local specials

September will again celebrate the history and legacy of Cincinnati's King Records

Saturday, July 22 at 11:00 pm and Sunday, July 23 at 7:00 pm

Promoter Joe Santangelo tells his favorite stories about Aretha Franklin, Miles Davis, ZZ Top, Ray Charles, New Kids On The Block, Charlie Wilson, Dave Brubeck, the Grateful Dead and many more music superstars, while explaining how the Cincinnati Music Festival (July 27-29) evolved from the old Ohio Valley Jazz Festival at Crosley Field, Riverfront Stadium and Carthage Fairgrounds.

Produced by John Kiesewetter and Lee Hay.

Sunday, May 28 at 7:00 pm
Monday, May 29 at 1:00 pm

Sunday, May 28 marks the 40th anniversary of the devastating fire at the Beverly Hills Supper Club. Produced by Lee Hay and host John Kiesewetter, the special takes a look at the tragic event and its aftermath through conversations with people who were there, including former waiter Wayne Dammert whose story was told in the book, Inside the Beverly Hills Supper Club Fire written by Ron Elliott.

Here's a link to John Kiesewetter's blog about this special, too.

Update February 10, 2014: The Negro League Baseball Museum has organized a traveling exhibition entitled, “Shades of Greatness: Art Inspired by Negro Leagues Baseball.”  The exhibition is on display through March 12th at the art galleries at Sinclair Community College.