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The Art of Inspiration

The Summit, a recently opened, top of the line Wyndham property in Madisonville, is ready to meet every need for your upcoming meetings, conferences, trade shows and business events. At the Summit you will find 19 meeting rooms and 32,600 square feet of versatile indoor and outdoor meeting space outfitted with state-of-the-art technology and ergonomic furniture. Meeting rooms are filled with natural light from floor to ceiling windows. The best of business is conducted in the most conducive environment. The Summit offers intimate, well decorated venues for 10 or fewer people up to dynamic, engaging space for groups of 380, configured grand ballroom style for galas and award dinners or spread out through pre-event space for trade shows and multi-function conferences.

Philanthropy Lies at the Heart of Human Greatness V2

Skystone Partners believes that philanthropy lies at the heart of human greatness. Committed to philanthropy and to expanding its influence here and around the world, we look at fundraising as a noble profession. As such, our role as consultants is to help nonprofit organizations increase their value to society through philanthropy. In addition to arts and cultural organizations, we establish partnerships with civic and community organizations, colleges and universities, hospitals and other health agencies, and social service organizations, and many other nonprofits.

Pink Is Crazy Beautiful

It’s one of Greater Cincinnati’s largest afternoon fundraisers. And with multi-platinum pop artist Andy Grammer headlining the 17th Annual Pink Ribbon Luncheon on Wednesday, Oct. 3, in the Duke Energy Convention Center Grand Ballroom, it’s sure to be another magnificent event. Hosted by the Cris Collinsworth ProScan Fund (CCPF), the luncheon and its proceeds support the many Pink Ribbon Programs so integral to providing compassionate care, pro-active breast health education and support for area women diagnosed with breast cancer.

STEM Girls

Young women often have a difficult time envisioning themselves in STEM careers because women are drastically under-represented in those fields, particularly in engineering and computer science, Martin says. According to the Economics and Statistics Administration (2011), although 47 percent of the overall workforce and 60 percent of college graduates are women, they hold fewer than 25 percent of STEM jobs. And, if women are under-represented in STEM fields, women of color are even more underrepresented, Martin notes. She hopes The STEM Girls program, with its diverse following (50 percent of participants are young women of color), will inspire more young women of color to pursue STEM careers.

Chocolate: The Exhibition is Here!

I don’t know about you, but just knowing I have a secret stash of chocolate lifts my spirits.

A Polished Reboot

When a new ownership group took over the Cincinnati Reds in 2006, Great American Ball Park was just 3 years old.

Celebrating 50 Seasons of Music, Dance, Memories and More

When Carmon DeLeone observed his 25th season as Music Director for Cincinnati Ballet, much excitement ensued. Hardy congratulations and best wishes on reaching such an impressive anniversary abounded.

Building an Artistic Home for the Future

Homeowners can purchase generic tile from a local big-box store, or they can visit Rookwood Pottery for a work-of-art architectural tile installation that adds timeless style to their home.

Fashion Takes Flight

All Fun, No Hassle Seas the Day

If life is better on a boat, imagine having regular access to a fleet of boats at an affordable cost of entry, and no service or storage fees.

Beautiful by Design

Unique and special-order pieces in a beautiful showroom – that’s what the co-founder of Hoffman & Albers Interiors set out to offer the Greater Cincinnati area 24 years ago.

A New Season for Artful Living

Spring is the perfect time for a fresh start, and indigenous craft gallery is throwing open the doors on its new space. Less than a mile away from the original O’Bryonville gallery, which opened in 2006, the new location in East Walnut Hills sparkles with tall windows, high ceilings and new art and artists to discover.

Learning through Play

The Duke Energy Children’s Museum is celebrating 20 years of providing children and their families a legacy of fun and learning.

The Absolutely Best Location for Your Wedding

Two hearts becoming one in matrimonial bliss is one of the most incredible experiences a couple can share. The celebration of that event should be handled with unparalleled devotion and care.

