There is often a vague distinction between the art of the tattoo and that of more 'traditional' art - the kind that you might find hanging on a gallery wall. Now, thanks to the folks at Rock Paper Scissors and Nightshade Ink, that distinction will be erased.
I've been doing this local music review gig for almost a year now and I have learned that trying to produce one piece each week can be a very interesting challenge.
It seems like just about every band in town locks themselves away throughout the winter to hibernate in their separate recording studios and to work on a new release. Then in spring, like the crocuses, daffodils and irises in my wife's flower garden, there is suddenly a colorful explosion of new music and I find myself weeks - if not months - behind in reviewing some band's 'new' release.
Such is the case with Shiny and the Spoon's Box of Bullets.
In neighborhoods like Price Hill and Carthage, CiNBA has begun a pilot program in conjunction with Price Hill Will and Catholic Charities of Southwest Ohio's Su Casa Center to present a series of workshops that encourage working cooperatively, promote community involvement and provide Spanish speakers with the tools they need to start their own businesses.