New art center opens to wows
Zaha Hadid arrived with an entourage. In a white silk coat, black miniskirt and high-heeled shoes with lime green Day-Glo straps, the architect of the new Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art entered into a sea of people.
CAC Special Section

Reality over reruns this summer
If reality shows are dead, then why are they popping up like dandelions all over the TV landscape?
List of summer reality shows

Deals help CSO stay in synch
The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra sold $2 million in tickets this season, staying even with its record "Bravo Paavo" campaign in 2001-02. But the orchestra had to be exceedingly creative to lure ticket buyers.
CSO Marketing Tactics
Symphony season made history
Symphony begins polling public

Influential chef leaving
Cincinnati is losing its most influential chef of the past decade. Since arriving in 1989, Jimmy Gibson has created the menus and directed kitchens for some of the city's best restaurants, including those owned by Jeff Ruby.
Wanted: Great lovers, lousy cooks

Get to it!
A guide to help make your day.

Cincinnati theater on upswing
The local theater scene is pulling down the curtain on an eventful 2002-03 season - as eventful off-stage as on.

DEMALINE: 'Graduate' comes to Aronoff
Dallas star Linda Gray will play the deliciously manipulative Mrs. Robinson when The Graduate comes to the Aronoff (Dec.16-28) as part of Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati.
Ovation sets two comedies, holiday show
Ovation Theater goes for the laughs in its sixth season at the Aronoff Center's Fifth Third Bank Theater.
McGURK: Madeira actor to discuss 'Blue Car'
Actor Mike Ward of Madeira, who plays the father of breakout star Agnes Bruckner in the independent feature Blue Car, will appear at the Esquire Theatre Friday evening to talk about the film and answer questions.
'Memory Game' gets memorable premiere
There was a stunning moment in Joel Hoffman's opera, The Memory Game Friday night, when a family stood around a table, saying blessings over the Sabbath candles, as "ghosts" around them mimicked their motions.
MidPoint Music Festival gets city funds
Cincinnati will rock a little harder this year, thanks to a $15,000 allocation from the city for the production of the 2003 MidPoint Music Festival.
Deana Carter makes a comeback
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Five years is a long sabbatical in a business where careers rise and fall with the music charts.

Influential chef leaving
Cincinnati is losing its most influential chef of the past decade. Since arriving in 1989, Jimmy Gibson has created the menus and directed kitchens for some of the city's best restaurants, including those owned by Jeff Ruby.

Aunt Flora's opens its doors at last
After months of cleaning, moving in equipment and second-guessing her decision to bake pies and cobblers for a living, Katrina Mincy finally opened Aunt Flora's Bakery in Price Hill Friday.
Officer has arresting memorabilia collection
Dean Doerman, 50, a sergeant for the Clermont County Sheriff's Office, has been collecting police, fire and ambulance memorabilia since 1984.
KENDRICK: Temporary disabilities can open eyes wide
A letter from a reader this week reminded me of an important connection all of us have to disability that warrants revisiting. Jane Van Coney of Delhi Township writes:

MARTIN: Chef finds ad 'demeaning'
No one can accuse John Kinsella, the head of Cincinnati State's chef-technology program, of keeping his opinions to himself. And now the feisty chef is rattling pans about a light-hearted advertisement for a well-meaning Cincinnati charity.

Cincinnati chili? Or spaghetti Bolognese?
Calvin Trillin, journalist, enthusiastic eater and funny food writer, was in town in late May promoting his new book.
Aglamesis gives kids old-fashioned ice cream
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2003 Camp Guide
Find the summer experience that's perfect for your child with our annual guide to hundreds of camps in the Tristate area.

Fit City: Get up off the couch
Tristaters are overweight and out of shape, a survey shows. To change Fat City to Fit City, the Enquirer is beginning a year-long project to get you going on your own fitness program.

Technology news
Our weekly guide to computers, the Web and the latest gadgets.

Music lovers toast Cammy winners
A sold-out crowd of more than 1,110 local music lovers packed Jillian's for the seventh annual Enquirer Pop Music Awards (the Cammys). See who won.

Women of the Year
The Enquirer honors 10 Tristaters for their service to their community. The newspaper has recognized women of distinction annually since 1968.

On the Same Page
Join this year's community reading project.

Early look at Tall Stacks 2003
Two newcomers will join the world's largest gathering of historic riverboats, when Cincinnati's Tall Stacks Music, Arts & Heritage Festival recreates the steamboat era in October.