Spring for a New Look

Spring is a great time for a home refresh. Jill Koch, interior designer with Designs on Madison, an interior design firm in East Walnut Hills, says when winter is finally over, “sprucing up the house brings excitement for the warm weather approaching.”

JDRF Cincinnatian of the Year Gala

Raising $3.7M at a nonprofit fundraising gala is a big deal, and doesn't happen often, but JDRF Southwest Ohio achieved just that this past Saturday, May 12 at its Cincinnatian of the Year Gala.

Embracing Cincinnati's Cultural Renaissance

As Cincinnati Opera embarks on its 98th season, it seems everything old is new again.

A New Brand of Hospitality

The brand-new Summit Hotel brings a special kind of hospitality to Cincinnati. As the first property opened under the Dolce name since Wyndham purchased the brand in 2015, The Summit has been carefully and thoughtfully designed to nourish the needs of both guests and locals from the ground up.

Cinco de Mayo at ATC

Check out these photos from the Cinco de Mayo party at ATC!

TCT AUDITION CASTING NOTICE for SUPERMAN™ and Santa Claus: The Musical

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati (TCT) is holding auditions in May for the first two MainStage productions of the 18-19 season!

Rediscovering Rookwood in a Contemporary Setting

Most people in these parts know the story of the groundbreaking Rookwood Pottery Company, founded in the late 19th century, and its revival in Over-the-Rhine over a decade ago. What many may not be aware of is how the reinvented company is creatively influencing contemporary designs, integrating its historic architectural tiles.

Freedom Center Welcomes New President

As a place where people can speak freely and have constructive dialogue, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is vital, says the center’s new president, Dion Brown. “Given the challenges our society is facing, this institution is more relevant than ever in bringing diverse points of view together.”

Hotel Covington Hires New Chef

Hotel Covington, the hotel on Madison Avenue that is built on a sense of place, has hired a new chef.

Rookwood Pottery Debuts a New Website and a ‘Motherload’ of Gift Ideas

Rookwood Pottery’s annual Spring Open House moves to Mother’s Day Weekend with online releases and in-store exclusives

Contemporary Meets Comfort

Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams had a few goals in mind when they brought their namesake store to the Cincinnati market: filling the striking, two-story space with furnishings consumers won’t find anywhere else, and introducing the local area to the chain’s trademark focus on comfort.

Celebrating Culture and Commerce with 7th Annual Diwali Gala

The Indian American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky (IACC) celebrated its 7th Annual Diwali Gala Dinner on November 4, 2017. The evening included a cultural immersion into the celebration of Diwali. Lanterns, bright colors, henna, traditional dress, food, a Queen City Treasure Chest raffle and dance performances flooded the evening. Inspirational speeches from Mr. Bob Coughlin, CEO of Paycor, and Mr. Mahendra Vora, Chairman of Vora Ventures, engaged the 300 guests. Key business leaders, other chamber leadership, Indian professionals and elected officials were in attendance.

More of Broadway's Best Headed for Cincinnati in 2018

Broadway In Cincinnati, the theatrical organization that draws the most people to see live theater each year in the tri-state area, continues to bring first-class, New York-quality touring musicals to the Aronoff Center in 2018.

Demonstrate, Fascinate and Educate

Hanson Audio Video’s new retail showroom in Montgomery has been carefully designed to provide an exciting and dramatic experience that will WOW you. But beyond that, the intent is education through demonstration.

Art and Inspiration

An opportunity to see one of the largest privately owned African-American art and history collections is just one reason to visit Cincinnati’s National Underground Railroad Freedom Center this winter.

Contemporary Fashion

Capturing upcoming spring trends with a variety of materials and vibrant color.

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati Presents Madagascar: A Musical Adventure

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati presents MADAGASCAR: A MUSICAL ADVENTURE February 10-19, 2018 at the Taft Theatre. Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip, hip Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto the Taft Theatre stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime.

Timeless Art, Affordable Tiles

Think you know everything there is to know about Rookwood Pottery? Think again.

