I recall the first Captain America film from a couple of years ago being an exciting, well-done action film based on the legendary comic book character. Now comes Captain America: The Winter Soldier, in which our hero, whom we last saw during World War II, emerges from his cryogenic sleep in the 21st century. Naturally, there needs to be a catastrophic crisis from which the Captain must save the world. Yes, the plot is that simple, but it’s all the other ingredients in this second outing that makes Captain America: The Winter Soldier such a spectacular thrill ride.
The classic ballet Giselle will be performed by UC’s College Conservatoryof Music April 17-19. Anne Arenstein has a preview of this production from Michael Tevlin (co-choreogrpaher) and Olivia Lafrenz (one of the 3 ballerinas performing the role of Giselle.)
Poet Frank Watson has received great acclaim for his use of micropoetry – usually 3-6 lines, akin to a haiku, and can often be found on his Twitter account (@FollowBlueFlute). Robyn Carey-Allgeyer talks with the poet during National Poetry Month about how he came to this style and what readers will find in his newest collection, Seas to Mulberries.
As part of the final push of this year’s ArtsWave campaign, the inaugural CincySings event will happen on April 9 at the Aronoff Center. As host Drew Lachey explains to our Jim Stump, the competition features choirs from 10 companies who held internal contests as part of their ArtsWave effort plus one wild card team selected by the general public.