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.
Acclaimed local musician Billy Larkin spent a few minutes with our Ron Esposito to talk about an upcoming concert by Broadway veteran and recording artist Charles Holt. Along with performing great music, Mr. Holt will share his message of healing, empowerment, and freedom with the audience at the New Thought Unity Center in Clifton on May 31.
Cincinnati’s Betts House, Ohio’s oldest brick home, invites parents and kids this summer to come by and enjoy the exhibit Build It!, allowing for hands on activities to introduce the concept of architecture to the next generation. Executive Director Dayle Deardurff joins Jane Durrell to discuss the exhibit, on loan from archKIDecture of Chicago, how it fits into the Betts House mission, and the house’s Family Fun Saturdays.