Where You Celebrate Life

Enjoying the hospitality of a sincere and seasoned host leaves us fed and fulfilled. Their warm welcome, the flowers in the vase, the lighting just so. As the aromas waft over the gathering of friends, they mix with the music and conversation. Everything testifies to all their hard work and preparation, creativity and care. When the meal is served, relished, we understand we are participating in something very special.

Music Comes Home

It’s a homecoming over a decade in the making. Murmurs about a major renovation of Music Hall started stirring many years ago, with community leaders prompting discussions as to the most effective way to ensure one of Cincinnati’s most beloved buildings would remain part of the city’s cultural life for generations to come. Murmurs eventually blossomed into action, and in December 2015 crews broke ground on the first phase of construction.

So Much More Than a View

Venue Magazine sits down with Chanaka De Lanerolle of The Celestial to talk about the restaurant and what makes it one of the premier dining spots in Cincinnati.

Preserving Queen City Memories One Ceramic at a Time

Since reopening, Rookwood Pottery Company has restored its legacy as a world-renowned ceramics company. Now, the legendary local business is partnering to preserve its history, as well as Cincinnati’s, through commemorative art tiles, ornaments and other ceramic pieces.

Every Picture Tells a Story

Capturing the unique story behind every photograph continues to drive the success of Bambino International, a Cincinnati leader in artistic vision for 20 years.

African-American Art & History Intersect at the Freedom Center

After 10 years, the “Kinsey African-American Art & History Collection” is coming back to Cincinnati. The exhibit, which starts November 4 and stretches through the new year at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, is one of the largest private collections of art and artifacts illuminating the black experience in America.

An Event Venue with a Mission

The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center offers an exclusive experience for anyone looking for an event venue. It has hosted a variety of events from political rallies to galas, from wedding ceremonies and receptions to business meetings, from educational programs to family reunions.

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati Presents Cinderella

For the holidays, The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati presents CINDERELLA December 9-18, 2017 at the Taft Theatre. This isn’t your mother’s (or your grandmother’s) Cinderella. Boys as well as girls will love all of the audience participation, side-splitting humor, and outlandish characters in this classic fairytale set to popular music.

Transferring the Keys to Success

After working for the City of Blue Ash for 34 years, Barb Griffin will retire as general manager of the Cooper Creek Event Center in October and turn over the responsibilities to Josh Hettinger.

Why I'm Turning in My Birthday Diva Crown

I am having a birthday epiphany. It literally feels like the dawning of some sort of new Aquarius … I am turning in my Birthday Diva crown.

Pardon the Dust: A Holiday Tradition Continues, Despite a Historic Restoration

An annual visit to Cincinnati Museum Center’s popular holiday train display and a festively decorated Union Terminal is a highly anticipated part of many local family traditions.

More than Just Spectacular Fireworks

As more than a half-million people celebrated the end-of-summer ritual of fun, family and friends at Riverfest, they might not know that Western & Southern/WEBN fireworks is also building our community and lending a hand to Cincinnatians who might need a little extra help.

Walk the Runway

Contemporary Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen has won international acclaim as one of the most visionary designers of the 21st century. Van Herpen takes fashion into the future.

Home Grown

It’s rare and profound when we can learn from artists and craftspeople firsthand, face-to-face, in this day of instant information and delivery by drone.

Observing Fall Fashions

The Longworth-Anderson Series

The Longworth-Anderson Series, which launched in February by the nonprofit Cincinnati Memorial Hall Society, is enjoying great success. With each of its first four concerts having achieved sold-out audiences, the Series appears to be quickly finding a place in Cincinnati’s crowded entertainment calendar.

From Burgers to Buffet to Fine Dining, Chef Josh Cooks up Food and Fun

“Chef Josh,” as he’s known, credits his family – and especially his grandmothers – for his love of food that led to his career. Family means a lot to Miragliotta. He grew up in a large Italian family that gathered every Sunday when he was a kid to share food and fun. Now, Miragliotta oversees all culinary operations at Belterra Park. That includes five restaurants: Burger Brothers, Favorites Steak & Pasta, Market Buffet, Nosh and Stadium Sports Bar & Grill.

