Music Hall

Cultural Facilities Levy
12:35 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Why National Trust says Music Hall and Union Terminal should be preserved

Orchestra members must navigate this stairwell with their instruments to access the orchestra pit.
Tana Weingartner WVXU

The National Trust for Historic Preservation is expanding on why it took the unprecedented step of naming two buildings from the same city to its annual list of Top 11 Most Endangered Historic Places.

Vice President John Hildreth says the decision to name Music Hall and Union Terminal to the list was a "no-brainer."

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Hamilton County Commission
4:47 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

County to consider quarter percent sales tax for Music Hall and Union Terminal repairs

Credit www.saveouricons.org

*Update: 6/24/2014  Though not in writing, WVXU is told the Zoo has called Commission offices to rescind the request reported below.

*Correction: Note the corrected time for the first public hearing.

Hamilton County Commission chambers overflowed with supporters waving yellow signs Monday as the Cultural Facilities Task Force made its recommendations for fixing up Music Hall and Union Terminal.

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Cincinnati Edition - 513-419-7100
4:00 am
Fri June 20, 2014

A preview of the current Cincinnati Opera season with Artistic Director Evans Mirageas

  A Spanish beauty spurns her lover; enemy soldiers celebrate Christmas Eve together on the Western Front during WW; a god tries to woo a young maiden; and a geisha falls in love with an American naval officer. It'’s the current season of the Cincinnati Opera, starting off with Carmen. Evans Mirageas, the Harry T. Wilks Artistic Director of the Cincinnati Opera, joins us to share highlights of this season'’s offerings.

Hamilton County Commission
12:55 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Public to have say on how to fund repairs to iconic buildings

Credit Sarah Ramsey

Two public hearings have been set to discuss the possibility of a sales tax to fix up Union Terminal and Music Hall. But Hamilton County Commissioners say that doesn't mean a sales or property tax is a certainty.

A task force is reviewing funding options for repairing the aging landmarks. That group will present its recommendations June 23.

However, Commissioner Greg Hartmann says Wednesday was the last commission meeting before a state deadline to set public hearings ahead of the November election.  

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Historic preservation
4:15 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

Hartmann: Union Terminal price tag too high

Cincinnati Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls and Hamilton County Commission Vice President Greg Hartmann address a gathering at Memorial Hall.
Credit Provided / Commissioner Greg Hartmann's office.

Cincinnati's Union Terminal is in need of major repairs but Hamilton County Commissioner Greg Hartmann says the Museum Center is going to have to find a way to lower the price tag.

Hartmann says the current $180 million estimate is too high.

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