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**We've just been informed that the Yale Spizzwinks(?) have postponed their Cincinnati concert until May due to current health concerns. Once the new date is confirmed, we'll post that information here.**

The Yale Spizzwinks(?), the country's oldest all-male underclassman a capella group, will be in Cincinnati on Monday, March 16 for a concert at OTR's First Lutheran Church. Anne Arenstein learns more about this group, their unusual name, and what listeners will enjoy during their upcoming concert in this conversation with Music Director John Paciga, and Athens, Ohio native Derek DeMel.

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Some Over-the-Rhine residents will begin voting later this month on whether to set up a special improvement district (SID) in the neighborhood.

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Looking to spur redevelopment, the city of Hamilton has unveiled two programs designed to revitalize neighborhoods and improve the vitality of Hamilton's downtown core. 

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After fears that the Over-the-Rhine Senior Service Center would have to close, there is a new plan to keep it open. Council Member P.G. Sittenfeld will ask Cincinnati City Council to make a one-time $50,000 grant to the center for operating costs. The center needs approximately $100,000 a year for its operation. Cincinnati Area Senior Services (CASS), which runs the center at 1720 Race Street, came up short of those costs due to cuts in funding. 

Fast becoming a popular OTR destination is The Mini Microcinema, which shares smaller, outside-the-mainstream films with the broader community. 

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Over-the-Rhine residents are putting drug dealers and prostitutes on notice as they partner with police in a renewed effort to clean-up the area.

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People who plan cities for a living have named Over-the-Rhine one of fifteen Great Places in America for 2017. 

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Empty-nesters, out-of-towners, and young professionals are moving to downtown Cincinnati at an increasing rate. Hundreds of apartments and condominiums are finished and many more are under construction. But is there a sense of community?

The 2017-18 Season At Know Theatre Of Cincinnati

Aug 4, 2017

The non-stop theatrical offerings of OTR's Know Theatre are anchored by their mainstage season, which is now underway. 

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Update 2:50 p.m. Cincinnati-Dayton Division President Tim Brown says the store will be twice the size of the Vine Street grocery it's replacing.

"Following the success of our two-story Corryville store… the grocery store will be located on the first floor. On the second floor we'll have a bar housed alongside our beer and wine selection, as well as the food hall featuring several local food venders and restaurant style seating."

Update May 10, 2016: The planned mixed-use development at Liberty and Elm streets in Over-the-Rhine will move forward. Cincinnati Council voted 8-1 in favor of the project.

Celebrating National Poetry Month: Spoken word and poetry programs are some of the more popular offerings at Elementz, the creative arts youth center in Over the Rhine.

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Joseph House in Over-the-Rhine serves veterans suffering from addiction through treatment and recovery programs designed to promote healthy, sustainable lifestyles and reintegration into the community. Through a variety of programs such as chemical addiction treatment, transitional housing, sober living skills development, relationship counseling and employment assistance, Joseph House helps its clients develop and maintain independence and provides them with the tools to maximize their long-term success.

Coming to the First Lutheran Church in Over the Rhine is the Ohio Sacred Harp Singing Convention, a gathering of fans and musicians of this unique choral music. 

Time For The 2016 Cincinnati Fringe Festival

May 27, 2016

Featuring more than 50 productions of theater, dance, improv, drama, comedy, music and more, the 2016 Cincinnati Fringe Festival, a production of Know Theatre, is back for its 13th year starting May 31.

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The mayor wants to spend $4 million to help finance affordable housing projects around the city. 

Half of that money would go to projects in Over-the-Rhine, where Cranley says the problem has changed from too much low income housing to not enough.

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Over-the-Rhine has experienced a remarkable transformation during the last decade. It will soon get a new entertainment district that could double the amount of bars and restaurants in the area. The real estate market is one of the most sought after in the city, and the number of affordable housing units have decreased.

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A new study of housing inventory in Over-the-Rhine finds the Cincinnati neighborhood has become more economically diverse since 2002, but has lost 73 percent of units available to people in lower income brackets.

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An outdoor public history exhibition, Look Here!, now on display in Over the Rhine uses dozens of historic photographs to tell the neighborhood’'s story. The photographs, which are mounted at sites throughout OTR, depict scenes dating from the late nineteenth century through the 1940's. The project was funded by a People'’s Liberty grant.

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By the end of March, nine historic, mosaic murals will likely have been relocated from the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport to the Duke Energy Convention Center.  

Cincinnati City Council approved several items Wednesday to allow the project to happen.  

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