20th Century Theater

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Some may have forgotten but there was an influential Apple long before Steve Jobs and iPhones. Apple Records was the home of the Beatles for many years and one of the people who helped grow Apple into the force it became was musician-turned-executive Peter Asher

Elaine Diehl spoke by phone with singer/songwriter Livingston Taylor on November 14th about his upcoming concert at the 20th Century Theater on December 4th.  He's also been teaching at the Berklee College of Music for 30 years.

Acclaimed singer/songwriter Karla Bonoff will perform an intimate concert of old and new favorites on Thursday, May 30 at the 20th Century Theatre in Oakley. She's with our Elaine Diehl to talk about her career, the music business today, and what her fans can expect when they come to her show.

Chris Smither is one of those singer/songwriters who's been on the scene for fifty years and loves to keep bringing joy to his fans with his music.  Promoting his first album of originals in six years, Call Me Lucky, Smither will be bringing his tour to the 20th Century Theater in Oakley on Wednesday, April 10th.  Kevin Gordon will be opening for him.  Doors open at 7pm with music beginning at 8 o'clock.  

Elaine Diehl spoke with him by phone on March 19th about his new album, his tour of Ireland in January, and the fact that he's only playing 100 shows per year.  Smither also talks about the guitar he'll be playing at the 20th Century solo show, which songs he prepares for shows, and what he does in his time off.  Chris Smither also said that he grew up in New Orleans and lives in Amherst, Massachusetts now, but still makes red beans and rice once a week.

Many of us who experienced the 60's music scene are familiar with the songs of singer/songwriter & folksinger Tom Rush.  We're delighted that he's still writing and recording as evidenced in his new cd, "Voices."  

He spoke with Elaine Diehl by phone from his home in Maine, on Wednesday, November 7th, about his tour stop at the 20th Century Theater on Thursday, November 15th.  On tour with him is the exciting young musician Matt Nakoa.

During their conversation, Rush talks about his new cd, PledgeMusic, Matt Nakoa, his guitar collection, and the reasons he no longer tours with a band.

A who's-who of local musicians will take the stage of the 20th Century Theatre in Oakley for a tribute to the great Stevie Wonder on July 1. 


Local musician Tim Goshorn passed away earlier this year, now his friends and collaborators are celebrating his life and music with a memorial concert, benefiting Play It Forward

The Blues: 6.3.17

Jun 1, 2017


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It's official: The D.W. Eye comedy club reunion mentioned on WVXU-FM's "Around Cincinnati" in March will be Friday, June 23, at the 20th Century Theatre in Oakley.

It's been a staple in Oakley for 75 years, and on August 26, the 20th Century Theater is going to celebrate. 

The film Trees in Trouble tells the story of America's urban and community forests,their history, their growing importance to our health, economy and environment - and the serious threats they now face. The film shows how community-wide efforts can save and protect our urban forests for future generations.

Local filmmaker Joe Zappa is premiering his 8-part web series called Clever Girl with a red carpet event at the 20th Century in Oakley on November 1.

A song from singer/songwriter Madeleine Peyroux, who will be in concert at the 20th Century Theater on April 21.