Over-the-Rhine

Fringe Fest 2007 Kicks Off

May
19
The old faces from Cincy Fringe festivals of the past came out for a what ended up being one of the biggest Cincinnati Fringe related events ever. Over the course of the whole day, 500 people came through the doors. What felt odd yet good at the same time were the many new faces. The art and theatre crowds were out in good numbers, but the bigger influx of people came for music and the OTR Pale from Christian Moerlein.

The only comparison I could make to Fringe experiences of the past was the audiences who filled the seats to last years big hit The Catholic School Girl's Guide to Losing Your Virginity. That play brought Fringe new blood in 2006 that hopefully will be back in 2007.

This is second year the Fringe Festival is based at the Know Theatre space at 1120 Jackson street, but the first year with a bar at the Fringe HQ. The Fringe fest bar series is at the Know each night of the Fringe, so the Moerlein empty bottles will fill up a few trash bins. Most important to any festival are those looking to find a Fringe boyfriend/girlfriend. The prime time hook up zone will be about 12:30 AM most nights during the fest. How else do you think people come up with ideas from scripts for Fringe 2008?

The two biggest musical draws were Ellery and Jake Speed & the Freddies. Jake's set got off to a slow start with a little technical gaff, but they managed. My memory and the ears of my friends sitting near me were testing as I belted out the chorus to every song.

The festival officially start off on May 30th. Keep tuned to the Cincinnati Blog and theconveyor.com for interesting perspectives on the Festival.
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GO OTR 5K Run/Walk

May
19
June 2nd get out your running/walking shoes and take a jaunt through the historic Over-the-Rhine in the OTR 5K run:

See What’s Old and See What’s New in the GO OTR 5K Run/Walk in Historic Over-the-Rhine. The race/walk travels past much of OTR’s breathtaking historic architecture and provides a glimpse of the revitalization taking place in Over-The-Rhine. Proceeds benefit the Over-the-Rhine Chamber of Commerce. Cost: $10 Pre-Registered, $15 Race Day. Both fees include T-Shirt and a Goody Bag.
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Fringe Kickoff Party on Friday

May
17


The Cincinnati Fringe Festival kicks off early this Friday with a special happy hour from 6 PM to 8:30. Admission is free to this pre-event.

 

9PM to 1AM: join in on a great list of local music at the Fringe 4 Kickoff Party. $5 gets you a line up of: The Newbees, Jon Justice Band, O. yemi Experiment, Jake Speed and the Freddies, Ellery, & The Late Circuit. Come out and support a great event with the best line up of music for a Theatre event in Cincinnati, ever!
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Second Sunday on Main - May Edition

May
13
Pictured here is a new mural painted on Main Street just this week. I spend a great Sunday afternoon on Main Street at the Second Sunday on Main Festival, the monthly summer street festival that showcases the North Main business district.

The highlight was the cooking demonstration from Chef Jean Robert de Cavel and a great lesson on matching wines from Sommelier Paul Ortiz. The dish was salmon with this egg dressing that was excellent. The wine chosen to match was actually champagne. If you've not seen Jean Robert cook live you really should take the opportunity. He looks like a symphony conductor, a friend even said he has conductor hair.

I can also attest that the Christian Moerlein OTR Pale Ale is pretty good.

Save the Second Sunday's for the rest for the rest of summer: June 10, July 8, August 12, and September 9.

Below the scene at Enjoy the Arts where the cooking demonstration took place.
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Cincinnati Fringe Festival

May
12
The Fringe challenges our perceptions -- and our audiences' -- about what is Art.

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1120 Jackson St
45202 Cincinnati , OH
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45202 Cincinnati , OH
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Cincinnati Fringe Festival

May
12
The Fringe challenges our perceptions -- and our audiences' -- about what is Art.

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1120 Jackson St
45202 Cincinnati , OH
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Cincinnati Fringe Festival

May
12
The Fringe challenges our perceptions -- and our audiences' -- about what is Art.

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1120 Jackson St
45202 Cincinnati , OH
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Cincinnati Fringe Festival

May
12
The Fringe challenges our perceptions -- and our audiences' -- about what is Art.

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1120 Jackson St
45202 Cincinnati , OH
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Cincinnati Fringe Festival

May
12
The Fringe challenges our perceptions -- and our audiences' -- about what is Art.

Location

1120 Jackson St
45202 Cincinnati , OH
United States
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Cincinnati Fringe Festival

May
12
The Fringe challenges our perceptions -- and our audiences' -- about what is Art.

