Downtown

This area is generally South of Central Parkway down to the River, in between 71 and Central Avenue.

Meeting Flow

Sep
26

You never know who you are going to run into while standing watching Seabird at the opening of Midpoint.

For me it was the band Flow from Israel. After a little background info I was able to locate this article from Derf Magazine of all places. It appears they got a press release from the band touting the fact that they are the biggest English Language band in Israel. It appears they thought it was a joke, but after a wise rethink they did some research and wrote a very good article.

The band plays Saturday night at Cadillac Ranch at Midnight.

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Commando Midpoint

Sep
25

I don't know who I am going to see at Midpoint this year. I had planned to spend a few weekends reviewing all of the bands, listening to all of their MySpace pages, but alas no, I didn't get that done.

Instead I am going to Commando Midpoint and just jump in and see what happens. I will hit the pre-show tonight at Fountain Square to see Seabird tonight at 6PM, with my CityBeat program in hand and will pick out tonight’s shows.

Every year I tell myself to only see out of town bands. Why? Well, simple, I won't get to see them again, and I can see the bands I know or that are local when ever they play.

This year I don't feel any big buzz on the out of town bands, other than the headliners which I don't think I am going to see. I may pick out a few local favorites of mine (like say Pearlene - Eat Sugar - Wussy - Jake Speed and the Freddies) and see them and see who else is at those venues.

If not that, I'll just ride the Scion Streetcars around all night and holler at the ladies.

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Help a girl out...

Sep
13

Lots of parking garages ban 2-wheeled vehicles. With rising gas prices and overall concern for the environment more people are driving motorcycles, scooters & mopeds. You can vote for new 2-wheel parking locations in the downtown area here.

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This might not be news...

Sep
11

This might not be news but I just saw Jesse Jackson sitting in the lobby of my office building (aka. The Enquirer building). Is there more to this entry? No. That's why it might not be news.

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Friday Night on Fountain Square

Aug
01

Friday nights on Fountain Square. Beer sales start at 6:30. Live music shortly thereafter.

Why do the beer sales start at 6:30? Shouldn't they start at 5:00 to capture the happy hour crowd?

The crowd was sparse at 6:30 but filled up as the night progressed and was fairly diverse. Tonight the weather was perfect and the Reds game was on the big screen for the multi-taskers in the crowd. Runners from the block party on Sycamore spilled over and a larger crowd was expected after the Reds game.

It was the perfect weekend warm-up for Bluesfest tomorrow night.

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TRANSIT FIVE PRODUCTIONS: “EDGES”

Jul
12
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TRANSIT FIVE PRODUCTIONS: “EDGES”

Jul
12
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TRANSIT FIVE PRODUCTIONS: “EDGES”

Jul
12

Location

Contemporary Arts Center
44 E. 6th Street
45202 Cincinnati , OH
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TRANSIT FIVE PRODUCTIONS: “EDGES”

Jul
12

Location

Contemporary Arts Center
44 E. 6th Street
45202 Cincinnati , OH
United States
Ohio US
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TRANSIT FIVE PRODUCTIONS: “EDGES”

Jul
12

Location

Contemporary Arts Center
44 E. 6th Street
45202 Cincinnati , OH
United States
Ohio US
Neighborhood: 
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TRANSIT FIVE PRODUCTIONS: “EDGES”

Jul
12

On July 17-26, Transit Five will present the regional premiere of the musical “Edges” by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Pasek and Paul were 2007 winners of the Jonathon Larson award, an award recognizing the new generation of composers and lyricists. Their musical “Edges” is a song cycle for a new generation of theater-goers.

Location

Contemporary Arts Center
44 E. 6th Street
45202 Cincinnati , OH
United States
Ohio US
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Cyclones win Kelly Cup

Jun
06

Last night the Cyclones beat the Las Vegas Wranglers to win the Kelly Cup in the 6th game of the series. Tickets were just $10, probably the best sports ticket bargain ever!
The attendance was 12,722 and US Bank Arena didn't seem prepared to handle the crowd. Beer, pizza, pretzel & peanut shortages indicated concession management grossly underestimated demand. (Seriously, peanuts?!? Those can be stored for a while, there's no excuse to run out! Sorry, but I get cranky when I'm hungry.)
Despite the peanut shortage, a good time was had by all. Even after it was apparent that the Cylcones were going to win, people didn't begin the exodus to their cars, they waited and cheered through the MVP & Kelly cup presentations. Each player then skated around holding the cup for photos and the crowd even stayed through most of that.
Hopefully, the excitement will last until October when next season begins.

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1 & 1

May
26
The Cyclones are headed to Las Vegas after last night's loss in the ECHL championships. If necessary the series will return to Cinci June 5th & 7th for the final games. Sunday's game was well attended and the crowd was surprisingly age diverse. Scoreless going into the 3rd period, the Wranglers hit the only goal of the game after a mildly aggressive exchange.
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Happy Mother's Day!

May
11
This year's Mother's Day outing included Cincinnati Ballet's Serenade & Carmina Burana. Min Usha brought her mom as well. This was an ETA Member Event and a significant number of ETAers bought in. The show was great. I especially liked the opening & closing numbers of Carmina. I felt a little sleepy toward the end of Serenade but that's more a result of recent activities than the ballet performance. Dracula is part of the 2008-09 Season and a lecture by George Balanchine. Good stuff.
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Let's Go Cyclones!

Mar
30
Friday was fan appreciation night at US Bank Arena for the Cincinnati Cyclones last home game of the regular season. A record 9,000 people in attendance.

Things I learned at the game:

People are nice: the woman in front of us in line gave us her extra buy-one-get-one coupon.

People like to bring their kids: Cyclones games may be one of the last few sporting events that you can really afford to buy tickets for your entire family.

Pee wee hockey is cute: actually, it might just be the most adorable thing I've ever seen.

Hockey is not like real life: in real life when you have a confrontation at work, Korn doesn't immediately start to play. But it should.

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Ko Sho To Go

Mar
27
Ko Sho is moving to Northside. They're buying the building across from Melt that used to house Madison's Grocery. The move is scheduled for June.
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The LK at CAC

Mar
24
The show on Saturday night was intimate. No more than 100 people in the basement of the CAC.  The artwork projected behind the group really made the evening.  Kristopher Strom's whiteboard drawings were my favorite.  The show lasted a little more than an hour and all but 2 members of the audience were lounging on the floor by the end.  An interesting start to a fun evening out.  Definitely worth the price of admission ($10).  I hope CAC does more of this in the future.
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CSC Studio Series

Feb
05
The double-bill at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company (No Exit & Endgame) is well worth the trip. I did get a little antsy about 1/2way through the second play but that's usually what happens if I have to sit for a while on a Friday night.
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They Didn't Even Say Goodbye...

Jan
30
Walnut Street Popcorn has locked their doors. I noticed on Monday, the lights were off. Today, I went by again and no lights. This time, there was also no popcorn in sight. No one is answering the phone.
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I love living (close to) Downtown

Dec
15
Living in Mt. Auburn is great. The bus stops right in front of my house and the next official stop is Government Square. Perfect for a day like this, when I don't want to get the car out of the garage and don't really need to be anywhere but just want to get out. Downtown feels like my personal playground since White Death 2007 has kept others at home. As much as I usually hate winter weather, today feels like Christmas is just around the corner.
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