Rand Paul, Kentucky’s junior senator and a likely contender for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, pitched his ideas of economic and personal freedom to a polite but small crowd this morning at the National Urban League Conference.
Paul’s early morning speech, which lasted about 17 minutes, was seen as part of his continuing effort to reach out to minority voters, particularly African-Americans, in order to broaden the GOP voter base.
The amazement that is LumenoCity returns to Washington Park 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 Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestras, and provide multiple opportunities for audiences to watch, listen and experience. Joining us to explore what goes into the making of LumenoCity is Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestra Vice President of Communications Christopher Pinelo, along with Steve McGowan and Dan Reynolds. Their creative design and production company, Brave Berlin, creates the digital animations, choreographed to the music of the CSO, that are projected onto the front of Music Hall.
For many, the enjoyment of classical music 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 LumenoCity. 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 Laura Sabo, organizer of Classical Revolution Cincinnati; musician Heidi Yenney, who plays with Collegium Cincinnati, the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, concert;nova, and the Amicus Chamber Players; and, Classical 90.9 WGUC Music Director Jessica Lorey. Her blog, Clef Notes, provides a nice forum for exploring the world of classical music.
The 2014-15 season at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati will kick-off with the Tony Award-nominated musical Hands on a Hardbody and continue with a full schedule of regional premieres. ETC’s Producing Artistic Director D. Lynn Meyers previews the entire line-up with our Jim Stump.
The Cincinnati Museum Center at historic Union Terminal is currently exhibiting some of its world-class collection of invertebrate fossils from the Ordovician Period, called Cincinnati Under the Sea. Dr. Brenda Hunda, curator of invertebrate paleontology at the center, joins Robyn Carey-Allgeyer to talk about this collection and this particular period in our history.
Local writer Dorothy Weil recently released her newest novel, Love and Terror, and she joins Barbara Gray in the studio to talk about this story as well as her own family, including the fact her father and grandfather were both steamboat captains.
Cincinnati is fortunate to have several quality puppetry organizations and puppeteers living and performing in this area and, in some cases, nationwide. Jim Stump welcomes in to the studio Sean Mette from Madcap Puppets and Terrence Burke from Wump Mucket Puppets to talk about the art of puppetry as well as some upcoming public performances.