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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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Canadian to be new conductor of Cincinnati Pops

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra has gained a new conductor - former music director of Canada Windsor Symphony Orchestra, John Morris Russell.  Russell, a Cleveland native, is no stranger to Cincinnati - he was an associate conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra from 1996 to 2006 and will officially take over the first of September.

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Dhani Jones among best dressed athletes

Cincinnati Bengal's linebacker and Mt. Adams' resident, Dhani Jones, has been ranked among many well-known athletes on Forbes' list of "Best-Dressed Athletes." Jones is founder and designer of Bow Tie for a Cause, which raises funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and also partners with sports apparel and lifestyle company, No Mas.

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Playhouse receives $90,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park received its largest grant - $90,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts. The grant will support the final development and production of Behind the Eye and will fund educational activities. Playhouse in the Park is one of two theaters in the country to receive this award.

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Cincinnati Zoo unveils cougar cubs

The Cincinnati Zoo welcomed two new baby cougars to its nursery. Considered the largest of the small cats, the cougars plan to reach a weight of 140 to 200 pounds. They will also join the zoo's Cat Ambassador Program to prepare for a Night Hunters exhibit planned for May.

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High Street's "shopping with cocktails" gets noticed

MSN's News on Main asked small businesses across the nation about their tactics for attracting customers for the upcoming Black Friday. Featured lifestyle design store, High Street, hosts an annual White Russian Party. Last year, nearly 1000 customers came to the event, celebrating and shopping with cocktails.

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Macy's makes extensive plans for holiday season

Macy's prepares across the nation for a series of special events and displays for children and adults for the upcoming holidays. Despite the low purchasing rate due to the economy, Macy's has high hopes for the season by creating a magical setting to inspire the joy of the holidays. One of the events includes the "Nutcracker Market Fashion Show," celebrating the Houston Ballet and giving the proceeds to the Houston Ballet Foundation's academy and scholarship program.

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"Incurable to Incredible" shares tale of young mother

Tami Boehmer, a Cincinnati author and metastatic breast cancer survivor wrote ''From Incurable to Incredible: Cancer Survivors Who Beat the Odds." This book features stories about cancer survivors, including one about a woman in Indianapolis who found out she had ovarian cancer while pregnant with her son. Boehmer learned through these powerful stores that cancer "was the beginning of a new way of life filled with appreciation, hope, and discovering [her] potential."

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Cincinnati vs. St. Louis: Which Riverfront Would You Choose?

Urban STL compares the riverfronts of St. Louis and Cincinnati. Although St. Louis has the presence of the famous Saarinen's Arch, Urban STL praises Cincinnati for its more active, inviting, and interesting Central Riverfront Park, it's two stadiums, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, and the Moerlein Lager House.
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Paranormal and holistic health on display at Victory of Light Expo

Local psychic reader and spiritual consultant, Victor Paratawa, hosts one of the country's largest metaphysical conventions for the general public this month in Sharonville. The 20th anniversary of the Victory of Light Expo offers experts from across the country on topics in the intuitive arts. Psychic readings, healings, and merchandise for body, mind, and spirit will be offered by over 200 exhibitors.

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