Jim Nolan

Interactive Communications Manager, Host of Local Exposure

Jim is a Northern Kentucky native and a father of three. In his spare time, Jim likes to read, play ice hockey and watch foreign films. He currently resides with his family on the East side of town.

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Covington, KY
5:16 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

Get Yer Con On at the 2014 Cincinnati Comicon

The 2014 Cincinnati Comicon - September 5-7 at The Northern Kentucky Convention Center

The 2014 Cincinnati Comicon returns to The Northern Kentucky Convention Center for another weekend of creative craziness.

Many amazing guests will be in attendance, including artists and creators from the world of comic books, graphic novels and illustration.  Some featured guests include Kelley Jones [Batman, Sandman], Hilary Barta [Spongebob, The Simpsons], Tony Millionaire [Maakies, Sock Monkey, God Hates Cartoons], Ryan Stegman [Amazing Spider-Man, Fantastic Four] and Tony Moore [The Walking Dead].

The Cincinnati Comicon will also showcase some amazing Lego constructions, that will impress kids of all ages.

To get better perspective on the world of a comic book creator, I met with Bruce Worden [Woodstalk, Good Night Keith Moon] and William Grapes [Girls of Ninja High School, Fyre Dragon].

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Album Review
7:00 am
Tue September 2, 2014

Mad Anthony: Sank for Days

Mad Anthony: Adam Flaig, Ringo Jones and Marc Sherlock
facebook.com/madanthonyband photo by Nikita Gross Photography

It's been just over 14 months since Cincinnati's heavy-duty rock band Mad Anthony was in a terrifying accident outside of Evansville, IN that brought their van, and their tour, to a screeching halt.

Guitar player Adam Flaig escaped with minor injuries while lead singer Ringo Jones suffered several head lacerations. Most affected by the collision was drummer Marc Sherlock who sustained a C-4 vertebrae fracture along with serious cuts and bruises and spent time in a cervical collar. The tour van was destroyed as was some of the band's equipment with Sherlock's drum kit taking the heaviest damage.

So what does a band do when they find themselves standing on the side of the road, wondering what just happened and considering themselves lucky to still be alive?

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Food Festival
4:47 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Asian Food Fest Comes to Washington Park

The 5th Annual Asian Food Festival is Sunday October 5th from 11am to 9pm in Washington Park.

Cincinnati's Asian Food Fest returns for its fifth year with a new location, new fun events and a new focus on more authentic cuisine.

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Live Event
1:27 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Cincinnati's 'Last Call' for Black 47

Black 47's tour in support of their final album 'Last Call' brings them to The Irish Heritage Center of Greater Cincinnati on October 9, 2014

In September, 2013 the seminal and beloved Irish rock band, Black 47, announced that they are calling it quits after 25 years of recording and performing.

In a statement about the band's breakup, lead singer Larry Kirwan wrote, "We just have a simple wish to finish up at the top our game after 25 years of relentless touring and, as always, on our own terms... Our goal now is to play another full year plus and dedicate all of those gigs to you who've supported us through thick and thin... We would like to say goodbye to you all personally and will make every effort to come play in your city, town, college, pub, club, performing arts center..."

This focused farewell tour will bring Black 47 to the Irish Heritage Center of Greater Cincinnati on Thursday October 9. "We are extremely fortunate to be included in their farewell tour," says Margaret McGurk, a supporter of the IHC.

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Album Review
7:00 am
Tue August 26, 2014

umin: clast

'clast' is the fourth full-length release from experimental art-musician, umin.
uminmusic.com

clast, as in iconoclast, is the name of the new album from Cincinnati's umin, and the title could not be more appropriate. 

The word 'clast' comes from the Greek klastos meaning broken -- and those familiar with umin's work will immediately recognize how poignant this title is. At first listen, the music feels hectic, agitated and, well, fragmented. This is because umin primarily composes his songs on the baritone ukulele. He then digitally samples, cuts, loops and stretches the pieces into a wild and immersive collage of sound. Even the song titles are often mere fragments of words.

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