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The second annual Bunbury Music Festival is ready to kick off three days of live music along the Cincinnati riverfront July 12, 13 and 14 with headliners Fun., MGMT, and The National. Jim Nolan is joined by festival founder and producer Bill Donabedian to discuss changes from year one and some of the other acts festival-goers will hear.

A profile of music great Stanley Jordan

Jul 5, 2013

He’s one of the most admired and prolific musicians working today. Though known as a jazz impresario, his musical interests are wide and his collaborators varied. Stanley Jordan was recently in town and came into our studio for an interview with Frank Johnson where they touched on topics ranging from Katy Perry to Debussy, mathematics to Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead.

Music and Fireworks

Jul 1, 2013

Independent producer Hans Anderson delivers a humorous piece about impressing the neighborhood with your fireworks on the Fourth of July, and Mark Perzel talks with  Conductor, J.R. Cassidy as the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra enters its 19th summer of making beautiful music and memorable  evenings  in the bandshell at Covington's Devou Park.

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Guitarist Stanley Jordan will present a music seminar entitled "Keys to Optimal Learning for Musicians" at The Blue Wisp Jazz Club on Monday, June 24th at 7pm.  The seminar is open to all people interested in music, regardless of instrument, style or playing ability.

Sylvain Archer: shop owner and musician

Jun 21, 2013
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Sylvain Archer is the owner of the Madisonville shop French Rendez-Vous during the day, but away from the store he’s an accomplished guitarist. He joins Robyn Carey-Allgeyer to discuss his new, all-French CD with his new group, French Axe, recorded in the Corbett Studio at Cincinnati Public Radio, and featuring other top local musicians Eric Sayer on bass, Rob Allgeyer on Hammond organ and accordion and Mark on drums.

A song from the newest CD, Soul Burst, from local musician Ron Esposito.

Student singers can apply for a choral scholar program

Jun 14, 2013

High school students looking to learn the fine art of choral singing are encouraged to apply for the Christ Church Cathedral’s choral scholar program. As Anne Arenstein learns from Stephan Casurella, the church’s music director, applications are due by June 30 for the 2013-14 season (September-May) and accepted students receive a monthly stipend for their participation.

Summertime version of Suits That Rock

Jun 14, 2013

They’re back! Suits That Rock, the successful fundraising concert for the The Carnegie in Covington returns with a summer themed event – SwimSuits That Rock – on June 22 and 29. Local business and civic leaders show off their true passion, music, by strapping on their guitars and beating their drums, all to support the children’s art education programs at The Carnegie. One of the rockers (and co-founder of this event), Fidelity Investments’ Kevin Canafax, joins Jim Stump with more information on the performers, the music, and the work of The Carnegie.

A song from country artist Billy Currington, who will be performing at the Kentucky Speedway prior to the Quaker State 400 race on June 29.

Carmon DeLeone's Big Band in concert

Jun 7, 2013

Carmon DeLeone, longtime music director of the Cincinnati Ballet, is also an exceptional jazz drummer, and he and his band, Carmon DeLeone and the New Studio Big Band, will be in concert at The Carnegie in Covington on June 13. He joins Robyn Carey-Allgeyer to talk about his love of big band music and the wide repertoire the audience will hear during the Old, New, Borrowed and Blue concert.

After a triumphant appearance with the Cincinnati Ballet in April, guitar virtuoso and former Cincinnatian Peter Frampton is coming back to town with a few of his friends: BB King and Sonny Landreth. They’ll be in concert at the PNC Pavilion on August 14 with a show called Frampton’s Guitar Circus Tour, and he spends a few minutes with Brian O’Donnell to talk about the music and these guitar legends.

Cincinnati Men's Chorus present "Loud & Proud"

Jun 7, 2013

One of the highlights of this year’s Cincinnati Pride Week will be the Cincinnati Men’s Chorus concert entitled Loud and Proud, taking place June 22 and 23 at the School for Creative and Performing Arts downtown. Artistic Director Casey Hayes is in the studio with our Jim Stump with details on this year’s program and the historical significance of this concert at gay rights.

Two acclaimed and sought-after touring and studio musicians, Bobby Fisher (guitar/songwriter) and Michael G. Ronstadt (cello/guitar/songwriter), have joined together to create a new and truly special CD entitled Ancient and Unending, and as they tell Lee Hay, it started as a musical idea that took creative scheduling and the help of some very talented friends to finally come to fruition.

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Tel-Aviv bassist Adam Ben Ezra is known worldwide as an upright bass virtuoso and composer. His longtime friend and manager Guy Dayan also helped established Ezra as a YouTuber. His YouTube videos have more than 4 million views.

Final Concerts for MUSE Director Catherine Roma

May 31, 2013

Catherine Roma, the long-time director of the women’s choir MUSE, joins Anne Arenstein to discuss her upcoming retirement, some highlights from her time leading MUSE, the incoming director, and what the audience can expect in her final two concerts on June 8 and 9.

Local folk-rock band Josh Eagle and the Harvest City will release their third CD on June 7 during a party at the Southgate House Revival. Josh Eagle joins Brian O’Donnell to talk about this CD and the release party, as well as the current make-up of the band.

NKU Faculty Jazz Ensemble's William Brian Hogg

May 24, 2013

The Northern Kentucky University Faculty Jazz Ensemble has released its debut CD, and our Frank Johnson talks with the co-producer of the project, Director of Jazz Studies/Assistant Professor of Saxophone William Brian Hogg.

Classical Revolution is a national movement to perform high-quality chamber music in non-traditional settings, in order to expose a new audience to this genre. Laura Sabo is the local Classical Revolution organizer, and she’s with our Jim Stump to talk about how the movement began and where Cincinnatians can hear a future performance.

The Modulators have been a popular band in Cincinnati for decades, and included this week, is a song from their 1991 Vivian’s Lounge CD.

Covington's Behringer Crawford Museum

May 10, 2013

Sitting at the top of Devou Park in Covington, the Behringer Crawford Museum chronicles the history and culture of Northern Kentucky. In addition to a variety of permanent and special exhibits, the Museum hosts a number of special events, none more popular than their summer music series. Laurie Risch, executive director of the museum, and Mark Schalchter, volunteer coordinator of Music@BCM, join Mark Perzel to share some of the upcoming music and displays visitors will be able to enjoy during the summer.

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