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Why Torie Wiggins fell in love with Cincinnati's "embrace of the arts"

Torie Wiggins came to UC to train as a performer, heading to New York City after graduation. But 15 years later she's made her home back here and built a full acting and teaching career in Cincinnati.

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Cincinnati hosting one of only 12 NewCo conferences in U.S.

On July 23, Cincinnati joins New York, Austin, San Francisco, London, Istanbul and other notable cities in hosting the 2015 NewCo conference, when over 80 local businesses will tell their stories, demo their products or tour their facilities.  

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Dreams Do Come True: Lauren Mancini and the victory of tenacity

It was nothing short of remarkable when Lauren Mancini stepped onto the stage as Valedictorian of the Art Academy of Cincinnati Class of 2015. Her very presence among the graduating class was the culmination of a steep uphill climb personally and academically, a dream come true.

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DePaul Cristo Rey makes history with first graduating class

A 100 percent graduation rate is impressive in itself, but all 48 DePaul Cristo Rey seniors comprising the school's first graduating class have been accepted to college, earning $2.9 million and counting in scholarships.

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Beech Acres helps school families navigate parenthood via Toyota Family Learning

June 3 marks a special day, when a group of Cincinnati parents become Beech Acres' first class of Toyota Family Learning graduates. The program is expected to expand into more local schools to reach additional parents, but there is already much to celebrate.

Incline Theater is another example of creative placemaking in Cincinnati, showing how the arts can contribute to neighborhood redevelopment

Incline Theater opens June 3, setting the stage for further redevelopment in Price Hill

The Warsaw Federal Incline Theater will add another landmark to Price Hill's incline district and another success on Cincinnati's growing list of creative placemaking projects that prove the arts' ability to drive economic development.

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We Are the World: Teaching perspective at NKU's College of Informatics via study abroad

Thanks to a ground-breaking and boundary-pushing program developed by Chris Strobel and Sara Drabik, NKU electronic media students are now required to study abroad to better understand their role as world citizens.

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Documentary film explores role of Oyler School in 'saving' Lower Price Hill

When she arrived in Cincinnati in 2012 on assignment for public radio, Amy Scott didn't plan to spend the next two years detailing the lives of students and faculty members at Oyler School. Her documentary film about the role of schools in historically embattled communities like Lower Price Hill will have its first public screening May 22.

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P&Ger's drive to give back inspires confidence, intensified passion for STEM

High school sophomores and juniors will gather at Procter & Gamble June 15-19 for the 11th year of the Resident Scholar Program, aimed at exposing minority students to careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). And, as usual, P&G's Andrea Bowens-Jones will be there to inspire and lead them.

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Fulton Jefferson tries to make sure every kid counts in Avondale

Fulton Jefferson has been around long enough to witness Avondale's heyday and live through its decline. It still feels like a community full of possibility to him, so he pours his energy into the next generation of leaders through the Avondale Youth Council.

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Students gain newfound confidence through Louder Than a Bomb poetry slam

Aiken High School students are preparing for the first-ever Louder Than a Bomb Cincinnati, part of the world's largest poetry slam competition, with Saturday night's finals offering $3,000 in prizes and a recording opportunity at Elementz.

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Journey to the Center: How Albert Pyle plotted a new future for the Mercantile Library

Albert Pyle retires in July after 22 years as executive director of downtown's Mercantile Literary Arts Center, completing his oversight of the 180-year-old institution's evolution from a traditional circulating library to the region's premier literary beacon.

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Area leaders to convene Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit May 1

The May 1 Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit will bring thought leaders from across the region to Cincinnati to exchange ideas on the future of sustainability here and across the country. It's the first year Northside's Green Umbrella Alliance has expanded its annual conference to provide a forum for collaboration among nearby city leaders.

Joi Sears

5 ways to support artists in your community

Artists are in every community, and their work is more relevant than ever. Yet if communities are going to realize the full potential of artists’ power to contribute to positive change, they need to sustain and support them. Creative Exchange offers tools and resources to help. 

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Hughes STEM High School a springboard for effective, community-based learning

Because of strong community partnerships that result in events like speed mentoring and with lots of opportunities for experiential learning, Hughes STEM High School students are a step closer to bright futures.
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