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Major mixed-use project approved in Cincinnati's core.

As Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine neighborhood continues to evolve, residents are experiencing a kind of tension unfamiliar in its recent history: conflicting opinions over the appropriate design of new buildings.

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A Gathering of Student Work: My studio at the University of Cincinnati

This fall, I co-taught such a studio (with Eli Meiners) at the University of Cincinnati. The project was a real one: the conversion of a former Kroger supermarket building into an open storage facility for the Cincinnati Art Museum, a Montessori school, and studios and display space for artists. The rules of the studio were a bit different: you could do anything you wanted, as long as it was begged, borrowed or stolen; your design did not have to be efficient or buildable, but gathered together from existing materials or from other buildings.

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CSO reserve seats for tweeters

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) began using tweet seats in September. Chris Pinelo, CSO vice president for communication, said it was successful based on heavy hashtag traffic.

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DAAP professor makes DI's list of 25 most admired educators of 2012

Each year, DesignIntelligence honors excellence in education and education administration by naming 25 exemplary professionals in these fields. The 2012 class of education role models was selected by DesignIntelligence staff with extensive input from thousands of design professionals, academic department heads, and students, one of the chosen teachs at UC's DAAP.

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CCM's season-opener features Tony-nominee

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) launches its 2011-12 Mainstage Series with a powerful tale of a bygone era. This fascinating intertwining of drama and music runs from Oct. 26 through Oct. 30 in Patricia Corbett Theater on the University of Cincinnati campus.

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Special museums keep 'Tubes Lit' in yesterday's TV gear

Cincinnati is something of a U.S. broadcast Mecca, with a great deal of pioneering taking place in the region. Located just north of the city in the former home of the VOA's Bethany shortwave transmitting plant is a relatively new entry in broadcast equipment collections

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Fotofocus announces 2012 month-long celebration of photography in Cincinnati

FotoFocus, a nonprofit arts organization, announces the October 2012 launch of its first biennial month-long regional celebration of historical and contemporary photography and lens-based art. On Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, 7 to 10 p.m., in collaboration with 3CDC’s Fountain Square Rocktober Series, FotoFocus will preview highlights of the October 2012 upcoming event with video works and still images from featured exhibitions.

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Art Museum hires Danis for renovation

The Cincinnati Art Museum awarded the contract for the renovation of its former Art Academy building to Dayton-based Danis Building Construction Company

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The sex book that hit the spot

Our Bodies, Ourselves was the kind of book that libraries banned and women stashed under their beds like pornography—a fixture of college dorm rooms that shocked conservatives with its candid discussion. UC's Wendy Kline even wrote a book about its influence.

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Review: Booker T. delivers at MidPoint

The MPMF is dominated, numbers-wise, by up-and-coming bands and musicians in their 20s, it was a nice change to see the spotlight fall upon a 66-year-old.

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Consortium views arts as engines of recovery

In a broad effort, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, Rocco Landesman, has helped to enlist an unusual consortium of foundations, corporations and federal agencies that will use cultural enterprises to anchor and enliven 34 projects around the country, one of which is ArtWorks in Cincinnati.

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Old Mug Shots Fuel Art, and a Debate on Privacy

People have long romanticized the 1950s — Marilyn Monroe’s windswept dress, Sun rockabilly 45s, beatnik coffeehouse gatherings, Madison Avenue martini lunches.

But old, forgotten mug shots? What is appealing about that?

Two young women in Cincinnati are testing the fringes of Fabulous Fifties nostalgia by selling reproductions of 1955 police mug shots. And their company, Larken Design, has found such a good response here that it is expanding.

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Midpoint Music Festival Schedule

Hello, second favorite music festival! Taking a backseat (pun intended) to only SXSW, Midpoint Music Festival, or MPMF, is my top pick of fests. MPMF takes place in downtown Cincy from September 22-24, and my favorite thing about it is what I like dearly about SXSW, anything can be a venue. Art museum? Sure! Let’s throw up a stage and have music! My only wish: Comedy and day parties.

But to what you came here for, the schedule. The lineup is outstanding, and we give you our personal guarantee that you’ll have a great time. We’ll throw down some previews and suggestions in the coming weeks, but make sure you go ahead and plan accordingly from this schedule. Enjoy.

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A Q&A with 'The Glee Project' alum and new NKU student

The Glee Project said goodbye to McKynleigh Abraham, the 19-year-old from Paduca, Ky, who plans to start classes at Northern Kentucky University this fall. After struggling through the "Danceability" challenge, McKynleigh was sent home despite a blockbuster performance of Carrie Underwood's "Last Name."

Read a Q and A with the young vocal hopeful here.

Griffith's latest novel collects more accolades

If any book deserves the right to indulge in a little self-consciousness, it's Trophy, which takes us through the flash before the eyes of a dying man. University of Cincinnati professor and novelist Michael Griffith indulges to a delightful and dizzying degree (even the notion of flashing "before" one's eyes, as opposed to the more anatomically correct behind one's eyes, is scrutinized).

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