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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.

Arts + Culture Features

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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.

On the Ground

New generation of entrepreneurs underpins Covington's bold future plans

A can-do spirit shared by residents and leaders alike is fast making Covington a regional destination for entrepreneurs. On the Ground looks at three small businesses doing big things across the city's changing business scene.

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Coming Clean: 5 Questions with Aaron Sharpe of WNKU

Many listeners are still reeling from the recent news that WNKU will soon be no more. But longtime fixture Aaron Sharpe has weathered the blow and is moving on with a new project to celebrate his love of music, food and life in Cincinnati.

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Take one, leave one: Free Little Pantries nourish 10 Cincy food deserts

Nutritionist and Pleasant Ridge resident Lisa Andrews believes no one should go to bed hungry. With help from People’s Liberty and local residents, she’s following through on her vision to install free “little pantries” across the city.

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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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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
John Hauer, 3DLT

John Hauer, 3DLT

City: Covington
John Sebastian Illustration

John Sebastian Illustration

City: Over-the-Rhine
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