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

From local pup influencers to local musicians making a breakthrough, here are the stories you'll find in CityBeat's latest print edition.

Feb 8, 2023 at 3:46 pm
click to enlarge CityBeat's latest pet issue examines how Cincinnatians connect with their pets — from using pet communicators to better understand their pup to feeding them endless yummy local treats. - Photo: CityBeat
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CityBeat's latest pet issue examines how Cincinnatians connect with their pets — from using pet communicators to better understand their pup to feeding them endless yummy local treats.

For many people in Cincinnati and beyond, pets are an integral part of life. According to a 2021-2022 report from the American Pet Products Association, pets live in 90.5 million homes in the United States. That means a whopping 70% of U.S. households have a Fido, Garfield or Goldie keeping them company. With all of these furry, feathered and scaled friends around, Queen City residents can’t help but want to pamper them. In CityBeat's latest issue, out on newsstands now, we explore how Cincinnatians connect with their pets — from using pet communicators to better understand their pup to feeding them endless yummy local treats.

The Insta-Famous Dogs of Cincinnati Are Stepping out in Big Ways
By Bryn Dippold
Many people have a special dog in their life. It could be a hairdresser’s chihuahua, or a neighbor’s German shepherd. But for those not lucky enough to have a dog of their own, there are always dogs on the endless scroll of Instagram and TikTok — and Cincinnati has a few doggie celebrities that stand out. Read CityBeat's story to learn more about Cincinnati's very own pup influencers.

Cincinnati's Pet Communicators Connect People with Missing Pets and Rainbow Bridge Friends
By Katrina Eresman
Have you ever wanted to know whether your fish likes its tank? Or dreamt of speaking to a pet who has passed? Or been desperate to understand once and for all what your cat is thinking about you? There’s a specialist for that – a pet communicator, and there are several serving the Greater Cincinnati area. They speak to every type of creature, including dogs, cats, chickens, horses, reptiles and even insects. Read CityBeat's story to find out more about the Queen City's pet communicators.

Cincinnati Businesses Create Paws-itively Delicious Pet Treats with Healthy Ingredients
By Kelsey Graham
Pet owners don’t need much convincing when it comes to splurging on their animals, but finding treats with quality ingredients isn’t always easy. Luckily, the Queen City is home to locally-owned pet businesses baking up wholesome and tasty treats that keep both dog and cat tails wagging for more. Read CityBeat's story to learn more about the local businesses supplying hungry pets with tasty treats.

New Installation at Cincinnati Art Museum Features Intriguing Works by Post-Modern and Contemporary Artists
By Steve Rosen
For those looking for an artwork of exquisite minimalism, Sol LeWitt’s "Atlantic City Piece (1971)," now at Cincinnati Art Museum, is the visual equivalent of one hand clapping. It’s kind of only partly there, but the allure of it — the idea of it — brings it to full, vivid life. "Atlantic City Piece (1971)" debuted at the museum as part of a show offering highlights from a 2019 bequest from Alice and Harris Weston. They were longtime visual arts supporters and collectors in Cincinnati, especially receptive to contemporary art. Read CityBeat's story to learn more about the other treasures that await in the Cincinnati Art Museum's new gallery exhibit.

Outdoor Ceramics Meet Lush Plant Life in Krohn Conservatory’s New Exhibit
By Mackenzie Manley
More than 70 ceramic sculptures are now nestled carefully throughout Krohn Conservatory’s lush plant houses. Featuring the work of regional artists Roy Cartwright, Lisa Merida-Paytes and Robert Pulley, the Ceramics in a Garden exhibit aims to expand the public’s perception of outdoor ceramics and what they can add to garden spaces. Read CityBeat's story to learn more about Krohn Conservatory's new exhibit.

Broadway in Cincinnati's 2023-2024 Season Includes Several Award-Winning Musicals
By CityBeat Theater Critic, Rick Pender
Broadway in Cincinnati is not quite halfway through its current season. A couple of big hits from the Great White Way are still on their way to the Aronoff Center, including two Best Musical Tony Award winners — Hadestown (April) and Moulin Rouge! The Musical (May). But the 2023-2024 season was just announced, with a line-up of eight more exciting, award-winning musicals between October 2023 and May 2024. Read CityBeat's story to learn more about the award-winning musicals heading to the Aronoff Center.

