Cincinnati Ballet closes its 50th anniversary season with local music heroes Over the Rhine
0 Comments · Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Over the Rhine, the bluesy, jazzy, folksy
band headed by blonde chanteuse Karin Bergquist and real-life partner
Linford Detweiler, named after Cincinnati’s historic Over-the-Rhine
neighborhood where they once lived, this weekend will perform live with
Cincinnati Ballet dancers in the closing series of the company’s 50th
0 Comments · Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Celebrating his 46th anniversary as music director for the Cincinnati Ballet, Carmon DeLeone has a lot to be proud of.
0 Comments · Tuesday, April 7, 2015
MYCincinnati, a free youth orchestra program in Price Hill, begins as
Eddy Kwon, assistant program director, leads the Ambassador Ensemble, a
string sextet of young musicians, in their practice.
0 Comments · Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Gladine Rosetta Hill Wilson (then,
crazily, Wilson again) Parrish would have been perhaps 83 on March 10.
“Perhaps” because she finagled her age to the point that some of her
sisters believed she was younger than she was when she died.
Plus, new release news about Bad Veins, Ronnie Verl & the Wallbangers and Sean Geil
0 Comments · Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Buffalo Killers' Andy Gabbard gets set to release his debut solo effort, Fluff. Plus, Bad Veins remake their second album as The Mess Remade (releasing next week), Ronnie Verl & the Wallbangers celebrate their new album, Mostly Drinking Songs, and The Tillers' Sean Geil is on schedule to release four albums this month.
Pieta Brown’s musical DNA is just one part of her amazing story
0 Comments · Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Pieta Brown’s decision to go into the family business was not one to be taken lightly.
0 Comments · Friday, February 27, 2015
Very casually over the phone, my friend told
me how he laid his Martin Guitar on the floor in his living room and in
a fit of frustration and rage and with the boots on his feet, smashed
his acoustic guitar into bits and pieces.
Rod Picott writes about working-class life from an honest place
0 Comments · Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Here’s a handy little mathematical
equation to keep in mind when considering the state of popular music:
Modern Country = lies. Americana = truth.
Thirty years after debuting, Swans are making the best music of leader Michael Gira’s career
0 Comments · Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Somehow, more than 30 years after
debuting amid the height of the No Wave movement, Swans are making the
best music of their long, twisted existence.
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The presentations on The History of Cincinnati Music that David (“Uncle Dave”) Lewis has been presenting at the Main Library over the last year or so have been so good — so enlightening and entertaining — that one wishes he could do it for much larger crowds at the Aronoff Center or Music Hall. Or as a professor at University of Cincinnati — he’d be great there. He combines his original research with recordings and archival film footage and still photographs (when available).One of his presentations, about Homer Rodeheaver, whose Cincinnati-based publishing company and record label were pioneers of sacred music and who was also close to the famous 1920s preacher Billy Sunday, got a nod as Best Arts Lecture last year from CityBeat.But because his presentations have been on Wednesday evenings, many haven’t been able to attend. But now there’s a second chance. The Main Library’s music librarian, Steven Kemple, has arranged for Lewis to present reprises of his past lectures at 3 p.m. on the last Saturday of each month in the Reading Garden. It starts tomorrow with The Hymn Composers of Cincinnati: Philips, Bliss & Doane, and Lewis will have guest pianist Jeremy Stevenson with him. All lectures are free.Looking ahead beyond tomorrow, here’s the 2015 schedule so far for Lewis’ Saturday encore presentations:Feb. 28: The Rodeheaver Record Company of Cincinnati March 28: The Ohio Phonograph Company (with guest Patrick Feaster presenting the oldest known recordings of the human voice!)April 25: Earl Fuller, Cincinnati's Daddy of "Jaz"June 27: Cincinnati's Billy Golden and the Legacy of American MinstrelsyJuly 25: Keep a Song in Your Soul: Mamie Smith, the "Queen of the Blues"Aug. 29: It's More Than New York: Overview of Cincinnati Sound Recordings & How to Investigate Them (Part 1)Sept. 26: It's More Than New York... (Part 2)Oct. 31: Scary Stuff from CincinnatiNov. 28: It's More Than New York... (Part 3)At the same time, Lewis is continuing with his new lectures on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Here is the schedule for those to date:Feb. 11: Fats Waller and Una Mae Carlisle – A Romance Made on RadioMarch 11: Stay in the Wagonyard: The Lergacy of Louis Marshall “Grandpa” JonesApril 8: Cincinnati Jazz of the 1920s II: Ray Miller and Marion McKayMay 13: Cincinnati Jazz of the 1920s III: Bernie Cummins, Henry TheisJune 10: The Singing Groups of Southwestern Ohio: The Mills Brothers, the Ink Spots, the CharioteersJuly 8: Cincinnatians in Silent Film: Arthur V. Johnson and Theda BaraAug. 12: Cincinnati Show People: Harry Richman and Libby HolmanSept. 9: Singin’ Dirty Songs: Party Record King Larry VincentOct. 14: The Library of Congress’ Field Trip to Cincinnati in 1938Nov. 11: Rosemary Clooney (tentative)Dec. 9: The Count of Monte Cristo (1913) with Cincinnatian James O’Neill