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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

Cincideutsch Christkindlmarkt 2014
Friday, November 28, 2014 - Sunday, December 14, 2014

Address: Fountain Square & Schmidlapp Event Lawn at Smale R
City: Cincinnati, OH
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Celebrate an authentic German Christmas market at the third annual Cincideutsch Christkindlmarkt--Cincinnati's premier holiday event in downtown Cincinnati!

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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.


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.



Janelle GelfandClassical Music Blog
Check out the latest entries from Janelle Gelfand, Classical Music editor for the Cincinnati Enquirer.

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Cincinnati Opera

Cincinnati Opera

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 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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