It’s not quite the new year, but there are going to be some slight changes to the blog. It will continue to highlight some of the great cultural, arts and music events happening in the area – and will also include some new features … such as an artist of the week.
Each blog will begin with a link to an outstanding local artist. Cincinnati is bursting with talent – please take a moment to check out these links and get to know some of the amazing people in our community!
This week’s featured person is Sharon Udoh. Besides being a genuine and generous-spirited person, she is a very talented musician, visual artist and web designer. If you’ve ever gone to a live show, you’ve probably already seen her … she’s in a bunch of bands.
Sharon Udoh: http://wannabedesigner.com/
Friday Nov. 21: Here is your chance to see world-renowned finger-style guitarist Richard Smith, along with Academy of Country Music Fiddler of the Year Stuart Duncan – playing alongside two of Nashville’s in-demand studio musicians, Pat Bergeson (guitar) and Charlie Chadwick (bass). This acoustic dream team, called Hot Club of Nashville, will perform Hot Gypsy Jazz in the style of Django Reinhardt, with some Bluegrass pickin’ thrown in the mix. Opening the show is Cincinnati’s own Gypsy Jazz band, Faux Frenchmen. Music fans of all genres will be blown away by the musicality and virtuosity of this exciting show. 8 p.m. (doors and bar open at 6:45) at 20th Century Theatre, 3021 Madison Ave. Tickets $20. Info: www.hotclubofnashville.com
Saturday Nov. 22: MUSE women’s choir celebrates a quarter-century of singing songs for peace and justice with their upcoming concert, No Friend Like a Sister – which premieres compositions by Nicola LeFanu, who wrote these pieces in honor of MUSE’s 25th anniversary. The composer will be attending this world premiere, a concert of hope and humor. 8 p.m. (and 3 p.m. Sunday) at St. John’s Unitarian Church, 320 Resor Ave. Tickets $8-15, one free child admittance with each adult. Info: www.musechoir.org
Sunday Nov. 23: The historic Emery Theatre is making more history – and you can be a part of it! First, there are free tours of the theatre; the Emery Theatre Corp is working very hard to reopen the venue after a decade of dormancy. From 4-5 enjoy snacks and displays at a reception at Coffee Emporium. There will be a private tour of the theatre from 5-5:30, followed by a toast (back at Coffee Emporium) from 5:30-6. At 6 p.m. the theatre opens for the annual Cincinnati Entertainment Awards, and the award ceremony begins at 7, and honors outstanding musicianship in 19 categories … as well as live performances by Bootsy Collins, Clinch Mountain Boys, Eclipse and The Seedy Seeds. An after-party follows at Know Theatre, with a performance by the Comet Bluegrass All-Stars. It’s a full day of music and a chance to see the Emery in come-back mode! Entrance to the CEA awards is $20; for those interested in donating to the Emery Theatre, checks can be made to Emery Center Corp. at Coffee Emporium, 110 East Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45202. For info on the tour or Emery donations: 513.421.9453 & firstname.lastname@example.org. For info on the CEAs: http://cea.citybeat.com/.
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