John Kiesewetter: Media Beat

For more than 30 years, John Kiesewetter has been the source for information about all things in local media – comings and goings, local people appearing on the big or small screen, special programs, and much more.

Local media is still his beat and he’s bringing his interest, curiosity, contacts and unique style to Cincinnati Public Radio and 91.7 WVXU.

Contact John at johnkiese@yahoo.com.

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"Orange Is The New Black" actress Lea DeLaria will perform comedy and jazz at the Ludlow Garage Saturday, June 24, after being the celebrity grand marshal for the Cincinnati Pride Parade.

John Kiesewetter

The National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting wants a few more antique Crosley products for its fall exhibit on Cincinnati radio pioneer/entrepreneur/inventor Powel Crosley Jr.

WLWT-TV

Maybe you've heard her on the national "Bob & Tom" radio show, or seen her at NBA Indiana Pacers games in Indianapolis. Soon you'll see Vanessa Richardson on WLWT-TV's "News 5 Today."

NBC

"My name….. Jose Jimenez." The man who made that line famous in the 1960s – comedian and writer Bill Dana – has died at age 92.

John Kiesewetter

When Pete Rose and the Big Red Machine returned to Great American Ball Park Saturday, so did public address announcer Joe Zerhusen.

IMDB

What do you do after winning the Tony Award for choreographing the Broadway smash hit "Hamilton?" If you're Andy Blankenbuehler, you win the Tony Award for "Bandstand," and choreograph two other current Broadway musicals and ABC "Dirty Dancing" movie.

Alex Bernstein

Tickets are available for the D.W. Eye Comedy Club reunion show 8 p.m. Friday, June 23 at the 20th Century Theater to celebrate the city's 1980s Calhoun Street night spot.

If you want to try out in person for ABC's "American Idol" revival, the closest auditions will be in Louisville, Pittsburgh or Chicago.

Or you can submit a video audition online. Or do both, ABC says.

For those of you wanting to hear pianist Emanuel Ax with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra on "SymphonyCast" Tuesday, June 13, you'll have to wait a while longer.

The national "SymphonyCast," broadcast at 7 p.m. Tuesdays on classical WGUC-FM 90.9., has changed programs. The Buffalo Philharmonic, with conductor JoAnn Falletta and violinist Michael Ludwig, will air Tuesday instead of the CSO.

ABC Television

My favorite memory of Adam West, the 1960s TV icon who starred as "Batman," was when he swung by to visit a local TV icon, Bob Shreve, on Channel 12's "Past Prime Playhouse."

West, who died Friday June 9 at age 88, visited the crazy overnight movie host in late 1975 or early 1976 while in town for a custom car show.

WCET-TV

Nick Clooney stopped pacing the hallway in his Augusta home on Tuesday, after he and wife Nina saw their newborn grandchildren, Ella and Alexander Clooney, via Skype.

"They Skyped two hours after the babies were born -- George and Amal with the babies. We got to see them," said Nick Clooney, 83, by phone from Augusta.

UNICEF UK

Congratulations to George and Amal Clooney!

"This morning Amal and George welcomed Ella and Alexander Clooney into their lives. Ella, Alexander and Amal are all healthy, happy and doing fine.  George is sedated and should recover in a few days," said the couple in a statement Tuesday, according to People magazine.

NBCUniversal

Never mind! NBC has canceled plans to revive its Thursday night "Must See TV" branding.

In May, NBC announced that the "Will & Grace" remake would anchor a "Must See TV" revival – the slogan  goes back to "Cheers," "Seinfeld" and "ER" in the 1980s and '90s – with Tina Fey's "Great News" newsroom comedy at 8:30 p.m., the critically acclaimed "This Is Us" at 9 p.m. and Dick Wolf's latest, "Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders" at 10 p.m.

Radio-TV Mirror

Most knew her as Loraine "Sis" Pohlkamp Wolf, wife of former Cincinnati Royals coach Charley Wolf and matriarch of the Wolf boys who dominated basketball and tennis courts here in the 1970s and '80s…

Or as the grandmother proudly watching her "kiddos," the next generation of Wolf boys and girls playing basketball, volleyball or football at Mount Notre Dame and St. Xavier high schools.

But "Sis" Wolf, who died Tuesday at 87, was a national and local TV star in the early 1950s before marriage and motherhood.

International Movie Database

Director Yorgos Lanthimos and writer Efthymis Filippou shared the best screenplay award for "The Killing Of A Sacred Deer" with Lynne Ramsay for "You Were Never Really Here" at the Cannes Film Festival.

Nicole Kidman – who shot "Sacred Deer" with Colin Farrell and Alicia Silverstone in Cincinnati late last summer – also was given a "Special 70th Anniversary Prize" at Cannes.

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