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As the sun sets on summer (unofficially, anyway) make the most of it by attending any one of this weekend's upcoming events, including everyone's favorite: Riverfest. 

Hamilton's Fitton Center for Creative Arts is celebrating its 25th Anniversary and preparing for the 2018-19 season. 

UniverSoul Circus
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If life has felt like a circus lately, well, this weekend is about to replace that craziness with a little fun. 

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This weekend brings plenty of interesting ways to spend your time, including lots of last calls for special exhibits and events. 

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A few weeks ago we saw the weekend of the rock opera. It just so happens this weekend ushers in the weekend of the barbecue. 

Art and music have long been drivers for community development and there's a celebration of this coming to Price Hill on August 3 & 4. 

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The Cincinnati Music Festival, now in its 56th year, is expected to pump millions of dollars into the city's economy this weekend. The Cincinnati USA Visitor's & Convention Bureau estimates the 83,000 attendees, 80 percent of whom are from out of town, will spend $107 million.

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This may just be the Tri-State's most eclectic weekend yet—and that's a good thing. 

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Courtesy / Cincinnati Shakespeare Company

Temps are supposed to skyrocket into the mid-90s this weekend, but luckily there is no shortage of cool things to do around Greater Cincinnati. 

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Courtesy Cincinnati Art Museum

Just last week we were celebrating the official start of summer. This weekend, it's already July. 

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Yousuf Karsh, National Portrait Gallery / Courtesy Dayton Art Institute

Thursday ushered in the first official day of summer, and as if on cue, the Tri-State has plenty to do this weekend to help you kick off the season. 

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This Sunday is Father's Day, and if you don't yet have plans, there's plenty to chose from this weekend around the Tri-State. 

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It's true our headline is ripped from a song title in the musical-turned-movie "Carousel," but it also is a fitting description of this weekend's happenings. 

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The Ohio State Fair on Tuesday announced country singer Lee Brice as the final addition to its summer concert lineup, which also includes the Beach Boys, Reba McEntire, TLC and "Daily Show" host Trevor Noah. 

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Wanting to bring outstanding independent music from local and national artists to more music lovers in the Greater Cincinnati community, Cincinnati Public Radio and Urban Artifact are teaming up to bring Radio Artifact to on-air digital subchannel 91.7 WVXU-HD2 starting at noon Tuesday, June 5, 2018.

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June is here, which means you've got 13 weekends left to make the most of your summer. Ready to get started? 

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If you forgot to make escape plans for the long weekend, you certainly won't be lacking for things to do around Cincinnati this Memorial Day weekend, otherwise known as the unofficial kick-off to summer. 

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On Thursday, May 24, the 21c Museum Hotel will debut its first community discussion. The (c)horus event is meant to encourage Greater Cincinnati-area residents to share opinions and ideas on how to improve – or create – local cultural happenings.

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The Weston Art Gallery

Rain may be in the forecast this weekend, but there's plenty to do around town inside and out. 

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The Ohio State Fair has added three performances to its previously announced 2018 lineup. The Beach Boys, "Daily Show" host Trevor Noah, TLC and En Vogue are now joining Reba McEntire, The Commodores, Styx and Cheap Trick, among others, at the WCOL Celeste Center this July 25 - August 5. 

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Welcome to the WVXU "Do" List, a roundup of arts-focused events happening around the Tri-State we think public radio listeners may enjoy.

Imagine you're at a party with your most favorite music geek friends. The conversations range from favorite new albums, and favorite Smiths or Belle and Sebastian B-sides to best Neil Young guitar solos and Drake features. Then comes the big one: What was the greatest year in music? That's a question that we discuss and debate regularly in the World Cafe offices.

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Updated: Thursday, 10:00 a.m.

Welcome to the first-ever WVXU "Do" List, a roundup of arts-focused events happening around the Tri-State we think public radio listeners may enjoy making time for over the coming weekend. 

Ten years ago today — on April 22, 2008 — NPR Music published our first Tiny Desk concert. Laura Gibson was the inspiration, and the event that sparked the idea of concerts at my desk came from NPR Music's Stephen Thompson. He and I were at the SXSW Music Festival, at one of those lousy shows where the audience chatter was louder than the performer.

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If you've ever sung along to "Love Shack" or belted out "Jessie's Girl" during karaoke, then you're going to want to mark your calendar for Sunday, May 27. 

If all the world's a stage, Misty Copeland is a frequently featured performer. And as a classical dancer, Copeland is certainly comfortable in the spotlight.

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Efforts to save the former King Records studio building in Evanston are a step closer to becoming reality.

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On Wednesday's edition of NPR's 1A, rapper Common told host Joshua Johnson about how he first discovered he could rap while in Cincinnati. 

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Updated March 30 at 1:38 p.m.

The city of Cincinnati honored local music legend Katie Laur Wednesday, calling her a pioneer for her role as a woman fronting a bluegrass band, a rarity in the 1970s and '80s. 

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