Sunday, January 5, 2003

25 forces that will shape culture in 2003

A new wind is blowing through Greater Cincinnati.

It carries riverfront development, museum construction, visiting paddle wheelers, questions about race relations and a faltering economy. These cultural forces are churning up a hurricane here and across the country.

As we look ahead to 2003, here are 25 of the most significant forces we believe will shape our community's life for the next 12 months and beyond.

The writers: Jackie Demaline, Larry Nager, Janelle Gelfand, Margaret A. McGurk, Marilyn Bauer and John Kiesewetter

1. The big economic squeeze
2. Clear Channel's dominance
3. Suburbanites: Will they roam?
4. The plea for racial healing
5. The media's message
6. A whole new ball game
7. Edgy art center opening
8. Tall Stacks rolls back
9. Will tourists go home happy?
10. How Fine Arts Fund carries clout
11. You can't fight City Hall
12. Laura Long: Downtown force
13. The CSO's growing empire
14. Rosenthals' big impact
15. Northern Kentucky development
16. Museum Center's main man
17. Lobbyist Weiland
18. UC at crossroads
19. The Nederlanders make a comeback
20. MidPoint: Rebuild the city on rock 'n' roll
21. The Schuster Center alternative
22. Another public art project goes to bat
23. The brain drain
24. Local film community gains focus
25. Dancing around visa problems
The wild card of 2003: War
2003 dates to keep in mind

DEMALINE; The arts
KENDRICK: Alive & Well
Get to it!