Music Hall

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Cincinnati officials say with the upcoming renovations at Music Hall, the pedestrian bridge between that building and the Town Center Garage will also be closing.  

It is likely not an issue for now since the Music Hall work makes the span unusable anyway. But the bridge's future is a little less clear.  

Sarah Ramsey

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley announced Wednesday he is appointing former Mayor Roxanne Qualls to the Music Hall Revitalization Company board.  

Cranley said he approached Qualls about the idea and the two discussed the appointment during lunch Tuesday.  

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Music Hall supporters filled Cincinnati's Council Chambers Monday to lobby for and against planned upgrades to the historic building. Ultimately the Cincinnati Historic Conservation Board approved a certificate of appropriateness allowing the project to go forward.

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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.

Fans of the Star Trek franchise of movies and TV shows will enjoy the upcoming concert event at Music Hall, Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage.

Cincinnati Pops

Jason Alexander has made his mark in TV (Seinfeld), movies (Pretty Woman), and won a Tony Award for his performance in Jerome Robbin’s Broadway.

Steve Milloy, director of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Chorale, sits down with Anne Arenstein to preview their MLK Day Commemorative Program at Music Hall on Monday, January 18.

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With $6.5 million left to raise of a $129 million renovation project, the Music Hall Revitalization Company  named architects  Perfido Weiskopf Wagstaff + Goettel (PWWG) and Martinez + Johnson at a Monday news conference.

PWWG Managing Partner Alan Weiskopf called Music Hall "the living room of OTR and Washington Park."

This month, the first live recording from the Cincinnati Pops will be released. American Originals was recorded in January 2015 at Music Hall and the program featured Conductor John Morris Russell leading the Pops and a group of talented guest stars through parts of the Great American Songbook and the music of Stephen Foster.

On this date in TV Kiese history…

July 26, 1954: WCET-TV debuts as the city’s first non-commercial TV station – and first UHF station -- 61 years ago.

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