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    Macy's Arts Sampler : A Look Back

    posted by Leyla Shokoohe On Feb 08, 2016
    As we look forward to the 30th anniversary Macy's Arts Sampler, we take a look at some special moments and memories from Samplers past, and reasons why the Macy's Arts Sampler is such a special experience, courtesy of local arts organizations.

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    P&G's fifth annual Sing Off opens company's 2016 ArtsWave Corporate Campaign

    posted by Leyla Shokoohe On Feb 08, 2016
    Procter and Gamble’s fifth annual Sing Off opened the company’s 2016 ArtsWave Corporate Campaign on February 3 at its corporate headquarters in downtown Cincinnati. The Sing Off featured seven choirs comprising P&G staff members from different departments, all competing to land a coveted spot in the CincySings Semi-Finals.

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    Free art for all during the 30th Macy's Arts Sampler

    posted by Hillary Copsey On Feb 08, 2016
    People can enjoy free art performances and activities all over Greater Cincinnati on February 27 and 28 during the 30th Macy's Arts Sampler, presented by ArtsWave.

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    CEO Currents: Arts boost Cincinnati's reputation

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Jan 12, 2016
    At ArtsWave, we believe Greater Cincinnati's long-standing and vibrant arts community helps differentiate our region. How can we get more people talking about these successes and unique organizations that make Cincinnati amazing? How do we create, polish and amplify a positive reputation through the arts?

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    Two young Cincinnati musicians to compete in Detroit

    posted by Leyla Shokoohe On Jan 11, 2016
    Myles Yeazell and Matthew Adams are the first Cincinnati area musicians selected to perform in the Detroit Sphinx Competition since 2002. Both young men perform with the Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra and are performing in a benefit recital January 19.

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    Top 10 Seasonal Events for Out-of-Town Family

    posted by Leyla Shokoohe On Dec 17, 2015
    The perfect way to show out-of-town family our wonderful city of Cincinnati? Taking them on the best arts adventures possible this December, with a little help from our handy guide below.

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    ArtsWave receives $35,000 grant from National Endowment for the Arts

    posted by Hillary Copsey On Dec 09, 2015
    ArtsWave will start a Creative Placemaking Network in Greater Cincinnati thanks to a $35,000 grant from National Endowment for the Arts. This grant is one of just 18 made to local arts agencies around the country for supporting public engagement in the arts in this funding round.

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    The business of the young professional: YPCC edition

    posted by Leyla Shokoohe On Dec 09, 2015
    Young Professionals Choral Collective of Cincinnati (YPCC) has a different take on what YPs want, offering something else entirely — the opportunity to create connections and art, voice to voice through choral music.

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    Letters Home: How arts are helping families heal

    posted by Leyla Shokoohe On Nov 24, 2015
    The Cincinnati Arts Association brings into focus a different aspect of troops serving in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with the presentation of "Letters Home" at the Aronoff Center for the Arts. The production brings to life actual letters written by soldiers serving in the Middle East and is part of the Cincinnati Arts Association's Arts in Healing Program, which is supported by an ArtsWave strategic partnership grant.

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    Five Cincinnati arts things we're thankful for in 2015

    posted by Leyla Shokoohe On Nov 23, 2015
    Cincinnati has a great deal to be thankful for when it comes to our vibrant and innovative arts scene!

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    Holiday traditions start with the arts

    posted by Hillary Copsey On Nov 20, 2015
    Arts are at the heart of holiday traditions in Cincinnati. The people behind some of the most beloved events of the season shared stories that demonstrate how arts can deepen roots in our community. Keep track of these and all the arts events of the holidays with our CincyArtsGuide.

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    'Arts are what root us to a place'

    posted by Hillary Copsey On Nov 13, 2015
    Jamie Bennett, executive director of ArtPlace America and a popular TEDtalk presenter, offered inspiring words about how the arts can enliven neighborhoods and deepen roots in a community at National Philanthropy Day.

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    Pyramid Hill: Marriage of Art and Nature

    posted by Leyla Shokoohe On Nov 11, 2015
    Director of Park Operations Shaun Higgins took a few moments away from readying Pyramid Hill for the annual Holiday Lights on the Hill to chat with us about this unique area destination.

  • Fall Arts Preview: Contemporary Arts Center

    posted by Leyla Shokoohe On Oct 09, 2015
    Raphaela Platow, the Alice & Harris Weston Director at the Contemporary Arts Center, caught us up on the latest happenings at the CAC this fall and beyond.

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    Fall Arts Preview: Cincinnati Shakespeare Company

    posted by Leyla Shokoohe On Sep 22, 2015
    Brian Isaac Phillips, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s Producing Artistic Director, briefly stepped away from directing rehearsals to fill us in on what we can expect this fall during the company's 23rd season.

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    ArtsWave Announces Ten-Year Blueprint for Collective Action

    posted by Rebecca Bromels On Sep 13, 2015
    Designed to advance ArtsWave’s vision of a more vibrant regional economy and more connected community for all, the Blueprint identifies five community goals that leverage the power of the arts. The Blueprint will provide a focus for ArtsWave’s community investments and strategic initiatives for the next ten years.

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    Advocating for Arts Education to Boost Achievement

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Sep 08, 2015
    In many schools across our region just like across the country, there is no choice, just a struggle to keep arts as part of the curriculum, or included in extracurricular programs. There are competing demands for funding, for time in the day, or a scarcity of other resources. And it’s abundantly clear that kids and youth in underserved or low-income communities suffer the most from program cuts, even though research shows consistently that they benefit most from arts engagement in school. Next week is National Arts Education Week, and it’s a great time to call attention to why this matters.

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    Fall Arts Preview: Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

    posted by Leyla Shokoohe On Sep 08, 2015
    In this week's Fall Arts Preview, Artistic Director Blake Robison gives us a preview of the upcoming season at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park.

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    Fall Arts Preview: Cincinnati Pops

    posted by Leyla Shokoohe On Sep 08, 2015
    Next up in our Fall Arts Preview series, Cincinnati Pops’ exuberant conductor John Morris Russell takes a moment out of his busy season preparation to fill us in on the sweet sounds we can hear at Music Hall this fall!

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    Fall Arts Preview: Taft Museum of Art

    posted by Katherine Masterson On Aug 24, 2015
    Fall means a new season of music, theatre, dance, and art exhibitions to explore. As part of our Fall Arts Preview, ArtsWave spoke with local organizations about their programming for the coming year. This week, we connected with Emma Caro, Director of PR and Marketing for the Taft Museum of Art.