For the Love of Opera

If it were up to Dr. Beatriz Porras, a local dermatologist, people of all ages and from all walks of life would have an opportunity to attend an opera and experience its awe-inspiring magic.

Teak Thai Cuisine

On the top of the hill in historic Mount Adams, Thai food lovers will find Teak Thai Cuisine, an authentic Thai restaurant where you can sample steamed dumplings, hot and sour shrimp soup, noodle-only dishes and house specials such as Thai seafood vermicelli in green curry sauce or classic ginger fish.

Introducing the Cincinnati Concours d'Elegance

Concours d’Elegance celebrated its 40th year on June 11th at the city’s historic Ault Park. This world-class event brings together collector car enthusiasts from around the country to see some of the best and rarest automobiles and motorcycles ever built.

Immedion Keeps the Western & Southern Open Always On

From infrastructure support and management to on premise networking, Cincinnati Tennis relies on Immedion's data center and managed services to keep the Western & Southern Open always on.

Grace ... Space ... Pace

For Rich Frantz, it started in the 1960s as a college kid when he got a MGB Roadster, then a Triumph TR6. Years later, Frantz stumbled on a beat-up ’69 Jaguar XKE. And he was hooked.

The Excitement of Broadway Close to Home

The neon lights are bright on, well, the Aronoff Center, where Broadway comes to Cincinnati each year through the popular Broadway in Cincinnati series. The 2017-2018 season promises to delight audiences once again with an exciting mix of beloved classics, critically acclaimed Broadway hits and shows that will appeal to all ages.

The Diverse Nature of Prime Cincinnati

Cincinnati offers a vast array of dining choices. Cuisines from distant cultures appear with increased frequency along with new versions of familiar classics. A standout among these choices, located in the heart of the arts and business center of the city, is privately owned and independent Prime Cincinnati.

Iconic Pictures, Bold Premieres

The 2016-17 Cincinnati Ballet season featured a yearlong, thrilling 20th anniversary celebration of artistic director Victoria Morgan. For those who think the following season might call for a bit of a rest, think again. In classic Morgan fashion, she “can’t wait to dig into” the exciting 2017-18 season.

Hospital Show Choir Hits Happy, Healthy Notes with Employees, Patients, Arts Community

The positive notes resonating from The Christ Hospital’s 12-member show choir, 98.6 Degrees, continue to benefit hospital employees, patients and the local arts community. Competing in the annual CincySings competition, the group took the top spot in the Grand Champion and Fan Favorite categories earlier this year.

Exhibition Showcases American Folk Art

The Cincinnati Art Museum proudly presents “A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America,” a fun, colorful exhibition with wide audience appeal, June 10-September 3.

Your Mind Is Playing Tricks on You

“We want to change the way people think about the way they think,” says Ryan Wynett, learning lab specialist at the “Open Your Mind: Understanding Implicit Bias” exhibit at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.

The Art of the Force

The Force is now with the Queen City. On May 25, the Smithsonian traveling exhibition, “Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume” arrived at Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal.

Cincinnatians with a Heart

This spring, a group of Cincinnatians with a heart for our city came together for a unique fundraising event to benefit CityLink Center.

Now You See It. Now You Don't.

A major feature of homes today is the enhancement of sound, video, lighting, temperature and physical environment. Advances of the last 20 years have provided greater ability to control our environment, to choreograph our activities from when we wake up until when we turn in. We can even control our homes remotely from our smartphone.

An Interview with Todd Kelly

Todd Kelly, Executive Chef and Director of Food & Beverage at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, is responsible for creating the distinct menu for Orchids at Palm Court, The Grille at Palm Court and The Bar at Palm Court.

jon jon’s BBQ

Although John and Shannon Cleghorn never envisioned a food truck as the answer to their prayers, they stepped forward in faith and are now building a thriving business and a special team as well through jon jons BBQ and Catering.

