It’s growing very close to the serious running season, and there’s a new run on the horizon that’s part of a newly dubbed Christian Moerlein Beer Series and part of the ever-growing Flying Pig Marathonevents. The new Bockfest 5K will be part of the annual Over the Rhine beer festival. Iris Simpson Bush from the Flying Pig Marathon is in The Front Row with Betsy Ross to talk about all three stages of the Beer Series, some additions to the Flying Pig, and the promotion of healthy lifestyles for people of all ages.
Cincinnati has always been fertile ground for amazing choral music, starting with the May Festival, Vocal Arts Ensemble and, now, a unique chorus that offers young professionals in our area not only a chance to sing, but to be involved in our community and meet new people. KellyAnn Nelson, the founder and director of the Young Professionals’ Choral Collective(yp/CC) is in the studio with Mark Perzel to talk about how the group started, what its mission is, and their upcoming Black & Blues Gala on February 16.
The February issue of Cincinnati Magazine has a fascinating look at the growing number of people in the area who are creating, designing, building, and crafting goods and using internet sites like Etsy to sell them. Not only is the number higher than you’d think, but the variety in goods being sold is impressive: wooden furniture to handmade bicycles to specially created blue jeans. Amy Brownlee, the associate managing editor for the magazine, joins Mark Perzel to talk about the genesis for this article and what surprises they discovered when they set out to compile the list.