Â Â Dr. Alan Rabinowitz is one of the worldâ€™s leading big cat experts, and has been called â€˜The Indiana Jones of Wildlife Conservationâ€™ by TIME Magazine. He has traveled the world on behalf of wildlife conservation and is responsible for the world's first jaguar sanctuary, the Cockscomb Basin Jaguar Preserve in the mountains of Belize. The Cincinnati Zooâ€™s Thane Maynard had a chance to talk with Alan Rabinowitz about his work, and A Boy and a Jaguar, his picture book that tells the real-life story of his own childhood.
The banks of the Ohio River are hosting a musical extravaganza this weekend as the Bunbury Music Festival returns to Sawyer Point and Yeatman's Cove in Cincinnati . The event Friday, Saturday and Sunday features 80 live performances on six stages.
"You really can't beat being on the river down there," said Bunbury marketing manager Brian Kitzmiller.Â "The river stage alone, which is down on the Serpentine Wall, has the river backdrop; the bridge is behind there; and then the main stage has the arena in the background.Â It's fantastic."
Anne Arenstein previews Cincinnati Operaâ€™s production of La Calisto, the first baroque opera theyâ€™ve presented. Joining Anne are David Bates (director), Andrew Garland (baritone) and Nathalie Paulin (soprano). La Calisto will be performed at the School for Creative and Performing Arts for five performances beginning July 17.
Northsideâ€™s Thunder Sky Galleryâ€™s current exhibition honors the 50th anniversary of the death of writer, painter and cartoonist Flannery Oâ€™ Connor. Keith Banner, one of the gallery directors, is in the studio with Jane Durrell with some background on the gallery and details on participating artists.
Robyn Carey-Allgeyer has information about an upcoming concert by jazz singer Jackie Allen, happening at The Greenwich on Saturday, July 26. Joining Jackie Allen that night will be local jazz legend, pianist Steve Schmidt.
The Carnegie in Covington recently announced its 2014-14 theater season which begins in August with a production of Sweeney Todd. The Carnegieâ€™s Joshua Steele joins Jim Stump to preview each of the seasonâ€™s productions.
If youâ€™re tired of the sci-fi genre being hijacked just so Tom Cruise can make another movie, or director Michael Bay can churn out another overlong, turgid Transformers epic, then thereâ€™s a new film you should flock to immediately. Itâ€™s called Snowpiercer and itâ€™s not playing everywhere, so youâ€™ll have to seek it out.