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Music Hall's "organic" history: Hook & Hastings and the Mighty Wurlitzer

With the reopening of Music Hall, new tours are planned by SPMH volunteers, including one with an “organic” focus: Showing off the majestic organs that have occupied the space, from the original Hook & Hastings model to the famed Mighty Wurlitzer.

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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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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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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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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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Dining + Nightlife Videos

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Fired Up: The restoration of a Walnut Hills landmark

Here is the story of how Cincinnati's oldest firehouse, vacant and blighted, was stabilized and renovated to become Fireside Pizza, a unique neighborhood restaurant and bar in Walnut Hills.

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Weekend Roundup

Soapbox photographer Scott Beseler took a 35mm look at his Friday night in Cincinnati, starting at Ei8ht Ball Brewing in Newport, Ky., then venturing across the river to Findlay Market, Clay Street Press and MOTR Pub.

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Cincinnati Food + Wine Classic: David Falk

Boca and Sotto's David Falk shares his insights on the Cincinnati restaurant boom. Falk will participate in the inaugural Cincinnati Food + Wine Classic September 12-13 in Washington Park.
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