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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.

This year many nationally known musicians will be making stops in the Greater Cincinnati area.  Tours have already been booked at Memorial Hall, Riverbend, U.S. Bank Arena, and the Rose Music Center at The Heights. 

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra is also presenting their annual "Classical Roots" concert in honor of International Women's Day on Friday, March 8th at Music Hall.  And, country legend Mickey Gilley is bringing his Urban Cowboy Reunion Show to the Belterra Casino Resort on Saturday, March 9th with Johnny Lee.  

This week's blues show at 11pm, Saturday, August 18th, is a trip down the Mississippi to New Orleans, because Trombone Shorty's Voodoo Threauxdown tour is coming to PNC Pavilion Saturday night, August 25th.  

He's a guitar wizard, platinum-selling recording artist, former Cincinnati resident, and he's on his way back to town to perform on Thursday, June 21. 

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.


The Blues: 5.12.18 show

May 10, 2018

On this week's blues show, Saturday, May 12th at 11pm, we'll start off with a song from Tom Jones and Jeff Beck followed by the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band and Hugh Laurie.  The second set features Tom Waits, Delbert McClinton, Marcia Ball, and Ray Charles.  Irma Thomas starts off the third set along with Johnny Adams, Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi, and Terence Blanchard.



The Blues: 8.5.17 show

Aug 2, 2017

Marcia Ball and Shemekia Copeland start this week's edition of The Blues on Saturday, August 5th at 11pm. Both have won 2017 Living Blues awards.  We'll also hear from Leon Russell and Holly Cole in the first set. Holly Cole's song is from a tribute album of all Tom Waits-composed songs.

Saturday night, July 15th at 11pm on The Blues, the spotlight's on the Tedeschi Trucks Band who's bringing their "Wheels of Soul" tour to Riverbend on July 21st and the following night, July 22nd, up at the Rose Music Center at the Heights.  The tour also features the Woods Brothers and Hot Tuna on stage with them.

So, on this blues show, we'll start off with a song by Susan Tedeschi, "Back to the River."  After this, you'll hear a phone interview by Ron Esposito with Susan Tedeschi.  She talks about her Cincinnati connection and music career.  Ending this set will be two songs by the Tedeschi Trucks Band.

After that, there'll be three songs by the Wood Brothers, too, and three after that by Hot Tuna.  Hot Tuna of course features Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady from Jefferson Airplane.  Legends, indeed!  

There's a new book out about Cincinnati favorite Jimmy Buffett, who'll make his annual visit to Riverbend on July 8. 

The Blues: 7/1/17

Jun 26, 2017

This week's blues show begins with Sugar Ray and the great Jeannie & Jimmy Cheatham followed by Gene Harris and Al Green.  They're followed in the next set by Little Milton, Joan Armatrading, Eric Bibb and Chris Thomas King.  And, the third set features Buddy Guy & Junior Wells ( Paris in 1981), Ruth Brown, Laura Nyro, and Bobby McFerrin.

Upcoming concert dates:

7/21 - Tedeschi Trucks Band - Wood Brothers - Hot Tuna - Riverbend

7/25 - Amos Lee & Lake Street Drive - Riverbend

7/27-29 - Cincinnati Music Festival - Paul Brown Stadium

8/4 - Rod Stewart & Cyndi Lauper - Riverbend

The best-selling band Train is bringing their Play That Song tour with guests O.A.R. and Natasha Bedingfield to Riverbend Music Center this Tuesday night. 

He's an acclaimed solo artist and a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as one of the founding members of Traffic

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For the first time in three years, 98 Degrees will be touring this summer, starting Friday in Park City, Kansas.

The Blues: 6.18.16 show

Jun 15, 2016
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This week's show starts off with one of my favorites, Leon Russell's "A Song for You."  In the first set you'll also hear from Garland Jeffreys, Jonell Mosser and Gov't Mule.  The second set includes Lucinda Williams who's in Europe for most of her June and July shows this summer.

Kristin Chenoweth is an award-winning singer and actor, known for her work on Broadway, TV, and on concert stages around the world.

The Cincinnati Pops have a busy summer planned, featuring concerts with Kristin Chenoweth, Aretha Franklin and E.T. among others.

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They're getting the band back together.  Nick and Drew Lachey, Justin Jeffre and Jeff Timmons will tour as 98 Degrees this summer after a three year break.

Their My2K Tour will play 33 cities – including Cincinnati and Dayton – with O-Town (from the first season of MTV's "Making The Band" in 2000), girl group Dream and singer-songwriter Ryan Cabrera.

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A number of big band tunes are on this week's playlist of Swing with Bill Cartwright on Saturday, March 14th at 10pm.  Songs by some of the iconic big bands of the era will be heard including Benny Goodman, Stan Kenton, Les Brown, and Harry James.  Some of the famous vocalists who'll be heard are Eydie Gorme, Nancy Wilson, and Keely Smith. 

The Cincinnati Pops kick off their 30th summer at Riverbend on Saturday, June 7 with a program called Pops Orchestral Spectacular. Conductor John Morris Russell previews that and the full summer schedule in a conversation with our Brian O’Donnell.

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