For all the grumbling about the Rock and
Roll Hall of Fame, the induction ceremonies can often be revelatory and
moving, occasionally serving as a way to view an artist from a different
perspective and remind everyone why an artist is receiving the honor in
the first place.
Back in January at Music Hall, the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, under the direction of conductor John Morris Russell, presented its unique “American Originals” concerts. During the performances, the orchestra collaborated with several local and national Folk/Americana artists to perform and celebrate the music of Stephen Foster and other early songs that are the foundation of the “Great Americ...
A third batch of artists slated to appear at September’s MidPoint Music Festival was recently unveiled, revealing several of the Cincinnati-area
acts performing at this year’s event, as well as more touring artists
booked for the fest.
Cincinnati’s Maurice Mattei
wouldn’t refuse a taste of success. Given the opportunity, I think he
would gladly allow one of his brilliant story songs to be used in an
appropriate manner in a decent film for a respectable payday.
Those watching Kanye West's anticipated set at the Glastonbury fest in the U.K. on television with closed captioning on were treated to some amusing substitute "bad words"; Katy Perry is very rich, hated by nuns; and Sean
Hannity says if we can't buy Confederate flags then we shouldn't be able to buy Rap albums.
Columbus five-piece Red Wanting Blue formed in Athens,
Ohio 20 years ago and worked hard to establish a fervent fanbase through
consistent touring and a DIY approach to releasing albums of heartfelt,
heartland Rock & Roll.
When you think summer music festivals, you probably think about things like high-powered sunscreen, hydration and the chance that you might get drenched if a storm rolls through. But this weekend in Greater Cincinnati, there are three festival that spotlight our great music scene, and you won’t need an umbrella, SPF 500 or $8 bottles of water for any of them. (Two of them feature “patio stages...
Cincinnati’s Jazz scene took a hit last
year when one of its longstanding and more popular venues, the Blue Wisp
Jazz Club, closed. But if you think the Wisp’s closure marked the death
of Jazz in Cincinnati, you are underestimating not only the endurance
of the city’s great Jazz musicians, but also Jazz itself.