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Acclaimed singer/songwriter/bassist Meshell Ndegeocello, who along with a successful solo career has also worked with Herbie Hancock, John Mellencamp, The Rolling Stones, and others, is coming to Cincinnati's Memorial Hall on Friday, March 20. The three-time Grammy winner joins our Ron Esposito on the phone to talk about her music and career.

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One-time American Idol winner Ruben Studdard will be in concert at Memorial Hall in OTR on November 14 with his tribute to the late, great Luther Vandross. He recently spoke by phone with our contributor Yemi Oyediran about his life, career, and his interpretation of the classic Luther hits.

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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.

Cincinnati's women's choir MUSE is preparing for its next concert, She Don't Stop, happening November 17 at Memorial Hall

This week's edition of The Blues, Saturday, May 26th at 11pm, features interviews with three blues musicians:  Ben Levin, EG Kight, and Marcia Ball, plus songs by Trombone Shorty and Galactic who are coming to the PNC Pavilion in August.


Cincinnati's a popular stop for many nationally known blues artists, and we also are lucky to have so many talented musicians making Cincinnati their home.  So, I thought it'd be fun on this blues show, Saturday night, April 7th at 11pm, to spotlight musicians who have gigs booked here.

The first set begins with blues legend Buddy Guy followed by Walter Trout, Sonny Moorman who has an incredibly busy schedule, and Noah Hunt who's coming to the Ludlow Garage with Jason Dennie.

Mavis Staples is playing Memorial Hall and will probably sell out her April 20th show.  Also heard in the second set of The Blues are the Blind Boys of Alabama, Keb'Mo, and Taj Mahal.  And, the show ends with Todd Rundgren, Peter Frampton, and Steely Dan.