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On October 28 and 29, the design and architecture show DesignBuildCincy returns, appropriately, to the newly-renovated Music Hall. The show is for professionals as well as anyone looking for ideas to add creativity, interest and function to their own living and work spaces.

Jazz, gospel and singers from a dozen African American church choirs raising their voices are all part of the upcoming Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra concert called Come Together

Enjoy A Play With Your Lunch At Memorial Hall

Mar 31, 2017

Memorial Hall has a new, creative way to spend your lunch hour. Play With Your Lunch is a series featuring local actors, short plays and lunch and director Herb Duval has more details in this conversation with Jim Stump.

Pink Martini Is Coming To Memorial Hall

Mar 3, 2017

Known for their eclectic playlist and occasional guest appearances by Ari Shapiro from NPR, Pink Martini is the "little orchestra" from Portland, Oregon that has been entertaining audiences for more than 20 years. 

The new year promises a full slate of unique programming at the newly renovated Memorial Hall in Over the Rhine. 

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Renovations at Cincinnati's Memorial Hall are complete. The historic concert and event hall underwent an $11 million update including new flooring, expanded theater and catering spaces, technology upgrades, and the addition of a modern air conditioning system.

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. 

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From new amenities to improved access, many arts venues around town are getting major makeovers. Starting in June, Music Hall will be closed for the most detailed renovation in its nearly 140-year history. Memorial Hall closed last May and is currently under renovation. Over-the-Rhine is also getting a new theater on the corner of 12th and Elm streets.

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The cost to renovate Memorial Hall is higher than estimated.  Sara Bedinghaus of 3CDC says the contractor bids were $3 million more than expected.

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Memorial Hall can sometimes be overshadowed by Music Hall.  But like its larger next-door neighbor in Over-the-Rhine, the performance space is also about to be updated.

Hamilton County Commissioner Chris Monzel isn't ready to give up on the idea of turning part of the former Mercy Mt. Airy hospital into a new crime lab.

Last week, commission president Greg Hartmann said a vote was likely soon and indicated it didn't look promising.

Monzel says he's trying to find a public/private partnership to make it happen.

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Update: 02/04/2015

Over-the-Rhine's historic Memorial Hall is ready to undergo major renovations. Hamilton County Commissioners today agreed to enter a development agreement with 3CDC to update and operate the 600-seat performance hall.

All three commissioners voted 'yes' on the project, which includes a $1.5 million contribution from the county.

 

Original post date: 02/02/2015 3:27 p.m.

Memorial Hall in Over-the-Rhine is poised to undergo renovations if Hamilton County Commissioners sign off on the project.

The second year of Memorial Hall’s Signature Series events kicks off on November 14 with their Broadway & Bordeaux evening of red wine and CCM alum and Broadway superstar Faith Prince. Memorial Hall’s Board Chair Bill Baumann and Board Member Tim Swallow join Ron Esposito with details on all the offerings in this series.

Anne Arenstein has a preview of the fall concert from the women’s chorus MUSE in a conversation with the group’s artistic director, Rhonda Juliano. The concert, Unresolved, happens on November 22 at Memorial Hall with special guests, the Cincinnati Collaborative Ringing Project.

Memorial Hall will present their Signature Series "Simply Swinging" concert on Friday, April 18th.  The show will feature Steve Lippia with the Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra.  Before the concert, the Mad Men-themed reception will include Salon 21, lite bites by Elegant Fare and Catered Affair, plus cocktails from Obscura and Madisono's gelato.  The reception and open bar begins at 6:30pm followed by the performance at 8, and dancing at 9pm.  The evening is co-presented by the Blue Wisp and Memor

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