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The Sound of Music (Review)

The Sound of Music doesn’t really sing

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Based on the true story of the musical Von Trapp family in 1938, the show was a hit in 1959. It focuses on the widowed Captain Von Trapp, his seven singing children and Maria, an strong-willed postulant who comes as a governess then abandons her religious calling when she and the Captain fall in love.  

Thank You!

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Bootsy and Patti Collins; John Cranley; Elliott Ruther; Brian Powers; Shake It Records; Eric Vosmeier (Know Theater of Cincinnati); Aaron Sharpe (WNKU-FM); Andrew DeWitt (Deweys Pizza); Fairmount Girls; Lightborne; John Madden; Joan Kaup; Kathy...  

The Features with Turnbull ACs

Saturday • The Mad Hatter

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 12, 2008
It's been a momentous four years since the postmodern New Wave blurt of The Features' major label debut EP, "The Beginning," and their first semi-full length album, "Exhibit A." The band has managed to maintain a consistent sound through personnel shifts, infusing contemporary verve into their classic Pop/Rock influences.  

Oh My God with Noctaluca, Buckra, Others

Thursday • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Oh My God's triumphant appearance at the MidPoint Music Festival six weeks ago was more than merely a great gig by a renowned Chicago band with a fervent Queen City following. It was a celebration of survival, a transcendent Rock show that tapped into the joie de vive of life itself.  

Lit: Tom Moon at Joseph-Beth

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tom Moon, long a music journalist for The Philadelphia Inquirer and NPR, had a daunting task narrowing the field for his new book, "1,000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die." There is room for both Wagner's "Gotterdammerung," as performed by the Vienna Philharmonic, and the soundtrack to "Trainspotting"; Benny Goodman's "Complete 1938 Carnegie Hall Concert" and the Mars Volta's recent "The Bedlam in Goliath." Not to mention Arvo Part, Dolly Parton, Pavement, Johnny Paycheck, Steve Reich, Pere Ubu, Art Pepper, Public Enemy, Puccini and Propellerheads ... just a sampling of the "P"s in his book. (Entries are listed alphabetically by artist.) Moon discusses his favorites and wants to hear about yours tonight at 7 p.m. at Joseph-Beth.  

Bucket List: The Soundtrack

Author Tom Moon offers a list of his favorite recordings but loves to argue with you

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 5, 2008
"The idea of coming up with a list that takes in any kind of human endeavor — music, painting, books, or places to see — from the perspective of 'there may not be much time left so choose wisely' is compelling to me," Tom Moon says. "I like to think there's a broad audience of curious people who want to use their time wisely. I also think the idea of 'curated experience' is appealing."  

Folking Off

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 8, 2008
I don't think I've ever written anything about Jake Speed without mentioning Woody Guthrie. Call me lazy, but the political Folk pioneer is such an obvious influence on Speed's songs and lyrics it almost seems dishonest not to mention it.  

Onstage: Durango

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 1, 2008
In Julia Cho’s new play Durango is getting its Midwestern premiere at the Cincinnati Playhouse. This fine play not only describes a road trip, but it will make everyone who sees it think about where they might be going. Tuesday-Sunday. Through Oct. 19.   

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