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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 Whispering Beard Folk Festival, celebrating its 12th year, is leaving the communal atmosphere of Friendship, Indiana for the big city party vibe of Cincinnati's Smale Park. With a preview of all the music and fun that will happen along the river August 22-24, organizer Catfish Washbordio is with our music contributor Elaine Diehl.

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A celebration of Native American music and culture is coming to Springboro's Patricia Allen Park on August 24-25. Organizer and performer Douglas Blue Feather previews this year's Ohio Valley Indigenous Music Festival during this conversation with Ron Esposito.

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Bestselling singer/songwriter Melissa Etheridge is in concert at the Taft Theatre on August 19, but first she's on the phone with our Elaine Diehl for a wide-ranging conversation. She talks about how she stays positive after all these years on the road, her various albums, and how much her show experience has changed since her 1988 debut.

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Otis Williams is the founding, and only surviving, member of the original, legendary, super-group The Temptations. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees are currently on tour with The Righteous Brothers and will be in concert at Cincinnati's PNC Pavilion on Friday, July 26. Elaine Diehl had the chance to speak with Otis Williams about the history, music, and legacy of The Temptations.

Celebrating Independence Day With The Cincinnati Pops

Jun 21, 2019
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For many, July 4th wouldn't be the same without a trip to Riverbend Music Center for the annual Cincinnati Pops Red, White and BOOM! concert and fireworks. Joining Anne Arenstein with a preview of that concert and a look ahead at the Pops' 2019-20 season is Conductor John Morris Russell.

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Banjoist/composer/bandleader Bela Fleck has reconvened his world famous Flecktones for a new album and tour. They will appear at Cincinnati's Taft Theatre on June 30, but first he's on the phone with Elaine Diehl with details of their 30th anniversary and getting the band back together.

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A new date, a new location, but the same quality blues return to the Cincinnati riverfront on July 13 when this year's Cincy Blues Fest takes over the Schmidlapp Lawn next to Moerlein Lager House at The Banks

One of the area's most popular fundraising concerts returns to The Carnegie in Covington when Suits That Rock takes the stage on June 22 and 29. 

Sherrie Maricle and the DIVA Jazz Orchestra will be performing at Walnut Hills High School on Friday, April 13 as part of the inaugural We Create Jazz Festival.

He's the Paul in St. Paul & The Broken Bones, the dynamic retro soul band coming to the Taft Theatre on February 21. 

Albert Lee is one of the most respected and renowned guitarists in music history, having worked with The Everly Brothers, Eric Clapton, Emmylou Harris, and The Crickets over his storied career. 

The music continues in Walnut Hills at one of the area's newest jazz venues, Caffe Vivace.

This year's Music on the Avenue series in Bellevue, Kentucky will feature 5 Friday nights of musical performances ranging from bluegrass to jazz to classical to choral. 

We Banjo 3, creators of what they call Celtgrass (Celtic and bluegrass), return to the area for a concert at Ludlow Garage on January 23. 

He is best-known as lead singer and merrymaker-in-chief for Cincinnati rockers The Menus, but Tim Goldrainer is equally at home with Sinatra, Martin, Crosby and Nat King Cole in his other band, Curly & the Q-Balls

The Music Of Rosemary Clooney Coming To The Carnegie

Nov 30, 2018

The life and music of music legend Rosemary Clooney will be celebrated by Queen City Cabaret at The Carnegie in Covington on Sunday, December 9. 

Trevor Kroeger is the new musical director for Cincinnati Camerata community chorus, and he's preparing the singers for their holiday sacred music concerts on December 1 and 2. 

Coffee And Jazz Under One Roof In Walnut Hills

Nov 16, 2018

Opened earlier this year, Caffe Vivace in Walnut Hills has two distinct personalities, depending on the time of day. 

The Cincinnati Jazz Hall of Fame will host a fundraising concert on November 14 to support their educational programs. 

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