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Phil DeGreg's concert tonight at CCM has been postponed (email from him a few minutes ago):

I am really sorry to have to make this notification and to intrude into your email inbox, but due to the fact that the University of Cincinnati has officially closed today through midnight because of inclement weather, my retirement celebration concert at Patricia Corbett Theatre this evening has been cancelled. I hope that I will have the opportunity to reschedule it some time, and certainly will send out word.   Thanks for your support.   Phil DeGreg

Phil DeGreg is an acclaimed local jazz pianist and professor at UC’s CCM. For his upcoming Faculty Artist Series concert, he will feature all music he has written, performed by him and a group of talented guest artists. He talks about this free, one-night only event (Tuesday, February 17) with our Robyn Carey-Allgeyer.

David Lewis reviews author Candy Leonard’s latest book, Beatleness: How the Beatles and Their Fans Remade the World.

Andrew McCarthy is perhaps best known as an actor in several iconic films like St. Elmo’s Fire, Pretty in Pink and Weekend at Bernie’s. He is now an author, traveler and editor-at-large for National Geographic. His newest book is Journeys Home, a collaboration with other writers who dug into their past in search of their ancestry, and he joins our Barbara Gray by phone.

The historic Washington Platform restaurant in downtown Cincinnati will play host to a three-part speaker series/dining experience called Murder on the Menu, kicking off Thursday, February 19. Anne Arenstein learns more about these events that will pair creative menus with stories about Cincinnati’s criminal past from Jon Diebold, owner/chef of Washington Platform and Mike Morgan from Queen City History.

Ron Esposito talks with 1980 Xavier University alum and acclaimed musician Matt Venuti about his musical successes, being a touring musician and performing hang and gubal drums.

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