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Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra’s Summermusik Festival kicks off this weekend with Paris, Piano and Pirouettes. This French-inspired program features award-winning pianist Joyce Yang and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Dance program, with music by Ravel, Copland and more.
Who: Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra
Where: School for Creative and Performing Arts
When: August 13
Celebrating two decades of success, Cincy Blues Fest continues to draw fans and families to Cincinnati’s riverfront for music, food, fun, and the best names in the blues.
Who: Sugar Ray and the Bluetones, Ricky Nye, Tempted Souls Band, Saffire Revisted with special guest Cheryl Renee, and more
Where: Sawyer Point Park
When: August 12 – August 13
In Roaring ’20’s Chicago, Chorus girl Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and ends up on death row, vying for the spotlight and the headlines with Velma Kelly, ultimately joining forces in search of the American Dream: fame, fortune and acquittal.
Photography by Mikki Schaffner
ROCK OF AGES is a classic boy-meets-girl tale, set at the end of the ’80s to all the hair-band hits you loved, including “Hit Me With Your Best Shot,” “Sister Christian,” “We Built This City,” “The Final Countdown,” and many, many more.
Who: The Carnegie
Where: The Carnegie
When: August 13 – August 28
A rock musical about two teen boys embarking on a first romance together in 1993 Nebraska – set to the music of Matthew Sweet’s album “Girlfriend.” Fall in love with the boy next door at GIRLFRIEND!
Who: Know Theatre of Cincinnati
Where: Know Theatre of Cincinnati
When: July 29 – August 27
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