Jim Nolan

Interactive Communications Manager, Host of Local Exposure

Jim is a Northern Kentucky native and a father of three. In his spare time, Jim likes to read, play ice hockey and watch foreign films. He currently resides with his family on the East side of town.

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Haunted Houses
1:44 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Scaredown: "100% pure, straight out of hell, wish you were never born, evil!"

Mama, Cletus and the whole clan are just dying to meat you
Scaredown Facebook page

I am a big fan of Halloween and scary movies so I’ve been to a lot of haunted houses in my time.  In my experience, they usually involve somebody clutching onto you as you guide them through a semi-dark maze that is dotted with dizzying strobe lights and lots of plastic body parts soaked in fake blood while people in creepy clown masks or mad scientists jump out at you from various hidden corners.

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Album Review
2:16 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

umin: antiv

antiv is the third full-length release by umin
Credit umin.bandcamp.com

The album antiv is the third full-length release from experimental art-musician, umin.

Umin’s music is dominated by baritone ukulele explorations and digital sequencing of various sound forms.  The compositions are non-linear, non-objective and are tied to little, if any, musical conventions.  The tracks are at times hypnotic, meditative and frantically unsettling.

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Album Review
7:45 am
Tue September 10, 2013

The Frankl Project: Standards

The Frankl Project: Jake Tippey, Joe Frankl an Paul Schroeder

As real as a scar and as honest as a deathbed confession, Standards, the first full-length release by The Frankl Project, is bittersweet, dark and full of basic, human truth.

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Album Review
7:46 am
Tue September 3, 2013

The Happy Maladies: new again

If Marcel Duchamp had started a band, it would sound like this.
Credit thehappymaladies.com

In a recent review, I compared Moonbow’s first album The End of Time to a roller coaster.  If that metaphor stands true, then the album new again by The Happy Maladies is the merry-go-round – and this ride is missing a gear or two; and the ride, and its operator, have a few screws loose.

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Compassion Games
11:02 am
Fri August 30, 2013

Cincinnati Fights for Survival of the Kindest

Jeremy Bilby and Diane Wright of Compassionate Cincinati

For 11 days starting this September 11th, Cincinnati will be one of several cities competing in The Compassion Games.  The games are an outreach program by the Charter for Compassion, a worldwide network whose goal is to advance the spirit and practice of the Golden Rule, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."

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