Around Cincinnati

Frank Johnson sits down with local jazz great Ed Moss to talk about his club, Schwartz’s Point, and the new CD from Ed Moss & The Society Jazz Orchestra, Back to Be-Bop.

Local artist Susan Byrnes, a recent recipient of a Cincinnati Art Ambassador Fellowship, has teamed with researchers from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center to combine art and science in her exhibit, Discover. She talks with our Jane Durrell about being an Art Ambassador, this collaboration, and the exhibit, currently on display at C-Link Gallery at the Brazee Street Studios.

Isaac Selya, founder and artistic director of the Queen City Chamber Opera, joins Anne Arenstein to discuss their upcoming production of Mozart: The Abduction from the Seraglio, happening March 13 and 15 at the Arts Center at Dunham.

If you’ve ever wondered what happened before the start of the classic book/play/musical Peter Pan, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park presents the Tony Award-winning play Peter and the Starcatcher, running through April 7. Our Rick Pender sat down with the show’s director and artistic director of the Playhouse, Blake Robison, for a conversation about this fun look at the classic tale.

One-time Cincinnati journalist Larry Nager is the man behind the upcoming PBS special Rock My Soul, a salute to the people, history, and influence of gospel music, featuring archival footage, interviews and new, live performances. Lee Hay recently spoke with Larry Nager about his love of gospel music and the process of bringing this special to life. (The special airs on KET2 on March 8 at 11:30pm and March 13 at 5:30pm and on CET Arts March 6 at 8:00pm.)

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