06
Mar
2018

GOLDEN DRAGON ACROBATS

03-06-2018 7:30 pm -9:30 pm
Aronoff Center for the Arts
Aronoff Center for the Arts
650 Walnut St, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA
PRESENTED BY CINCINNATI ARTS ASSOCIATION

The Golden Dragon Acrobats represent the best of a time-honored tradition that began more than twenty-five centuries ago. The company's reputation is solidly rooted in a commitment to the highest of production values and an attention to artistic details that is unparalleled in the art form. World-renowned impresario Danny Chang and choreographer Angela Chang combine award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music, and theatrical techniques to present a show of breathtaking skill and beauty.

Performing feats on chairs stacked ten stories high, the troupe has traveled to all fifty states and to more than sixty-five countries on five continents. The Golden Dragon Acrobats have received two prestigious New York Drama Desk Award nominations for its Broadway performances. Their five-week run at Broadway’s New Victory Theater in 2014 marks the only acrobatic troupe from China chosen to perform twice at this prestigious venue.

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08
Mar
2018

AN EVENING WITH NEIL GAIMAN

03-08-2018 7:00 pm -8:30 pm
Aronoff Center for the Arts
Aronoff Center for the Arts
650 Walnut St, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA
AN EVENING WITH NEIL GAIMAN
PRESENTED BY THE PUBLIC LIBRARY OF CINCINNATI & HAMILTON COUNTY
VIP includes Pre-Show Meet & Greet and autographed book.

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‘I make things up and write them down’ is the way Neil Gaiman describes his varied art. Today, as one of the most celebrated, bestselling writers of our time (Neverwhere; Coraline; American Gods; Good Omens), his popular and critically acclaimed works bend genres while reaching audiences of all ages. In his live event, An Evening with Neil Gaiman, he will tell stories and read stories, answer questions, and, in his own words ‘amaze, befuddle and generally delight. It will be fun and odd and not like any other evening with Neil Gaiman’

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About Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman was born in the United Kingdom and now lives in the United States near Minneapolis. As a child he discovered his love of books, reading, and stories, devouring the works of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Edgar Allan Poe, Ursula K. LeGuin, and G.K. Chesterton. A self-described "feral child who was raised in libraries," Gaiman credits librarians with fostering a life-long love of reading. He is a passionate advocate for books and libraries, and a supporter and former board member of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. Gaiman teaches at Bard College and is married to artist/musician Amanda Palmer, with whom he sometimes performs.

Gaiman’s bestselling contemporary fantasy novel, American Gods, took the Hugo, Nebula, Bram Stoker, and Locus awards—as did his bestselling young adult story Coraline. Another children’s novel, The Graveyard Book, is the only work to win both the Newbery (U.S.) and Carnegie (U.K.) medals -- awarded by librarians for the most prestigious contribution to children’s literature.

Gaiman’s groundbreaking 'Sandman' comics has garnered a large number of accolades, including nine Eisner Awards, and an issue of 'Sandman' was the first comic book to receive literary recognition by winning the World Fantasy Award for Best Short Story.

Two of Gaiman’s speeches have gone viral. One of them, 'Make Good Art', an inspiring commencement address from 2012, received 1.5 million views (Vimeo and YouTube), and proved so popular it was released as a book illustrated and designed by Chip Kidd. His work Neverwhere was broadcast as a BBC radio adaptation starring Benedict Cumberbatch and, locally, is being presented as a play by the Know Theatre. And he scripted two Doctor Who episodes; 'The Doctor’s Wife'and 'Nightmare in Silver'.

Gaiman’s bestselling contemporary fantasy novel American Gods, which won Hugo, Nebula, Bram Stoker, and Locus awards, was made into an American television series for STARZ. Good Omens, a book he co-authored with Terry Pratchett, will debut as a six part series on Amazon Prime in 2018. A four-part series, Neil Gaiman’s Likely Stories, based on Gaiman’s short stories, debuted on Sky network in the U.K. and will debut on the Shudder network in the U.S. in August 2018.

Altogether, Gaiman has received four Hugos, two Nebulas, a World Fantasy Award, four Bram Stoker Awards, six Locus Awards, two British SF Awards, a British Fantasy Award, three Geffens, an International Horror Guild Award, two Mythopoeic Awards, and 15 Eisner Awards. In 2017 the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees appointed Neil Gaiman as a global Goodwill Ambassador.

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09
Mar
2018

FESTIVAL OF LAUGHS

03-09-2018 8:00 pm -10:00 pm
Aronoff Center for the Arts
Aronoff Center for the Arts
650 Walnut St, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA
FESTIVAL OF LAUGHS
PRESENTED BY NORTH AMERICAN ENTERTAINMENT GROUP

Featuring top veteran comedians Sommore, Bruce Bruce, Earthquake and George Wallace.
Trenton, New Jersey native Sommore has appeared various shows including ‘Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam’, BET's ‘Live From LA’, ‘Showtime At The Apollo’ and featured on ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’. Sommore received the prestigious Richard Pryor Award for ‘Comic Of The Year’. Starring in the ground-breaking Queens of Comedy tour, Sommore was featured on the Showtime special and now has her own successful DVD The Queen Stands Alone. Her film appearances include Soul Plane, A Miami Tail, Friday After Next and Something New. Other noteworthy accomplishments include several appearances on the sitcoms ‘The Hughleys’, ‘The Parkers’, and ‘Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher’. She most recently filmed a comedy special called ‘Chandelier Status’.

Bruce Bruce is a name synonymous with keeping audiences rolling with laughter thanks to his captivating improv skills and larger than life comedic style. Bruce’s steady style of comedy has been showcased across the country, and he has been entertaining audiences young and old, and of all backgrounds, for years. From his role as host for two seasons of BET’s ‘Comic View’ to his many appearances on tv and film, Bruce is clearly a comedian that has found his mark in the business.

A popular property in stand-up, Earthquake’s schedule is full and he revels in his accomplishments while traveling the world. He appeared on ABC’s ‘The View’ in a special segment of stand-up comedians showcased by the cast as their personal favorites. Whoopi Goldberg chose Earthquake and in front of all of America she relished in his ‘fearlessness’. Needless to say, he shined to rave reviews. He then made an appearance on the popular late night program TBS’s ‘Conan O’Brien’ and on BET’s hit sitcom ‘The Game’. Presently, Earthquake is the host of New York City’s #1 afternoon drive-time radio show, ‘Quake’s House’ on WBLS-FM.

George Wallace , who has been selling out comedy clubs and concert venues all over the world, derives his comedy from the everyday and simply shares moments of life. He finds humor everywhere he turns–from media to relationships to dialogue cliches. At all costs, he avoids standard opening lines and is known to be an ace at reading an audience. Among other comics, Wallace is known as 'the guy who can roll the room over if it’s dead'.

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09
Mar
2018

CIRQUE DE LA SYMPHONIE

03-09-2018 8:00 pm -10:00 pm
Aronoff Center for the Arts
Aronoff Center for the Arts
650 Walnut St, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA
PRESENTED BY CINCINNATI POPS ORCHESTRA

How can you top the drama of Ride of the Valkyries, the pulse of a Sousa march, or the terror of the Jaws theme? You call in Cirque de la Symphonie to add aerial flyers, acrobats, contortionists, jugglers and dancers! Experience high-flying heroics paired with epic music from Phantom of the Opera, Batman and more.

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