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Welcome to the WVXU "Do" List, a roundup of arts-focused events happening around the Tri-State we think public radio listeners may enjoy.

Follow along as WVXU live-tweets the latest news and numbers coming out of Ohio's primary election.

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On Tuesday May 8, voters in Ohio and Indiana head to the polls to vote on a host of issues and candidates to represent their state. Here's everything you need to know before heading to the polls. 

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If you're not a fan of the mint julep—an icy-minty-bourbon concoction popular around the Kentucky Derby—it's likely for good reason: you just haven't had a good one. 

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Updated: Thursday, 10:00 a.m.

Welcome to the first-ever WVXU "Do" List, a roundup of arts-focused events happening around the Tri-State we think public radio listeners may enjoy making time for over the coming weekend. 

Flying Pig Marathon

Updated: Thursday, 4:44 p.m.

The Flying Pig Marathon is this Sunday, May 6 — its 20th running — and as such a slew of streets in Cincinnati, Mariemont, Fairfax, and Northern Kentucky will be closed. 

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Updated: April 27, 4:29 p.m.

Police have identified the woman they say stole a butterfly from the Krohn Conservatory exhibit last week. 

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The Roebling Suspension Bridge, closed since March 20, is set to reopen later today. That is, at least in part. 

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Glance at an electric overhead highway sign board this weekend in Ohio and you'll likely see an amusing message encouraging you not to text and drive.

"Texting and driving is not 'wreck-amended'" will run in honor of National Distracted Driving Month this April, though it won't be the first time the state's signs have gotten a little clever. 

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Updated July 15, 8:15 p.m.

Cincinnati Burger Week returns July 16-22, and welcomes six new participants in the fourth-annual event that dishes up $5 burgers city-wide.

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The famous and beloved "fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy" lands in Northern Kentucky this weekend, and yes, the Millennium Falcon, talking about we are. 

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Beloved "Science Friday" host Ira Flatow aired his show from WVXU's studio Friday and after the broadcast aired, Flatow took some time to answer fan questions on Facebook. 

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If you've ever sung along to "Love Shack" or belted out "Jessie's Girl" during karaoke, then you're going to want to mark your calendar for Sunday, May 27. 

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Downtown diners will have a chance Thursday to preview some of the food trucks participating in this year's Taste of Cincinnati event.

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With the Roebling Suspension Bridge currently out of commission, the Transportation Authority of Northern Kentucky (TANK) is offering free rides on its Southbank Shuttle through May 31.

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Greater Cincinnati Restaurant Week returns the week of April 16 - 22, with more than 40 area restaurants offering $25 and $35 three-course prix fixe menus. 

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Updated 4:20 p.m.

This summer, Fiona the hippo will join the likes of Ezzard Charles, Rosemary Clooney, Jim Tarbell and other noteworthy Cincinnatians by getting her likeness painted on a mural downtown—and the artist could be you. 

April 4, 2018 marks 50 years since Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated, and a handful of local organizations are offering opportunities for residents to honor the legacy of the civil rights leader. 

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The Cincinnati Reds' first baseman Joey Votto has won this year's Lou Gehrig Memorial Award, honoring MLB players who best exemplify the giving character of Gehrig, a hall of famer who died from ALS in 1941. 

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On Wednesday's edition of NPR's 1A, rapper Common told host Joshua Johnson about how he first discovered he could rap while in Cincinnati. 

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Updated March 30 at 1:38 p.m.

The city of Cincinnati honored local music legend Katie Laur Wednesday, calling her a pioneer for her role as a woman fronting a bluegrass band, a rarity in the 1970s and '80s. 

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Updated: March 28 at 5:45 p.m.

On Wednesday, the Reds announced it was postponing its 2018 Thursday home opener against the Washington Nationals due to weather. We wondered: Had this happened before? 

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An online candy store has released an interactive map of the top jelly beans flavors by state, and as it turns out, the same is true in jelly beans as it is in politics: As Ohio goes, so goes the nation.

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March 23 is National Puppy Day, and that means someone somewhere has released a survey in honor of the nation's furry friends.

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America's largest mobile Ferris wheel-style ride comes back to Coney Island when the park kicks off its Opening Weekend Saturday, May 26. 

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Last updated Sunday, March 18 at 9:27 a.m..

For weeks, Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black and Mayor John Cranley have been involved in a very public dispute about the city manager's future as a city employee. How did we get here? WVXU’s City Hall reporter Jay Hanselman breaks it all down with a timeline of events.

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Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park revealed plans for its new theater late Thursday, which will see its main stage move from the current Marx Theatre to a new building in northern Eden Park. 

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Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley, Vice Mayor Christopher Smitherman, students, and faculty gathered at Elder High School Thursday morning to unveil a secondary street name in East Price Hill in honor of Mark Klusman, an Elder teacher of more than 50 years who died last December following a hit and run accident.

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Hamilton County became the first in Ohio to launch a new technology-based warning system to help protect victims of domestic violence.

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Updated at 12:22 p.m.

The Cincinnati Zoo's famous baby hippo Fiona has plenty of admirers, mostly of the human kind—until now.

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