Music marches on
Patriotic music - it's as much a part of July Fourth as cookouts, parades and fireworks. Throughout American history, patriotic music has been rooted in conflicts and loyalty to country.
How well do you know our national anthem?
Kunzel recounts most memorable July 4th moments
Locals share their favorites
Weekend concert schedule

'Twenty to Life' takes filmmaker almost that long
In 1991, Cincinnati filmmaker Steve Gebhardt thought he could finish his documentary about radical poet John Sinclair within a couple of years.

Old 97s waltz to new music
Although the members of the Old 97s are all Texas boys, they've been known to chow down on Cincinnati chili when they ride through town.

New life for old landscapes
Home Style: Does your landscape need some work? How about a complete renovation? Whether you turn to the pros or you do it yourself, you're sure to enjoy the results.
Photo gallery: Landscapes

Summer festival guide
Eat well, make friends and celebrate traditions at churches, riverfronts and parks all season long.

Cicada watch
The 17-year wait for the oversized insects is almost over. Visit our special section for cicada sounds, areas they are appearing, even recipes to cook the tasty critters.
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Get to it!
A guide to help make your day.
Late TV host Shreve thriving on the 'Net
Television people never die, they are just reborn all over the Internet.
Overseas 'Queer Eye' made over
Queer Eye for the Straight Guy has cooled off a bit in the United States, but the "make better" series is red-hot overseas.
Brando's 'method' acting set Hollywood standard
When Marlon Brando, who died at 80 on Thursday, burst upon America in the early '50s in The Men, A Streetcar Named Desire and On the Waterfront, he revolutionized the concept of acting, bringing the moody, visceral "method" style to the fore. Although early critics complained that he seemed to be mumbling, audiences found an explosive reality unlike anything they'd seen before.
What peers remember about Brando
"Marlon would hate the idea of people chiming in to give their comments about his death. All I'll say is that it makes me sad he's gone."
ACT awards celebrate local theater legends
Congratulations to local community theater legends honored for lifetime achievement at last weekend's ACT-Greater Cincinnati convention, held in conjunction with the Southwest Ohio's OCTAFEST competition.
Bob Edwards tribute
WVXU-FM hosted a members' event to honor former NPR All Things Considered host Bob Edwards.
Peace of the City Awards: Jewish Federation and Jewish Community Relations Council
Some 500 guests attended this year's Peace of the City Awards dinner held at downtown's Hyatt Hotel. Presented by the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati and the Jewish Community Relations Council, this year's awards went to Dick Weiland and, posthumously, his wife, Marcia Weiland; Don and Jennifer Mooney and Cheryl and Ross Love.
Golf outing: Talbert House
The eighth annual Team Up! Cincinnati Golf Outing, presented by Talbert House and the University of Cincinnati Athletic Department, raised $60,110 for Talbert House's adolescent substance abuse prevention and education program.
Up Next
Demaline: Education series to continue until 'no dummies left' in city
Arts & Culture for Dummies returns! When the series - which answers questions like "I can do that - why is it art?" - debuted in January it was an immediate sell-out.
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Get real advice from a regular guy
Answers to your burning questions about relationships, getting ahead, life's little mysteries and the world in general - introducing "Dear Doug."

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Suffering children, desperate parents
Thousands of parents with severely ill children face decisions most of us cannot imagine, as cash-strapped states are slashing Medicaid and cutting off families who desperately need help. This series examines those extreme choices and the families who are making them.

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

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
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