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Postmodern Jukebox Coming To The Taft Theatre On 1/23

Postmodern Jukebox

Postmodern Jukebox

Photo by Braverijah Gregg

Postmodern Jukebox
1/23/17
Taft Theatre, 317 E 5th St, Cincinnati, OH
7pm doors, 8pm show, Buy Tickets

Imagine wandering into a nightclub somewhere on the outskirts of time. A classic jukebox in the corner plays timeless music with oddly familiar modern lyrics, incongruously marrying the 21st-century party vibe of Miley Cyrus or the minimalist angst of Radiohead with the crackly warmth of a vintage 78 or the plunger-muted barrelhouse howl of a forgotten Kansas City jazzman. The dance floor is full of revelers twerking in poodle skirts, while at the bar, well-heeled hipsters balance a martini in one hand with a smartphone in the other. Read more

Melissa Etheridge Performing with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra on 1/8 at The Taft Theatre

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Melissa Etheridge with the Cincinnati Pops
1/8/17
Taft Theatre, 317 E 5th St, Cincinnati, OH
7pm show, Buy Tickets

Melissa Etheridge has done some pretty gutsy things in her stellar career. She’s shown no fear in forthrightly standing up for her truths, both in her songs and her life.

But as an artist she’s never quite laid it on the line like she does on MEmphis Rock and Soul, scheduled for release on October 7, 2016 via Stax Records, a division of Concord Music Group. Sure, she’s sung songs by some of her biggest heroes before. But Otis Redding? Mavis Staples? Sam and Dave? Rufus Thomas? These are some of the names, some of the voices of music at the pinnacle of an era in American music, the people indelibly identified with the songs on this album. Read more

Aoife O’Donovan Announces 2017 ‘Release The Hounds’ Tour – Taft Theatre on 3/28

 

Aoife O'Donovan

Aoife O’Donovan

Aoife O’Donavan, Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge
3/28/17
Taft Theatre (ballroom), 317 E 5th St, Cincinnati, OH
7pm doors, 8pm show, Buy Tickets

Following a year of nonstop touring with a trio in support of her critically acclaimed sophomore album, In The Magic Hour, musician/songstress Aoife O’Donovan will perform solo on the 21-city Release The Hounds tour, a night of acoustic music with Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge beginning March 17, 2017, in Cambridge, MA.
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Details Announced for 2017 MusicNOW Festival at Aronoff Center & Taft Theatre JAN 12-14

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The MusicNOW Festival continues to present adventurous new music, exciting collaborations and US premieres January 12 – 14, 2017 at the Aronoff Center and Taft Theatre. The 2017 MusicNOW Festival kicks off on Thursday, January 12 (7:30 p.m.) at the Aronoff Center for the Arts as Bob Weir (of the legendary Grateful Dead) performs music from his recent solo release Blue Mountain and more. His band, The Campfire Band, features members of The National — Aaron Dessner, Bryan Devendorf and Scott Devendorf—along with Josh Kaufman and Jon Shaw. Read more

American Idol Melinda Doolittle joins Orchestra for Holiday Pops DEC 2-4

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Cincinnati Pops Orchestra

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra reprises its annual Holiday Pops concert weekend with conductor John Morris Russell at the Taft Theatre December 2-4. These often sold-out family-friendly events are one of Cincinnati’s favorite holiday traditions, featuring local singers, dancers and other performers in a spirited celebration of the season. Read more

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra to perform Handel & Bach with Baroque master conductor Ton Koopman from 11/11 – 11/13

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The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra welcomes the revered conductor Ton Koopman to the Taft Theatre for his CSO debut on Friday, November 11 (11 a.m.), Saturday, November 12 at (8 p.m.), and Sunday, November 13 at (2 p.m.).

He will lead the Orchestra in a program of Baroque-era masterworks from revered composers Handel and Bach. Handel’s Water Music (premiered in 1749 for English king King George II for an intricate outdoor event celebrating the end of the war of Austrian Succession) and Royal Fireworks Music are today often heard at weddings or other special events. Read more

Country singer and songwriter Sara Evans debuts with the Pops NOV 4-6

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The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra welcomes the award-winning country singer and songwriter Sara Evans for her Pops debut for a three night all-American program at the Taft Theatre on Friday, Nov. 4 (8 p.m.), Saturday, Nov. 5 (8 p.m.) and Sunday, Nov. 6 (2 p.m.). Known for her “classic Nashville” sound, the multi-platinum star will perform hits like “Suds in the Bucket,” “Born to Fly,” and “A Little Bit Stronger” all bathed in full orchestral colors with the Pops. Read more

Cincinnati Pops collaborates with notable Cincinnati illustrator C.F. Payne for NOV 19 Lollipops Family Concert

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Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
John Morris Russell, conductor
Taft Theatre
10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 19
Family Fun Zone opens at 9:30 a.m.
Tickets: $10 children, $15 adults; save $2 per ticket when you subscribe to 3 or 4 concerts
Tickets and subscriptions available by calling: (513) 381-3300 or visiting www.cincinnatipops.org

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra under the direction of Pops Conductor John Morris Russell presents “Peter and the Wolf” on November 19 at Taft Theatre, the first Lollipops Family Concert of the 2016-17 season. The concert will feature original illustrations by Cincinnati’s own C.F. Payne accompanying Prokofiev’s delightful musical tale, Peter and the Wolf. Angela Powell Walker, artistic director for the School for Creative and Performing Arts, will narrate the work. Read more

Popular Guest Conductor Juanjo Mena Returns to Lead Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis OCT 27 & 29

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The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) is pleased to welcome back popular guest conductor Juanjo Mena for its performances of Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis on Thursday (7:30pm) and Saturday (8pm), Oct. 27 & 29 at the historic Taft Theatre. Written for Beethoven’s dear friend, the Missa Solemnis is one of the composer’s most personal works, on which he inscribed: “From the heart—may it go to the heart.” Read more

Marc Ford Touring In Support of New LP “The Vulture” – Taft Theatre on 11/22

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Marc Ford

Marc Ford
11/22/16
Taft Theatre, 317 E 5th St, Cincinnati, OH
7pm doors, 8pm show, Buy Tickets

Most famously known from his work with The Black Crowes in their prime (1991-1997), Marc Ford is one of the world’s preeminent guitarists, having performed and recorded with artists like Ben Harper, Gov’t Mule, The Jayhawks, Widespread Panic, Izzy Stradlin and Booker T. Jones.

But on his new album ‘The Vulture,’ out 10/14, it’s the timelessness of his songwriting that demands attention. Far from a nostalgic nod to the the glory days of the musical past, ‘The Vulture’ is a fantastic return to form for Ford and a refreshing reminder to the world that rock music is still alive and relevant. Read more

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