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Paul Strickland performs at the 2013 Cincinnati Fringe Festival

Cincinnati's "hunger for alternative work" brought performer Paul Strickland here to stay

After staging comedy pieces in the 2013 and 2014 Cincinnati Fringe Festivals, Paul Strickland was so taken with the city's embrace of alternative theater and new ideas that he moved here in January. Know Theatre, which produces the Fringe Fest, has become his home base to "teach workshops and do strange things."

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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.

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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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Green Umbrella works to make every day "a beautiful day"

Green Umbrella is working to improve the economic vitality and quality of life in the Cincinnati region by maximizing the collective impact of individuals and organizations dedicated to environmental sustainability, including hosting the Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit on May 1. Here's what they're all about.

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On the Money: Economics Center's Student Enterprise Program (StEP)

UC's Economics Center runs the Student Enterprise Program (StEP) to teach students throughout Greater Cincinnati the benefits of entrepreneurship, spending and saving. Here's how and why they do it.

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2014: The year in Soapbox images

Soapbox photographer Scott Beseler presents the year in photos, a collection of his home page "masthead" images from throughout 2014. See how many local spots you can identify.

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Building Carol Ann's Carousel

Cincinnati Parks and the Haile Foundation have released a video showing the animal/character design and construction work currently underway for Carol Ann's Carousel, expected to open this spring at Smale Riverfront Park downtown.

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Cincinnati Streetcar logo, graphics, "founder's club" pass announced

The City of Cincinnati introduced Kolar Design's branding system for the Cincinnati Streetcar, unveiling the logo and guidelines for applying the brand identity on vehicles, signs, stations, operators’ uniforms, website and printed materials through a cool video.
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