What we Cincinnati people might be talking about in 2018

Beryl Love, Executive Editor of Cincinnati Enquirer

Beryl Love, Executive Editor of Cincinnati Enquirer

New Love at The Enquirer
This month, Beryl Love takes over as editor of The Cincinnati Enquirer returning home after working at the Gannett mothership, USA Today. A UC graduate, Love began his career at The Enquirer in 1998 as a news editor and rose to various leadership positions within Gannett including Editor of the Reno Gazette-Journal. Welcome home, Beryl!

Will the CSO bring home two GRAMMYs in January?
Led by conductor Louis Langrée, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra was nominated for the Best Orchestral Performance for the album “Concertos for Orchestra” and Composer Zhou Tian is also nominated in the GRAMMY category of Best Contemporary Classical Composition for the same CSO album, "Concertos for Orchestra." The awards will be televised live on January 28 from New York’s Madison Square Garden.

Goepper for Gold in the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea
Keep an eye for Nick Goepper from Lawrenceburg, Indiana, who will look to best his bronze medal in the slopestyle event. The 22-year-old freestyle skier is a favorite in PyeongChang. The Opening Ceremonies will be held on Friday, Feb. 9. Here is a full schedule of the Games.

Nick Goepper, Lawrenceburg, IN

Nick Goepper, Lawrenceburg, IN

Ask for your March/April vacation time now
Submit your vacation time now for 3/29 through 4/3 to enjoy both Opening Days of Reds baseball with a possible and (dreamy) trip to San Antonio to catch a UC vs. XU championship matchup on April 2? Just a reminder: The traditional Reds Opening Day is Thursday, March 29 and the Findlay Market Opening Day Parade is Monday, April 2.

Will Cincinnati march on in World Cup Bid?
We are likely to see a March decision on which (and how many) U.S. cities will move forward as part of the 2026 World Cup bid when the FIFA Congress votes in June in Russia. The United Bid for 2026 will include host cities in Canada, the United States and Mexico. In Cincinnati, Jeff Berding of FC Cincinnati and Leslie Spencer of the Cincinnati USA Sports Commission are leading the charge with a full community effort.

Broadway favorites returns to Cincinnati stages in 2018
“Hamilton,” Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hip-hop hit musical about founding father Alexander Hamilton will be the highlight of the 2018-19 Broadway in Cincinnati season, most likely, in the fall of 2018. More to come on ticket sales opportunities with a future Broadway in Cincinnati season announcement.

Also, another stage favorite will delight this summer when “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” returns to the stage at Ensemble Theatre from June 5 through July 1, 2018. ETC originally staged Hedwig, the show about a gender-crossed glam rocker who immigrates to America, determined to become a superstar, in 2001. These tickets are on sale now.

Travel around the moon by year’s end
Cincinnati and, Ohio for that matter, has always been crazy about space and the astronauts navigating since the days of John Glenn and Neil Armstrong. Did you know that 25 astronauts have hailed from Ohio? By the end of 2018, SpaceX expects to have sent two tourists around the moon, the first since 1972.