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Home to world-class symphony, opera and ballet companies and art museums that blend the historic (Taft, Cincinnati Museum) with contemporary exhibitions at the Contemporary Arts Center and our independent galleries in OTR and Brighton, the Queen City knows its art. For stage buffs, two-time Tony Award winning Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park in Mt. Adams, Ensemble and Know Theatres in Over-the-Rhine and Cincinnati Shakespeare downtown debut classic and original pieces of work, while cutting-edge theater (Fringe Festival) and music festivals (MidPoint and Bunbury) round out the arts calendar.

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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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Local nonprofits continue fight for equality in Trump's America

The contentious 2016 presidential election brought attention to a wide range of social issues. Now, as budget cuts threaten some public programs, local nonprofits are finding new ways to leverage national attention for positive community impact.

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Leaders of the pack: Covington empowers residents for good

Building on a long tradition of inspiring residential leadership, Covington organizations like The Center for Great Neighborhoods are boosting support for community-led beautification efforts, learning initiatives and more.


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Opulent Tiffany lamps and windows now on display at CAM

Tiffany’s glass creations, once passé, are prized by today's collectors as precious examples of decorative art. The Cincinnati Art Museum will showcase more than 100 of the iconic pieces now through Aug. 13.

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Ohio's best used bookstore hiding in Cincinnati's backyard

Friends of the Public Library was founded in 1957 and its Hartwell warehouse location continues to offer used books, audio recordings and vinyl records at deep discounts to local residents. Join us on an exploration of what just might be Cincinnati's best hidden-gem bookstore.
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Arts + Culture Videos

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Victory of Light Psychic Festival

The Victory of Light Psychic Festival was held April 9-10 at the Sharonville Convention Center, billed as "Cincinnati's premier body, mind & spirit event."

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Pop up umbrella dancing as creative placemaking

Placemaking efforts bring artists together with residents and developers to build community, including nearly 200 people who created a surprise dance video with umbrellas at a LISC/ArtsWave luncheon.

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Cincinnati Design Awards 19 at the Woodward Theater

Soapbox photographer Scott Beseler documents the 19th annual Cincinnati Design Awards Nov. 13 at the Woodward Theater in Over-the-Rhine, celebrating the year's best architecture, interior design, graphic design and landscape architecture projects.

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Cincy Summer Streets 2015 wrapup

Cincy Summer Streets brought people together to envision urban neighborhoods in a new way at these 2015 events in Northside, Over-the-Rhine and Walnut Hills.

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MidPoint Music Festival in review

Join Scott Beseler on a photographic journey back through the 2015 MidPoint Music Festival Sept. 25-27 in Over-the-Rhine and downtown.
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Leigh Ann Lentz, Lentz & Company

Leigh Ann Lentz, Lentz & Company

City: Clifton / CUF
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John Hauer, 3DLT

City: Covington
John Sebastian Illustration

John Sebastian Illustration

City: Over-the-Rhine
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