Matt W. Moore: A Giant in OTR’s Midst

With remarkable regularity, something spectacular happens in Over-the-Rhine. I’ve been awestruck by the work of muralist and designer Matt W. Moore since I first discovered him. He’s been in residence at YES Gallery on Main Street in OTR this month and his XYZ Axis exhibition opens there this Final Friday, April 29 6:00pm-11:00pm. Instead of … Continue reading

Final Friday OTR Skate

Final Friday OTR Skate

This Friday April 29, 2011, is another monthly Final Friday. A new event, Final Friday OTR Skate, will also be taking place in conjunction with the regular Final Friday festivities. Far-I-Rome Productions created the event as part of their overall effort to create “events [that] bridge the gap between audiences and performers by bringing together … Continue reading

How do you introduce Over-the-Rhine?

Yesterday, I had the chance to tweet with Steve Mouzon, who is one of my favorite authors, thinkers, and architects. Steve’s book The Original Green: Unlocking the Mystery of True Sustainability is an absolute must-read. The original green is “’the sustainability all our great-grandparents knew by heart.” Steve is also a principal of the New Urban … Continue reading

OTRview V: Queen City Underground and Newport Gangster Tours

Today, we proudly bring to you an OTRview with Jerome Gels, founder of American Legacy Tours which operates the Queen City Underground Tour, Newport Gangster Tour, Cincinnati Civil War Tour, The Queen City is Haunted Tour, Newport is Haunted, and others. Jerry’s personal history is intertwined with the history of OTR and the city. Professionally, … Continue reading

Dinner with a view

This picture captures the old world charm of Over-the-Rhine. Literally footsteps away from towering skycrapers, major international corporations, and a thoroughly modern city, OTR provides a beautiful contrast with its village-like charm and historic streetscapes. Cheers to Over-the-Rhine!

TRAC Pulls $52 million for Cincinnati Streetcar

Following the public hearing portion of the TRAC Meeting today, the committee voted 6-1* to approve a spending plan the strips nearly $52 million in Federal-State pass-through funds which were originally planned to go to the streetcar. Speaking against the streetcar project were three people – Chris Finney of COAST, Tom Luken’s daughter, and Tom … Continue reading

The Requiem Project: Emery Theatre Present

Requiem Project Emery Theatre Cincinnati Spring 2011 Viewpoints Performance Workshop with Mary Overlie hosted by The Requiem Project: Emery Theatre in Cincinnati, Ohio May 23-June 11   This three-week performance workshop offers the rare opportunity to study with Viewpoints originator, Mary Overlie, and performance artist Scott Lyons. Program Summary: This performance-art workshop investigates and utilizes specific … Continue reading

Cincinnati Civil War Tour Groupon

Check out this great deal on Groupon! Two Tickets to Civil War Tour ($30 Value) for $15

Updated Renderings of Washington Park’s Renovation and Expansion

Weekly project updates available here. Still wondering about that new statue on Music Hall’s center peak.

Park + Vine + Love

Park + Vine. Find them on facebook and twitter. Photo by James Jenkins: with a bike corral out front:

Christian Moerlein Newest Beer: Saengerfest Maibock Lager

In a nod to Cincinnati’s deep German and musical heritage, Christian Moerlein Brewing Company‘s newest beer appears to be a Moerlein Saengerfest Maibock Lager. The label is a beautiful painting by Cincinnati artist Jim Effler showing Music Hall, a maypole in Washington Park and a chorus of singing Germans. For more information, check out the … Continue reading

OTRview IV: D. Lynn Meyers

D. Lynn Meyers is the Producing Artistic Director at the Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati (ETC) located at 1127 Vine Street in the Gateway Quarter of Over-the-Rhine. ETC is the second largest professional theatre in the Cincinnati region and is now celebrating its 25th anniversary in OTR. During the April 2001 “civil disturbance”, CNN used the … Continue reading