The Macy’s Holiday Tree installation, delayed a week due to a snapped trunk in the original tree, is planned for this Saturday, November 16. The new 55-foot Norway Spruce will adorn Fountain Square, on the corner of Fifth and Vine, through early January.
The tree is traveling about 220 miles from Rittman, Ohio and is set to arrive by 6 a.m. Initial tree installation will run from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and decoration is expected to be complete by Wednesday of the following week.
One of Cincinnati’s most artistic and anticipated fund raising events is Secret ArtWorks, which helps support the youth apprentices who help bring all those ArtWorks murals to life. Co-Chairs Jared Queen and Marie Krulewitch-Brown join Jim Stump to preview this year’s Secret ArtWorks event.
Author Cindy Thomson, from Columbus, Ohio, recently came by our studio to talk to Barbara Gray about her latest novel, Grace’s Pictures, the story of a young Irish immigrant in early 20th century America.
Abby Schwartz, the interim director of The Skirball Museum at Cincinnati’s Hebrew Union College, joins our Anne Arenstein to talk about the current exhibit, The Boris Schatz Collection, an impressive display of bronze and wood reliefs, ivories, oils and sepia paintings by Boris Schatz (1867-1932), the noted artist and founder of the Bezalel School of Arts and Crafts.
Many of the current comic book films are hit or miss with me. I loved The Avengers, even to the point of having it on my ten best list for the year of its release. Unfortunately, the current offering from Marvel Studios, Thor: The Dark World is nowhere near that good. I have not seen the first Thor film, so comparisons aren’t appropriate, but having seen the newest Thor adventure, I’m not particularly eager to catch up with the first one.