Local News
12:24 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Rand Paul pitches his ideas to Urban League delegates

Sen. Rand Paul
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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.

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LumenoCity August 1-3
2:30 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Behind-the-scenes of this year's LumenoCity

LumenoCity in 2013

 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.

Enjoying Classical Music
2:30 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Classical music is everywhere: commercials, cartoons, concert halls, city parks

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  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.

Local Theater
1:00 am
Fri July 25, 2014

A look at the upcoming Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati season

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.

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Exhibit Review
1:00 am
Fri July 25, 2014

A review of the Cincinnati Silver: 1788-1940 exhibit at the Cincinnati Art Museum

One piece from the Cincinnati Silver exhibit

The Cincinnati Art Museum’s exhibit Cincinnati Silver: 1788-1940 celebrates the history in the production and trade of luxury silver wares. Jane Durrell has a review of this exhibit, which runs through September 7.

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Ordovician Period fossils
1:00 am
Fri July 25, 2014

All about the Cincinnati Under the Sea exhibit at the Cincinnati Museum Center

Ordovician diorama from Cincinnati Under the Sea exhibit at the Cincinnati Museum Center.

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.

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"Annie's Story"
1:00 am
Fri July 25, 2014

New novel in the Ellis Island series from author Cincy Thomson

Kelly Blewett interviews Ohio-based author Cindy Thomson, who has just released the newest historical fiction novel in her Ellis Island series, Annie’s Story.

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Local Author
1:00 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Dorothy Weil talks about her new novel, "Love and Terror"

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.

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The Big Screen
1:00 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Movie Review: Life Itself

Larry Thomas has a review of the newly released documentary about the last year of the life of film critic Roger Ebert, Life Itself.

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Puppets
1:00 am
Fri July 25, 2014

There's a busy puppet scene here in Cincinnati

(l-r) Terrence Burke (Wump Mucket Puppets); Jim Stump; Sean Mette (Madcap Puppets)

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.

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