changing landscape regarding medical marijuana, Cincinnati's Lloyd Library & Museum presents a new exhibit in conjunction with the Cannabis Museum in Athens, Ohio. 

louder than a bomb
Courtesy of Elementz

The Louder Than a Bomb poetry slam, started in Chicago in 2001, was created to give young people a forum to speak out and to be heard. The poetry contest was brought to Cincinnati in 2015, enabling young people in our region to hear one another’s stories and share experiences through spoken word performances.

A Poem From Lynn Robbins

Mar 22, 2019

A poetry reading from Lynn Robbins: It's About Time from her book, When You Sit To Write.

A show featuring big band music and swing dancing is coming to the stage of The Carnegie in Covington starting March 30. 

rockwell reimagined
Courtesy of Piqua Arts Council

Norman Rockwell's iconic paintings depict daily life in America in the early to mid 20th century. His work was hugely popular, traveled the country, raised funds during wartime and is still easily recognizable today.

tessa clark
Courtesy Tessa Clark

A local fashion designer makes her television debut when season 17 of Project Runway premieres March 14 at 8 p.m. on Bravo. Tessa Clark joins 15 other designers competing for a $250,000 prize on the reality TV fashion competition.

Netflix is debuting Juanita, a new film based on Northern Kentucky author Sheila Williams' novel, Dancing on the Edge of the Roof, on March 8. 

A Poem From Richard Hague

Mar 8, 2019

Local poet Richard Hague reads “The Beast of Beer” from his book, Beasts, River, Drunk Men, Garden, Burst and Light: Sequences and Long Poems.

Over 350 artifacts and a mummy dating back more than 3000 years are all part of the exhibit Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs, now on display at the Cincinnati Museum Center

hamilton cast
Courtesy of Jacob Stone

The city of Hamilton knew it didn't want to throw away its shot when Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical Hamilton came to Cincinnati. Hamilton Mayor Pat Moeller on Wednesday presented two actors from the touring production, now at the Aronoff, with a proclamation honoring the hit show.

A perfect way to gear up for the upcoming Cincinnati Reds season is to check out Road Trip, an exhibition from the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum, now on display at the Fitton Center for the Arts in Hamilton.  John Kiesewetter (who reviewed the exhibit on his Media Beat

In recognition of Black History Month, the Cincinnati Arts Association (CAA) is presenting An Adam Experiment, a one-man play on the life of civil rights crusader and U.S. Representative Adam Clayton Powell, Jr

The recent Broadway hit A Doll's House Part 2 makes its regional premiere at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati starting March 2. 

An Ohio native who designed the “Black Panther" movie set is a nominee in the 91st Academy Awards ceremony that takes place Sunday in Los Angeles.

roma
Courtesy of Netflix

Hollywood’s most important trophy will be handed out on Sunday at the 91st annual Academy Awards. So, which movies, performers and other talent should take home Oscars?

robert redford
Eric Zachanowich / Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp.

It used to be a rare occurrence that a major Hollywood picture would choose to shoot in the Cincinnati area but in recent years the Queen City has become a Tinsel Town in its own right. Gone are the days of squealing about Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman driving across the Roebling Suspension Bridge.

The annual celebration of vintage modern art and furnishings known as 20th Century Cincinnati returns to the Sharonville Convention Center on February 23 and 24. 

The blind date musical First Date opens, appropriately, on Valentine's Day at Footlighters in Newport. 

A Poem For Valentine's Day

Feb 8, 2019

For Valentine's Day, a poetry reading from Jean Syed.

pharaoh
Jennifer Merritt / WVXU

The sound of drills punctuates an otherwise silent corridor of the Cincinnati Museum Center, where museum curators, photographers and reporters have gathered to see the Pharaoh Hatshepsut, Egypt's longest-ruling woman, revealed for the first time ever in America. The large bust is part of the museum's upcoming exhibit, "Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs."

As we begin Black History Month, Elaine Diehl welcomes Jennie Wright and Siri Imani Huey to talk about Experience Sankofa, a new project from People's Liberty

The iconic Music Hall is full of history, legends, myths, and remains one of the finest performance halls in the world. 

The Art Academy of Cincinnati celebrates 150 years of art education this year, and a very special exhibit will be part of the festivities. 

The 30th Anniversary of the Mayerson JCC Jewish & Israeli Film Festival returns starting February 2 and will spotlight 13 full-length feature films and several shorts during its run through February 21. 

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