For six decades, the Santangelos have brought us the greatest names in R&B, rock and jazz – the Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Miles Davis, Aretha Franklin, Jennifer Hudson, Usher, Ray Charles, Ike and Tina Turner, the Grateful Dead and ZZ Top.
The fourth Lumenocity light and music show this weekend presents new challenges – instead of capturing the sights and sounds outside Music Hall, radio and TV producers and directors will be broadcasting a live show from inside Taft Theatre.
Welcome to Night Vale is very popular podcast, produced by Joseph Fink and co-written by Fink and Jeffrey Cranor, done in the style of community updates for the small desert town of Night Vale. The wildly-popular program has spawned many web sites and online communities, as well as a novel, published in 2015.
Now, the creators and cast of Night Vale are bringing a live production entitled Ghost Stories to the Taft Theatre on Sunday, April 10th.
They’ve been together nearly 20 years, they’re working on their 12th studio album, they even appeared in the blockbuster movie Titanic and, on March 10, Gaelic Storm will be in concert at the Taft Theatre. Jim Nolan talks with Steve Twigger, one of the founding members of the group, in advance of their appearance in Cincinnati.
If you haven’t been to Cincinnati’s Taft Theatre in a while, you might be surprised by some of the physical changes you’ll see. Robyn Carey-Allgeyer welcomes in Ed Morrell, the general manager of the Taft, to talk about the resurrection of the ballroom as a new concert space; some of the digital additions; as well as the original design and architect of the historic theater.