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Rain may be in the forecast this weekend, but there's plenty to do around town inside and out. 

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Welcome to the WVXU "Do" List, a roundup of arts-focused events happening around the Tri-State we think public radio listeners may enjoy.

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Updated: Thursday, 10:00 a.m.

Welcome to the first-ever WVXU "Do" List, a roundup of arts-focused events happening around the Tri-State we think public radio listeners may enjoy making time for over the coming weekend. 

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Creativity is key for Cirque du Soleil as it transitions tent performances of "Corteo" to large arenas, as it does this weekend when the show comes to Cincinnati's U.S. Bank Arena.

The old way of doing it involved running underneath bleachers. That doesn't work in an arena, so Cirque du Soleil commissioned the building of a machine last year that solves the problem.

If all the world's a stage, Misty Copeland is a frequently featured performer. And as a classical dancer, Copeland is certainly comfortable in the spotlight.

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Cincinnati is replete with the arts, from museums to dance to theater to music. 

The massive renovations to Memorial Hall (next to Music Hall on Elm Street) are almost complete and the building will come alive starting Thanksgiving weekend. 

Celebrating 21 Years Of ArtWorks

Nov 11, 2016

ArtWorks, the creative arts organization behind many of the local murals, the famous Big Pig Gig, and which employs a cadre of young apprentices each summer, is celebrating its 21st anniversary this year. 

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ArtPlace America works to position arts and culture as an integral part of community planning and development to help strengthen the social, physical, and economic fabric of communities.

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While it may be a struggle for some older adults to to attend concerts, lectures and other art events, it doesn'’t mean they lose their passion for the arts. 

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Activities such as art walks for the visually impaired, porch caroling and community park parties make a neighborhood more vibrant. These projects and more have been made possible by Nano Grants, small grants of $250 given out by The Center for Great Neighborhoods of Covington. They are available to residents, students and workers for creative ideas that bring people together.

Just out on local newsstands is the first issue of Movers & Makers, the updated, redesigned and renamed publication once known as Express Cincinnati.

Cincy Summer Streets, a celebration of our largest public space - our streets - is back for its second year, bigger and better. This time around, Cincy Summer Streets will take place on two different dates, in two different parts of town, Northside and Over the Rhine, where streets will be closed-off to traffic to create a car-free space for everyone to play, run, walk, bike, skate, dance, create art, and connect with their neighbors.

  Located in Hamilton, Ohio, Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum has encouraged creativity and education since its founding in 1987. The park hosts a total of fifty-six outdoor sculptures by artists from around the world, and a ten-thousand square foot ancient history museum. The park is open year round, and offers several family-friendly activities. 

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The Cincinnati Symphony, Ballet, May Festival, CCM, most of the city’s major arts groups are joining members of the business community and heading to New York City for a week of performances and get-togethers. Cincy in NYC kicks off May 6, as Cincinnati struts its stuff in the Big Apple. Cincinnati Ballet Artistic Director & CEO Victoria Morgan, Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau Vice President for Communications & Strategic Development, Julie Calvert, and Trevor Hamilton, vice president of Economic Development with REDI Cincinnati, the regional economic development initiative directed by the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, talk about what went into the effort, and what New Yorkers can expect to see and hear from the Queen City.

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Founded in 1973, The School for Creative and Performing Arts provides students with top-notch academic instruction along with pre-professional training in the arts. More high-profile alumni include Sarah Jessica Parker, Carmen Electra, Drew and Nick Lachey. But SCPA graduates perform on TV, Broadway, and in movies, work as producers, editors and make-up artists, and find success in more “traditional” fields, as teachers, accountants, marketers and the like. The School for Creative and Performing Arts Principal, Steven Brokamp, and Artistic Director Dr. Isadore Rudnick join us to discuss the school and its history, as it prepares to celebrate its 40th anniversary.

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Cincinnati Conservatory of Music's Department of Dance marks a major milestone this spring as it celebrates its 50th anniversary. Dance graduates have performed with companies around the world. CCM Assistant Professor of Dance Michael Tevlin joins us to discuss the Dance program. Mr. Tevlin is also co-choreographer of CCM’s current production of “Giselle,” with performances tonight and tomorrow afternoon at Corbett Auditorium.

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  Did you get to hear and enjoy any of the amazing groups that performed in town during the 2012 World Choir Games? Well, now you have the opportunity to hear more great singing, as choirs from ten local corporations, and one wild card team, compete in CincySings, an ArtsWave event.

Visionaries + Voices is one of this area’s unique arts organizations, dedicated to showcasing and developing works from artists with a variety of disabilities. New programs are also allowing the artists to teach their talents to children and adults. Krista Gregory, exhibitions director, and Samantha Charek, educational outreach director, join Jane Durrell to talk about the wide-range of programs and events organized by V+V.

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The board of the Dayton arts organization Cityfolk has voted to dissolve the group. The unanimous vote comes five months after Cityfolk canceled its 2013-2014 season and the annual summer music festival.

In a release, the board says Cityfolk's assets will be transferred to the University of Dayton. Its records and files are being donated to Wright State's Special Collections and Archives.

Our decision was a difficult one, but the right one," says Cityfolk President Matt Dunn.

The group was founded in 1980 to present ethnic and traditional folk arts.

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Previewing the Kentucky Stage

Feb 22, 2013

Our Roberta Schultz previews the upcoming Kentucky Stage at the Kentucky Arts Council Market.


ArtsWave (formerly the Fine Arts Fund) is preparing to kick off their 2013 fundraising campaign, and that also means the start of this year’s three Saturdays of the Macy’s Arts Sampler. The Sampler is just that, a chance for people and families to get a taste of a wide variety of arts groups that call the Greater Cincinnati area home. Rebecca Bromels, the communications director for ArtWave, joins Mark Perzel in studio to talk about the Sampler events (the first Saturday of activities is February 9), this year’s campaign kick-off on Fountain Square on Friday, February 8, and the mission of ArtsWave in supporting arts organizations in our area.


Domestica Magazine

Jan 18, 2013

Perhaps you’ve noticed a new magazine around town. It’s glossy, visual and all about Cincinnati. Domestica is the brainchild of Rachel Kirkwood. She describes it as a new shelter and lifestyle magazine promoting local eateries, farms, boutiques and non-profits in the Cincinnati region. She got it up and running with a Kickstarter campaign, and now the January issue is on the stands. Mark Perzel welcomes Rachel Kirkwood to the studio to find out her inspiration for this magazine, and what future issues will hold.


A Poetry Reading from Saad Ghosen

Aug 12, 2012

Saad Ghosn reads a poem by Richard Hague,"Conduit," from the 2012 Book of Poems & Drawings on Peace & Justice

Believe it or not, the Cincy Blues Fest is celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year, with the event scheduled for August 10 and 11 at Sawyer Point. Mary Beth Weaver from the Cincy Blues Society talks with Lee Hay about this year’s anniversary event, some of the performers and how the Fest supports the efforts of the Society.