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MusicNOW featured in New York Times preview of 2015 music festivals


MusicNOW will celebrate its 10th year in March, when The National's Bryce Dessner expands his annual avant garde music festival to three Over-the-Rhine venues: Memorial Hall, Music Hall and the new Woodward Theater. Despite living in New York City, where he formed The National with brother Aaron and three other Cincinnatians, Dessner has kept his festival rooted in his hometown.

New York Times music writer Jon Pareles takes note of MusicNOW's endurance and unique point of view in his feature story on 2015's upcoming festival gauntlet, "Anticipating Coachella, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Firefly and More." After previewing the big festivals named in the headline, he says, "A promising development in festival-making, somewhere between the sprawl and the niche, is the growing number often described as 'curated.' ... The curators are often musicians, who tend to delve far beyond their own chosen genres. Musicians listen carefully and widely, and their choices often reveal unexpected foundations and extrapolations of their own aesthetics."

The article has just three photos, including one of MusicNOW from Cincinnatian Keith Klenowski (pictured above).

Read the full article here.

Cincinnati Opera gets national nod in opera guide for beginners


HuffPost Arts & Culture has published what it calls "Your Definitive Guide to Going to the Opera," with tips about which operas to see depending on your tastes in movies, what to wear and what to do at intermission.

"Because opera is not a mainstream form of entertainment, it is often regarded as a pretentious one, something untouchable," the article begins. "However, if you give it a fighting chance, you'll find that opera can be enjoyed by classical musicians and complete newcomers alike — old to young."

The section concludes with a photo slideshow of America's top 14 opera companies, including Cincinnati Opera. Strangely, the photo they use to illustrate Cincinnati Opera is of a solo pianist in an empty Music Hall — the exact opposite of the local company's lavish productions, amazing sets and live orchestra.

Read the full story here.
 

Louis Langree says "Bonjour, Cincinnati!"


Vanity Fair's February issue includes a quick interview with Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Music Director Louis Langree, focusing on his role with the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra in New York City's Lincoln Center. They do ask him how he's getting used to being in the hinterlands of Cincinnati, far from his French homeland.

"Yes, I’m French," Langree says, noting Cincinnati's collective German heritage, "but I come from Alsace, which is French with some German DNA."

Read the interview here.

Camp Washington Chili dubbed a national "classic"


The Eater website is currently promoting "Classics Week," featuring stories on dozens of iconic dishes and recipes from around the U.S. — including "How Camp Washington's Chili-Topped Spaghetti Became Cincinnati Legend."

Eater Associate Editor Hillary Dixler provides a brief introduction to Cincinnati's spaghetti/chili/cheese signature dish for (likely aghast) readers, including its origin story centered on Greek immigrants. She then has co-owner Maria Papakirk take us on a step-by-step tour of how to correctly build a five-way, with lots of photos.

Eater describes itself as "the source for people who care about dining and drinking in the nation's most important food cities." It's one of a number of online publications owned by Vox Media, which also operates SB Nation, The Verge and Vox.com.

Read the glowing report here.
 

Bach and Boombox declassifies the classics

Cincinnati-based Bach and Boombox declassifies the classics, mixing the Beastie Boys with Beethoven. Read more.
 

CCM alumni create thrills and chills in 'Gone Girl' movie

While "Gone Girl" movie audiences were gasping for the last few weekends, two University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music alumni were grinning. Dawn Swiderski (BFA Theatre Design & Production, 1989) was the film’s art director, and actor Cooper Thornton (MFA Dramatic Performance, 1992) played the role of Dr. Benson. Read more.

Check out Cincinnati's new cool

Long known for its industrial past, Cincinnati is getting new life from craft breweries, bold new restaurants and a major neighborhood transformed. Read more.

Know a Theatre: Know Theatre of Cincinnati

Taking a page from The Colbert Report's sporadic Better Know a District Congressional interview feature (but minus the satiric intent), American Theatre has inaugurated a new series to introduce the national theatre audience to a different theatre every other week, starting with Cincinnati's Know Theatre. Read more.

Local violin maker wins silver at international violin competition

Damon Gray, a local violin maker, won a Silver Medal for tone at the Violin Society of America’s International competition in September. Read more.

CraftBeer.com hosts 'Art & Craft: A Tale of Beer and Brushes'

CraftBeer.com hosts the exclusive online premiere of "Art & Craft: A Tale of Beer and Brushes," a video created by LEAPFrame to document Keith Neltner's and Artworks' Brewery District mural. Check out the video.

PAR Projects is building a home for arts education and programming in Cincinnati's Northside

PAR Projects is building a home for arts education and programming in Cincinnati's Northside. Read more.

Style across America: Touching down in Cincinnati

This spring, the editors of Esquire set off on a cross-country journey to discover the best of what the United States has to offer. From style to food and drink and other distinctly American oddities, they scoured this land by car from New York to L.A. Here's a sampling of what they encountered on their journey from Pittsburgh to Cincinnati. 

An architecture-lover's road trip

Some of the best modernist and contemporary buildings in the world are clustered in the Midwest along a route from Cleveland to Chicago, including a stop in Cincinnati. Read more.


It's back! Cincinnati's City Flea returns

There are plenty of reasons why Cincinnati is one of the coolest cities in the country: We've got awesome live music, an incredible foodie scene and pretty fantastic parks. And come this Saturday, the city will once again hold its very own monthly pop-up City Flea. Read more about this year's City Flea from Cincinnati's own Roadtrippers.

Hip Green Scene releases Cincinnati city guide

Hip Green Scene just released its latest city guide: Cincinnati. The Queen City joins the list of other midwestern and southern cities, including Louisville, Asheville and Charleston. Check out the guide.
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