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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Compassion Games
11:02 am
Fri August 30, 2013

Cincinnati Fights for Survival of the Kindest

Jeremy Bilby and Diane Wright of Compassionate Cincinati

For 11 days starting this September 11th, Cincinnati will be one of several cities competing in The Compassion Games.  The games are an outreach program by the Charter for Compassion, a worldwide network whose goal is to advance the spirit and practice of the Golden Rule, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."

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Album Review
9:00 am
Tue August 27, 2013

The Guitars: Higher Action

The album Higher Action by The Guitars is a time machine upholstered in crushed red velvet and fine Corinthian leather.  Every note, every verse and every track is perfectly crafted to wrap you in luxurious comfort and style.

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September 26-28
1:30 am
Fri August 23, 2013

MidPoint Music Festival gearing up for 12th year

Now celebrating its 12th year, the MidPoint Music Festival returns to venues around Cincinnati September 26-28. Dan McCabe, the festival’s executive producer for the last six years, joins our Jim Nolan to preview this year’s event and highlights some of the musicians who will be performing including headliner Shuggie Otis.

Album Review
7:00 am
Thu August 22, 2013

Smoke Signals... The Collapse

Smoke Signals... guiding you through The Collapse
Credit Smoke Signals... Facebook page

I was fortunate to stumble upon the band Smoke Signals... recently at The Southgate House Revival.

The Newport-based trio played in the Lounge – the smallest of the three stages – and they immediately filled the room to capacity with exuberant fans, curious onlookers like me, and an unearthly powerful sound.  As soon as their set was finished, I made a beeline to the merch table and picked up a copy of their 6-song CD, The Collapse.

The songs on The Collapse read like a post-apocalyptic diary written by those left behind after the cataclysm, but who have still been deeply affected by something much bigger and scarier than themselves.  The tracks are punctuated by bits of radio static or odd recorded clips that seem to cry out “Is there anybody out there?

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Covington, KY
3:54 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

The London Police Invade Northern KY

Bob Gibson and Chaz Barrison of The London Police hard at work on thier mural inside CVG

Greater Cincinnati has been synonymous with murals for generations. 

In 1932, Winold Reiss created 23 towering mosaics for Union Terminal -- though 14 of them have since been moved to the airport for preservation.

One of Cincinnati’s most iconic pieces of art is the mural for the Terrace Plaza Hotel, created in 1947 by Joan Miro -- that now sits across from the Terrace Café in the Cincinnati Art Museum.

Cincinnati’s own ArtWorks has been decorating facades and exterior canvases since 1996.

In 2010 muralist Shepard Fairey plastered his imagery – quite literally – all around town. 

And just last March, Irish artist Maser’s mural “Get Up” was installed on the side of a building on Pendleton St.

Now, the London Police are back in town.

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