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.
Last weekend, I beat the heat and enjoyed a Sunday afternoon visit to the Cincinnati Art Museum. We are a very fortunate city to have such a beautiful and extensive museum. Having worked at the CAM for five years in the late 90s, I also look forward to a visit to see “old friends hanging on the walls.” This time, I focused on Cincinnati People hanging on the walls and installed throughout the galleries. Enjoy the tour of Cincinnati People.
Eight locations are hosting Cincinnati Bengals 50th Anniversary statues to mark the golden anniversary of the NFL franchise. One statue was installed this week at Liberty Center and will remain there for 50 days.
This week, the 88th edition of Major League Baseball’s All Star Game was hosted by the Miami Marlins for the first time. Cincinnati Reds Zach Cozart and Joey Votto represented the Queen City in the All Star Game. The festivities were spread throughout the tropical city with the Fan Fest at the Miami Beach Convention Center and the Home Run Derby and Game at the Marlins Stadium about 15 minutes away.
After coming in second or third in the Flying Pig Marathon for the last six years, the seventh time proved to be the charm for Anderson High School cross country coach Kerry Lee, who finally won the women’s division of Sunday’s 19th annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon. The total registration for all weekend events was 37,244 participants representing all 50 states and 20 countries.
The Delta Gamma Lambda Foundation threw an exquisite Kentucky Derby Party fund-raiser on Saturday at Anderson Pavilion at Smale Riverfront Park. The Foundation is the philanthropic side of the Delta Gamma Lambda chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. Last year, the Foundation awarded $19,000 in scholarships to local students.
The motion picture industry, headed by the non-profit Film Cincinnati, contributed $38.3 million to the local economy in 2016, its largest impact yet and twice as much as the industry’s economic impact in 2015.
The 24th annual Cincinnati Women’s Sports Association Annual Awards dinner honored 27 female athletes and women’s sports advocates on Monday at Xavier University featuring Olympic Gold Medalist Mary Wineberg. The event was presented by Oxford Physical Therapy and Flying Pig Marathon.
On Monday, the Cincinnati Women’s Sports Association will honor 27 girls and women for their accomplishments on and off the field over the past year. During FC Cincinnati’s home opener on Saturday, a few of the honorees were able to attend the game and were recognized at half time.
The runway-stopping designs of Jason Wu were the center of attention this week in Cincinnati at a cocktail party hosted by Saks at the home of Chris and Jessica Cicchinelli to benefit the Patty Brisben Foundation for Women’s Sexual Health.
In celebration of its 50th anniversary, Summerfair collaborated with the Weston Art Gallery at the Aronoff Center to exhibit its popular collection of fair posters and “Summerfair Select: An Exhibition of Aid to Individual Artists (AIA) winners 2014-2016.” Both are on view downtown now through April 23.
Recently retired international soccer legend Abby Wambach was in Cincinnati on Saturday, March 25, where she hosted the Push Kick Soccer Expo, a clinic for children aged 6-12 that was held at Gettler Stadium on the University of Cincinnati campus as part of The Women's Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation's A Conversation With Abby Wambach event.
Supporters of the Cincinnati USA Sports Commission gathered at Ruths Chris at The Banks to watch the first day of March Madness basketball games last Thursday. The fund-raiser benefitted the Sports Commission, which attracts sporting events to Cincinnati.