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Cincinnati Shakespeare Company takes a brief holiday pause from the traditional classical fare they present to bring a bit hilarity to the stage with Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some), opening December 16.

The Boar’s Head and Yule Log Festival is a local holiday tradition, happening just after the start of the New Year at Christ Church Cathedral in downtown Cincinnati.

Tom Crawford, president of the Cincinnati Men’s Chorus, joins Jim Nolan to talk about the choral group’s 25th anniversary season and their upcoming holiday concert.

The holiday theater season would not be complete without a Joseph McDonough/David Kisor family musical at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati and this year it’s their take on Cinderella.

Another tradition in our area this time of year is visiting the Krohn Conservatory in Eden Park for their Holiday Show featuring beautiful plants, toy trains, the Schmalz Family Holiday Village, and more.

Maureen Kennedy, the co-founder of the Irish Heritage Center of Greater Cincinnati, is in the studio with Jim Nolan to talk about their upcoming music & dance concert, Irish Christmas in America.

The 10th Annual Around Cincinnati Christmas special will air on Sunday, December 21 from 7-9pm. The program will revisit songs recorded in Cincinnati Public Radio’s Corbett Theatre over the years, as well as from wonderful CDs by talented local musicians. There will be readings and a couple of new holiday essays by Rick Pender and Dave Papin. Listeners will also hear a few new songs by the Comet Bluegrass All-Stars, Zak Morgan, and one song written by Irv Rosen and recorded by Ed Moss, Lou Lausche and vocalist Pam Ross in 2004.

Holiday Happenings for you and your family

Dec 12, 2014

Santa swimming with sharks or rappelling down a skyscraper, live Nativity scenes, an authentic German Christmas market, a Victorian Christmas, all manner, types and styles of trains, lights and music -  there'’s even a Reindog parade. Greater Cincinnati knows how to enjoy the holidays. Tricia Suit, director of marketing for Downtown Cincinnati Inc.; Rebecca Calkin, manager of digital communication for ArtsWave; and Mike Deininger, co-owner of MiCA 12/v and president of the Central Vine Street Business Association, give us a sample of the many events around town that celebrate the season. For more information on holiday happenings, check out the Over-the-Rhine Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Cincinnati, Inc. and Artswave's Choose Your Own Holiday Arts Adventure sites.

Rick Pender previews some of the upcoming holiday productions at local theatres, and talks with D. Lynn Meyers from Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati about this year’s locally-written musical treat, Sleeping Beauty.

It’s time for the annual holiday show from Cincinnati’s award-winning a capella group, Southern Gateway Chorus. Anne Arenstein learns the details about The First Holiday Inn, happening Saturday, December 13, from two of the group’s members: Doug Watson and David Beaudry.

Lee Hay plays the title track from Over the Rhine’s new collection of holiday-inspired songs, Blood Oranges in the Snow, in advance of their upcoming appearance at the Taft Theater downtown.

Brazee Street Studios is gearing up for its annual holiday show and sale called Multiplicity, which opens November 14 and runs until January 2. Leah Busch of Brazee Street Studios is in the studio with Jane Durrell with a preview of the sale and an explanation of the show's name.

Cincinnati Men's Chorus holiday concert

Dec 6, 2013

Tom Crawford from the Cincinnati Men’s Chorus joins Robyn Carey-Allgeyer to preview their upcoming holiday concert, Tinsel Town, happening December 14 & 15 at the School for Creative and Performing Arts.

Cincinnati’s New Edgecliff Theatre takes over the Know Theatre space this month for their production of The 12 Dates of Christmas. Actress Annie Kalahurka joins our Jim Stump to talk about this one-woman holiday play.

Vocal Arts Ensemble celebrates the holidays in music

Dec 6, 2013

Nathan Bick from Cincinnati’s Vocal Arts Ensemble joins Anne Arenstein with a preview of their annual concert A Candlelit Christmas as well as the remaining season of performances, including the first under new music director, Craig Hella Johnson.

Operated by Historic Southwest Ohio, the Heritage Village Museum in Sharonville allows visitors to take a step back in time and to get a glimpse of what life was like in 19th century Ohio.  The village operates year-round and volunteers provide tours, as well as traditional crafts and cooking demonstrations.

Holiday Happenings in Greater Cincinnati

Dec 1, 2013

This year marks the 8th year for WVXU’s Around Cincinnati Christmas Special, this year airing on Sunday, December 23 from 7:00-9:00 pm. As in years past, producer Lee Hay fills this show will plenty of music and storytelling, just in time for that last day of shopping or preparing for your family’s celebration.


The Nutcracker

Dec 7, 2012

It’s time again for another of Cincinnati’s great holiday traditions, the Cincinnati Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker. Robyn Carey-Allgeyer talks with the Ballet’s Production Manager Robert Eubanks about this, the second year of the revamped production that wowed audiences last year. Some tweaks have been made to further enhance the production and the audience’s enjoyment of this timeless classic.


Holidays in Mainstrasse

Dec 7, 2012

As the holiday festivities continue, Mark Perzel welcomes in-studio Kim Blank, the executive director of the Mainstrasse Village Association, to talk about some of the events going on in the village, the renaissance of the area with new shops, restaurants and bars, and how spending your money with locally owned businesses is a benefit to the local economy.


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