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Laughing Cincinnati Zoo penguin a hit on YouTube

A video of Cookie, the "Laughing Penguin" from the Cincinnati Zoo is a hit on YouTube with over one million viewers. The video shows Cookie hopping and laughing after being tickled by an animal handler.

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P&G, Wal-Mart expand family friendly film content

Procter & Gamble and Wal-Mart have expanded their partnership to produce more family-friendly films geared towards all ages. The two corporations have already made four films for "Family Movie Night," which have shown or will plan to be shown on major television networks such as NBC and Fox.

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Favorite Cincy Find: Brush Factory

A Cincinnati couple turned a 120-year old factory in Brighton into a creative workshop for their brand known as Brush Factory. Rosie Kovacs utilizes the first floor for designing and sewing clothing items while Hayes Shanesy refurbishes motorcycles and creates wood objects and furniture for their retail shop in Oakley. 

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Behind the green jacket's Cincinnati connection

Augusta National's green jacket has been made exclusively in Cincinnati since 1967 by Hamilton Tailoring Co. The most coveted article of clothing in sports costs $250 to make with the owner's name stitched on a label inside. 

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The Ultimate Sports Cities!

TUSC.com, a sports fan website, ranked Cincinnati number 19 among top cities that hosted popular TUSC events. Sports fans had the ability to share experiences of the sporting venues and events, ranking Cincinnati as a host for 14 of the top sporting events in the world.

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Fans connect with Cincinnati Reds heroes via kiosks

Cincinnati Reds fans can look forward to a more interactive experience with their favorite players this baseball season. Three kiosks will allow them to conduct "virtual" interviews with their favorite players starting on opening day, March 31, at Great American Ballpark.

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Biz to Watch: Artfully Disheveled

Cincinnati natives Trey Berre, Chris Berre, and Michael Palmer discuss the inspiration and next steps for their fashion line of ties, bow ties, and pocket squares, called Artfully Disheveled. The line takes inspiration for its patterns from their Midwest roots and was featured in swag bags at this year's Grammy's.

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Artswave designs fresh iPhone app: iSpyArt

A fresh new application for iPhone is available designed by Cincinnati's ArtsWave. This free application called iSpyArt combines social networking, iPhone photography, and art application under one source. Users can upload photos showcasing everyday life to the ArtsWave website, where other visitors can view these photos.

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Cincinnati Palace's Jose Salazar best new chef

Jose Salazar, chef at The Palace, ranked as one of Food & Wine's Best New Chefs of the Great Lakes. A graduate of the New York Restaurant School, Salazar is known for reinterpreting humble ingredients in brilliant ways. His must-try dish is his French onion soup with cipollini onions stuffed with caramelized Vidalias and topped with Gruyère crisps.

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Over The Rhine: A Whole Life In A Song

Real life couple and Over the Rhine bandmates, Linford Detweiler and Karin Bergquist, discuss their songwriting duties and latest album. They're from southern Ohio, and they took their name from the Cincinnati neighborhood where they used to live. The band has existed for 20 years now, and while the lineup has changed many times, Detweiler and Bergquist have always been at its core.

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'Jim Dine: sculpture' looks at pop artist's career

A 75-year old Cincinnati native, Jim Dine, will feature sculptures that he has created over the past five decades at a new exhibition in Grand Rapids. Dine created sculptures with metal and different materials then painted the sculptures to represent his love for painting and graphic art. Featured at the exhibition will be themed sculptures including tool imagery, the Venus figure, hearts, and Pinocchio.

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Greenhornes go acoustic with new album on Rolling Stone

Cincinnati, Ohio-based garage rockers the Greenhornes recently dropped by the Rolling Stone offices to play an impromptu acoustic set from their brand new album.

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A toast to history: 500 years of wine-drinking cups mark social shifts in ancient Greece

How commonly used items - like wine drinking cups - change through time can tell us a lot about those times, according to research presented by Kathleen Lynch, UC associate professor of classics, at the annual meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America.

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The surprisingly traditional Groupon marriage proposal

The world got its first Groupon marriage proposal, or "Grouposal," as the popular deal-making site is calling it. A Cincinnati man by the name of Greg offered to marry his girlfriend, Dana, for the low price of $1. This is just the latest in a string of high-tech marriage proposals. People have proposed via Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Foursquare, Google Street View and iPhone apps.

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Cincinnati among most charitable cities in America

Cincinnati landed the number seven spot on Bundle's most charitable cities in America. The survey collected data for the month of December, which is the most giving month of the year. Bundle used numbers for online donations per 1,000 people, the average online donation amount per 1,000 people, the number of nonprofit associations by city, and the average spending on charity from July 2009 to June 2010.

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