From locally-produced fruits, vegetables and grass-fed beef to candles and soap crafted by regional artisans, Friendly Market in Florence, KY has a wide variety of items to satiate the palate of any locavore.
Jack Berberich, owner of Friendly Market, is a Kentucky native and maintains strong connections with the local agriculture of the commonwealth. Berberich and the other merchants at the market work diligently to make sure that the very best Kentucky has to offer is available in one easy-to-find location.
Anyone who has ever seen a live show at The Comet in Northside knows what a close, tightly-packed and intimate audience the venue often generates. That is where I received my introduction to Lousiville's Anwar Sadat. As the band set up their drum kit and amplifiers that were almost as tall as I am, I knew that I was in for a show that would fill the room with sound. The band was brought to town at the invitation of Cincinnati's Gazer, who also invited their friends Mardou to join the bill. What resulted was an entire evening of magnificently loud and powerful music.
I'm really quite jealous of Margy Waller's job title which is Serendipity Director at Art on the Streets. Waller is a long-time arts advocate for Cincinnati, and though the idea of 'directing serendipity' seems like an oxymoron, she handles the task quite skillfully.
Art on the Streets brings together visual artists as well as dancers, street musicians and other like-minded creative people to produce magnificent, spontaneous bursts of creativity and engagement in the city.
xChange Cincinnati is an event that celebrates local artists, activists and entrepreneurs who use their creativity as a vehicle for social change. The one-night-only event is presented by Theatre for The Free People and is the culmination of the work that was created in the Artist as Activist/Cincinnati xChange Program at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center.
According to local poet Hannah Ramlo, who is curating the event, the program examines the artist as an environmental, ethical, humanistic and social activist. The mission is to initiate conversations about the impact of art on society, and to raise awareness of the use of art as a tool for liberation.