On Newsstands Now: Here's Everything You'll Find in CityBeat's Latest Issue

From a unique partnership between ESPN and the University of Cincinnati to Playhouse in the Park's unconventional season ahead, here are the stories you'll find in CityBeat's latest print edition.

click to enlarge In CityBeat's latest issue, we examine the partnership between ESPN and  the University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music. - Photo: Michael Asher; cover design: Sean Bieri
Photo: Michael Asher; cover design: Sean Bieri
In CityBeat's latest issue, we examine the partnership between ESPN and the University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music.

In March 2019, ESPN reached an agreement on a 12-year $1 billion media rights television contract with the American Athletic Conference, leaving member universities with a short window to facilitate the logistics of creating broadcast-worthy productions. For its part, the University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music rose to the challenge, creating a partnership with ESPN to produce and direct television broadcasts that air live on ESPN+. UC also developed a curriculum for students to learn even more skills that apply to producing live feeds for the network. Read CityBeat's latest issue, on newsstands now, to read more about this partnership and other stories.

Friday Night Lights: Partnership with ESPN+ Puts University of Cincinnati Media Production Students in National Spotlight
By Michael Asher
Students from the media production division at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music work outside the classroom to produce and direct television broadcasts that air live on ESPN+ as part of a recent partnership with the university’s athletics department. It’s a unique opportunity – no other school in the American Athletic Conference (AAC) uses student media teams linked to a curriculum to produce live feeds for the network – that over just a couple of years has generated post-grad jobs. Read CityBeat's story to learn more about how this unique partnership came about — and how it will impact UC students for years to come.

Exhibit at Northside’s (DSGN)CLLCTV to Celebrate Cincinnati Cartoonist and Sign Painter Justin Green
By Steve Rosen
Cincinnati artist Justin Green died in April, and beginning Oct. 6 and continuing through Dec. 31, there will be an art exhibition to show his work’s — and life’s — breadth and depth at (DSGN)CLLCTV. Green's 1972 comic book series Binky Brown Meets Holy Virgin Mary is regarded by many as the first autobiographical comic and a progenitor of a major new literary style with origins in cartooning. Read CityBeat's story to learn more about Green's legacy.

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s Unconventional 2022-2023 Season Opens with Agatha Christie Classic
By CityBeat Theater Critic, Rick Pender
The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park will not produce shows in Eden Park this fall. The Marx Theatre, the Playhouse’s longtime mainstage, has been demolished to make way for the new “Moe and Jack’s Place – The Rouse Theatre.” For several months, access to the existing Rosenthal Shelterhouse Theatre will also be restricted. Instead, Playhouse shows will move to three other venues around town: The Aronoff Center’s Jarson-Kaplan Theater, the Otto M. Budig Theatre at Covington’s Carnegie Center and Cincinnati Landmark Productions’ Warsaw Federal Incline Theater. Up first in the Playhouse's 2022-2022 season will be Ken Ludwig’s popular adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express at the Jarson-Kaplan Theater, opening on Sept. 25. Read CityBeat's story to learn more about the unconventional season ahead for Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park.

Artists, Makers Open Their Doors in Camp Washington for ‘Made in Camp’ Community Event
By Natalie Clare
Today’s Camp Washington is teeming with creative energy. Artists, makers and manufacturers have reimagined former factories and buildings as new spaces for creation and innovation. Many of them will open their doors to the public for tours and demonstrations for Made In Camp on Saturday, Oct. 8, from noon to 4 p.m. Now in its fifth year, Made In Camp is a free, neighborhood-wide open house designed to connect the public with makers, artists, collectives and organizations who have studios, galleries and workshops in the Camp Washington community. Read CityBeat's story to find out what you can expect at this free makers event in Camp Washington.

Review: Royce Offers an Impressive French-Forward Menu and Wine List
By CityBeat Dining Critic, Pama Mitchell
As a lifelong Francophile, CityBeat’s dining critic Pama Mitchell is intrigued whenever Cincinnati welcomes a French restaurant. Accordingly, Mitchell bid welcome to Royce, a beautifully designed restaurant that opened this summer across from Fountain Square in the new Foundry development. Calling itself a French brasserie, Royce’s menu and wine list are indeed mostly in French, and you’ll find plenty of enticing frites,pâtés, and fruits de mer. Read CityBeat's story to learn more about Royce's French-forward offerings.

The Dish: Greater Cincinnati Restaurant Openings You May Have Missed
By CityBeat Staff
It has been a sweet summer season for the Cincinnati dining scene with the recent openings of several bakeries and ice cream shops. But it isn’t all just sugar — there’s some spice, too. The Queen City has also welcomed an Italian comfort food spot, a New York-style deli and a new location of a brunch favorite. Read CityBeat's story to get the lowdown on all of the restaurants that have opened recently in the Queen City.

Cincinnati Native Clockwork DJ Keeps Ticking
By Brian Baker
In the 2000s, Clockwork DJ’s local profile as a rising young DJ exploded into the national and international consciousness when local hip hop promoter Sean Herron introduced Clock to his new signing, a teenage rapper named Mac Miller. Miller’s first studio album, 2011’s Blue Slide Park, became the first independently-distributed album to debut in the top slot on the Billboard 200 album chart in over a decade and a half. For the subsequent nine years, Clock was Miller’s official DJ and became one of his closest friends, accompanying him in the studio and providing the soundtrack for every tour. Things came to a tragic halt when Miller died of an accidental overdose in 2018. Read CityBeat's story to learn how Clockwork DJ has pivoted since Miller's death.

Sound Advice: Lucinda Williams Brings Americana Genius to Upcoming Show at Covington's Madison Theater
By Brian Baker
The last time Americana act Lucinda Williams tore through our neck of the woods was four years ago when she was sandwiched between opener Steve Earle and headliner Dwight Yoakam at the PNC Pavilion on the cheekily dubbed “LSD Tour.” It's in performance where Williams’ luminous musical spirit shines the brightest – where she folds all of her creative gifts into an aural origami swan of exquisite power, gritty beauty and front porch charm. A Lucinda Williams gig is as uplifting as a church service, as sweaty as a roadhouse dance floor, as joyous as a Cajun wedding and as enlightening as a musicologist’s microdosed acid trip. Read CityBeat's story to take a journey through Williams' major musical accomplishments.

Sound Advice: Drummer Billy Cobham to Revisit Legendary 'Crosswinds' Album at Upcoming Cincinnati Show
By Brent Stroud
Panamanian drummer Billy Cobham first rose to prominence in the 1960s and 1970s as a collaborating musician with Miles Davis and member of innovative and influential jazz fusion band Mahavishnu Orchestra. On Oct. 2, the legendary drummer will make a stop at Clifton’s Ludlow Garage with his Crosswinds Project. Read CityBeat's story for what to expect at Cobham's upcoming Cincinnati performance.

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