Arts

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

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. 

Ohio author Michelle Houts has just released her children's book biography of acclaimed Cincinnati artist Charley Harper. 

Louisville's Frazier History Museum is currently featuring a retrospective of the Haute Couture style and fashion of Mona Bismarck, a midcentury socialite from Kentucky who once carried the title Best Dressed Woman in the World. 

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It's true our headline is ripped from a song title in the musical-turned-movie "Carousel," but it also is a fitting description of this weekend's happenings. 

It's a favorite from the early 2000's and Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati is getting the band back together for a revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch this summer. 

The Weaver's Guild of Greater Cincinnati is celebrating its 70th anniversary by spotlighting the works of the late Jane Busse in an exhibit at the Cincinnati Art Museum

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June is here, which means you've got 13 weekends left to make the most of your summer. Ready to get started? 

Summerfair Returns To Coney Island June 1-3

May 25, 2018

The grounds of Coney Island will come alive the first weekend in June with hundreds of artists, musicians, performers and more at the 51st Annual Summerfair

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If you forgot to make escape plans for the long weekend, you certainly won't be lacking for things to do around Cincinnati this Memorial Day weekend, otherwise known as the unofficial kick-off to summer. 

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On Thursday, May 24, the 21c Museum Hotel will debut its first community discussion. The (c)horus event is meant to encourage Greater Cincinnati-area residents to share opinions and ideas on how to improve – or create – local cultural happenings.

More than 250 performances, visual art, cinema, and more all are coming to the streets and venues in Over the Rhine for the 15th Annual Cincinnati Fringe Festival from the folks at Know Theatre

Queen City Opera Presents Tchaikovsky's "Iolanta"

May 18, 2018

The newest production from Queen City Opera is Tchaikovsky's Iolanta, a fairy tale with a happy ending, presented in collaboration with the Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired

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The Weston Art Gallery

Rain may be in the forecast this weekend, but there's plenty to do around town inside and out. 

Longtime Playhouse in the Park Artistic Director Ed Stern is taking his directing skills to the new stage at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company for the broad farce, Noises Off

Acclaimed photographer Michael Wilson, whose work includes photos of Lyle Lovett, Hugh Laurie, Delbert McClinton, and Buddy Miller, embarked on a different kind of photography journey from January to March this year at the Manifest Drawing Center in Madisonville.  Eleven students learned the ins & outs of analog cameras from the making of prints to darkroom techniques.  The students were freshmen to seniors and from both private and public schools.

Their photographs will be on display one-day-only at Manifest Drawing Center at 4905 Whetsel Avenue on Saturday, May 19th from 6-8pm. The exhibition is entitled, "Through Our Lens: Photographs from the Envision Project."  The work of the Ohio students will be then be sent to Columbus for a year-long exhibition by the Civil Rights Commission.

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Adam Smith / Provided

Welcome to the WVXU "Do" List, a roundup of arts-focused events happening around the Tri-State we think public radio listeners may enjoy.

How - And Why - Jewish Academia Went Mainstream

May 7, 2018
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Academic Studies Press

How did the study of the Jews and Judaism in America rise from being considered an amateurish enterprise, unworthy of serious consideration in the world of ideas, to its current position as a respected field in communication with all humanities scholars?

It's one of the mostly highly anticipated exhibits to hit town in a while. Jane Durrell welcomes Jill Dunne from the Cincinnati Art Museum to talk about Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China, now on display thought August 12.

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Updated: Thursday, 10:00 a.m.

Welcome to the first-ever WVXU "Do" List, a roundup of arts-focused events happening around the Tri-State we think public radio listeners may enjoy making time for over the coming weekend. 

A sure sign of spring, no matter the weather, is the annual Spring Pottery Fair in East Walnut Hills. 

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