Dilly. Bistro, Bar and Bottle Shop

Dilly has been a Mariemont neighborhood gem since it opened 34 years ago. Owner Chuck Warinner is excited to reveal the ​bistro, bar & bottle shop’s recent renovation, Dilly’s first major facelift since 1996.

Trio Bistro

A history of consistent high quality and service; contemporary, fresh and innovative. Thats what Trio Bistro offers its guests seven days a week.

When Volunteers Work as a Family

Nearly 31,000 people in the Greater Cincinnati area live with type 1 diabetes, which makes finding a cure vital. The JDRF Southwest Ohio chapter is committed to funding that cure, and as a result has experienced several consecutive years of record-breaking fundraising success.

Derby Day at Belterra Park

Where will you be May 6 when the bugler blows the Call to Post for the 143rd running of Kentucky Derby?

NEW Cincinnati Spring Event at JACK Casino

Bringing the Arts to All

For 150 years, the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) has launched the careers of countless performing and media artists. The world-class training isn’t only available to the next generation of virtuosos, though. CCM provides an array of programs for arts enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels.

Painting with Glass

The Cincinnati Art Museum is hosting an exquisite exhibition, “Tiffany Glass: Painting with Color and Light,” that focuses on the works of Louis Comfort Tiffany and Tiffany Studios.

The Power of Persistence

Cincinnati Ballet’s Kaplan New Works Series has found solid footing, standing out as a highly anticipated annual offering for the past 11 years. “This is an experience people don’t want to miss,” says Victoria Morgan, artistic director and CEO, of the unique series. “Every year for the last five years, we have focused on featuring one series with all female choreographers, and this year it is the New Works series, April 20-30, which concludes our 2016-2017 offerings and my 20th season with Cincinnati Ballet.”

An Iconic Treasure

A local icon with a national reputation for excellence, the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza hotel is one of the world’s finest examples of French Art Deco design. The hotel, which opened in 1931, has stood the test of time through generations. Today, it retains the same intricate original details while offering updated modern touches to delight first-time guests and seasoned travelers alike.

The Secret Recipe of an Iconic Family Business

If you think it’s the steaks that make Jeff Ruby’s restaurants so successful, guess again. It’s actually a combination of family, relationships, values, community giveback and hometown pride. These are the secret ingredients that make every restaurant in the Jeff Ruby Culinary Entertainment group so successful.

Improve Your Corporate Image with Art

For the past 25 years, Litsa Spanos, owner and president of ADC Art Design Consultants, Inc., has been working closely with local and national businesses to style their spaces with fine art pieces that she and her team of professional art consultants personally select.

A Focus on Freshness

For Bob Dames and Ed Biery, co-owners of Flipdaddy’s Brilliant Burgers & Craft Beer Bar, the burger business is anything but a job. It’s a lifelong passion, a dream that has come to fruition. Their impeccable attention to detail and responsiveness to customer feedback has earned the attention of their customers, building a devoted fan base and distinguishing their brand.

Two Worlds, One Vision

A country music celebrity, a rising star, a former Bengal, and 1,600 Pink Fighters celebrated the 15th Annual Pink Ribbon Luncheon hosted by the Cris Collinsworth ProScan Fund (CCPF).

3 Thoughts on Succeeding at Improv and Second Marriages

Backstage Takes Center Stage with Major Expansion Completed

The Backstage Event Center, a loft-style space above Nicholson’s Tavern and the Horse & Barrel Bourbon House, finished a full renovation last fall to offer terrific options for hosting any or all of your wedding celebrations, from ceremonies to receptions and showers. Overlooking the heart of the theatre district, you and your guests will enjoy this warm, urban, vibrant setting.

Diamonds and Stars

High atop Mt. Adams, under the stars and with a magnificent view of the diamonds in the Queen City’s skyline, you will find the acclaimed Celestial Steakhouse. Renowned for the quality of its menu and equally superb service, the Celestial Steakhouse is the city’s four-star and four-diamond award winning restaurant.

I Say Cold Feet, You Say...

