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Northside is known for being a quirky local neighborhood, rich in the arts and with a tradition of community activism; it’'s a walkable, urban location with a small town feel. Popular spots include record shops, community spaces and vintage stores.

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Construction of the first new large-scale building in Northside's business district in 60 years is finished.

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Local musicians Joshua Jessen and J.T. Thigpen have played a lot of jazz – but never like what they did in “Miles Ahead,” the new movie about jazz icon Miles Davis.

Jessen and Thigpen play jazz in scenes with Miles Davis – as portrayed Oscar-nominated actor Don Cheadle, who also directed the film here two years ago this summer. The Cincinnati premiere is Saturday night. On Sunday night, Jessen and Thigpen tell me about their roles in the film at 7 p.m. on WVXU-FM’s “Around Cincinnati.”

John Kiesewetter

George Clooney started shooting “The Ides of March” in Northside 5 years ago today, Feb. 10, 2011, jump starting Cincinnati’s current movie renaissance nearly 25 years after “Rain Man” filming here.

Clooney directed and starred in the political thriller about dirty politics during a Pennsylvania governor’s (Clooney) campaign for president in the Ohio primary.  The film was nominated for an Academy Award in 2012 for best adapted screenplay with business partner Grant Heslov and playwright Beau Willimon.

The first day of shooting was a family affair.

Stuart Holman introduces listeners to Northside’s Restoration Guitar and its owner, Chris Sisson, who has provided a wide array of services for guitars and other fretted instruments for over 30 years.

Cincinnati’s New Edgecliff Theatre opens its 2015-16 season on September 17 at their new home on the Urban Artifact property in Northside.

Cincy Summer Streets, a celebration of our largest public space - our streets - is back for its second year, bigger and better. This time around, Cincy Summer Streets will take place on two different dates, in two different parts of town, Northside and Over the Rhine, where streets will be closed-off to traffic to create a car-free space for everyone to play, run, walk, bike, skate, dance, create art, and connect with their neighbors.

Jim Nolan provides a preview of the 2015 Northside Rock 'N Roll Carnival, July 2-4 at Hoffner Park.

A song from local jazz guitarist Brad Myers upcoming CD, Prime Numbers.   Urban Artifact in Northside will host a CD release party on Thursday, June 4 starting at 8pm.

Hoffner Park hosts the annual Northside Art in the Park on Saturday, May 9, and one of the kid-friendly performances that day will be from Cincinnati’s own Wump Mucket Puppets. Puppeteer Terrence Burke (and a couple of friends) joins Anne Arenstein to talk about Wump Mucket and where else they’ll be this summer.

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