Star-Crossed Stories: How La Traviata influences Fly By Night
Fly By Night

Star-Crossed Stories: How La Traviata influences Fly By Night

In darkly comic rock-fable Fly By Night, a gypsy prophecy propels melancholy sandwich-maker-slash-wannabe musician Harold and two entrancing sisters through a star-crossed journey of love and connection that culminates during the Northeast blackout of 1965. Harold’s father, Mr. McClam, finds great joy in the blackout. The darkened buildings drive people outside, providing the opportunity to … Continue reading

Finding Light in a City of Darkness: the 1965 Northeast Blackout
Fly By Night

Finding Light in a City of Darkness: the 1965 Northeast Blackout

Time stood still “the night the lights went out” in New York City. At approximately 5:27pm (EST) on November 9, 1965, darkness fell over New England, New York State, parts of other states as far west as Michigan, and across the Canadian border into Ontario (over 80,000 square miles). Over 30 million people lost power that … Continue reading

Stars Align the Shelves: A Library List Inspired by FLY BY NIGHT
Fly By Night

Stars Align the Shelves: A Library List Inspired by FLY BY NIGHT

Never stop looking up. In darkly comic rock-fable Fly By Night, a gypsy prophecy propels melancholy sandwich maker-slash-wannabe musician Harold and two entrancing sisters through a star-crossed journey of love and connection. Featuring a catchy score and inventive story-telling, this sweeping ode to young love culminates during the epic Northeast blackout of 1965 and is … Continue reading

The World of Ethel Waters: A Library List Inspired by ETC’s His Eye is on the Sparrow
His Eye is on the Sparrow

The World of Ethel Waters: A Library List Inspired by ETC’s His Eye is on the Sparrow

Blues and Broadway take the stage as Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati presents the regional premiere of Larry Parr’s His Eye is on the Sparrow, the powerful, heartbreaking, and uplifting account of the iconic Ethel Waters. Overcoming a spirit-breaking childhood and racial injustice, Waters became a legendary jazz and blues singer, Broadway pioneer, and Oscar-nominated actress. This one-woman … Continue reading

This Not-So Random Reading List!
This Random World

This Not-So Random Reading List!

There’s nothing more alluring than the promise of possibility! In THIS RANDOM WORLD by playwright Steven Dietz, characters face the hilarious and sometimes harrowing coincidences and consequences of life. In this not-so-random collection of books and movies provided by The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, these same ideas of fate are brought to the … Continue reading