Local Exposure http://wvxu.org en Celebrate Local Flavors and Sounds at Taste of OTR http://wvxu.org/post/celebrate-local-flavors-and-sounds-taste-otr <p>On Saturday, July 26th, <strong><a href="http://tasteofotr.com" target="_blank">Taste of OTR</a></strong>&nbsp;returns to Cincinnati's Washington Park.</p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Taste of OTR&nbsp;</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">highlights&nbsp;the cuisine, culture and music of one of Cincinnati's most colorful neighborhoods. It&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">celebrates the cultural renaissance going on in the area while also recognizing that there is still work to be done.&nbsp;</span><em>Taste</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;also benefits </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.tendermerciesinc.org/" target="_blank">Tender Mercies</a></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a local&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">organization that works to provide housing solutions for homeless adults with mental illness.</span></p><p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:28:02 +0000 Jim Nolan 28982 at http://wvxu.org Celebrate Local Flavors and Sounds at Taste of OTR The Mitchells http://wvxu.org/post/mitchells <p>Delicate and crisp -- balancing electric guitar with banjo, cello and more eclectic instruments -- everything about <a href="http://themitchells.bandcamp.com/album/the-mitchells" target="_blank"><strong>The Mitchells'</strong>&nbsp;self-titled debut album</a> says indie-pop. <span style="line-height: 1.5;">The music is light and drifting and would play perfectly as the soundtrack to the next <strong>Marc Webb</strong>&nbsp;film. It is hard to listen to this album and not imagine yourself leaning out the car window and letting the wind push firmly against your outstretched palm.</span></p><p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 12:12:16 +0000 Jim Nolan 28204 at http://wvxu.org The Mitchells Celebrate Independents' Week http://wvxu.org/post/celebrate-independents-week <p>As we prepare for our long Independence Day weekend, it is good to take a moment this week to celebrate the independent businesses in our communities that&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">make Greater Cincinnati a better place to work, play, and live.</span></p><p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 20:41:51 +0000 Jim Nolan 28687 at http://wvxu.org Celebrate Independents' Week Elk Creek: Greenfield Project http://wvxu.org/post/elk-creek-greenfield-project <p>I have a message for those who enjoy listening to live music of any kind - and for those who book the venues that host such events - get to know&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://elkcreekmusic.com/" target="_blank">Elk Creek</a></strong>. They are a group of very talented musicians that make some exciting new music and they sound really, really good together.</p><p>The story of <strong>Elk Creek</strong> is one of reunion. <strong>Aaron Price</strong>&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">[vocals]</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, <strong>Jeremy Brown</strong>&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">[harmonica]</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and <strong>Brad Smith</strong>&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">[guitar]</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;all grew up together and used to play in band called&nbsp;</span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Hector </strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">who had a practice space</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;in Trenton, Ohio located on&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Elk Creek Road. </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two years ago when they 'got the band back together' they added&nbsp;</span><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Travis&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Estell</span></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong>on drums and <strong>Nick&nbsp;</strong></span><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Whittenburg</span></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;on bass. They quickly noticed that their sound, style and songwriting had all matured. The end result of this reunion is the 7-song EP entitled&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong><em>Greenfield Project</em></strong>.</span></p><p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Jim Nolan 28252 at http://wvxu.org Elk Creek: Greenfield Project Treasures 4 Charity Introduces Shopping for a Cause http://wvxu.org/post/treasures-4-charity-introduces-shopping-cause <p><strong><a href="http://www.treasures4charity.net/" target="_blank">Treasures 4 Charity</a></strong> is an upscale resale shop&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">located in East Walnut Hills where you can shop for&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">furniture and accessories and make a positive impact in your community at the same time.</span></p><p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 18:45:43 +0000 Jim Nolan 28440 at http://wvxu.org Treasures 4 Charity Introduces Shopping for a Cause