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Chamber Music Cincinnati is kicking off its new season by presenting an evening with the Emerson String Quartet at Memorial Hall on Monday, October 21. To talk about this concert and more of what the organization has coming this season, Andy Ellis speaks with past president and current board member of Chamber Music Cincinnati, James Englert.

Book Review: "Aminah's World" by Carole Miller Genshaft

Oct 18, 2019
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Book Review: Roberta Shultz reviews Aminah’s World: An Activity Book and Children’s Guide about Artist Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson by Carole Miller Genshaft.

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Jazz legend Bobby Broom joins our contributor Yemi Oyediran for a conversation about his life, career, and some of the musicians who made an impact including Sonny Rollins, Stanley Turrentine, Patrice Rushen and others. He'll be with his trio in concert on Thursday, October 24 at Caffe Vivace in Walnut Hills.

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There's no slowing down for the remainder of 2019 at Hamilton's Fitton Center for Creative ArtsAmanda Dotson, Community Engagement and Media Manager at the Fitton, joins Elaine Diehl with a preview of the exhibits, classes, and performances coming to the banks of the Great Miami River through the rest of the year.

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The Footlighters in Newport are in final rehearsals for their production of the musical, The Spitfire Grill, opening November 7. Cathy Lutts, a Footlighters board member who will portray Hannah in this production, joins our host Lee Hay to preview the show and talk about the mission of The Footlighters.

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Small Silent Things is the debut novel from Cincinnati native and current California resident, Robin Page. She's on the phone with Barbara Gray to talk about the book and the impact of growing up here on her work.

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Happening on Friday, October 25 at The Redmoor in Mt. Lookout is You Know You're Right, a multi-artist tribute show to the influential grunge rock band Nirvana. Charles Baker from the local band Six Hours to Kill is the organizer, and he's in the studio with Elaine Diehl to talk about the impact Nirvana had on him as well as this being the 30th anniversary of the band's release Bleach and their appearance at Murphy's Pub in Clifton.

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For the second season of Queen City Cabaret, they will follow up last year's celebration of singer Rosemary Clooney with a "Sentimental Journey" tribute to Evanston's own Doris Day. Performers and co-artistic directors Sarah Folsom & Matthew Umphreys join our Elaine Diehl to talk about their sophomore season and the two upcoming Doris Day performances: September 20 at Caffe Vivace in Walnut Hills and September 22 at Hamilton's Fitton Center.

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The ever-changing Cincinnati landscape of places to go and experiences to be had made a 2nd edition of 100 Things to Do in Cincinnati Before You Die inevitable. Local theatre critic and Around Cincinnati contributor Rick Pender is the author of both editions and he joins Brian O'Donnell to talk about what's new and what's gone in this updated version.

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As the celebration of King Records Month continues, Lee Hay has assembled a distinguished panel of organizers to discuss some upcoming events. Joining Lee are Sherry Glover Thompson, daughter of King Records legend Henry Glover; Darren Blase, co-owner of Shake It Records in Northside; and Christine Anderson, Associate Professor of History at Xavier University.

A free panel discussion, Syd Nathan & Henry Glover: Into the Light, is scheduled Sunday, 9/29 at 1:30pm in the Main Library downtown.  Panelists include moderator Christine Anderson, Darren Blase, Sherry Glover Thompson, and Steve Halper, Syd Nathan's nephew.

The Latest Novel From Troy, Ohio's Candace Ganger

Sep 13, 2019
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Troy, Ohio's Candace Ganger is ready to release her second novel, a young adult story of loss, mental illness, and tragedy. She's with our Barbara Gray to talk about Six Goodbyes We Never Said and her September 25 visit to Rookwood's Joseph Beth Booksellers.

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Bringing the art and voices of the people of Lebanon to the Queen City, the Kennedy Heights Arts Center is teaming with SOS Art for both an exhibit and festival in the coming weeks. Elaine Diehl welcomes Saad Ghosen (SOS Art) and Mallory Feltz (KHAC) into the studio to discuss Lebanon, the exhibit (which has a public opening reception on September 21) and festival (happening on October 5).

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Acclaimed visual artist Maira Kalman and her son, Alex, have recently written an engrossing book about Maira's mother, Sara Berman. Our Kelly Blewett is on the phone with both Maira and Alex to talk about Sara Berman's Closet.

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The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati has another season of productions with familiar names like Casper and Charlie Brown coming to the Taft Theatre and schools throughout the area. With a look at the 2019-20 season, Jim Stump is joined by Children's Theatre Marketing Director Krista Katona Pille.

Bobby Mackey Talks Music And His Haunted Honky Tonk

Aug 23, 2019
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Local country music legend and club owner Bobby Mackey is celebrating 41 years of his iconic, possibly haunted, country music honky tonk in Wilder, Kentucky. He's with our Elaine Diehl for some reminiscences and to talk about his latest single.

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Cincinnati is fortunate to have a wide range of food trucks and even a fresh flower truck. Now, thanks to Melanie Moore, The Book Bus is bringing a mobile book store to local events and neighborhoods. Jim Nolan finds out more about the inspiration behind this venture after a long career in teaching.

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They've taken and old movie theater and created a vibrant, westside theatre – that's Cincinnati Landmark Productions. Founder and Producing Artistic Director Tim Perrino is in the studio with Jim Stump for a preview of what's coming to the stage at the Covedale Center for the Performing Arts.

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Zachery Riggins, musician and business owner, is helping his alma mater, Cincinnati's Withrow High School, celebrate its 100th anniversary AND restore an arts curriculum long since abandoned. As he shares with our Elaine Diehl, the effort began in the spring with the Withrow Sounds Again! event.

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Book Review: Roberta Schultz reviews Maria Longworth Storer: From Music and Art to Popes and Presidents by Constance J. Moore and Nancy M. Broermann.

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Multiple Tony-award winning musical Fun Home will kick-off he 34th season at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati. For a preview of this regional premiere and the full 2019-20 ETC season, Artistic Director D. Lynn Meyers is in our studio for a conversation with Brian O'Donnell.

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