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Listen up: Cincinnati hobbyists turn their passions into podcasts

Passion breeds passion, and after sitting down with the members of two Queen City podcasts, the ticket to their success is not to fake it, which leaves a growing trust between them and their (growing) listeners.

Place Matters

Place Matters gives residents tools to transform their communities

Place Matters has spent the last decade giving residents the tools they need to transform their communities because they know the places we call home matter.

Indigo Hippo

The art of business: Over-the-Rhine's creative entrepreneurs

Zach Darmanian, co-owner of Such and Such, and Alisha Budkie, executive director of Indigo Hippo, both know what it takes to own — and stay in business — in Over-the-Rhine.

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In photos: A look back at IDEALAB Movement Makers

Over 100 community leaders, development enthusiasts and students gathered for the second annual IDEALAB on Dec. 4. Check out our photo essay of the day.

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Hannaford's legacy lives on in passionate Cincinnati architectural community

Much of Samuel Hannaford’s architecture was defined by progressive thought and attention to detail. Hannaford died in 1911, but the icon's sustainable designs remain as an inspiration to local professionals like the architects and designers at Drawing Dept.

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Music Hall's "organic" history: Hook & Hastings and the Mighty Wurlitzer

With the reopening of Music Hall, new tours are planned by SPMH volunteers, including one with an “organic” focus: Showing off the majestic organs that have occupied the space, from the original Hook & Hastings model to the famed Mighty Wurlitzer.

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Clarinets to cabinets: Old is new again in thriving reuse economy

Whether you're looking for affordable kitchen reno options or creative ways to keep your kids preoccupied over holiday break, Cincinnati’s reuse economy is answering the call. Take a look at these local groups proving that everything old is new again.

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'No movement too small' is the primary focus for IDEALAB 2017

Leaders from three Midwest organizations will showcase their “movements” at the second annual IDEALAB on Dec. 4. This year’s event will focus on movements — big or small — that serve as springboards for significant, widespread, positive change. 

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Behind the curtain, 'invisible' Music Hall upgrades make a noticeable difference

Post-renovation reviews thus far have focused on highly visible changes to iconic Music Hall. This week, four Cincinnati arts leaders discuss "invisible systems" and behind-the-scenes changes that will do as much (or more) to positively impact production and patron experience.

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From King Records to Shake-It, meet the pros promoting Cincy's musical heritage

Cincinnati has contributed much to modern rock 'n roll as the world knows it, and beloved institutions like Herzog Studios and King Records are in the midst of a revival. Meanwhile, Shake-It Records and a bevy of offbeat venues underpin a current scene that rocks like only the Midwest can.

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Video: Building a better Covington, but first, coffee

Soapbox caps off its 12-story embedded journalism project, On the Ground: Covington, with a community engagement event and screening of a new original short film called "Covington On the Rise."

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Five local gems that rock the Queen City's crown

Yes, it's kind of subjective, but a few things are so quintessentially Cincinnati that, left un-shouted, they tend to blend into our beautiful landscape. Here are a few Soapbox favorites. Spoiler: there will be (some) chili.

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Cincy Sets the Stage: Restored Corbett Tower, historic gem of Cincinnati Music Hall

Take a step back in time with this detailed look at the refurbished Corbett Tower, a historic gem in iconic Cincinnati Music Hall, which reopened this past weekend to much fanfare and excitement.

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Big-budget movies enjoy tax relief, local charm in Cincy's growing film economy

Soapbox sits down with Kristen Schlotman, executive director of the nonprofit Film Cincinnati. Schlotman's team helped bring 10 major motion pictures to the region last year, and she expects that number to keep growing.

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DesignBuildCincy speaker series to feature 'game-changing' ideas from experts and city planners

Join Soapbox editors at DesignBuildCincy on Oct. 28 as we host a fast-paced, immersive, two-hour speaker series featuring presentations from some of Cincinnati's foremost experts in design and city planning.
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