Brian O'Donnell http://wvxu.org en Local man writes about his service during the Vietnam War in "Welcome to the Nam" http://wvxu.org/post/local-man-writes-about-his-service-during-vietnam-war-welcome-nam <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Possibly a first for </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Around Cincinnati</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">: our interview with local author and Vietnam veteran </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Rod Jordan</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has a surprise ending. His book,</span><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Welcome-Nam-Rod-Jordan/dp/1493187082/ref=sr_1_1?tag=wvxuorg-20&amp;s=books&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1402941305&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=welcome+to+the+nam" style="line-height: 1.5;"> <strong>Welcome to the Nam</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, talks about his time in country as a grunt in the Marines and how the death and devastation he witnessed has stuck with him his entire life. Brian O’Donnell talks with the author about why he finally decided to write the book, and sets up the final surprise.</span></p><p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 05:00:30 +0000 Brian O'Donnell 28344 at http://wvxu.org Local man writes about his service during the Vietnam War in "Welcome to the Nam" Our Cincinnati Pops prepare for this summer's concerts http://wvxu.org/post/our-cincinnati-pops-prepare-summers-concerts <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span><a href="http://www.cincinnatipops.org/Home.php" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Cincinnati Pops</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> kick off their </span>30<sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> summer at </span><a href="http://www.riverbend.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Riverbend</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> on Saturday, June 7 with a program called </span><a href="http://www.cincinnatisymphony.org/zurb/1415_rball.htm" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Pops Orchestral Spectacular</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Conductor </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">John Morris Russell</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> previews that and the full summer schedule in a conversation with our Brian O’Donnell.</span></p><p> Fri, 30 May 2014 05:00:30 +0000 Brian O'Donnell 27279 at http://wvxu.org Our Cincinnati Pops prepare for this summer's concerts Celebrating 50 years with Maestro Carmon DeLeone at The Carnegie http://wvxu.org/post/celebrating-50-years-maestro-carmon-deleone-carnegie <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">He’s been a conductor in the Greater Cincinnati area for 50 years. Currently he is music director for the </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Cincinnati Ballet</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Middletown (OH) Symphony</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Conductor Laureate of the </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. He’s </span><a href="https://www.cballet.org/about/cdeleone" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Carmon DeLeone</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and his half-century will be feted on May 22 at </span><a href="http://www.thecarnegie.com/inconcert.php" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>The Carnegie</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> with special guest, Broadway veteran and Covington native </span><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Roy_Reams" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Lee Roy Reams</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Brian O’Donnell speaks with the maestro about his long career and his unending love of music.</span></p><p> Fri, 16 May 2014 05:00:30 +0000 Brian O'Donnell 26653 at http://wvxu.org Celebrating 50 years with Maestro Carmon DeLeone at The Carnegie Peter Frampton in concert on June 22 at The Shoe http://wvxu.org/post/peter-frampton-concert-june-22-shoe <p>Music legend and former Cincinnati resident <a href="http://www.frampton.com/"><strong>Peter Frampton</strong></a> is coming back to town for a concert appearance at the <a href="http://www.horseshoecincinnati.com/shows/peter-frampton-and-the-doobie-brothers.html#.U1kfRKLdCJk"><strong>Horseshoe Casino</strong></a> on June 22. He’s on the phone with our Brian O’Donnell to talk about the tour with the <strong>Doobie Brothers</strong>, the upcoming release of the music he wrote for the <strong>Cincinnati Ballet</strong>, and a new <strong>Humble Pie</strong> box set.</p><p> Fri, 02 May 2014 05:00:25 +0000 Brian O'Donnell 26090 at http://wvxu.org Peter Frampton in concert on June 22 at The Shoe Phil Nuxhall talks about his new book, "Stories in the Grove" http://wvxu.org/post/phil-nuxhall-talks-about-his-new-book-stories-grove <p><strong>Phil Nuxhall</strong> is the official historian for Cincinnati’s <strong>Spring Grove Cemetery</strong>, 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, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Stories-Grove-Phil-Nuxhall/dp/1939710081/ref=sr_1_1?tag=wvxuorg-20&amp;s=books&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1397138939&amp;sr=1-1"><strong>Stories in the Grove</strong></a>, and Brian O’Donnell talks with him about some of those stories.</p><p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 05:00:40 +0000 Brian O'Donnell 25501 at http://wvxu.org Phil Nuxhall talks about his new book, "Stories in the Grove"