Cincinnati Music Hall

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On May 1, 1877, construction began on Cincinnati’s Music Hall.  Now, 138 years later, the effort to renovate and restore the landmark received a large gift.

Edyth Lindner and the American Financial Group have pledged $10 million toward the estimated $125 million price tag.

The donation from Lindner and American Financial puts the fundraising effort within $10 million of the goal, according to Steve Leeper, president of 3CDC, a partner in the project.

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Work continues to complete the funding puzzle to renovate Cincinnati's Music Hall.  

3CDC is helping with the project.  President Steve Leeper spoke to city council's Economic Growth and Infrastructure Committee Tuesday.  The plan has a price tag of $123 million and right now there is about a $20 million hole.

The annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day program, presented by the local MLK Coaltion, happens Monday, January 19 at Music Hall. Joining Jim Stump to talk about the arts components in this year’s program are Michael Burnham (spoken word) and Steve Milloy (director/conductor of the MLK Coalition Chorale.)

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Whether you believe in ghosts, spirits and the supernatural or not, you would probably agree there are places in Greater Cincinnati where most of us would prefer not to spend the night alone. Haunted, maybe, unnerving in the dark, definitely. Here to shed some light on places around town rumored to he home to an other-worldly presence are Phil Nuxhall, historian, author and tour coordinator at Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum; Scott Santangelo, director of operations at Music Hall; and Rick Fenbers, who investigates rumors of supernatural activities around town and reports them on his website, Creepy Cincinnati. Are there any local sites you believe are haunted?

Members of Cincinnati Museum Center Board of Trustees are endorsing a five year, quarter-cent sales tax proposal placed on the ballot by the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners.  The group made the announcement Friday morning during a press conference.

The $170 million issue will make repairs to Union Terminal.  

LUMENOCITY Live Webcast

Aug 2, 2014
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LUMENOCITY returns for three magical nights!

On Friday, Saturday & Sunday, Aug. 1-3, Cincinnati's Washington Park will be the site for great music, stunning new animations, an all-new LUMENOCITY Village, and a few surprises.

 The amazement that is LumenoCity returns to Washington Park next weekend. The event was so successful last summer, this year it’'s been expanded to three performances, will include an all-new visual and music program by the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestras, and provide multiple opportunities for audiences to watch, listen and experience. Joining us to explore what goes into the making of LumenoCity is Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestra Vice President of Communications Christopher Pinelo, along with Steve McGowan and Dan Reynolds. Their creative design and production company, Brave Berlin, creates the digital animations, choreographed to the music of the CSO, that are projected onto the  front of Music Hall.

Tickets, including VIP tickets which include an invitation to a post-show reception with the cast, are still available through the Cincinnati Arts Association. Call 513-621-ARTS or visit their website: http://www.cincinnatiarts.org/index.jsp?eventDetail=1&event_id=1419

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On October 27, Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses, comes to Cincinnati's Music Hall for one night only.

Now touring the United States and Canada, Symphony of the Goddesses brings Zelda fans and symphony goers alike an entirely new and exciting multimedia experience that honors over 25 years of the classic video game franchise The Legend of Zelda.

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