Music

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Courtesty of Ohio State Fair

Ohio State Fair officials have announced this year's concert lineup, and it includes a mix of everything from classic rock and R&B to country and comedy. 

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Courtesy Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman

As an aspiring violinist, Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman landed what she thought would be her dream job with a professional ensemble in New York City.

After years of planning, the new Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Owensboro is inviting the public to celebrate the grand opening Saturday, Oct. 20 with a one-day music festival on the outdoor stage. The museum has moved from smaller quarters a few blocks away to the new waterfront home of bluegrass. 

This is what a typical day is bound to sound like at Owensboro’s new Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Carly Smith is the museum’s marketing director.

“It’s our Pickin’ Parlor. A lot of our guests happen to be pickers themselves. So we have some really nice instruments, above student level on the wall for them to grab and play.”‘ “So what’s here, available?”  “We have fiddles in all four sizes, quarter-size, half-size, three-quarter size, full size, a banjo, dobro, guitar, mandolin, couple more guitar and banjos and a bass.”  “So visitors can just come and sit down, somebody might be here?” “Absolutely, that’s the whole idea. We want to encourage people to make the music.”


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Cincinnati game developers are preparing to launch Match Point, an eSports-inspired party game, Thursday at 16-Bit Bar + Arcade. Not only is the team that created it local but so is the music composer who scored it, Jon Brennan. Increasingly, people are noticing these computer game composers and are finding their music on Spotify.

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As the sun sets on summer (unofficially, anyway) make the most of it by attending any one of this weekend's upcoming events, including everyone's favorite: Riverfest. 

Hamilton's Fitton Center for Creative Arts is celebrating its 25th Anniversary and preparing for the 2018-19 season. 

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Courtesy / Boon Vong

If life has felt like a circus lately, well, this weekend is about to replace that craziness with a little fun. 

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Courtesy Cincinnati Ballroom Classic

This weekend brings plenty of interesting ways to spend your time, including lots of last calls for special exhibits and events. 

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A few weeks ago we saw the weekend of the rock opera. It just so happens this weekend ushers in the weekend of the barbecue. 

Art and music have long been drivers for community development and there's a celebration of this coming to Price Hill on August 3 & 4. 

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The Cincinnati Music Festival, now in its 56th year, is expected to pump millions of dollars into the city's economy this weekend. The Cincinnati USA Visitor's & Convention Bureau estimates the 83,000 attendees, 80 percent of whom are from out of town, will spend $107 million.

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This may just be the Tri-State's most eclectic weekend yet—and that's a good thing. 

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Courtesy / Cincinnati Shakespeare Company

Temps are supposed to skyrocket into the mid-90s this weekend, but luckily there is no shortage of cool things to do around Greater Cincinnati. 

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Courtesy Cincinnati Art Museum

Just last week we were celebrating the official start of summer. This weekend, it's already July. 

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Yousuf Karsh, National Portrait Gallery / Courtesy Dayton Art Institute

Thursday ushered in the first official day of summer, and as if on cue, the Tri-State has plenty to do this weekend to help you kick off the season. 

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Courtesy Wine & Food Experience

This Sunday is Father's Day, and if you don't yet have plans, there's plenty to chose from this weekend around the Tri-State. 

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Rodgers and Hammerstein/YouTube / Screen grab

It's true our headline is ripped from a song title in the musical-turned-movie "Carousel," but it also is a fitting description of this weekend's happenings. 

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Provided / Ohio State Fair

The Ohio State Fair on Tuesday announced country singer Lee Brice as the final addition to its summer concert lineup, which also includes the Beach Boys, Reba McEntire, TLC and "Daily Show" host Trevor Noah. 

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Jim Nolan / WVXU

Wanting to bring outstanding independent music from local and national artists to more music lovers in the Greater Cincinnati community, Cincinnati Public Radio and Urban Artifact are teaming up to bring Radio Artifact to on-air digital subchannel 91.7 WVXU-HD2 starting at noon Tuesday, June 5, 2018.

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