Location

1120 Jackson St
45202 Cincinnati , OH
United States
Ohio US
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Cincinnati Fringe Festival

May
12
The Fringe challenges our perceptions -- and our audiences' -- about what is Art.

Location

1120 Jackson St
45202 Cincinnati , OH
United States
Ohio US
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Cincinnati Fringe Festival

May
12
The Fringe challenges our perceptions -- and our audiences' -- about what is Art.

Location

1120 Jackson St
45202 Cincinnati , OH
United States
Ohio US
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Cincinnati Fringe Festival

May
12
The Fringe challenges our perceptions -- and our audiences' -- about what is Art.

Location

1120 Jackson St
45202 Cincinnati , OH
United States
Ohio US
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Cincinnati Fringe Festival

May
12
The Fringe challenges our perceptions -- and our audiences' -- about what is Art.

Location

1120 Jackson St
45202 Cincinnati , OH
United States
Ohio US
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Cincinnati Fringe Festival

May
12
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Fantastic Fringe 4 Kick Off

May
12
Friday May 18
Know Theatre of Cincinnati
1120 Jackson Street

Happy Hour 6-8:30 p.m. FREE Admission
Christian Moerlein’s Over-the-Rhine Pale Ale Kick Off Happy Hour special
Documentary Photography: Art Academy Students in Over-the-Rhine

 

Music 9 p.m.-1 a.m. $5 cover includes Fringe Button
Featuring Jake Speed and the Freddies, Ellery, Jon Justice Band, The Newbees, The Late Circuit, The O. Yemi Experiment and more …

 

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Balcony G - Row 9 - Seat 4

May
07
Standing in the Music Hall foyer brings to mind a grandeur of architecture with a European flavor.  The 19th Century Building was clearly built with a European style.  Classical music was born in Europe and this performance showcased the European born Paavo Jarvi and in my opinion the second greatest composer: Beethoven.

The performance contained 3 pieces:
  1. Deep Wood - A world premiere from Charles Coleman, who was on hand for the performance.
  2. Beethoven's Concerto Number 3 in C Minor for Piano and Orchestra - That's a big mouthful to me.  I had not hear this piece before.  It was a lot to take in.  The guest pianist, Olli Mustonen has far to much show in his playing style, it interfered greatly with my appreciation of the piece.
  3. Beethoven's Symphony Number 6 in F Major - The first movement is a famous one that was very nice.
The performances tonight were not stellar.  Even to my untrained ear I could sense something was off.  The crowd was still good, except for the old lady's cell phone going off 4 times until someone told her to take it outside. I normally have a wonderful time at CSO concerts, and it is not that I didn't enjoy myself or the music, I just felt it could have been much better.  This is what I would call an off night with a guest pianist who did not shine. This was disappointing mostly because this is the final weekend of the season and the first weekend since the CSO announced signing Paavo through at least 2011.
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Theatre Etiquette

Apr
30

Just b/c a theatre permits you to bring beverages into the seating area, that doesn’t mean the production onstage should take a backseat to your drinking.

If you are going to drink during the show, please use the following guidelines:

  • What goes in, must come out – If you must get up to relive yourself, have the decency to wait until intermission before coming back in.
  • Foresight is important – If you are exceptionally thirsty, bring up two drinks, that way you won’t feel compelled to get up in the middle of the act, clatter down the steps to the bar and return with full drinks. Also, if you & your friend are thirsty, can’t just one of you go to the bar? Did you both have to get up?
  • Control your bottles - Should you find a collection of beer bottles beginning to amass at your feet, try not to kick them over.
  • Maintain equality – Try to drink so that you and your date are at the same level of drunkenness. That way, when she wants to grope you in the dark, we don’t have to listen to your protests.
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NSC Review: Go see 'Goat'

Apr
29
The Enquirer has a very positive review of the New Stage Collective's production of Albee's The Goat. I've personally yet to see the play, but I did crash the after party last night and the players and theatre backers are very excited. They are of course very pleased and relieved to have the space opened. A lot of hard work went into transforming the space and it really looks great. The set for the Goat takes over the whole room and the seating feels like you are sitting in the dining room watching the story unfold. I sat in it at their open house, so I'm projecting reality here, but that vibe is just obviously there, especially with the odds and ends chairs lined up for the audience. I for one will be taking Jackie Demaline's advice and seeing the play soon. Get you tickets now, with a review like this they should start to sell some shows out. Check out Thursdays or Sunday's matinées for a better lock on a seat.

Cross posted at Cincinnati Blog.
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After Work, After Ashley...

Apr
27
After Ashley at Know Theatre of Cincinnati tonight. Also, Final Friday if you want to make a night of it.
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