It’s hard to believe that it’s been two decades since the groundbreaking production of “Rent” entered our social and pop culture consciousness. As the 20th anniversary tour makes its stop at the Aronoff Center this week, the musical reminds us how things have changed since the 1990s (the timeframe in which it is set) and how much things have not.
Santa, Mrs. Claus and the elves have returned to the Rising Star Resort in Rising Sun, Indiana this fall for the opening of a one-of-a-kind holiday season experience at the “Christmas Casino” through Wednesday, January 2, 2019.
It’ll be hard to go to the cineplex this weekend without running into Claire Foy: While “First Man,” featuring Foy as astronaut Neil Armstrong’s wife, Janet, continues to show in theaters, her latest film, “The Girl in the Spider’s Web,” also hits the big screen this weekend. And the two characters could not be more opposite, with Foy switching from a 1960s housewife in “First Man” to a leather-wearing, Ducati-riding vigilante in “Spider’s Web.”
Cincinnati Ballet’s Zach Grubbs, a former soloist with the company, retired a few years ago from the professional company to assume the leadership position of Academy Principal at the Otto M. Budig Academy.
Formerly, the ReelAbilities Film Festival, the 2018 Over-the-Rhine International Film Festival organized by LADD, a local non-profit that supports adults with disabilities, made its debut September 26-30 and celebrated the human spirit to critical acclaim and box office success. The screenings, events and discussions attracted more than 5,000 patrons over the five-day festival.
This evening, The Business Committee for the Arts (BCA), a division of Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancement of the arts and arts education, will be honoring Fifth Third Bank, along with nine other companies who have forged outstanding partnerships with the arts at a gala being held tonight in New York City.
As the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) comes to a close this weekend, Film Cincinnati is celebrating another important week on the world cinema stage with three films shot in Cincinnati being screened at TIFF this year.
ArtsWave announced this week the allocation of $50,000 in grant expenditures from its recent 2018 Community Campaign, slated to support programming from five arts organizations that will attract and engage Young Professionals (YPs) to the arts.
The Kaplan New Works Series puts the raw energy of contemporary ballet center stage with four world premieres September 13 – 23 at the Aronoff Center for the Arts. This year’s bold program celebrates the athleticism, strength and versatility of the Company’s dancers. The 2018-2019 season opens with inventive works guaranteed to challenge the artform and the audience.
Cincinnati native and Vice President for Creative Affairs for legendary French film studio Gaumont, Johanna Byer, is the 2018 recipient of the annual Film Cincinnati Lori Holladay Founder’s Award.