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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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IDEALAB 2017: "Movement Makers" at the heart of change in Cincy and beyond

On Dec. 4, IDEALAB returns for its second iteration, featuring three keynote speakers who are true "movement makers," as well as afternoon breakout sessions designed to encourage attendees to turn their ideas into action.

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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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Soapbox presents: Building a Better Covington on Oct. 21

On Oct. 21, Soapbox On the Ground invites community members to Covington’s Hellmann Creative Center, where we’ll enjoy local coffee and pastries, community conversation and a screening of an original short film, “Covington On the Rise.”

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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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Soapdish: 100 columns and a look back at Cincy's diminishing self-esteem problem

In this 100th installment, Soapdish columnist Casey Coston reflects on what’s changed — and what remains “same ol’ Cincinnati” — in our fair city throughout his nine-year tenure.


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Soapbox recommends: A guide to this fall's jam-packed events schedule

Brandemonium. DesignBuildCincy. Startup Week. And, of course, the highly anticipated unveiling of iconic Music Hall post-$135M restoration. These are just a few of the exciting things Greater Cincy has in store in the coming weeks. Check out a roundup of Soapbox's favorite forthcoming events.

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Locally created MeSseD Comics takes readers underground with tough, feminist characters

Jay Kalagayan has been reading comics since he was 8 years old. His latest project, MeSseD, undertaken with illustrator Dylan Speeg, takes an inside look at the underground world of the sewers through the eyes of a female Filipino protagonist.

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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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Beat cabin fever this year with all-weather programming from Great Parks of Hamilton County

Finding fun things to do outside during fall and winter can be tough, but our region's parks are up to the challenge. Here's your cool-weather must-do list.

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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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