Local artist Annie Ruth, founder of the Eye of the Artists Foundation, recently returned from a trip to Kenya – part of her Ministry of Art effort - where she worked on art projects with children in the impoverished country. She joins our Jane Durrell to talk about the trip, her foundation, and the many struggles faced by the poorest of the poor in African nations.
Diana, A Celebration, the touring exhibit of all things Lady Diana, Princess of Wales, is now open at the Cincinnati Museum Center. One of the centerpieces of the exhibit is Diana’s wedding dress from her marriage to Prince Charles. The official dress handlers, Nick Grossmark and Graeme Murton, talk by phone with our Jim Stump to discuss the exhibit, the dress, and the continued interest in the late Princess.
Possibly the most significant American oratorio of the late 20th century, John Adams’ “El Nino” will be performed by the University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music’s Philharmonia, Chamber Choir, Chorale and Cincinnati Children’s Choir on March 2. Anne Arenstein welcomes in studio Earl Rivers, who will conduct this oratorio, to share his thoughts on the challenges, instruments and written words that make the pieces magic.