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Cincinnati Spotlight

Your guide to arts events in Greater Cincinnati
The Cincinnati Spotlight airs on WGUC with Brian O'Donnell, weekday mornings shortly before 10:00 am.

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Today's Cincinnati Spotlight

Kentucky Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, August 30, 2014

Address: Devou Park
City: Covington, KY
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The final summer in the park concert from KYSO features music by Anderson, Heymann, and Mancini: POPS Inc. Enjoy works by the arrangers who worked with Arthur Fiedler at the Boston Pops.

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Cincinnati Silver - 1788 - 1940
Saturday, June 14, 2014 - Sunday, September 07, 2014 Address: Cincinnati Art Museum
City: Cincinnati, OH

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Cincinnati was not only a center for art pottery and furniture; it was also a significant hub for the production and trade of luxury silver wares. In the years prior to 1850, Cincinnati boasted the largest concentration of silversmiths, jewelers, watch and clockmakers in the Midwest. This exhibition will showcase 150 to 200 objects, ranging from elegantly wrought soup tureens to tea sets in styles that span the Neoclassical to Art Deco periods.


Contemporary Arts Center
Monday, July 14, 2014 - Monday, September 01, 2014 Address: 6th & Walnut
City: Cincinnati, OH

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Check out all the fresh and exciting events and exhibitions now showing at Downtown's Contemporary Arts Center.


Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati
Tuesday, September 02, 2014 - Sunday, September 21, 2014 Address: 1127 Vine St.
City: Cincinnati, OH

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The season opener at Ensemble Theatre is "Hands On A Hard Body," based on a documentary film about a win-a-truck contest in Texas.


Shakespeare in the Park
Friday, August 01, 2014 - Friday, August 29, 2014 Address: Various Park Locations
City: OH and KY

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Cincinnati Shakespeare Company presents FREE Shakespeare in the Park in parks and communities all over the tri-state area. The full length production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream or Macbeth features CSC's touring company, all members of its resident professional ensemble. Check the website for schedule and locations.



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The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra September 13, 2014
Louis + Lang Lang + Beethoven
Louis Langrée, Conductor
Lang Lang, piano

BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 1
BEETHOVEN: Egmont Overture
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7

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Tune in Sunday nights at 8:00 pm to hear the CSO Season.

Ticket information is available by calling Cincinnati Symphony at (513) 381-3300 or visiting
The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra

Disney’s FantasiaDisney’s Fantasia
September 5-7
John Morris Russell, Conductor
Michael Chertock, piano

Experience the timeless music of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, The Nutcracker Suite, Rhapsody in Blue and more—combined with the animated magic of Disney, in a true spectacle of sight and sound. Stunning footage from Fantasia and Fantasia 2000 will be displayed in high definition above the stage, while your Cincinnati Pops performs some of the most spectacular music ever written.

Ticket information is available by calling Cincinnati Pops at (513) 381-3300 or visiting

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