Mark Perzel http://wvxu.org en Behind-the-scenes of this year's LumenoCity http://wvxu.org/post/behind-scenes-years-lumenocity <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>The amazement that is <a href="http://lumenocity2014.com/"><strong>LumenoCity</strong></a> returns to <a href="http://washingtonpark.org/"><strong>Washington Park</strong></a> next weekend. The event was so successful last summer, this year it’'s been expanded to three performances, will include an all-new visual and music program by the <strong><a href="http://www.cincinnatisymphony.org">Cincinnati Symphony</a> and <a href="http://www.cincinnatipops.org/Home.php">Pops Orchestras</a></strong>, and provide multiple opportunities for audiences to watch, listen and experience. Joining us to explore what goes into the making of <strong>LumenoCity</strong> is <strong>Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestra</strong> Vice President of Communications <strong>Christopher Pinelo</strong>, along with <strong>Steve McGowan</strong> and <strong>Dan Reynolds</strong>. Their creative design and production company, <a href="https://www.facebook.com/BraveBerlin"><strong>Brave Berlin</strong></a>, creates the digital animations, choreographed to the music of the CSO, that are projected onto the&nbsp; front of <strong>Music Hall</strong>.</p><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:30:05 +0000 Mark Perzel 29623 at http://wvxu.org Behind-the-scenes of this year's LumenoCity Classical music is everywhere: commercials, cartoons, concert halls, city parks http://wvxu.org/post/classical-music-everywhere-commercials-cartoons-concert-halls-city-parks <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>For many, the enjoyment of <strong>classical music</strong> is part of everyday life. But there also many of us who have limited exposure to classical music, maybe an orchestra concert in the park, or at an event such as <a href="http://lumenocity2014.com/"><strong>LumenoCity</strong></a>. Over the last several years, performers, orchestras and music organizations have been trying new approaches to engage a much larger percentage of the public to listen, appreciate, and learn about the music of Tchaikovsky, Chopin, Bach, and other great composers. But if you’'re new to classical music and want to hear and learn more, where do you start? Joining us to answer that question is <strong>Laura Sabo</strong>, organizer of Classical Revolution Cincinnati; musician <strong>Heidi Yenney</strong>, who plays with <a href="http://collegiumcincinnati.org/" target="_blank">Collegium Cincinnati,</a> the <a href="http://www.ccocincinnati.org/" target="_blank">Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra</a>, <a href="http://concertnova.com/" target="_blank">concert;nova</a>, and the Amicus Chamber Players; and, <a href="http://www.wguc.org/"><strong>Classical 90.9 WGUC</strong></a> Music Director <strong>Jessica Lorey</strong>. Her blog, <a href="http://wgucmusicblog.blogspot.com/"><strong>Clef Notes</strong></a>, provides a nice forum for exploring the world of classical music.</p><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:30:00 +0000 Mark Perzel 29624 at http://wvxu.org Classical music is everywhere: commercials, cartoons, concert halls, city parks Our Nimble Lass - Cincinnati Magazine's fascinating story of a local 1930's burlesque performer http://wvxu.org/post/our-nimble-lass-cincinnati-magazines-fascinating-story-local-1930s-burlesque-performer <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>She was a local girl with big dreams who found a career in burlesque. After being alerted to an intriguing item for sale on eBay, a “1930's stripper/dancer scrapbook –in Cincinnati,” the editors at <strong>C<a href="http://www.cincinnatimagazine.com">incinnati Magazine</a></strong> pounced, bought the scrapbook, and went in search of the owner'’s story- Erma Kunkel, known as “<a href="http://www.cincinnatimagazine.com/features/2014/06/26/our-nimble-lass"><strong>Ermaine</strong></a><a href="http://www.cincinnatimagazine.com/features/2014/06/26/our-nimble-lass"><strong>, the Platinum-Haired Dansuese”</strong></a> in the 1930's’ world of burlesque. <a href="https://twitter.com/CincinnatiMag"><strong>Cincinnati Magazine</strong></a> Deputy Editor <a href="https://twitter.com/AB_Walters"><strong>Amanda Boyd Walters</strong></a> and Senior Editor <strong>RJ Smith</strong> talk with us about the unusual tale of a girl from Over-the-Rhine turned personality dancer.”</p><p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 08:00:10 +0000 Mark Perzel 29306 at http://wvxu.org Our Nimble Lass - Cincinnati Magazine's fascinating story of a local 1930's burlesque performer The NUMBERLYS - the new book from William Joyce, the man behind "Toy Story" http://wvxu.org/post/numberlys-new-book-william-joyce-man-behind-toy-story <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>He created the conceptual characters for the <strong>Disney/Pixar</strong>'s feature films <strong>Toy Story</strong> and <strong>A Bug's Life</strong>; he’'s an Academy and Emmy-award winner; and he has written and illustrated over fifty children's books. Now from <a href="http://www.williamjoyce.com/"><strong>William Joyce</strong></a>, co-founder of animation and visual effects studio <a href="http://moonbotstudios.com/the-numberlys/#.U629WaiwMT4"><strong>MOONBOT Studios</strong></a>, comes <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Numberlys-William-Joyce/dp/1442473436/ref=sr_1_1?tag=wvxuorg-20&amp;s=books&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1405604992&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=numberlys"><strong>The</strong> <strong>NUMBERLYS</strong></a>, the tale of a time when there were only numbers - orderly, dull, numbers. Until the book’'s heroes get to work and create letters, 26 beautiful letters, that bring wondrous things to the world. <strong>William Joyce</strong> talks about his work and latest book.</p><p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 08:00:05 +0000 Mark Perzel 29307 at http://wvxu.org The NUMBERLYS - the new book from William Joyce, the man behind "Toy Story" There will be dancin', and more, in the streets on July 19 for Cincy Summer Streets http://wvxu.org/post/there-will-be-dancin-and-more-streets-july-19-cincy-summer-streets <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><strong><a href="http://cincysummerstreets.org/" target="_blank">Cincy Summer Streets</a></strong> is a celebration of our largest public space - our city streets. Cincinnati will close-down traffic on two major roads on Saturday, July 19 - one on the east side of town, one on the west - to create a car-free space for everyone to play, run, walk, bike, skate, dance, create art, connect with their neighbors, and support local businesses. The two events are free, fun, and all are invited. To give us a preview of the events is <strong>Margy Waller</strong>, serendipity director with <a href="https://www.facebook.com/ArtsCincy"><strong>Art on the Streets</strong></a>, and <strong>Melissa McVay</strong>, <a href="http://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/dote"><strong>City of Cincinnati Department of Transportation &amp; Engineering</strong></a> Senior City Planner, and city liaison for bike programs.</p><p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Mark Perzel 29309 at http://wvxu.org There will be dancin', and more, in the streets on July 19 for Cincy Summer Streets