Phil Nuxhall

Fred Straub photo provided by Cincinnati Enquirer

I had fun interviewing Beatles fans who attended the Beatles Crosley Field concert in 1966 and Beatles experts for a two-hour radio special airing 8-10 p.m. this Saturday on WVXU-FM (91.7), WMUB-FM (88.5) and wvxu.org.

Tune in "The Beatles: 50th Anniversary Of The Concert At Crosley Field Radio Special," and you'll hear great  stories about how the concert almost didn't happen (after the Saturday night rain-out), why promoters lost money (the only time in Beatles history, they say) and what it was like at Crosley Field that day.

For the 11th straight year, Lee Hay has assembled some of the best local musicians and contributors to celebrate the season in word and music.

Whether you believe in ghosts, spirits and the supernatural or not, you would probably agree there are places in Greater Cincinnati where most of us would prefer not to spend the night alone. Haunted, maybe, unnerving in the dark, definitely. Here to shed some light on places around town rumored to he home to an other-worldly presence are Phil Nuxhall, historian, author and tour coordinator at Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum; Scott Santangelo, director of operations at Music Hall; and Rick Fenbers, who investigates rumors of supernatural activities around town and reports them on his website, Creepy Cincinnati. Are there any local sites you believe are haunted?

Phil Nuxhall: Stories in the Grove

Oct 10, 2014

Phil Nuxhall, official historian for Cincinnati’s Spring Grove Cemetery, followed up his successful photography book, Beauty in the Grove: Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum, with Stories in the Grove - 115 of his favorite stories from the second largest cemetery in the country.  Nuxhall's collection includes tales of Wild Bill Hickok's wife, the man who changed Doris Kappelhoff's name to Doris Day, Babe Ruth's manager, the inventor of the oven window, and more. 

Phil Nuxhall is the official historian for Cincinnati’s Spring Grove Cemetery, the second largest in the country and the resting place for many famous local and national names. He’s written a book about some of the history of Spring Grove, Stories in the Grove, and Brian O’Donnell talks with him about some of those stories.