Arts en Local author Leah Stewart wins ArtsWave award <p><a href=""><strong>ArtsWave</strong></a> announced today that Cincinnati author <strong>Leah Stewart</strong> will receive its 2014 <strong>Rosa F. and Samuel B. Sachs Fund Prize</strong>. The award, created to celebrate outstanding achievements in the arts, recognizes Stewart for her award-winning novels and contributions to Cincinnati's literary scene.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 14:36:11 +0000 Lee Hay 28932 at Local author Leah Stewart wins ArtsWave award Cincinnati Opera's next production is "Silent Night" <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;">Cincinnati Opera</a></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is preparing for its first production of </span><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Silent Night</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, based on the movie </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Joyeux Noel</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, recounting the story of WWI soldiers celebrating Christmas together in the midst of battle. Composer </span><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Kevin Puts</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> tells our Anne Arenstein about this story and how he went about writing this, his first opera.</span></p><p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 05:00:25 +0000 Anne Arenstein 28495 at Cincinnati Opera's next production is "Silent Night" A preview of a new local production of "Next to Normal" <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jim Stump has a preview of the upcoming </span><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Sunset Players</strong> </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">production of the award-winning musical </span><a href="!current-production/cb3i" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Next to Normal</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> with the show’s director, Jerry </span>Yearout<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and lead performers Jen and </span>Jered<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Ryan.</span></p><p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 05:00:00 +0000 Jim Stump 28500 at A preview of a new local production of "Next to Normal" Congratulations to Cincinnati Shakespeare! <p>Congratulations to Cincinnati Shakespeare Company which is one of 40 theatre companies in the country to receive a $25,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts as a participant in the <em>Shakespeare in American Communities</em> program!&nbsp; <em>Shakespeare in American Communities </em>introduces middle and high school students to the power of live theater and the masterpieces of William Shakespeare.</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 13:54:25 +0000 Lee Hay 28632 at Local playwright Thomas Atkinson part of New Works Festival in New Mexico <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Anderson Township author and playwright </span><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Thomas Atkinson</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> recently came in our studio to talk with Rick Pender about how his newest play, </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Battling the Ghost of Max Schmelling</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, was selected by the </span><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>FUSION Theatre Co.</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of New Mexico to be showcased in their recently completed </span><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>New Works Festival.</strong></a></p><p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 05:00:25 +0000 Rick Pender 28345 at Local playwright Thomas Atkinson part of New Works Festival in New Mexico