Around Cincinnati http://wvxu.org en Movie Review: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes http://wvxu.org/post/movie-review-dawn-planet-apes <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The old saying goes “everything old is new again.” Except when it comes to the summer movie crop of 2014, in which all the retreads, reboots, and remakes seem like those that came before. And&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.dawnofapes.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Dawn of the Planet of the Apes</strong></a></em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;is no exception. This particular cycle of cinema began in 1968 with the original film <em>Planet of the Apes</em>, which spawned four sequels, two TV series, a 2001 remake from director Tim Burton which was less than well-received, then 2011’s <em>Rise of the Planet of the Apes</em>, which I recall was actually pretty good. Now comes the 2014 <em>Dawn of the Planet of the Apes</em>, which is pretty much a casserole of plot points, social commentary, and high-tech action scenes in yet another effort to mine bags of box office coin from a proven commodity.</span></p><p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:21:03 +0000 Larry Thomas 29448 at http://wvxu.org Movie Review: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Diogenes Theater Company presents "Bibi" at the Aronoff Center http://wvxu.org/post/diogenes-theater-company-presents-bibi-aronoff-center <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Cincinnati’s </span><a href="http://www.diogenestheatrecompany.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Diogenes Theater Company</strong> </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">will present the one-man play </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Bibi</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, about Israeli President Benjamin </span>“Bibi”<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Netanyahu on July 22-24 at the </span><a href="http://www.cincinnatiarts.org/events/detail/bibi" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Aronoff Center</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Playwright </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Kalman Kivkovich</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> discusses his play and Netanyahu with Robyn </span>Carey-Allgeyer<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:18:49 +0000 Robyn Carey-Allgeyer 29447 at http://wvxu.org Diogenes Theater Company presents "Bibi" at the Aronoff Center Reds Hall of Fame ready to induct 4 new members, including Parker, Oester and Griffey Jr. http://wvxu.org/post/reds-hall-fame-ready-induct-4-new-members-including-parker-oester-and-griffey-jr <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Four former Reds’ greats, three with Cincinnati roots, will be inducted into the </span><a href="http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/cin/hof/" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> next month: </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Dave Parker</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Ron Oester</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Ken Griffey, Jr.</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and veteran selection </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Jake Beckley</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp; Howard Wilkinson previews all the events surrounding the August 8-10 induction weekend with Executive Director </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Rick Walls</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of the </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Reds Hall of Fame &amp; Museum</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:15:54 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 29446 at http://wvxu.org Reds Hall of Fame ready to induct 4 new members, including Parker, Oester and Griffey Jr. Cincinnati's history in black & white photography, now on display http://wvxu.org/post/cincinnatis-history-black-white-photography-now-display <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span><a href="http://www.cincymuseum.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Cincinnati Museum Center</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has a photographic stroll through our city’s history with their current exhibit </span><a href="http://www.cincymuseum.org/exhibits/treasures-in-black-and-white" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Treasures in Black &amp; White: Historic Photographs of Cincinnati</strong>.</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Scott Gampfer</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, director of the History Collection &amp; Library at the Museum Center, tells Jane </span>Durrell<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> that the exhibit spans 100 years of our history, from 1860-1960 and will run until late October.</span></p><p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:12:52 +0000 Jane Durrell 29444 at http://wvxu.org Cincinnati's history in black & white photography, now on display Preview the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's 2014-15 season http://wvxu.org/post/preview-cincinnati-shakespeare-companys-2014-15-season <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Coming off their successful anniversary year and completion of Shakespeare’s canon, there is no down time for the </span><a href="http://cincyshakes.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Cincinnati Shakespeare Company</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. As </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Jeanna Vella</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> from CSC tells our Jim Stump, they are mounting the always fun </span><a href="http://cincyshakes.com/events/the-complete-works-of-william-shakespeare-abridged/" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> for the summer before starting their 2014-15 season with such classics as </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>Little Women</em></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>The Comedy of Errors</em></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>Henry V</em></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and more.</span></p><p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:09:14 +0000 Jim Stump 29443 at http://wvxu.org Preview the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's 2014-15 season