Category Archive: Community Art

Let Me Be: A profile of musician Chris Ellis

by Susan Lakes Chris Ellis travels with a song in his heart and a lot of tunes in his head. The 50-year-old musician calls himself homeless, but right now friends give him a… Continue reading

Cincinnati Spoken Word Series is a Success with Writers and the Wider Community

by Mark Grauhuis & Robby Wright Let’s be honest: poetry readings are hardly everybody’s cup of tea. Except, perhaps, for The Things that My Friends Say. TTTMFS is a spoken-word series that privileges… Continue reading

An Evening with the Music of Eli August

by J.P. Dean If you’re into steampunk and the music associated with it then you probably know bands like Abney Park, the Extraordinary Contraptions, Vernian Process and you might also know Eli August.… Continue reading

Little Hands, Big Hands: Building Bridges Through Music

by Susan Lakes Little hands lugged violin cases. Big hands clutched backpacks and bags. Then, when the little hands glided smoothly over the strings and bows, music rang out, and the big hands… Continue reading

Mark Twain Was Right

Stories from the 2001 Cincinnati Riots and Unrest is a soon to be released graphic novel about United States’ first urban uprising in the 21st century by Dan Moore, author and illustrator The… Continue reading

Radical Comic: Illustrator Seth Tobocman shares his powerful vision with Streetvibes

by Jeni Jenkins At a recent dinner party I had the pleasure of meeting Seth Tobocoman who was in Cincinnati for a book release event. When I explained that I worked for a… Continue reading

Cincinnati Coalition Produced Video to Spotlight Effect of McKinney Cuts

by Pat Clifford Published in Cincinnati Homeless Grapevine, a precursor to Streetvibes The Greater Cincinnati Coalition for the Homeless has gone high-tech to curtail the loss of federal homeless funding. Representatives from seven… Continue reading