John Brackett, a retired history professor from U.C., has penned his first novel, Suffer the Little Children, a crime tale set in modern day Over the Rhine. He stopped by our studio to talk about this new career and his first book with Barbara Gray.
Rhonda Juliano is the new artistic director of MUSE Cincinnati’s Women’s Choir, following in the footsteps of longtime director Catherine Roma. She talks about the job and the first concerts under her direction, happening June 7 and 8, with Anne Arenstein.
Local dance companyPones Inc. is part of this summer’s Cincy Fringe Festival and will also perform as part of CrisisART Festival 2014, an art for social change gathering in Tuscany. Executive Director Kim Popa joins Robyn Carey-Allgeyer to talk about the history of the company and all the upcoming performances.
It’s summertime, and the movies are, generally, quite predictable. During this high-volume season of ticket sales, the major studios seem preoccupied with loading the schedule with masters of disaster. If it’s not a remake, reboot, retread, or sequel, then it’s not on their radar. Every so often, that’s not a bad thing, such as last summer’s hero-packed epic The Avengers, or this year’s second Captain America tale. But more often than not, the studios either sidestep or totally ignore what the vision should be for any given summertime movie.
Such is the case with Godzilla, the first atom age monster spawned in Japan in 1954 as a mournful cry against the surge of the uber weapons. The very first Godzilla film was not welcome in America in its original form, since it was against something we were promoting… nuclear weapons. It wasn’t released here until two years later in a badly cut version with added scenes of American actor Raymond Burr, just on the verge of becoming TV’s Perry Mason, as a reporter telling the story from a different perspective. And, of course, dubbed in English.