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Cincy Sets the Stage: Get ready to experience the "new and improved" Music Hall

Iconic Music Hall will reopen to sold-out crowds the first week of October, and visitors are in for a pleasant surprise, with strategic efforts to optimize intimacy, comfort and audio-visual experience.

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DesignBuildCincy is back to shine a light on our best design and architectural talent

The annual DesignBuildCincy architectural and design fair returns Oct. 28 and 29, with events across OTR and an expo connecting more than 100 architects, contractors, fabricators, artisans and everyday design lovers in the dazzlingly renovated Music Hall.

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Cincy Sets the Stage: Amid $135 million renovation, volunteer tours keep Music Hall in view

When Music Hall re-opens this October, following an 18-month, $135 million renovation, visitors will experience a noticeable step up in programming and the icon's public-facing persona. Meet the docents and tour guides putting its best face forward.

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Cincy Sets the Stage: Arts 'level up' with newly renovated Music Hall

This October, the Society for the Preservation of Music Hall welcomes residents back to a dazzlingly renovated Music Hall. Here's what to expect, plus a look at why our local arts scene is the envy of much larger markets.

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Soapdish: What time-traveling neckties have to do with Cincinnati's cultural legacy

Two Tudor Revival-style buildings on McMillan Avenue were once home to a watchmaker and clothier. They remain as tributes to Cincinnati's rich "maker" tradition, as well as examples of historic preservation and adaptive reuse.

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40-year growth spurt: Covington business then and now

The past four decades have brought many changes to Covington's economic landscape. Fiercely committed residents like Rev. William H. Mertes and former mayor Chuck Scheper have been there providing support and community organization through it all.

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Get the picture: Visual art is everywhere in Covington

Arts enthusiasts will find much to write home about in Covington, from small street-front galleries and edgy design firms to the beloved Carnegie and Baker Hunt — with plenty of Frank Duveneck history to go around. It's a scene with history, and it's still growing.

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Pride of ownership, diverse housing stock keys to welcoming Covington influx

With the Center for Great Neighborhoods and the Catalytic Fund at the helm, Covington is preparing to manage an influx of new residents through smart historic renovation and support for programs that put homeownership within reach.

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Soapdish: Meet the modern "pioneers" of OTR's Wade Street

Pat McCafferty and Vada Hill are two urban pioneers whose newly renovated houses on OTR's once-embattled Wade Street are anchoring a wave of development bookended by institutions of public service.

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Reclaiming a birthright: Covington doubles down on history to spark smart growth

Despite being the region’s second-largest city and closer to downtown than most Cincinnati neighborhoods, Covington remains something of a mystery for many locals. The first story in our second On The Ground neighborhood series takes a closer look at the city colloquially known as “Cincinnati’s Brooklyn.”


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Soapdish: Record Store Day signals hipster death while Cincy vinyl tradition lives on

Soapdish columnist Casey Coston explores Cincinnati's vinyl-making tradition through the eyes of venerated local practitioners who, along with much of the rest of the world, owe a debt of gratitude to the legendary musical pioneers at King Records.

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Oh, the places you'll go: Shops and events spring up along Cincy streetcar line

From The Banks to the Brewery District and everywhere in between: Soapbox's must-see streetcar roundup features a growing list of cool eateries, beloved Cincinnati icons, shop local spots and much more.

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Soapdish: Revisiting 1313 Vine, from beer hall to night club to entrepreneur hub and beyond

In an example of adaptive reuse at its most challenging, 1313 Vine has played host to a number of entertainment venues over its 170-year history. Now home to Cintrifuse’s Union Hall, the building’s still intact lagering cellars foretell a future that echoes Cincinnati’s fun-loving past.


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Soapbox events: Celebrating the rebirth of the Baldwin Building in Walnut Hills

On March 23, Soapbox hosted "Blues at the Baldwin" to celebrate a $100 million renovation currently underway as part of sweeping and ongoing redevelopment in Walnut Hills.


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Is Cincinnati's longtime struggle with downtown retail finally ending?

Discerning professionals are returning to the urban core in droves, bringing a clear demand for the charm and ambient luxury of downtown retail. Organizers hope it’s enough to support a comeback in the age of online shopping.
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