What could be better than a night with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra doing Stephen Foster classics? Uh, how about when they’re joined by the likes of Rosanne Cash, Cincinnati’s own Over the Rhine, Dom Flemons and Aoife O’Donovan?
If Frank Black had a fever dream about his personal Last Waltz, with a guest lineup that included Pere Ubu, Talking Heads, Dirty Projectors and TV on the Radio, his dreamscape soundtrack would sound a lot like Landlady.
In 1953, Irish playwright Samuel Beckett’s absurdist tragicomedy used the same premise: Two loveably hapless vagrants grapple with the mysteries of the universe, bantering and bickering as they wait in vain for someone named Godot.
Fifty-seven years ago, Robert S. “Bob” Hart, Jr. went from being a General Electric worker to a freelance writer on hunting and fishing to the founder of what would eventually become the Cincinnati Travel, Sports & Boat Show.