Around Cincinnati

Local artist Susan Byrnes, a recent recipient of a Cincinnati Art Ambassador Fellowship, has teamed with researchers from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center to combine art and science in her exhibit, Discover. She talks with our Jane Durrell about being an Art Ambassador, this collaboration, and the exhibit, currently on display at C-Link Gallery at the Brazee Street Studios.

Isaac Selya, founder and artistic director of the Queen City Chamber Opera, joins Anne Arenstein to discuss their upcoming production of Mozart: The Abduction from the Seraglio, happening March 13 and 15 at the Arts Center at Dunham.

If you’ve ever wondered what happened before the start of the classic book/play/musical Peter Pan, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park presents the Tony Award-winning play Peter and the Starcatcher, running through April 7. Our Rick Pender sat down with the show’s director and artistic director of the Playhouse, Blake Robison, for a conversation about this fun look at the classic tale.

One-time Cincinnati journalist Larry Nager is the man behind the upcoming PBS special Rock My Soul, a salute to the people, history, and influence of gospel music, featuring archival footage, interviews and new, live performances. Lee Hay recently spoke with Larry Nager about his love of gospel music and the process of bringing this special to life. (The special airs on KET2 on March 8 at 11:30pm and March 13 at 5:30pm and on CET Arts March 6 at 8:00pm.)

Bryce Dessner is the artistic force behind acclaimed band The National and the popular MusicNOW Festival which happens around Cincinnati March 11-15 and includes two concerts with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Bryce Dessner speaks by phone with Frank Johnson about the 10 years of MusicNOW and this year’s line-up of music.

Cincinnati native and Princeton HS grad Isaac J. Sullivan is now a successful model and actor who joins Robyn Carey-Allgeyer to talk about his new film, At the Top of the Pyramid (showing March 15-16 at the Cinemark in Oakley), his career and growing up in Cincinnati.

Former Cincinnati Reds pitcher Jim O’Toole has been named Honorary Grand Marshall for Cincinnati’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Our Howard Wilkinson talks about Jim O’Toole: the character, competitor and storyteller.

Jane Durrell talks with Cincinnati artist and retired Art Academy professor Stewart Goldman about his long career and having one of his paintings featured in the exhibit A Century of Ohio Watercolor now showing at the Riffe Gallery in Columbus.

Barbara Gray welcomes in local glass artist Risa Sreden Prince to talk about the Essex Studios, the artist collective/gallery in Walnut Hills that hosts its first Art Walk of the year on March 6-7.

Book review: "Gone Too Far"

Feb 27, 2015

Book Review: Kelly Blewett reviews Gone Too Far, the latest YA novel from Ohio author Natalie D. Richards.

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