Clifton’s Newest Bar, The Taproom on Ludlow, Has Ambitions to be Cincinnati’s Next Cheers
By Leyla Shokoohe
It doesn’t have a catchy theme song yet, but the Taproom on Ludlow has ambitions to be the next Cheers. A new neighborhood bar occupying one of the rarely vacant storefronts on Ludlow Avenue in Clifton’s Gaslight District, the Taproom is destined — and designed — to appeal to all demographics, from college kids to retirees. Read CityBeat's story to find out more about how the bar plans to appeal to all demographics.

TableTalk: How to Day Drink Like a Pro With Cincinnati Author Michael D. Morgan
By Sean M. Peters
There are several legitimate reasons to drink beer with every meal on Super Bowl Sunday. For football fans, it’s essentially a holy day meant to be observed. Nothing is more important than “the big game,” and for many, watching football demands beer. Regardless of your motivation, though, preparation is needed if you want to drink beer all day without ruining your whole weekend. Read CityBeat's story for local beer expert Michael D. Morgan's advice on how to day drink like a pro.

Cincinnati's Mol Sullivan Is Having a Big ‘Little’ Breakthrough
By Katrina Eresman
If you’ve been paying attention to the Cincinnati music scene over the last decade, you’ve probably heard of Mol Sullivan. The singer-songwriter has been performing around the city since the early 2010s. She’s toured the country, been an NPR #DeskoftheDay pick and filmed a colorful music video in a public pool. But this month, Sullivan arrived at another landmark in her music career when she released her new EP A Little Hello on Ruination Record Co., a small label based in Chicago and New York. Read CityBeat's story to learn more about Sullivan's new EP.

Sound Advice: Singer-Songwriter Anya Marina and Nikki Glaser Are a Winning Combination for Cincinnati
By Deirdre Kaye
In what might just be the coolest lineup to ever grace Greater Cincinnati, singer-songwriter Anya Marina is rolling through Newport while on tour with comedian Nikki Glaser. Laughs and good tunes? Yes, please. Read CityBeat's story to learn more about how this surprising collaboration came about.

Sound Advice: Eric Gales to Bring Transformational Blues to Cincinnati's Ludlow Garage
By Greg Gaston
Whether the blues are being listened to or played, this most American of music genres has the power to transform. Veteran blues guitarist Eric Gales embodies the genre’s healing grace as he credits this music with saving him from mid life self-destruction. Read CityBeat's story to learn more about Gales' rise to fame.

Sound Advice: Two Blues-Rock Legends Form Blood Brothers, Schedule Must-See Cincinnati Show
By Jason Gargano
Guitarists Albert Castiglia and Mike Zito are resolute purveyors of the blues rock tradition, each using their dexterous skills to deliver licks reminiscent of players stretching back a half century. Separately, the two have contributed to a combined two-dozen-plus studio albums (both as solo artists and in various band outfits) and an endless trail of live shows since their relative breakthroughs in the early 2000s. Now the duo is combining efforts to form Blood Brothers, a two-headed guitar monster set to drop a self-titled album on March 17 through Zito’s own Gulf Coast Records. Read CityBeat's story to learn more about what to expect at their upcoming Cincinnati show.

Sound Advice: Collaborator Extraordinaire Dave Mason to Play Over-the-Rhine's Memorial Hall
By Brent Stroud
British rock-and-roll legend with a storied career Dave Mason makes an appearance under the lights and elegance of Over-the-Rhine’s Memorial Hall. Mason came to prominence as a founding member of the legendary British rock band Traffic. They released their debut album Mr. Fantasy at the height of the psychedelic era in 1967, Mason quit the band intermittently but was involved for their second record, the self-titled Traffic, which produced the classic “Feelin’ Alright” written by Mason. Read CityBeat's story to learn more about the rock legend.

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