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How the Arts Make An Impact

Check here for new blog posts, podcasts and more that point to how the arts make an impact on our community. 

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    Experiencing More Arts Than Ever

    posted by Zach Moning On Dec 28, 2017
    ArtsWave Pass continues to be one of the most popular benefits of supporting ArtsWave, and now it's easier than ever to get and use one.

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    MamLuft&Co. Dance Climbs

    posted by Zach Moning On Dec 28, 2017
    MamLuft&Co. Dance is already treasured for their efforts to bring modern dance to Greater Cincinnati. In 2018, they aim to climb higher.

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    CEO Reflections: Holiday Arts Happenings

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Dec 15, 2017
    It's December in Greater Cincinnati, and our arts traditions are flourishing. Some things never change, but happily, some things do.

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    Know Theatre's Floralee Fairy Tale

    posted by Zach Moning On Dec 15, 2017
    In "The Inventive Princess of Floralee," part of Know Theatre's Theatre for Young Audiences Tour, kids learn to think like a scientist through the arts.

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    A Peek Behind the Buildings

    posted by Zach Moning On Dec 15, 2017
    "Behind the Buildings" makes a great stocking stuffer. Get a copy today for the Greater Cincinnati arts lover on your holiday gift list.

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    CAALA Update: Black Nativity Returns

    posted by Janice Liebenberg On Dec 01, 2017
    Cincinnati Black Theatre Company is bringing back their family-friendly production of "Black Nativity," an exuberant retelling of one of the Bible's most celebrated narratives, featuring the joyful sounds of gospel music, energetic dance and prophetic storytelling.

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    Music Hall through Matthew Zory's Lens

    posted by Zach Moning On Dec 01, 2017
    "Through the Lens," a book of photography by Matt Zory, chronicles the historic renovation of Music Hall behind the scenes. Zory is also assistant principle bassist for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

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    CEO Reflections: Matchmaking and Mural Painting

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Dec 01, 2017
    At events like BOARDWay Bound's Speed Dating, the ArtsWave office reinforces the beliefs that ArtsWave most fervently upholds. Now, with help from Kolar Design, we're taking our environmental design one giant step forward.

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    CEO Reflections: OTR Shines for Arts and Innovation

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Nov 17, 2017
    David's Column, a sculpture in neon outside our building, was recently dedicated. It serves as a beacon, both literally and figuratively, of the arts and innovation that have blossomed in Cincinnati's Over-the-Rhine neighborhood.

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    CAALA Update: What's Old is Contemporary

    posted by Randy Martinez On Nov 17, 2017
    If you're looking for a world-class cultural festival this weekend, Bi-Okoto has you covered with "What's Old is Contemporary," a fusion of traditional and modern Indian and African music and dance.

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    Dancing with Our Hearts for the Arts

    posted by Zach Moning On Nov 17, 2017
    Last Saturday, eight local celebrities and their professional dance partners performed at the Dance With Your Heart Charity Gala, including ArtsWave's own Janice Liebenberg.

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    CEO Reflections: Hipper Than You Know

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Nov 03, 2017
    Over and over we see how people’s minds are opened and changed about Cincinnati once they come to visit. Recently, ArtsWave had the chance to wow visitors when we hosted 25 community arts campaign leaders from 10 different cities.

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    A Shakespearean Playdate

    posted by Zach Moning On Nov 03, 2017
    Cincinnati Shakespeare Company continues to innovate in their new theater, offering a new solution for parents who are looking for an easier way to participate in the arts.

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    Support ArtsWave with Your Season's Greetings

    posted by Zach Moning On Nov 03, 2017
    M. Hopple & Co.'s CityArt Holiday Card Contest now has winners: four local artists, as well as the entire Cincinnati arts scene.

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    CEO Reflections: BLINK...and Cincinnati is on the Map

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Oct 20, 2017
    BLINK transformed Cincinnati for four days last weekend, bookending a week that started with other extraordinary events in Over-the-Rhine. The impact of these events will continue to transform our region for years to come.

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    In Music Hall, the New York Times Sees a Model for NYC's Geffen Hall

    posted by Zach Moning On Oct 20, 2017
    Music Hall has been open to the public for just about two weeks, and already the extensive renovations are serving as a model for success to other cities. New York City, to be more specific.

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    CAALA Update: Kick Off the Holidays with an Uplifting Voice

    posted by Randy Martinez On Oct 20, 2017
    One of the first concerts to be played in the newly-renovated Music Hall will feature Gregory Porter, who is being called "the next great jazz singer."

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    CEO Reflections: A Fall to Remember

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Oct 06, 2017
    Greater Cincinnati begins one of the greatest arts seasons in its history with new facilities opening and one-of-a-kind celebrations kicking off over the next two weeks.

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    Story Time for Cincy Reads!

    posted by Zach Moning On Oct 06, 2017
    Lunch in the ArtsWave office doubled as story time on September 22 as our staff came together for a dramatic reading of a children's book for the Cincy Reads! challenge.

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    Impact in the Neighborhood

    posted by Kara Shibiya On Oct 06, 2017
    ArtsWave is excited to announce the second year of the Neighborhood Arts and Festival Grant Program, providing grants of up to $5,000 to support recurring neighborhood arts and cultural events.