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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's 20th Century Premieres
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Time: 8:00 PM

Address: Florence Baptist Church at Mt. Zion
Phone: (859) 431-6216
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The KSO has played nearly 700 works in its 22 seasons, but it still hasn’t gotten to some of classical music’s Top 100. With this program, we check standards by Ravel, Sibelius, and Stravinsky off the list—plus a unique experience by John Cage.

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Jerusalem at the Omnimax Theatre
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - Thursday, February 12, 2015 Address: Cincinnati Museum Center
City: Cincinnati, OH
Phone: (513) 287-7000

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Discover why this tiny piece of land is sacred to three major religions through the stories of Jewish, Christian and Muslim families who call Jerusalem home.


Seven Hills Sinfonietta
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Time: 4:00 PM
Address: 6280 Kugler Mill Road
City: Cincinnati, OH

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Join the Seven Hills Sinfonietta for the season opener including favorites by Dvorak and Sibelius as well as the rare Sinfonietta by Enrico Wolf-Ferrari, performed with the Cincinnati Symphony's principal English horn player Christopher Philpotts as soloist.


Taft Museum of Art's Black, White & Iconic: Photographs from Local Collections
Friday, October 17, 2014 - Sunday, January 11, 2015 Address: Taft Museum of Art
City: Cincinnati, OH
Phone: (513) 241-0343

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Portraits were among the most popular subjects in early photography. As the medium developed, photographers began exploring the human figure in more creative ways. Drawn from local private collections, ten works sample portrait and figure photography between 1900 and 1940. The exhibition features iconic works by beloved photographers including Edward Steichen, Alfred Stieglitz, Berenice Abbott, and Ansel Adams.



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Summer Festival Broadcasts
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The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra November 28 & 29, 2014
Louis Conducts Tchaikovsky
Louis Langrée, Conductor
Alexander Gavrylyuk, piano

TCHAIKOVSKY: Concerto No. 1
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 5

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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

Holiday PopsHoliday Pops
December 5, 13 & 14
John Morris Russell, Conductor
Brian Stokes Mitchell, vocalist

Join “Mr. Christmas” himself, John Morris Russell, for Cincinnati’s can’t-miss holiday family tradition! Tony-winning Broadway phenomenon Brian Stokes Mitchell joins the Pops to warm your heart with traditional and contemporary holiday favorites—along with spectacular singers and dancers, and an appearance by Santa himself!

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

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