University of Wisconsin Professor of Anthropology Dr. Karen Strier is the opening speaker for this year’s Barrows Conservation Lecture Series. in her April 9 presentation, “Primate Conservation in the 21st Century: Insights from the Muriqui Monkeys of Brazil,” Dr. Strier will trace the behavioral, ecological, and demographic changes over her 30-year study of a growing population of one of the world’s most critically endangered primates. She spoke with the Cincinnati Zoo’s Thane Maynard about her findings, and what they mean for our rapidly changing world.
Update: Federal Judge Timothy Black says he will issue a ruling by April 14 striking down a portion of Ohio's gay marriage ban passed by voters in 2004. Attorney Al Gerhardstein, representing plaintiffs in a lawsuit about birth certificates, amended his request to ask Black to declare all aspects of Ohio's gay marriage ban unconstitutional. (except the part about getting married in Ohio, because his clients were already married) In federal court Friday morning, the judge said he would do that.
As part of the final push of this year’s ArtsWave campaign, the inaugural CincySings event will happen on April 9 at the Aronoff Center. As host Drew Lachey explains to our Jim Stump, the competition features choirs from 10 companies who held internal contests as part of their ArtsWave effort plus one wild card team selected by the general public.
It’s almost time to again celebrate those local, iconic and often eclectic purveyors of recorded music… April 19 is the 7th Annual National Record Store Day! Our Frank Johnson talks with Jim Blase from Northside’s Shake It Records about the reasons for National Record Store Day, how musicians have found ways to support it, and the health of local, independent stores.
The forces behind Cincinnati’s Bunbury Music Festivalare adding a new, country music event the weekend after Midpoint. Lee Hay learns all about the Buckle Up Music Festival and some of the big name performers (Willie Nelson, Alabama, Allison Krauss and Union Station, and more) from organizer/founder Bill Donabedian.
If a trip to Paris is in your future, you’ll want to be ready for the exciting food scene in that city. Frank Johnson spends a few minutes with Paris authority and author Patricia Wells about her new book.
After last year’s Moonrise Kingdom, I wasn’t sure if Wes Anderson could top, or even equal, himself with his next movie. He has. The Grand Budapest Hotelis a shaggy dog story, or in this case, a shaggy hotel story, set in a fictitious European country between the two world wars and into the years of communism.