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Johnny Mathis Talks To Cincinnati Edition Ahead Of Local Show

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Mathis in concert at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, California in 2006

Legendary singer Johnny Mathis is heading back to the road including a stop in Cincinnati. He talks to WVXU about returning to the stage at age 85.

Johnny Mathis has delighted American audiences since the 1950s and now is headed back to the road on a tour that includes a stop in Cincinnati.

As part of the 85-year old crooner's "65 Years of Romance Tour", Mathis will play the Aronoff Center for the Arts's Procter & Gamble Theater on Saturday, August 28.

The singer of such classic songs as "Chances Are," "It's Not For Me To Say," and "Misty," talks to Cincinnati Edition about how he kept busy during the COVID-19 pandemic and what audiences can expect from his shows in his seventh decade of entertainment.

Michael Monks brings a broad range of experience to WVXU-FM as the host of Cincinnati Edition, Cincinnati Public Radio's weekday news and information talk show.