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Two major anniversaries will converge on the campus of the University of Cincinnati when the College-Conservatory of Music celebrates its 150th year and the 100th birthday of acclaimed composer Leonard Bernstein during the 2018 Spring Semester. 

Elaine Diehl sat down with two folks from Buddy Roger's Music who dropped by the studio this morning to talk about their two days of clinics coming up on Saturday, December 16th and Sunday, December 17th at their showroom in North College Hill.

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Why did North Bend native Sydney Benter leave hometown WKRC-TVfor Austin, Texas?

Because success came too fast. Again.

He's a Cincinnati native and one of the most acclaimed jazz musicians of this era. 

He's got a new CD (Open Book) and memoir (Good Things Happen Slowly: A Life In and Out of Jazz), and will be back in his hometown for the upcoming Books by the Banks Cincinnati Regional Book Festival on October 28. Fred Hersch joins our Ron Esposito to talk about his life, his health and his music.

Aspiring and experienced playwrights are again invited to an intense week of workshops and conversations at the CCM Summer Playwrights Conference

Friday, January 20 marks the annual return of one of the most popular arts events on the calendar, the UC College – Conservatory of Music Moveable Feast

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Who'da thunk it? Be honest, how many of you thought Jerry Springer's daytime talk show, which premiered Sept. 30, 1991, on five TV stations, would last long enough to mark its 25th anniversary today.

Not me. I was recently reminded that when I reviewed the premiere, I recommended that Jerry not give up his "desk job" anchoring WLWT-TV's news.

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Kids are back in school, and the Music Professor is back on the radio.

Jim LaBarbara, known as the Music Professor for nearly three decades on WLW-AM and WGRR-FM, now can be heard 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Classic Country WNKR-FM (106.7) and streamed  at 1067wnkr.

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A couple of things to know about WKRC-TV's Rich Jaffe -- and what made him one of the city's best TV reporters -- before he retires Wednesday:

HE STARTED AS A PHOTOGRAPHER: Jaffe first worked in television at WLWT-TV as a photographer, so he knows how to tell a story in words and pictures. Jaffe also shot news at WKRC-TV in the mid 1970s, often paired with Howard Ain. He left Channel 12 just before the 1977 Beverly Hills Supper Club story.

The Cincinnati World Piano Competition will celebrate its 60th anniversary with a dynamic concert on Saturday, July 30 at the University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music

The Broadway show American Idiot, based on the album of the same name by rock group Green Day, gets its first local production at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music starting March 3.

Kevin McCollum is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music who has gone on to great success as a Broadway producer (Rent, Avenue Q, In the Heights, Something Rotten, Hand to God).

One of playwright Eugene O’Neill’s rare comedies, Ah, Wilderness, is coming to the stage at UC College-Conservatory of Music.

With a combined cast of faculty and students, the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Orchestra Series will present Richard Strauss’ opera Salome on Friday, January 29.

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How did Delhi Township native Diana Maria Riva get the role of Mimi, the costume designer on Eva Longoria’s “Telenovela” (8:30 p.m. Mondays, Channel 5, NBC).

Longoria, an executive producer, invited Riva to talk about the role when the former “Desperate Housewives” star was putting together the half-hour comedy about the star of a popular Spanish-language soap opera (Longoria) who doesn’t speak Spanish.

“I had never worked with her or met her. She asked me to come in and meet with her for this role," Riva says.

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