Wednesday, October 29, 2003

People, places and things

OTR postpones tour

Linford Detweiler and Karin Bergquist, the couple behind Cincinnati-based folk-pop band Over The Rhine, are postponing their current national tour "indefinitely for personal and family reasons."

The tour was to promote OTR's two-CD Ohio. In a statement, the couple cited marital problems from the strain of producing the record and tour.

"We really love what we do, but we're not willing to sacrifice our relationship and marriage on the altar of a career," the couple said.

As for the couple's annual Cincinnati Christmas concert, Detweiler said Tuesday, "We haven't completely let go of the idea of doing December dates, but we're not committing either way, yet."

Larry Nager

Bober acting director

The Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art board of trustees has named Andree Hymel Bober acting director, effective Jan. 1. Charles Desmarais, current director, will leave in January for a six-month sabbatical. When he returns in June, he will assume the position of curator at large.

Bober, the center's deputy director, came to Cincinnati in 1999 to lead the development of the center's strategic plan.

The center will continue its "aggressive" search for a new director.

Marilyn Bauer

The tempest subsides

Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival has changed leadership for the second time in less than a year. Nick Rose has stepped down as artistic director, but will remain as a festival company member.

Associate artistic director Brian Isaac Phillips has signed a three-year contract to lead the company.

Phillips says he hopes in future seasons to bring in more guest directors and focus on themes within a classical repertoire.

Jackie Demaline

United Way behind goals
Fernald silo cleanup drags on
A manatee migration with a twist
Heart hospital has new suitor

Movie house pictured at mall
Gay rights ordinance may be reconsidered by council
People, places and things
Death raises fears on road
City's housing authority sues feds
Pediatric doctor a 1st for rheumatology award
Terror tactics tackled in drill
Woman spared jail in cyclist's death
Fire hits Ivy Hills golf building
Kings school candidates debate
British exchange program canceled
Mason, Deerfield make nice
Mystery speaker to dedicate memorial
East End school step closer
Regional Report
Candidate in court over sign
Parent protests 'sweatbox'

Bronson: This time, the accused rapist was the real victim
Korte: Cranley lashes back at GOP critics
Howard: Good Things Happening

Sr. Loretta Ann Bruewer, 97, was retired principal
Paul C. Beckman, longtime lawyer
Kentucky obituaries

Appeals court upholds death sentence in killing of woman
Ohio Moments

Hearing reveals brutal details of woman's slaying, mutilation
Barge wreck on Ohio investigated
Grayson gets help from the president
'Thump' plays a bucketful of music
Forest Service can spare only one Ky. firefighter