The Cincinnati International Wine Festival runs March 6 through 8 at the Duke Energy Convention Center. The event promotes the wine industry while it raises funds for local charities. We talk with Festival Honorary Chair Leonardo LoCascio, founder and chairman of Winebow, Inc., and considered on of the most influential wine personalities of the last 20 years.
Hello Wine is an easy-to-read but informative guidebook for any newcomer to the world of wine. Author and Certified Sommelier Melanie Wagner's down-to-earth tone and comprehensive knowledge make learning about wine fun. Melanie Wagner talks about how she became a sommelier, and provides tips on how to approach your next bottle of wine.
George Clooney’s new movie, The Monuments Men, is based on a book by the same name by author Robert Edsel. Our Kelly Blewett has a review of the book about this unique art salvation mission during WWII.
Cincinnati will finally have its own Bach Festival, starting March 9 and running through the end of the month. The festival is being organized by the newly formed Collegium Cincinnati, led by Christopher Eanes, director of the Cincinnati Boychoir. He’s with Anne Arenstein to discuss the Bach Festival, including events, venues and performers.
Local artist Annie Ruth, founder of the Eye of the Artists Foundation, recently returned from a trip to Kenya – part of her Ministry of Art effort - where she worked on art projects with children in the impoverished country. She joins our Jane Durrell to talk about the trip, her foundation, and the many struggles faced by the poorest of the poor in African nations.
Liz Coley is an accomplished local author whose new young adult novel, Pretty Girl-13, is a haunting tale of a kidnapped teenaged girl who must reclaim and rebuild her life after 3 years in captivity. Barbara Gray spoke with the author about the research she put into this book and the reaction to it so far.
I’m guessing that, in the course of your movie-watching career, you have found yourself in the position of choosing a film even though it sounds totally illogical, perhaps even stupid, but yet turns out to be well done and incredibly entertaining. Such is the case with 3 Days to Kill. In some ways, it’s the typical action flick, but at the same time the atypical action flick.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend 20 minutes of vigorous activity three times per week. But a community health study finds Cincinnatians don't get nearly enough. Interact for Health and ArtsWave are partnering to try to fix that.
They're awarding $300,000 in grants to 21 agencies to provide active living programs. Interact for Health's Jaime Love says "Join the Fun" is all about getting people moving.