If I say the words "cold feet" what is the first thought that comes to mind? A little word association game if you will. Don't over-think it, just spew out the first words that come to mind when you hear "cold feet". Remember there is no right or wrong answer. Well, maybe there is.

Rare Japanese Exhibition

The Cincinnati Art Museum exhibition, “Dressed to Kill: Japanese Arms and Armor,” introduces Japanese samurai culture and arts from the 16th-19th centuries and boasts many rare and never-before-seen objects.

Improvising a New Life (Literally)

What kind of wedding present is this? It looked like an AA meeting or family support group. What have Old Spice and I gotten ourselves into?

Dear Mary Richards

Dear Mary, It’s so crazy I was just talking about you last night. I am having a dinner party this weekend and I am worried nobody is going to show up. Do you remember when you used to have parties and the only people that came were Sue Ann and Ted and Murray and Lou…a little drunk?

Go Over the Rainbow with The Wizard of Oz

Click your heels three times and follow the yellow brick road to the Taft Theatre this February to experience the magical adventures of Dorothy and her friends when The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati presents the classic musical THE WIZARD OF OZ.

Jim Dandy's Family BBQ

Longtime fans of Jim Emig’s Jim Dandy’s Family BBQ have a special treat in store.

Ending Modern-Day Slavery

Slavery did not end 150 years ago after the Civil War as many people believe. The International Labor Organization reports that 20.9 million people are currently enslaved around the world, more than at any other time in human history.

Celebrating 25 Years of Artistic Design

ADC will celebrate its 25th anniversary this fall, a milestone that marks more than two decades of remarkable growth for Spanos and her team.

Country Club Style; Grand Hotel Elegance

Mason banquet, conference center offers breathtaking business meeting backdrop

In the Search for Hope and Dreams by Jessica Milo

Hope inspired Jessica from a young age to search and discover her own dreams. Author Jessica Milo takes you through a years worth of inspiring quotes from some of the greatest minds throughout time who inspired the world.

Vikings: Beyond the Legend

The largest collection of Viking artifacts to visit North America is coming to Cincinnati Museum Center on November 11 in “Vikings: Beyond the Legend.”

Two Decades of Visionary Leadership at Cincinnati Ballet

When Victoria Morgan landed at Cincinnati Ballet in 1997, she expected to face unique challenges as one of the very few female artistic directors of major ballet companies across the country. What she didn’t expect is that 20 years later, she’d still be among a select group of women so small she can name the other members off the top of her head.

Art That Moves

Like any organization that has withstood the test of time, the Art Academy of Cincinnati is not only thinking outside the box but has the courage to break it down, rethink and redesign it to stay relevant in an evolving world.

Restaraunt L

An evening at Restaurant L is more than exquisite French fine dining. It is a gourmet journey encompassing friendly service, an elegant tempo and a host of other delightful nuances that, the owners will tell you, can only be experienced inside the restaurant’s doors.

An Evening at Restaurant L

An evening at Restaurant L is more than exquisite French fine dining. It is a gourmet journey encompassing friendly service, an elegant tempo and a host of other delightful nuances that, the owners will tell you, can only be experienced inside the restaurant’s doors.

Accidentally on Purpose: Megan Triantafillou's Story Through Painting

Life is not black and white, and neither is the vibrant artwork of painter Megan Triantafillou, who won the William Duebber Artist Award for this year’s “Art Comes Alive” contest. Triantafillou’s mesmerizing paintings were enough to draw us in for a closer look and she revealed some of the deeper purpose behind her abstractions.

Waves of Fun for Everyone

It’s Greater Cincinnati’s only 55,000-square-foot indoor aquatic adventure, and it’s attached to the Ramada Plaza in Sharonville. But you don’t have to book a night at the hotel in order to enjoy all SPLASH Cincinnati has to offer.

Van Gogh Exhibition puts Art Museum on International Stage

The Cincinnati Art Museum presents “Van Gogh: Into the Undergrowth,” a stunning exhibition of paintings from October 15-January 8. The show will present 25 works, nine of which are by Vincent Van Gogh.