First weekend of 2016 May Festival (May 20-22) features award- winning soloists, two world premieres, rich choral music

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The 2016 May Festival, which celebrates and concludes Music Director James Conlon’s 37-year tenure, kicks off on Friday, May 20 (8 p.m.) at Cincinnati Music Hall with Mozart’s exquisite “Great” Mass in C minor. With its grandiose choruses, pristine virtuosity for soloists and soaring expressiveness, this is one of the composer’s most-beloved works. Also on the program are Mozart’s Ave verum corpus and Exsultate jubilate. Soprano Lisette Oropesa, mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong (who has recently received rave reviews for her recent performances as Calbo in Maometto at the Canadian Opera Company), tenor Ben Bliss and baritone John Cheek bring their artistry to these masterpieces along with the May Festival Chorus (professionally-trained chorus composed primarily of dedicated volunteer singers from around the Tri-state) and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, all led by Maestro Conlon. Read more

VANS WARPED TOUR® 2016 ANNOUNCES FIRST WAVE OF SPONSORS, NEW AND RETURNING ATTRACTIONS, AND MORE

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The 41-date Vans Warped Tour® 2016, presented by Journeys®, is the largest traveling music festival in the United States, and the longest-running touring music festival in North America. Originally conceived by founder Kevin Lyman in 1995 as an eclectic alternative rock festival with a focus on punk rock, the multi-stage tour has grown over the years to include a multitude of genres, including metal, hip hop, reggae, and pop. Read more

American Songwriter Royal Holland Releases Video for Vol 2 Title Track “Flamingo”

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Royal Holland

Royal Holland is always writing and recording music.  He’s just released his new video “Flamingo” and talks more on his EP concept trilogy Unfolded he independently released during the winter in a feature article on Citizen LA.  He’s pre-production on his next record.  He played drums and few other instruments, sang, mixed, and co-produced local musician Margaret Darling’s debut track titled “Ragnarok” for a collection of songs by local artists who play at Arnold’s Bar & Grill (The Oldest Bar in Cincinnati – Est. 1861).  Arnold’s released Bootleggers & Hustlers – Volume Two, on Record Store Day 2016 with Neltner Small Batch Records. Read more

John Hartford Memorial Festival Coming up June 1-4 In Bean Blossom, IN – Featuring Sam Bush, Leftover Salmon & More

 

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The 6th John Hartford Memorial Festival is right around the bend! As part of the ongoing  mission to keep folks aware of the late John Hartford, his music, legacy and contribution, promoters John Hotze and Tom Burkhart have stayed the course in booking artists who have had a direct connection to John Hartford. This year features Sam Bush, Mike Compton with Helen Highwater and Rodney Dillard of the Dillards fame. Rodney Dillard was a familiar face from the Andy Griffin Mayberry days, as one of the Darlins, the musical family of hick type hillbillies. Mike Compton was one of the original John Hartford String Band members and Sam Bush performed and collaborated with John Hartford on several occasions. The opening ceremony will feature John’s Daughter, Katie, with an opening message. Read more

Photos – My Brother The Bear, 5/13/16, Southgate House Revival, Newport, KY

My Brother The Bear

My Brother The Bear

Photos by Scott Preston

http://www.mybrotherthebear.com/

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Photos – Chicago Farmer, 5/13/16, Southgate House Revival, Newport, KY

Chicago Farmer

Chicago Farmer

Photos by Scott Preston

http://www.chicagofarmer.com/

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Photos – Hayes Carll, 5/12/16, 20th Century Theater, Cincinnati, OH

Hayes Carll

Hayes Carll

Photos by Scott Preston

http://hayescarll.com/

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Photos – The Perfect Children, 5/7/16, Clifton Plaza, Cincinnati, OH

The Perfect Children

The Perfect Children

Photos by Scott Preston

http://www.theperfectchildren.com/

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Photos – My Brothers Keeper, 5/7/16, Live At The Ludlow Garage, Cincinnati, OH

My Brothers Keeper

My Brothers Keeper

Photos by Scott Preston

http://www.mybrotherskeeperband.com/

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Photos – Mountain Heart, 5/7/16, Live At The Ludlow Garage, Cincinnati, OH

Mountain Heart

Mountain Heart

Photos by Scott Preston

http://www.mountainheart.com/

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