Monthly Archives: April 2012

The Overture Awards Next Pop Star Competition On June 2

Saturday, June 2 • Aronoff Center 

Who will be Cincinnati’s next young pop star? The Cincinnati Arts Association’s Overture Awards has created an exciting new dance and vocal arts opportunity for Tri-state students in grades 9-12 – the Next Pop Star competition. The new program is scheduled for Saturday, June 2, 2012 from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM at the Aronoff Center.

The Next Pop Star competition is designed for talented high school students who perform popular dance and music. A maximum of 25 dancers and 25 vocalists will be allowed to compete on a first-come, first-served basis before a panel of judges for no longer than five minutes each. Competitors are required to submit an application to register; no application fee is required. Once the application is received, the competitor will be contacted with a specific time to check in the day of the event. Applications from students who have competed in the Overture Award program will not be accepted.

A keyboard and a CD player will be provided; however, competitors may bring their own accompanist. Two winners, one dancer and one vocalist, will each receive a $300 prize. Three runners-up will each receive $100 each.

“The Overture Awards program has become quite classical in nature, and students who participate mostly sing or play classical music, perform classical theater works, and dance ballet or other classic forms,” said Carolyn Phillips, Cincinnati Arts Association Education Program Manager. “Like TV’s American Idol or So You Think You Can Dance, Next Pop Star is designed for young singers and dancers who enjoy performing current styles, such as hip hop, jazz, rap, R&B, folk, gospel, country, soul, or power ballads. Next Pop Star will give these performers – many of whom may never have had a private lesson — a chance to compete with other young performing artists in a fun, supportive environment.”

Applications and Guidelines (click on the Next Pop Star link)
Registration deadline is Tuesday, May 15.

For more information, contact Carolyn Phillips at
(513) 977-4168 or

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CMC Seeks Marketing Outreach Specialist

Marketing Outreach Specialist (PT – Temp) 

Cincinnati Museum Center is looking for energetic, outgoing individuals who want a creative way to use their acting, marketing or communications talents as a part of our Marketing Outreach Team that will be promoting our upcoming special exhibition A Day in Pompeii. So, if you are motivated, dedicated, responsible and love to create buzz about events, then we have a job for you!As a part of the Special Exhibits Team, the Marketing Outreach Specialist is primarily responsible for positively representing Cincinnati Museum Center throughout our community and promoting the special exhibit A Day in Pompeii. This can include, but is not limited to community events, parades, press events and other internal and external marketing opportunities. This position may works closely with the Managers of Special Exhibits and Marketing and Communications.

The Marketing Outreach Specialist will be expected to venture out in to the Greater Cincinnati community with the purpose of promoting our special exhibition A Day in Pompeii. Accomplishing this will include:

  • Organize, attend or participate in local special events and promotions
  • Represent Cincinnati Museum Center at special and media events
  • Participate in local parades
  • Distributing marketing collateral which can include flyers, stickers and temporary tattoos
  • Manage booth at local events and assist in giveaways and promotions
  • Engage with the public in Pompeii appropriate costumes

Specialists will also assist with any additional marketing and exhibits duties as assigned and are expected to work effectively and professionally with other museum departments and the general public, maintaining a pleasant and helpful demeanor in any dealings with museum staff or the public.


  • Bachelors degree with background or coursework in journalism, theater, performing arts, marketing, public relations or communications preferred
  • Willingness to dress out in a costume
  • Must be a strong communicator (written and verbal)
  • Must be organized, experienced, upbeat and passionate• Team player attitude
  • Ability to play stringed instrument helpful but not necessary
  • Must have valid drivers license and reliable transportation

Days/Hours: Part-Time: Up to 24 hours weekly. Position has a Thursday, Saturday and Sunday requirement with some flexibility. Day, weekend, and evening hours required.

Educational Requirements

Minimum education preferred: Bachelors degree with background or coursework in journalism, theater, performing arts, marketing, public relations or communications. Other education or training desired: Costume or mascot experience

Minimum skills required: Guest engagement, supervisor, verbal and written communication

Prior Work Experience
Minimum work experience required: Prior experience in a marketing, communications, promotions public relations or theater and performing arts.

