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On Thursday, May 24, the 21c Museum Hotel will debut its first community discussion. The (c)horus event is meant to encourage Greater Cincinnati-area residents to share opinions and ideas on how to improve – or create – local cultural happenings.

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The Weston Art Gallery

Rain may be in the forecast this weekend, but there's plenty to do around town inside and out. 

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The Ohio State Fair has added three performances to its previously announced 2018 lineup. The Beach Boys, "Daily Show" host Trevor Noah, TLC and En Vogue are now joining Reba McEntire, The Commodores, Styx and Cheap Trick, among others, at the WCOL Celeste Center this July 25 - August 5. 

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Welcome to the WVXU "Do" List, a roundup of arts-focused events happening around the Tri-State we think public radio listeners may enjoy.

Imagine you're at a party with your most favorite music geek friends. The conversations range from favorite new albums, and favorite Smiths or Belle and Sebastian B-sides to best Neil Young guitar solos and Drake features. Then comes the big one: What was the greatest year in music? That's a question that we discuss and debate regularly in the World Cafe offices.

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Updated: Thursday, 10:00 a.m.

Welcome to the first-ever WVXU "Do" List, a roundup of arts-focused events happening around the Tri-State we think public radio listeners may enjoy making time for over the coming weekend. 

Ten years ago today — on April 22, 2008 — NPR Music published our first Tiny Desk concert. Laura Gibson was the inspiration, and the event that sparked the idea of concerts at my desk came from NPR Music's Stephen Thompson. He and I were at the SXSW Music Festival, at one of those lousy shows where the audience chatter was louder than the performer.

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If you've ever sung along to "Love Shack" or belted out "Jessie's Girl" during karaoke, then you're going to want to mark your calendar for Sunday, May 27. 

If all the world's a stage, Misty Copeland is a frequently featured performer. And as a classical dancer, Copeland is certainly comfortable in the spotlight.

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John Kiessewetter / WVXU

Efforts to save the former King Records studio building in Evanston are a step closer to becoming reality.

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On Wednesday's edition of NPR's 1A, rapper Common told host Joshua Johnson about how he first discovered he could rap while in Cincinnati. 

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Jay Hanselman / WVXU

Updated March 30 at 1:38 p.m.

The city of Cincinnati honored local music legend Katie Laur Wednesday, calling her a pioneer for her role as a woman fronting a bluegrass band, a rarity in the 1970s and '80s. 

Though he came to the band in February 1983 - 9 years after they formed, Richie Ramone has a legitimate claim to the throne of punk rock royalty.

We Were Going to Change the World: Interviews with Women from the 1970s and 1980s Southern California Punk Rock Scene captures the stories of women who were active in the SoCal punk rock scene during this historic time, adding an important voice to its cultural and musical record.

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

This weekend's Cincinnati Music Festival is the current name for what began decades ago as The Ohio Valley Jazz Festival

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Musicians from around the country are in Cincinnati this week for the National Association of Pastoral Musicians (NPM) 40th annual conference. More than 2,000 people are expected to attend master classes, clinics, lectures, and musical performances.

Glen Phillips from the band Toad the Wet Sprocket stopped in our studio on St. Patrick's Day when he was in town for a concert at the Ludlow Garage. 

Presenting the 2017 Tiny Desk Showcase

Mar 16, 2017

Don't Miss WVXU's Night Of Live, Local Music - Saturday, July  29!

Coming to the First Lutheran Church in Over the Rhine is the Ohio Sacred Harp Singing Convention, a gathering of fans and musicians of this unique choral music. 

Author Taylor Barton and her husband, guitarist G.E. Smith (Saturday Night Live, Hall & Oates, Bob Dylan, etc.) along will illustrator Dana Cooper have created a children's book that integrates music into the experience. 

The Greenwich in Walnut Hills is currently hosting a group art show called Music To My Soul, featuring photography, painting, and sculpture. 

The life and career of music legend Paul Simon is detailed in the new biography, Homeward Bound: The Life of Paul Simon.

Ann Thompson

Cedar Village, a retirement community in Mason, is noticing specific iPod playlists are triggering memories in some of its residents with dementia. Cedar Village will hold a free public screening of "Alive Inside," a film that shows evidence of the same thing, on October 25 at 7:30 p.m..

Businesses know they need to pay licensing fees for music played in their establishment. 

September is King Records Month in Cincinnati. WVXU will pay tribute with four special episodes of Lee Hay's Blues show (Saturday nights at 11pm starting September 3). 

Local musician Chuck Brisbin is in our studio with Bob Nave to preview the upcoming Cincy Blues Fest

Commentary: The Ohio Phonograph Company

Jul 8, 2016

The Ohio Phonograph Company was the first record company to operate out of Cincinnati, and its history involves legal battles with the father of the phonograph, Thomas Edison

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Imagine it's 1971, you and some high school buddies record a couple songs. You sell the 45 to your friends, put it in a few jukeboxes in your hometown and... life just goes on. Then 45 years later, you get an unexpected email.

Starting April 15, the Constella Festival brings a diverse schedule or art and music back to an array of venues around the city.

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