Jetset Getset is a trio of 16-year-old girls from Dearborn County, Ind., serving up a country-pop mix of twang, rock and do-wop, with underlying slices of faith and high-heeled cheesecake.
Ryan Mulligan’s life changed, and so did his art, when his young son, Hobbs, was diagnosed with autism. See how.
Cincinnati’s School for Creative and Performing Arts may be best known for alumni such as Nick and Drew Lachey. But students who want career stability might find a better bet in the school’s scenic theater shop.
The Ensemble Theatre today: Where an armed security guard is now a concierge.
Art Beyond Boundaries is a nonprofit gallery in Over-the-Rhine devoted largely to disabled artists and their work. WCPO arts reporter Matt Peiken attended a recent reception of a shared exhibition by two longtime local artists—Robert Harris and Robert O’Neal.
The Cincy Punk Fest will kick off its 12th incarnation at the Southgate House Revival Oct.4-5. Organizer Adam Rosing agrees not all bands performing are classically 'punk,' but says his festival is more about the social consciousness of punk.
Four WCPO music connoisseurs—arts reporter Matt Peiken (MP), multimedia producer Brian Niesz (BN), digital content manager P. J. O'Keefe (PJO) and digital photographer Emily Maxwell (EM) —map out their respective treasure hunts from Saturday's lineup at the 12th annual MidPoint Music Festival .
There’s too much ear candy, eye candy and mouth candy to partake in everything at the MidPoint Music Festival. Here are the best-bet picks for Friday from four WCPO music connoisseurs.
There’s far too much ear candy, eye candy and, when the appetites strike, mouth candy to partake in everything in and around the MidPoint Music Festival. Here are the best-bet picks for Thursday from four WCPO music connoisseurs.
Joey Versoza is leaving the answer up to the public, with his new installation at the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati.
Like cellphones, iPods and jeans that sag to the knees, it’s hard to remember when there weren’t indie rock festivals. Cincinnati is among the few American cities boasting two such festivals—Bunbury, each July, and the more urban MidPoint Music Festival.
What does an aspiring hip-hop artist and a local synagogue have in common?
Ken Page says his artwork only appears self-referential. Look closer, he insists, and you'll see nods to Edward Hopper and other classic American painters.
While every major American ballet company roots itself in the classics, Cincinnati Ballet is also committed to growing the repertoire.
Two comic conventions on back-to-back weekends. Is the fan base large enough to support both?
As insiders mark the 70th anniversary of Cincinnati's legendary record label and studio, King Records, WCPO arts reporter Matt Peiken meets with insiders and shares the images and sounds that shaped King during its heyday.
This is how long Culture Queer has been together—Bill Clinton was still in the White House when the band first formed.
Rebel Pilgrim Productions, named after the description co-founder Joe Boyd has given to Jesus Christ, brings "A Strange Brand of Happy" to the opening night of the Cincinnati Film Festival.
WCPO arts reporter Matt Peiken profiles Richard Butz Design Studio in Over-the-Rhine in a video series dedicated to telling the stories of artists throughout the Tri-State.
The world's best pianist will likely be performing in Cincinnati this week.
In June 2013, Matt Peiken joined WCPO-TV in Cincinnati as an arts reporter. Before arriving in Cincinnati, Peiken spent 10 years as an arts/features staff writer at the St. Paul (Minn.) Pioneer Press and a year editing the Walker Art Center's magazine before launching his own path. In Minnesota, Peiken created the pioneering video arts program 3-Minute Egg and the online classical music magazine MNuet.