Glenda the dog is hooked up to a feeding tube, laying on a warm bed next to the desk of the vet working to save her life. She was found locked in a cage in an apartment stairwell, covered in her own waste and severely emaciated when good samaritans brought her to Cincinnati Animal CARE (CAC) in Northside. The staff at CAC keep a close eye on Glenda, but she’s not sleeping in an office because of her condition – there’s just no kennel for her. In CityBeat's latest issue, we dive into the unique challenges faced by CAC — and what they are doing to overcome those challenges. Pick up a copy of the latest issue of CityBeat, out on newsstands now, to read this story and others.
By Madeline Fening
As Cincinnati Animal CARE, Hamilton County’s only open-intake animal shelter, looks for a new location for its shelter, it faces regular overcrowding issues. The shelter has only 100 kennels it considers to be appropriate for the well-being of their dog population. Those kennels are part indoor, part outdoor, giving dogs some room to move around and get fresh air. But 100 kennels doesn’t begin to cover the demand at CAC, and that demand seems to be increasing. Read CityBeat's story to learn more about the obstacles CAC is facing, and what they are doing to address them.
Going Hollywood: How the Lakeside Inn Became a Filming Haven for Austin Butler and Tom Hardy of The Bikeriders
By Katie Griffith
Last summer, Brian Mack purchased the Lakeside Inn in Middletown, which hadn’t been open for business in more than eight years. The previous owners tried to renovate but were overwhelmed by the amount of money and work necessary to rehabilitate the building that was over 100 years old, Mack tells CityBeat. To Mack’s surprise, a crew was interested in using the Lakeside Inn as a filming location for The Bikeriders, an upcoming crime/drama movie that follows a midwestern motorcycle gang through its members’ lives. It stars Austin Butler, Tom Hardy and Michael Shannon and is directed by Jeff Nichols. Read CityBeat's story to learn more about the Lakeside Inn's unique role in an upcoming Hollywood film.
'A Chorus Line' to be First Production Staged at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s New Theater
By CityBeat Theater Critic, Rick Pender
After more than six decades a new era is dawning at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park with the opening of Moe and Jack’s Place – The Rouse Theatre, a new mainstage for the renowned regional theater. A Chorus Line, the monster Broadway hit and 1975 Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, will be the first production there. Read CityBeat's story to learn more about 98 Degrees' Drew Lachey's role in the new musical.
Review: The New Iteration of Khora at the Kinley Hotel is a Bit Lackluster Compared to its 2020 Debut
By CityBeat Dining Critic, Pama Mitchell
Before it opened, Khora received national attention due to its staffing dream team that included chefs Kevin Ashworth and Edward Lee, pastry chef Megan Ketover and general manager Blair Bowman. Then, it fell apart when the hotel’s corporate owners fired Ashworth and Lee, followed shortly by the departure of Ketover and Bowman late in 2021. Then, sometime in 2022, Khora quietly reopened. It’s had some time to create a new identity, so CityBeat dining critic Pama Mitchell decided to see if it bore any resemblance to the Khora of 2020-21. Read CityBeat's story to hear about Mitchell's experience at Khora's new iteration.
Pioneering Americana Force Steve Forbert Cements A-List Status with Moving Through America Album
By Greg Gaston
As music origin stories go, it’s difficult to beat Steve Forbert’s: a 21-year old hillbilly cat from Meridian, Mississippi, takes an Amtrak train to New York City in 1976 to find fame and fortune with his acoustic guitar; begins busking in Grand Central Station; opens for new bands like the Talking Heads at CBGB’s; shares the same manager with the Ramones; and signs a record contract and releases his classic debut, Alive on Arrival. Read CityBeat's story to learn more about Forbert ahead of his performance at the Southgate House Revival.
Sound Advice: Rappers J.I.D. and Smino to Bring Luv is 4ever Tour to a Sold-Out Crowd in Cincinnati
By Killian Baarlaer
Rappers J.I.D. and Smino boast musical styles suited for the intimate venues of a garage jam session or cafe, but they’ve been taking on the big stage as of late. The co-headliners will be performing in Cincinnati as part of their Luv is 4ever Tour — a play off the pair’s most recent albums, Smino’s Luv 4 Rent and J.I.D.’s The Forever Story. Read CityBeat's story to learn more about what to expect at the duo's upcoming show in Cincinnati.
Sound Advice: Legendary Guitarists Sonny Landreth and Cindy Cashdollar to Perform at Southgate House Revival
By Greg Gaston
If guitar is your passion, whether through listening or playing, one of the more inspirational shows of the year will be the six-string nirvana pairing of Sonny Landreth and Cindy Cashdollar at the Southgate House Revival on March 30. Landreth, a Louisiana-based bluesman, has been a renowned slide player for decades, earning his cred way back as a young prodigy and eventually developing into a master. A former member of Asleep at the Wheel, the veteran Texas swing band, Cindy Cashdollar is a lap-steel, dobro-playing virtuoso. Like Landreth, she has collaborated with the best, adding her steel guitar twang on many records by artists including Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Dolly Parton as a studio musician. Read CityBeat's story to learn more about the unique show set to take place at the Southgate House Revival later this month.
Sound Advice: Simon Joyner and His Poetic Folk Songs Are Coming to Torn Light Records
By Derek Kalback
Omaha, Nebraska singer-songwriter Simon Joyner will be bringing his brand of unique and poetic folk to Cincinnati in early April with a show at Torn Light Records in Clifton. After more than 30 years in the music scene, Joyner continues to churn out carefully crafted records, though his newer releases are slightly more polished production-wise and a far cry from his lo-fi roots in the ‘90s. Read CityBeat's to learn more about what to expect at Joyner's upcoming show at Torn Light Records.
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