Local News
4:00 am
Fri August 31, 2012

Riverfest gets ready for lots of revelers

WVXU News

If you're heading to Riverfest on Sunday, local officials say their advice is to arrive early to get the best parking and stake out a prime viewing spot for the fireworks.  Cincinnati Police Captain Kim Frey says most downtown streets will be open throughout the day, but there won't be any on-street parking throughout the downtown area south of Court Street:

"We have so many people that come down to Riverfest--probably on our side 200- to 250,000--and afterwards we like all those streets free and clear of everything so we can get people out as soon as possible."

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Middle East
3:25 am
Fri August 31, 2012

Relentless Attacks Send Syrians Fleeing For Relief

Syrians take refuge Thursday at the Bab Al-Salameh border crossing near the Syrian town of Azaz, in hopes of entering one of the refugee camps in Turkey.
Muhammed Muheisen AP

Originally published on Fri August 31, 2012 12:48 pm

Syria's president has vowed to crush the rebels by any means; his air force has not spared the towns and villages that support rebel brigades. In August, the death toll often topped 250 a day, according to Syrian activists. The fighting between troops loyal to President Bashar Assad and rebel forces has also sparked a refugee crisis for Syria's neighbors as thousands flee to the borders.

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Middle East
3:24 am
Fri August 31, 2012

Israel Finds Itself A Partisan Election Issue In U.S.

Republican Mitt Romney greets audience members after delivering a speech in Jerusalem on July 29. Israel's new prominence in campaign rhetoric has some in the Jewish state worried.
Charles Dharapak AP

Originally published on Sun September 2, 2012 11:30 am

Although discussion of foreign policy was in scant evidence at the Republican National Convention, one country did loom large in the lineup: Israel.

Republican delegates in Tampa, Fla., were treated this week to images of Mitt Romney's recent visit to Israel. With stirring music and pictures of Jerusalem's iconic sites, the message of the Romney campaign is that the Republican candidate is a better friend to Israel than President Obama is.

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Author Interviews
3:24 am
Fri August 31, 2012

Against The Odds, A 'Miracle Boy Grows Up'

Originally published on Fri August 31, 2012 12:48 pm

Ben Mattlin has defied expectations for his entire life — starting with being alive at all. Mattlin has a condition called spinal muscular atrophy, and many infants born with it don't live past age 2. But Mattlin grew up to be one of the first students using a wheelchair to attend Harvard. He married, had a family and is now the author of a new memoir, Miracle Boy Grows Up: How the Disability Rights Revolution Saved My Sanity.

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It's All Politics
1:17 am
Fri August 31, 2012

A Fine Night For Romney, But No Game Change

Mitt Romney accepts the Republican nomination for president at the party's convention Thursday.
Charles Dharapak AP

It's been the political world's obsession for weeks leading into the Republican National Convention in Tampa.

Would nominee Mitt Romney manage what would be miraculous for any candidate, and in a handful of days and one big speech wash away the problems of a modern candidacy?

Turns out Romney's moment Thursday night was a fine one, if not a great one.

His speech continued the campaign's concerted effort to reach out to skeptical female voters, reminding the audience that his strong mother ran for Senate.

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New CD: Eclypso
1:00 am
Fri August 31, 2012

Trio Pi + 1

Trio Pi + 1

Give a listen to a new local jazz recording entitled If You Never Come to Me by Trio Pi + 1 from their cd, Eclypso.

The Tempest
1:00 am
Fri August 31, 2012

Shakespeare in the Park

Shakespeare in the Park comes to Washington Park with The Tempest

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company will present The Tempest in Washington Park on Sunday, September 9, sponsored by ArtsWave. This free event will include audience participation and is family friendly.

Gorman Heritage Farm
1:00 am
Fri August 31, 2012

The Row by Row Dinner

Gorman Heritage Farm

Gorman Heritage Farm in Evendale is hosting an event to not only raise funds, but to raise awareness of local farmers selling directly to local restaurants. The Row by Row Dinner is on September 8 and Barbara Gray learns all the details from Vicki Foster and Jamie Stoneham of Gorman Heritage Farm.

Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati
1:00 am
Fri August 31, 2012

Good People

"Good People" opens the Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati's 2012-13 season.

The regional premiere of David Lindsay-Abaire’s Good People opens the new Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati’s season. Jim Stump previews this production with two of the actors, Annie Fitzpatrick and Chris Clavelli.

Raphaela Platow
1:00 am
Fri August 31, 2012

Andy Warhol at the CAC

Andy Warhol, Cheryl Tiegs, 1984. Polacolor ER, 4 1/4 x 3 3/8 inches. Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University. © 2012 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Image Machine: Andy Warhol & Photography will be opening this month at the Contemporary Arts Center downtown. Jane Durrell welcomes the CAC’s Raphaela Platow to talk about this photographic exhibition, the celebrities it showcases, and how it ties in to the city-wide FotoFocus event.

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