To Apply: Send resume or application (applications are available at the Visitor Services Kiosk) by one of the following methods;

  • Fax: 513-287-7009
  • Email in MSWord or PDF format:
  • Mail:
    Cincinnati Museum Center
    1301 Western Avenue
    Cincinnati, Ohio 45203
    Attn: HR

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THE FOOL on May 22

Presented by Cincinnati Playwrights Initiative
May 22

In 2001 Enron collapsed. Congress reacted by writing hundreds of pages detailing new rules and regulations to avoid something like that happening in the future. In 2008 Leman Brothers collapsed. Congress reacted by writing thousands of additional pages detailing rules and regulations to avoid something like that happening in the future. But perhaps what’s really needed is to take a page from the past. The King’s Fool was free to ridicule the folly, absurdity and corruption of those in power. Could a Corporate Fool save today’s masters of the universe from themselves? More importantly could the Fool actually criticize a CEO without losing his headcount?

Written by Fred Rothzeid
Directed by Charlie Goetz

Cast:  Ben Greenberg as John Lansman, Arnie Shayne as Thomas Biggs, Lauren Showen as Kate, Ryan Fissel as Gary Goodman & Elaine Wilson as Mrs. Greene

  • Tue, May 22 at 7:30pm

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Cincinnati Arts Association
Local Students Display “Celebration” Artwork
May 5 – 13, 2012 • Aronoff Center

How do the children of Greater Cincinnati see and interpret the world around them? The Cincinnati Arts Association (CAA) has been exploring this question for ten years through its Student Art Show, which exhibits artwork by local students. This year’s theme is “Celebration.” The exhibition will be on display in the Aronoff Center’s Fifth Third Bank Theater (7th & Main Streets in downtown Cincinnati) from Saturday, May 5 – Sunday, May 13, 2012. Exhibition hours are Friday, 4:00 – 8:00 PM; Saturday, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM; and Sunday, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. The Student Art Show is free and open to the public.

Representing students from grades K – 8, the diverse collection of two-dimensional artwork will include mediums from pencil drawings to textiles to multi-media. Now in its tenth year, the Student Art Show is organized and presented annually by CAA’s Department of Education and Community Relations, with the assistance of the Weston Art Gallery.

“CAA is excited to be presenting the Student Art Show for its tenth year. Every year students create a unique interpretation of the theme, which this year is ‘celebration’ to mark the ten-year milestone,” says Kathleen Riemenschneider, CAA’s Assistant Director of Education & Community Relations. “The program has been a wonderful opportunity for students to creatively express and share their views with their friends, family, and the public.”

The 2012 Student Art Show has 107 entries. Student artwork from the following schools will be on display: College Hill Prep Academy (West End, OH), Fairfield North Elementary (Fairfield, OH), John G. Carlisle (Covington, KY), Mercy Montessori Center (Walnut Hills, OH), Montgomery Elementary (Montgomery, OH), North College Hill Elementary (North College Hill, OH), North College Hill Middle School (North College Hill, OH), Oakdale Elementary School (Bridgetown, OH), Our Lady of Victory School (Delhi, OH), Our Lady of Visitation School (Delhi, OH), Schilling School for the Gifted (Deerfield Twp, OH), Springer School and Center (Hyde Park, OH), St. Boniface School (Northside, OH), St. Cecilia School (Independence, KY), St. Ignatius School (Montfort Heights, OH), Sts. Peter and Paul School (California, KY), and Terrace Park Elementary (Terrace Park, OH).

The student artwork includes such titles as Hot & Cold Celebration!, Happy Fireworks Day, Party on a Wire, Celebration Mask, Chinese New Year Festival, and Lantern Festival.

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PS Announces Cast for STOP KISS and BARE

Playhouse South has announced the cast for their upcoming productions of STOP KISS and BARE to be performed in rep on June 14-23.

For STOP KISS, the cast includes:

  • Jessica Evans as Callie
  • Carrie Thurston as Sara
  • Eric Bracht as George
  • Jamie McQuinn as Det. Cole
  • TC Schreier as Peter
  • Tori Thompson as Mrs. Winsley
  • Angie Thacker as Nurse

Cast in BARE are:

  • Zach King as Jason
  • Mike Embree as Peter
  • Aimee Everman as Ivy
  • Lindsay Sherman as Nadia
  • Thomas Cole Schreier as Matt
  • Matthew Glenn as Lucas
  • Stephanie Shubert as Tanya
  • Amber Todd as Kyra
  • Jessica Freesen as Diane
  • Chelsea Walters as Rory
  • Brett Norgaard as Zack
  • Anne Potter as Claire
  • Angie Thacker as Sr. Chantelle
  • Eric Bracht as the Priest

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