Christine Vachon says her job as a movie producer is like the engine on a train that keeps a film project moving. With her production company Killer Films, Vachon has been the “little engine that could,” bringing more than 100 movie projects to the screen.
You may recognize the face behind the creative new business called Daisy Jane’s Flower Truck. It’s former Local 12 Anchor/Reporter Megan Moore who recently left the TV business to follow her entrepreneurial spirit.
In an exhibition celebrating diverse culture, music and world views, Caza Sikes, an art gallery in Oakley, is presenting a curated show featuring four prominent Cincinnati African-American artists. Opening on February 8th and running until March 15th, the exhibition discusses and visits themes centered around jazz music, rock and roll, hip hop, politics and influential people in these genres.
On Veterans Day weekend, more than 3,000 runners, walkers and motorcyclists participated in the DAV 5K Cincinnati to raise more $165,000 for the DAV (Disabled American Veterans). The race start was hosted by WGRR’s Chris & Janeen along with Cincinnati Bengals Head Coach Marvin Lewis.
Dress for Success Cincinnati’s annual Fashion Show and luncheon took place at the JACK Cincinnati Casino in mid September and raised more than $200,000 to support the organization’s mission and programs. Another sell-out crowd of more than 800 attended to celebrate the 19th anniversary of Dress for Success Cincinnati and the more than 16,000 women who have been helped since the organization’s founding in 1999.
The Hyde Park Square Art Show celebrated its 52nd year last Sunday on Hyde Park Square at Edwards Road and Erie Avenue. The largest one-day art show in Greater Cincinnati featured more than 200 artists representing media from painting to sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, photography, multimedia and more.
A sold-out crowd of participants capped off the 2018 TQL Beer Series last Saturday by running the six-pack anniversary of the Hudy 14K/7K Brewery Run served up by the Flying Pig Marathon to benefit the Brewery District.
Cincinnati and Flying Pig Marathon celebrated Global Running Day with “The Big Run,” presented by Fleet Feet Sports. More than 600 participants took to the streets of Blue Ash to run either one, three or six miles.
Last weekend, millions of eyes were on Monaco, home of the Formula 1 Grand Prix. Since 1950, celebrities, royalty and the wealthy elite assemble for the three-day event considered the ultimate in racing.
The Flying Pig Marathon held the inaugural PIGGY awards presented by P&G last Thursday evening at the Aronoff Center for the Performing Arts to pay tribute to those who have made the race successful over the last 20 years.
City Club Apartments LLC celebrated the Grand Opening of City Club Apartments CBD Cincinnati, the luxury apartment, furnished short-term, penthouse and mixed-use community, with a ceremony hosted this evening by Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley and City Club Apartments Chairman and CEO Jonathan Holtzman.
A capacity crowd enjoyed Savor, a new event hosted by Cincinnati magazine at Pinecroft Mansion on the Crosley Estate, last evening. The five-course meal prepared jointly by Chef Danny Combs of Boca, and Sotto and Chef José Salazar of Mita’s and Salazar benefitted Cincinnati International Wine Festival and the Cincinnati Preservation Association.
As the Greater Cincinnati film industry continues to grow, we've seen this area play diverse neighborhoods for movies: 1950s New York, Compton in the 1990s, and more. In the latest Emilio Estevez movie made in Cincinnati, the Queen City plays itself.
Some 4,000 participants supported the Disabled American Veterans in their annual DAV 5K last Saturday at Sawyer Point, including Bengals Head Coach Marvin Lewis. The DAV 5K is a run, walk, roll and motorcycle ride that thanks those who served and raises awareness of the issues our ill and injured veterans face every day.
The Anthony Muñoz Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Offensive and Defensive Linemen of the Year Award, which rewards outstanding students who show success not only on the football field, but also in the classroom and in their community.
Congratulations to the first place winner of the go Vibrant Million Step Neighborhood Challenge: Avondale coming in with over 66 Million Steps and nearly 1,000 participants and second place was earned by Pleasant Ridge a very close runner up with 62 Million Steps. For the details and breakdown on all of the neighborhood results go to www.govibrant.org.
For the 14th year, the Cincinnati Bengals, along with United Way of Greater Cincinnati and the Marvin Lewis Community Fund set aside a day to give back to the community at the annual “Hometown Huddle” effort.
Some 600 guests attended last Saturday’s Patty Brisben Foundation Gala at Greenacres and were treated to a beautiful evening at the Copacabana with festive decorations and music. More than $240,000 was raised for the Foundation and its mission to fund educational programs supporting sexual health and well-being research projects and educational initiatives.
A sold-out crowd attended the 16th Annual Dress for Success Fashion Show last week at JACK Casino. SAKS Fifth Avenue presented fashions by Max Mara while clients of Dress for Success shared their inspirational stories.
Actor/director Emilio Estevez and rapper and songwriter Che Smith are among the stars expected to attend Film Cincinnati’s 30th Anniversary Gala, “Backlot 30,” scheduled for Saturday, September 23 in Over-the-Rhine.
Congratulations to the Santangelo Family for producing another successful Cincinnati Music Festival!
The 2017 Cincinnati Music Festival presented by P&G saw the largest attendance in its 55-year history this past weekend with headliners Mary J. Blige and Usher. The total attendance for the three-night festival was 91,200.