Frank Johnson

Producer/Announcer

This year's annual Record Store Day, happening on April 21, is going big at Northside's Shake It Records

The Mid East Color Guard, Percussion and Winds Power Regionals will take place at Xavier University and Northern Kentucky University on March 24-25. 

For Black History Month: Frank Johnson has a preview of many of the events and activities that will be taking place at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in this conversation with Chris Miller, Manager of Program Initiatives. 

Local musical icon Adrian Belew, much to his surprise, is now part of a new band called Gizmodrome with former drummer for The Police, Stewart Copeland

The next concert in the Xavier University Jazz Series brings together some familiar names in jazz, combined into a supergroup called Hudson

Starting its 105th season, Cincinnati's Matinee Musicale presents intimate recitals by some of classical music's finest musicians and performers. 

Comic book collectors, writers, illustrators, vendors and celebrity guests like Ralph Macchio ("The Karate Kid"), Cary Elwes ("The Princess Bride") and John Ratzenberger ("Cheers," the "Toy Story" films) are all part of this year's Cincinnati Comic Expo, happening September 22-24. 

Man O'War: The Mostest Horse There Ever Was is the title of an exhibit at Lexington, Kentucky's International Museum of the Horse

Toy historian Gary Darna has created a digital catalog of toy collectibles, including those with local ties from Kenner and Hasbro

BLINK, coming to Cincinnati in October, is a community light festival that will happen throughout downtown, Over the Rhine and Findlay Market. 

Frank Johnson shares details on the Educational Theatre Association's JumpStart Theatre Showcase, featuring performances from six local high schools. 

The 10th anniversary of Record Store Day happens on Saturday, April 22. 

Not surprisingly, the Irish Heritage Center of Greater Cincinnati is gearing up for a very busy March. 

There is a lot happening at the Cincinnati Museum Center these days, including the restoration of its Union Terminal home and preparations for an upcoming blockbuster exhibit.

The community choral group Camerata is preparing to present its holiday concerts, titled Mary East & West, on December 10 and 11. 

The Covedale Center for the Performing Arts is presenting a brand-new, original holiday production entitled The Nights Before Christmas, about the man behind the famous poem. 

MYCincinnati, Price Hill’s youth orchestra, is celebrating 5 years of music, rehearsals, and public performances. 

The next production at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is the Tony Award-winning The Elephant Man by Bernard Pomerance. 

MYCincinnati, the music program for young people in Price Hill, has two exciting projects taking place, including a CD of lullabies recorded in collaboration with Hawaiian musicians. 

Former WVXU jazz producer Mike Spitz is now based in Los Angeles and is the co-author of a fascinating book celebrating great record stores around the country. 

Lumenocity, the unique marriage of light and music that has filled Washington Park and illuminated Music Hall the last few summers, will end its run indoors at the Taft Theatre in early August.

Wright State University trumpet professor Dan Zehringer has released his first classical solo album, Journeymen's Songs

Local artist Amy Yosmali is part of a creative exhibition presented by the Art on Vine gallery called A Car Show, featuring artwork inspired by automobiles.

When this year's May Festival concerts conclude, it will mark the end of James Conlon's 37 year run as music director. Maestro Conlon recently spoke to Frank Johnson by phone from Spain with some perspective and memories of his tenure with the May Festival.

2016 marks the 10th anniversary of National Record Store Day, a celebration of the local, unique independent shops around the country.

Starting April 15, the Constella Festival brings a diverse schedule or art and music back to an array of venues around the city.

Fans of the Star Trek franchise of movies and TV shows will enjoy the upcoming concert event at Music Hall, Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage.

The 2016 Cincinnati International Wine Festival is set for March 3-5 at the Duke Energy Convention Center, once again featuring hundreds of varieties of wines to sample, with all ticket proceeds supporting local non-profits, including Cincinnati Public Radio.

Stephanie Nash, the assistant conductor of the Vocal Arts Ensemble, joins Frank Johnson to talk about their February 5 concert called Brahms X2.

This year’s Linton Chamber Music Series kicks off on January 24 with the start of their celebration of Johannes Brahms.

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