Arts http://wvxu.org en Local author Leah Stewart wins ArtsWave award http://wvxu.org/post/local-author-leah-stewart-wins-artswave-award <p><a href="http://www.theartswave.org/"><strong>ArtsWave</strong></a> announced today that Cincinnati author <strong>Leah Stewart</strong> will receive its 2014 <strong>Rosa F. and Samuel B. Sachs Fund Prize</strong>. The award, created to celebrate outstanding achievements in the arts, recognizes Stewart for her award-winning novels and contributions to Cincinnati's literary scene.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 14:36:11 +0000 Lee Hay 28932 at http://wvxu.org Local author Leah Stewart wins ArtsWave award Cincinnati Opera's next production is "Silent Night" http://wvxu.org/post/cincinnati-operas-next-production-silent-night <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.cincinnatiopera.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Cincinnati Opera</a></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is preparing for its first production of </span><a href="http://www.cincinnatiopera.org/performances/silent-night/" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Silent Night</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, based on the movie </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Joyeux Noel</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, recounting the story of WWI soldiers celebrating Christmas together in the midst of battle. Composer </span><a href="http://www.kevinputs.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Kevin Puts</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> tells our Anne Arenstein about this story and how he went about writing this, his first opera.</span></p><p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 05:00:25 +0000 Anne Arenstein 28495 at http://wvxu.org Cincinnati Opera's next production is "Silent Night" A preview of a new local production of "Next to Normal" http://wvxu.org/post/preview-new-local-production-next-normal <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jim Stump has a preview of the upcoming </span><a href="http://www.sunsetplayers.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Sunset Players</strong> </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">production of the award-winning musical </span><a href="http://www.sunsetplayers.org/#!current-production/cb3i" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Next to Normal</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> with the show’s director, Jerry </span>Yearout<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and lead performers Jen and </span>Jered<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Ryan.</span></p><p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 05:00:00 +0000 Jim Stump 28500 at http://wvxu.org A preview of a new local production of "Next to Normal" Congratulations to Cincinnati Shakespeare! http://wvxu.org/post/congratulations-cincinnati-shakespeare <p>Congratulations to Cincinnati Shakespeare Company which is one of 40 theatre companies in the country to receive a $25,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts as a participant in the <em>Shakespeare in American Communities</em> program!&nbsp; <em>Shakespeare in American Communities </em>introduces middle and high school students to the power of live theater and the masterpieces of William Shakespeare.</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 13:54:25 +0000 Lee Hay 28632 at http://wvxu.org Local playwright Thomas Atkinson part of New Works Festival in New Mexico http://wvxu.org/post/local-playwright-thomas-atkinson-part-new-works-festival-new-mexico <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Anderson Township author and playwright </span><a href="http://www.samuelfrench.com/author/100999/thomas-m-atkinson" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Thomas Atkinson</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> recently came in our studio to talk with Rick Pender about how his newest play, </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Battling the Ghost of Max Schmelling</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, was selected by the </span><a href="http://www.fusionabq.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>FUSION Theatre Co.</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of New Mexico to be showcased in their recently completed </span><a href="http://www.fusionabq.org/theseven.htm" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>New Works Festival.</strong></a></p><p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 05:00:25 +0000 Rick Pender 28345 at http://wvxu.org Local playwright Thomas Atkinson part of New Works Festival in New Mexico