Music Hall http://wvxu.org en The Public to speak out on proposed icon tax http://wvxu.org/post/public-speak-out-proposed-icon-tax <p>If the group "<a href="http://saveouricons.org/" target="_blank">Save our Icons</a>" has its way, Hamilton County residents will be able to cast a ballot in November on a proposed 9-year 0.25% sales tax to pay for renovation of Music Hall and Union Terminal. It would&nbsp; raise the county sales tax to 7%.</p><p>The Cultural Facilities Task Force recommended the tax to fund the renovations estimated to be $331 million. Private money is also being raised. Hamilton County Commissioners have until August 6 to put the issue before voters.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Ann Thompson 29523 at http://wvxu.org The Public to speak out on proposed icon tax Why National Trust says Music Hall and Union Terminal should be preserved http://wvxu.org/post/why-national-trust-says-music-hall-and-union-terminal-should-be-preserved <p>The National Trust for Historic Preservation is expanding on why it took the unprecedented step of naming two buildings from the same city to its annual list of<a href="http://www.preservationnation.org/issues/11-most-endangered/about-america-s-11-most-endangered-historic-places.html#.U6mZTbGehu5" target="_blank"> Top 11 Most Endangered Historic Places</a>.</p><p>Vice President John Hildreth says the decision to name Music Hall and Union Terminal to the list was a "no-brainer."</p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 16:35:21 +0000 Tana Weingartner 28397 at http://wvxu.org Why National Trust says Music Hall and Union Terminal should be preserved County to consider quarter percent sales tax for Music Hall and Union Terminal repairs http://wvxu.org/post/county-consider-quarter-percent-sales-tax-music-hall-and-union-terminal-repairs <p>*Update: 6/24/2014&nbsp; Though not in writing, WVXU is told the Zoo has called Commission offices to rescind the request reported below.</p><p><strong>*Correction: Note the corrected time for the first public hearing.</strong></p><p></p><p></p><p>Hamilton County Commission chambers overflowed with supporters waving yellow signs Monday as the Cultural Facilities Task Force made its recommendations for fixing up Music Hall and Union Terminal.</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 20:47:10 +0000 Tana Weingartner 28364 at http://wvxu.org County to consider quarter percent sales tax for Music Hall and Union Terminal repairs A preview of the current Cincinnati Opera season with Artistic Director Evans Mirageas http://wvxu.org/post/preview-current-cincinnati-opera-season-artistic-director-evans-mirageas <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>A Spanish beauty spurns her lover; enemy soldiers celebrate Christmas Eve together on the Western Front during WW; a god tries to woo a young maiden; and a geisha falls in love with an American naval officer. It'’s the current season of the <a href="http://www.cincinnatiopera.com/"><strong>Cincinnati Opera</strong></a>, starting off with <strong>Carmen</strong>. <a href="http://www.evansmirageas.com"><strong>Evans Mirageas</strong></a>, the Harry T. Wilks Artistic Director of the <strong>Cincinnati Opera</strong>, joins us to share highlights of this season'’s offerings.</p><p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Mark Perzel 28156 at http://wvxu.org A preview of the current Cincinnati Opera season with Artistic Director Evans Mirageas Public to have say on how to fund repairs to iconic buildings http://wvxu.org/post/public-have-say-how-fund-repairs-iconic-buildings <p></p><p>Two public hearings have been set to discuss the possibility of a sales tax to fix up Union Terminal and Music Hall. But Hamilton County Commissioners say that doesn't mean a sales or property tax is a certainty.</p><p>A task force is reviewing funding options for repairing the aging landmarks. That group will present its recommendations June 23.</p><p>However, Commissioner Greg Hartmann says Wednesday was the last commission meeting before a state deadline to set public hearings ahead of the November election. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 16:55:32 +0000 Tana Weingartner 27881 at http://wvxu.org Public to have say on how to fund repairs to iconic buildings