The Cincinnati Pops are gearing up for their annual Christmas concert, this year featuring award-winning singer Amy Grant. Conductor John Morris Russell joins Brian O’Donnell to talk about that concert, the recently released Home for the Holidays CD, and some of the special guests who will join the Pops in 2013 including The Chieftans, Patti Austin, Judy Collins and Mandy Patinkin.
We are now full in to the holidays, and downtown Cincinnati is lit up, the skating rink is open, and businesses and restaurants are ready for shoppers and diners. Tricia Suit, the director of marketing with Downtown Cincinnati, Inc. joins Mark Perzel with information on special holiday events happening in and around Fountain Square during this holiday season.
Stop by Fountain Square right after Thanksgiving (November 23-25) and experience a true German holiday market. Cincideutsch Christkindlmark will feature vendors selling authentic German foods, sweets, holiday decorations, mulled wine, beer, and more. Frank Johnson learned more about this tradition and what visitors can expect to see and hear during a conversation with Cincideutsch President Olaf Scheil and VP Linda McAlister.