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Arts + Culture Newsletter November 2010

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Love Songs, Lamb Chops and Lullabies - MUSE Women's Choir CD Release Concert

In association with the St. John Music Series, MUSE presents its Fall 2010 concert with songs to feed your soul.

Friday, November 12, 2010 - 8:00pm
Saturday, November 13, 2010 - 8:00pm
Sunday, November 14, 2010 - 3:00pm

Ticket pricing: $15 includes 1 adult/1 child, $10 students with ID, $5 children.
St. John's Unitarian Universalist Church
320 Resor Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220
Info:, 513-221-1118

Acarya Performs at BRINK Showcase

Acarya is an original Rock project with an earthy, percussive sound combined with powerful vocals. Acoustic guitar and strings bring out depth and warmth in the melodies while the driving rhythm section creates irresistible grooves. The result is a sound comparable to a cross between Led Zeppelin and Rusted Root, or a harder-edged Dave Matthews band.

Acarya is performing at the BRINK Music Showcase at 9 pm, Northside Tavern, Saturday Nov. 13. Free.

More info can be found here - please come out!

Full schedule available here!

Jazz Hot! Christian Howes performs at CCM


Please join the CCM Jazz Department for another great night of exciting big band jazz with special guest jazz violin virtuoso Christian Howes. Christian will be performing with the CCM Jazz Lab Band and the CCM Jazz Ensemble on concert that will feature works by Duke Ellington, Gary Carney and many more. 7 pm, Sunday Nov. 14 in Patricia Corbett Theater at UC.  

Tribal Night @ Leapin Lizard Nov. 19 - Holiday Hafla!


Join us for one of the hottest events in town - Tribal Night at Leapin Lizard - a monthly evening of dance, drums, drink, food and more!

There will be an open belly dance and drum jam all night, interspersed with short dance performances. Bring a drum or just yourself! All levels welcome, and if you would like to give a short performance during the evening (maybe to try out some killer new choreography) there will be a sign-up list.

November features a Holiday Hafla - bring a canned/dried food item to donate to charity and receive $1 off the door.

The event goes from 7-11 pm every third Thursday at Leapin Lizard, 726 Main Street, Covington. $5 cover. All ages. Open potluck, please feel free to bring an item to share (no drinks please).

Latin American Culture Fest @ Museum Center

Passport to the World gives visitors an inside-look into the beauty and richness of cultures from around the globe. Each culture fest provides a glimpse into that culture's arts and heritage through displays, cultural presentations, performances and merchandise, and provides a forum for interacting and learning with community members of different backgrounds. All culture fests are free and open to the public.

Featuring Latin Jazz band Poco Loco at 1 pm and Cincinnati's All-Female Salsa Band, Orquesta Kandela, at 2:15 ... as well as many more music and dance ensembles!

10 am - 5 pm Saturday, Nov. 20 and 11 am - 6 pm Sunday Nov. 21 at the Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave.

For more info, click here!

Raquay and the Caveman

Raquy Danziger and Liron Peled, a former couple, started the band when they were married - Raquy is a world renowned virtuoso on the dumbek (Middle-Eastern hand drum), expressing her love of Middle Eastern music with the inspiration she absorbed in her travels. Liron has had a rich background as an incredible, world-touring hard rock drummer. Together they've created a fresh new sound, bringing out the best of both genres.

Raquy and the Cavemen switch between energetic drumming compositions and intoxicating melodic pieces. Utilizing a variety of unusual instruments including the Kemenche (an ancestor of the violin), Dumset (Middle Eastern drumset) and Mongolian Throat singing (see full instrument descriptions below), Raquy and the Cavemen's huge sound and mind-blowing show leaves listeners transported, uplifted and full of joy.

Raquy and the Cavemen have released Six CDs. They have performed at Central Park SummerStage, LollaPalooza and PASIC, and have collaborated with some of the biggest names in Middle-Eastern music, including Omar Faruk Tekbilek and Saiid El-Artist. They have also shared the stage with Mickey Hart.

Their music has received radio airplay (reaching the top 20 in the CMJ Radio Airplay chart) and has been licensed in movie soundtracks and dance performances worldwide.

8 - 11:30 pm, College Hill Dance Hall, 1805 Larch Avenue, $16 in advance, $20 at the door

For more info, click here! 


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Featured Author

James Carroll, Practicing Catholic

James Carroll, columnist for the Boston Globe and distinguished Scholar-in-Residence at Suffolk University, will reflect on his most recent book, "Practicing Catholic," a story of American Catholic belief. His other books include "An American Requiem," which won the National Book Award, "House of War," winner of the PEN-Galbraith Award and "Constantine's Sword," now an acclaimed documentary.

(Book cover overview) Brilliantly wresting meaning from the historical, social and religious strands of his personal story, Carroll brings to life the people and events that have shaped American Catholicism -from JFK and Cardinal Richard Ratzinger to the papacy ... creates space for the millions of practicing, questioning or doubting Catholics who are looking for a way to reconcile the acts of Church leaders with the faith they still want to claim as their own.

7-9 pm College of Mt. St. Joseph Theatre, 5701 Delhi Rd, Cincinnati OH 45233, $10

Info: 513-451-9444


Artist Opportunities!

Cincy Entertainment

Cincy Entertainment is the only locally produced entertainment variety show of its kind in Cincinnati. We give local talent the forum to showcase their projects and their works. We are in over 32 cities in the area and have a huge syndication on the web. We continually look for the area's best in film, music, comedy and anything else uniquely different in the area. If you're interested in showcasing your talent or project contact us at or visit our web site at


Full Art Spectrum

Are you an artist? Full Arts Spectrum is a group of Greater Cincy artists of all disciplines & neighborhoods, gathering together to share ideas, critiques, inspiration, in a way that builds the artistic community in the region. All artists welcome to join & membership is free!

The gathering is every 3rd Saturday at 7:30 pm. For more information, click here

QAI is a Cincinnati-based e-journal for critical thinking, review and reflective prose on contemporary visual art.

Read the journal at

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Cool Links!


For local news on nightlife, entertainment and current events, check out the Cincinnati Defender


For info on local bands and the music scene, visit Cincy Groove Magazine


For reviews on local musicians and bands of note, check out Each Note Secure

For all things Jazz in town, go to The Jazz Half - Jazz fans can also sign up to the Jazz Meetup Group


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If you are a professional woman who enjoys networking and socializing, the Women's Professional Meetup Group is for you!


If you like supporting local businesses, try consulting Buy Cincy


If you live or hang on the East side of town, hit up the East Side Vibe


Arts afficionados and critics should subscribe to Aeqai, a local electronic journal on contemporary art.


For the ladies - Cincinnati's free online women's magazine is CincyChic.


For local business and development news, check out SoapBox.


A great source for the quirks and perks in town is Make Cincinnati Weird.


For general info on all things Cincinnati, visit






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