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Miracle on Woodburn

From vintage stores to high-end fashion shops and art galleries, a new day is dawning on Woodburn Avenue in Walnut Hills. Entrepreneurs who have long called the neighborhood home welcome the fresh energy and say it has already made an impact in one of Cincinnati's most iconic communities.

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GOOD ideas: Get on the bus

Change the way you work with buses in our region—that's the GOOD idea proposed by Team Possible as part of the GOOD Ideas for Cities project, an initiative launched this spring. Video courtesy The Queen City Project.

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Poster boy: Neltner builds cool creative niche

Keith Neltner loves music. And while he doesn't play an instrument, his art captures the essence of bands like the Alice in Chains, Shooter Jennings and, perhaps most famously, Hank Williams III, in everything from album covers to belt buckles. That's when he's not working as a brand-building ad-man in Newport.

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My Soapbox: Floyd Johnson, OATW

If you've seen an Ohio Against the World t-shirt, you've seen the work of Cincinnati designer Floyd Johnson. And the DAAP-rejected college drop-out proudly embodies the phrase he appropriated. He tells all, including the scoop on his recent work with Nike and his college brush with Playboy, to Soapbox's Maria Seda-Reeder.

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The New Revolutionaries: All Night Party mixes business, pleasure

From specialty pizzas to "HearPlugs," the musicians of The All Night Party know lots more than creative music promotion. With their help, local bands navigate the business of music in fresh, innovative ways.

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Composing a life of music, art, Cincinnati stories

Call Liberty Hill's Rick Sowash a grasshopper and you won't be far off. From his home of the edge of downtown, the accomplished chamber music composer also works as an author, Cincinnati tour leader, public speaker, sometime house painter and publisher of books, musical scores and cds. Oh, and two days a week he works as a guard at the Cincinnati Art Museum.

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Bunbury's full frontal

Big yellow beach balls. Hula-hoops and craft beers. And a really cool app. Soapbox's Scott Beseler and Casey Coston team up for a full-frontal review of the inaugural Bunbury Music Festival.

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Downtown on the farm

You can find Dylan Tennison's rainbow chard, French breakfast and cherry belle radishes, six varieties of lettuces, arugula, fresh garlic and Tot soy—all grown in a plot in Over the Rhine—in groceries, markets and restaurants throughout the city. The Cincinnati native bikes and harvests his way to a sustainable, and inspiring, life filled with delicious benefits.

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Soapdish: The ultimate insider's guide to downtown + OTR

Soapbox's own Casey Coston delivers again with his “Highly Subjective, Sometimes Eccentric, Oftentimes Random Insider’s Guide to Over the Rhine and Downtown,” from best art/dog park to best rooftop establishment by default.

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Fashion forward in Northside

parProjects transformed the Bertke Electric Warehouse into 10,000 square feet of art fusion, including music, visual arts and fashion. Lots and lots of fashion. Soapbox's Scott Beseler takes you there.

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The New Revolutionaries: Shaping the future with art, strings and passion

Tatiana Berman wants to get Cincinnati noticed. Her fresh take on the city's established arts scene shaped her Constella Festival, now headed into its second year and poised to strike a powerful economic as well as artistic chord.

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The many faces of Etsy

Four local artists who maintain Etsy shops take very different approaches to the online craft megasite. Each small business owner has a plan, but the role Etsy plays depends on products, time and long-term goals.

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Soapbox takes a holiday: Happy Fourth

In honor of next week's holiday, we won't be publishing Soapbox the week of July 3. Enjoy your Fourth, and we'll see you the week of July 10 with plenty of stories about what's next in Cincinnati.

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VFA Fellows excited to move to Cincinnati

They are young, high-powered, high-achieving, highly skilled professionals with their sights set on the same thing: success in Cincinnati, start-up style. Read where they are working — and why.

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What The New York Times forgot: Our innovative parks

With the Smale Riverfront Park open and Washington Park debuting July 6, we take a closer look at how the Cincinnati Park Board's oft-overlooked innovations move, and in some cases outright push, the city forward.
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