Erin Foley is one of the country’s finest stand-up comedians and she’s bringing her new show, Lady with Pockets, to The Redmoor in Mt. Lookout on January 23. She spends a few minutes with our Jim Nolan discussing her career, the genesis of this new show, and some of the challenges of being a touring female comedian.
The Cincinnati Actor’s Studio is the longest year-round operating acting school in the Queen City. Founders Steve Francia and Bob Elkins are with Robyn Carey-Allgeyer to discuss their background, how the school began and what separates it from other similar programs. Bob also talks about his role as the DJ in the classic Sissy Spacek film, Coal Miner’s Daughter.
Leave it to the Coen Brothers to come up with a film full of colorful characters, although not always likeable, delicious dialogue, and a tale that may hold moral implications for many viewers. Such is their latest outing, Inside Llewyn Davis. The title character is an aspiring folk singer at the beginning of the folk singing renaissance in 1961. He started as one-half of a duo, which broke up, and now he’s trying for a solo career. Llewyn Davis is completely at loose ends. He’s on the outs with what’s left of his family, has no permanent address, and is getting nowhere fast with his chosen profession. He spends the film on a journey of discovery…but for what? Fame? Love? Or maybe just looking for himself, whoever that may be.
Greenacres in Indian Hill is unique in the diversity of programs it offers – from equine to horticulture to presenting concerts and offering a variety of education programs – it’s one of the area’s better kept secrets. Jane Durrell talks with Greenacres President Carter Randolph about the location, history and mission of the organization.
Michael Sharfe and Jim Leslie from the jazz ensemble Trio Pi are in the studio with our Frank Johnson to talk about their new CD, Straight Up Swingin’, and the upcoming release party at Washington Platform on January 12.