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ArtsWave: Arts are "an absolute necessity" for Cincinnati growth and vibrancy

ArtsWave's new Blueprint for Collective Action is aiming to ensure that Cincinnati's amazing arts will support the vibrant regional economy and enable a more connected community.



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Abdullah Powell of Elementz: Cincinnati's youth are "a gift," not a problem

"I think one of the most important things Elementz shows participants is that they are valued," says Abdullah Powell, creative director of downtown's urban arts center who helps connect Cincinnati youth with the larger world.

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Soapdish: A September of festivals to remember

September in Cincinnati's urban basin has emerged as a never-ending blowout festival celebration, so I took in its three biggies on consecutive weekends: the nascent Cincinnati Food + Wine Classic, the pubescent MidPoint Music Festival and the sprawling, middle-aged Oktoberfest Zinzinnati.

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My Soapbox: Brad Schnittger launches MusicLi at MidPoint

After a nine-month journey as a People's Liberty Haile Fellowship grantee, Brad Schnittger officially unveils his MusicLi music licensing platform at this weekend's MidPoint Music Festival. Here's what it all means.

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Hitsville vs. Soulsville: How Detroit and Memphis are embracing their soul music heritage

There were two rival labels and cities that defined soul music in the public consciousness, Hitsville (Detroit) and Soulsville (Memphis). What can those cities' efforts to preserve and embrace their music heritage teach Cincinnati?

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Downtown Cincinnati Inc. to host All-Ohio BID Conference

Fresh off a successful experience with the MLB All Star Game, Cincinnati will host the All-Ohio Business Improvement District Conference for the first time Aug. 5-6.

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P&G rebrands, reconnects the Cincinnati Music Festival

Cincinnati brand giant Procter & Gamble is helping rebrand and refresh another local institution by taking on the presenting sponsor role for the Cincinnati Music Festival July 24-25 at Paul Brown Stadium.

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Why Torie Wiggins fell in love with Cincinnati's "embrace of the arts"

Torie Wiggins came to UC to train as a performer, heading to New York City after graduation. But 15 years later she's made her home back here and built a full acting and teaching career in Cincinnati.

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All eyes on All Star Game events and activities

The nation's eyes turn to Cincinnati as we welcome the Major League Baseball All Star Game back to town. Here's a rundown of the official ASG events as well as related baseball activities and general festivities.

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Soapdish: Updated insider's guide to OTR and Downtown

A second installment, three years later, updates Casey's "Highly Subjective, Sometimes Eccentric, Oftentimes Random Insider's Guide to Over-the-Rhine and Downtown." You're now ready to conquer the town with a knowing wink and ironically arched eyebrow.

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P&Ger's drive to give back inspires confidence, intensified passion for STEM

High school sophomores and juniors will gather at Procter & Gamble June 15-19 for the 11th year of the Resident Scholar Program, aimed at exposing minority students to careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). And, as usual, P&G's Andrea Bowens-Jones will be there to inspire and lead them.

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Soapdish: Streetcar opponents just can't seem to 'move on'

"Move on" makes a great bumper sticker slogan and a pretty good name for a progressive online grassroots organization. It's also what Mayor John Cranley and other streetcar opponents promised to do in late 2013 when the project got back on track. But they can't or won't, and to what gain?

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Students gain newfound confidence through Louder Than a Bomb poetry slam

Aiken High School students are preparing for the first-ever Louder Than a Bomb Cincinnati, part of the world's largest poetry slam competition, with Saturday night's finals offering $3,000 in prizes and a recording opportunity at Elementz.
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