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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Peter Frampton Lives in Indian Hill

I found this article kind of interesting so I thought I would point it out. First, I find it very interesting that Peter Frampton actually lives in Cincinnati and even more interesting that he choses to live in Indian Hill where his political views are obviously not shared with his neighbors. Indian Hill residents hosted a fundraiser with Sarah Palin a couple of weeks ago with a minimun donation of $2500 required for attendance. Obviously the McCain/Palin campaign caters mostly to the type of people/income level that resides in Indian Hill. So, I guess Peter Frampton shouldn't be surprised by this opposition. I say good job to Mr. Frampton for standing up for what he believes in even when he's surrounded by so much opposition.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Duke Energy Helping to Fund the Streetcars!

Great news for the Cincinnati Streetcar system. Duke Energy has come to an agreement with the city that will give 6.5 Million dollars towards the building of the Streetcar system!
Check out the details here: Enquirer Article

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Natalie Portman

I guess its better late than never. Here are some pictures I snapped of Natalie Portman while she was in town for the Vote Early Rock Late event on Fountain Square. She was kind enough to stand around back stage after speaking to let people take pictures and chat. She seemed very laid back and nice. She's definitely as beautiful in real life as she appears in movies!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Vote Early Rock Late Tonight!

Tonight fountain square is hosting the "Vote Early Rock Late" event from 5-9pm. There will be FREE performances by The Breeders and The National. There will be shuttles running all evening from fountain square to the board of elections to allow people to get their votes in early. Avoid the lines on election day and get your voting done TONIGHT!
Also, a very special guest will be speaking at 7pm that you do not want to miss!
Let me give you a couple of hints:
Her first name starts with an N and her last name starts with a P.
She's an actress!
Yeah, I'm serious, she's going to be there!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Red Bull Soapbox Race Cincinnati 2008

This past Saturday Cincinnati was very fortunate to be host to one of the craziest races ever created, the Red Bull Soapbox Race. The event occurred on the steep hills of Mt. Adams and drew crowds of nearly 30,000 people! I was fortunate enough to get to spend the day with one of the teams who happens to have OTR connections. Melinda Voss (an OTR resident) and her brothers and sister were members of Team BullFish #21.
Though their team didn't take home 1st place, they did have an awesome time and managed to have one of the most memorable crashes of the entire event, earning them a perfect score for showmanship!
The day was absolutely amazing. There were so many hilariously creative teams and everyone who came out to the event had a great time watching all the ridiculous antics, such as batman and robin fighting the bullfish and Jesus with the disciples dancing to hip hop with Mr. T.
Here are some brief youtube videos of the event I found:
Bull Fish
More Bull Fish
Bull Fish Again!
The Last Supper
Red Bull
Kool Aid Man
Gnome Mobile
Mummy's Revenge
There will soon be lots more video footage of the event online I'm sure, but for the time being here are some pictures I took to hold everyone over. Enjoy!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

OTR Residents Gain Recognition for PROJECTMILL

Check out this nice little Q&A session with OTR's own Mandy Levy of the creative powerhouse, PROJECTMILL.



Also, its that time of month again... DANCE MF This Saturday Night 10/4/2008, The Northside Tavern, be there or be square...10/4 Roger, Over and Out.

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