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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

Cincinnati Zoo Festival of Lights
Saturday, November 22, 2014 - Saturday, January 03, 2015

Address: Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
City: Cincinnati, OH
Phone: (513) 281-4700
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It's not too late to add the Cincinnati Zoo's annual PNC Festival of Lights to your holiday plans! The zoo is open Sunday-Thursday 5-9pm and Friday-Saturday 5-10pm through January 3.


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Cincinnati Ballet's The Nutcracker
Friday, December 19, 2014 - Saturday, December 27, 2014 Address: Aronoff Center for the Arts
City: Cincinnati, OH
Phone: (513) 621-5282

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In a world where sugarplums dance, rats are kings and toys come to life, one little girl goes on the adventure of a lifetime through the Land of Sweets. But is it all a dream? There's only one way to find out. Accompanied by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra performing Tchaikovsky's iconic score, Frisch's Presents The Nutcracker, presented since 1974, is Cincinnati's favorite holiday tradition. Revel in the magic as Clara and her Nutcracker Prince meet exciting characters, absorb the bright colors of the favorite divertissements and enjoy the classic adventure of The Nutcracker.

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Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra: Amahl and the Night Visitors
Friday, December 19, 2014 - Monday, December 22, 2014
Time: 7:30 PM
Address: XU's Gallagher Theatre
City: Cincinnati, OH
Phone: (513) 723.1182

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Music, mischief and miracles combine in the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra's production of Gian Carlo Menotti's Christmas chamber opera Amahl and the Night Visitors - the tale of the shepherd boy Amahl, his mother, and their miraculous, life-changing encounter with the Three Wise Men. Opera singers, Pones Inc. dancers, Madcap Puppets, Xavier University's Edgecliff Vocal Ensemble and the CCO combine in a performance that is the first of its kind, appealing to all ages!

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Holiday Junction at Museum Center
Friday, November 07, 2014 - Sunday, January 04, 2015 Address: Cincinnati Museum Center
City: Cincinnati, OH
Phone: (513) 287-7000

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Be a part of the magic all season long! Enjoy all of your favorite holiday traditions and discover new ones inside Holiday Junction featuring the Duke Energy Holiday Trains and throughout Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal. There's something for everyone this season!

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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.

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Taft Museum of Art's Antique Christmas
Friday, November 07, 2014 - Sunday, January 04, 2015 Address: Taft Museum of Art
City: Cincinnati, OH
Phone: (513) 241-0343

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Get into the holiday mood by visiting the Taft’s annual display of antique ornaments, decorations, and toys.

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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
Tune to WGUC Sunday nights in June at 8:00pm for broadcasts of the 2012 Cincinnati Opera season.

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra January 9 & 10, 2015
Louis Conducts Beethoven 2
Louis Langrée, Conductor
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, piano

LUTOSLAWSKI: Funeral Music (In memory of Bela Bartók)
BARTÓK: Piano Concerto No. 3
Beethoven: Symphony No. 2

WGUC Broadcasts
Tune in Sunday nights at 8:00 pm to hear the CSO Season. This concert will be broadcast on Sunday, March 08, 2015.

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

American OriginalsAmerican Originals
January 23-25, 2015
John Morris Russell, Conductor
Over the Rhine, duo; Dom Flemons, multi-instruments and vocalist; Comet Bluegrass All-Stars, ensemble; Aoife O’Donovan, vocalist

Be part of the next chart-topping recording from JMR and the Pops as they collaborate with an all-star cast of Americana artists in a modern take on our nation’s first great songwriter, Stephen Foster. From Beautiful Dreamer to My Old Kentucky Home, you’ll experience the “Original American Songbook” LIVE from Cincinnati’s most famous recording studio, Music Hall.

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

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