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Trevor Noah – Loud & Clear Tour | Fri., Feb. 1 | Aronoff Center

CAA_Trevor Noah Loud and Clear logoTREVOR NOAH ANNOUNCES

– Citi Pre-Sale Starts Wednesday, October 17 –
–Tickets On Sale to the General Public Starting Friday, October 19 –

Trevor Noah is crossing North America on his first ever arena outing with the Loud & Clear Tour 2019 and will play the Aronoff Center’s Procter & Gamble Hall on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 7:30 PM.

Kicking off January 18 in Norfolk, Virginia, the 23-city tour will visit cities including Tampa, Cincinnati, Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Pittsburgh, and many more. The Daily Show  host and celebrated comedian is known around the world for his insightful and authentic take on politics and current events. Born in South Africa during the end of apartheid, he often shares incisive social and political commentary on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show and through his various stand-up specials and writing.  In 2016, Trevor released his first book, Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, which became an instant New York Times bestseller.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public starting Friday, October 19 at 10:00 AM at www.CincinnatiArts.org, (513) 621-ARTS [2787], and the Aronoff Center Ticket Office.  Presale tickets will be on sale to Cincinnati Arts Association (CAA) members beginning Wednesday, October 17 at 10:00 AM and to CAA E-NEWS subscribers beginning Thursday, October 18 at 10:00 AM.  To become a CAA Member, call (513) 977-4104.  Signup for CAA’s E-NEWS at www.cincinnatiarts.org/events/eclub-sign-up.

Citi is the official presale credit card for the Loud & Clear Tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets for Live Nation dates beginning Wednesday, October 17 at 10:00 AM until Thursday, October 18 at 10:00 PM through Citi’s Private Pass program. For complete presale details, visit www.citiprivatepass.com.

About Live Nation Entertainment
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.

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Wake the Dead Bash with The Mighty Wurlitzer | Wed., Oct. 31 | Music Hall Ballroom

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Featuring Theatre Organist Trent Sims, Local Mixologist Molly Wellmann,
Music Hall Ghost Tours,
Guest Emcee Brock Leah Spears, and
Cincinnati’s Young Professional Choral Collective

(CINCINNATI, OH) – The Society for the Preservation of Music Hall (SPMH) will ‘Wake the Dead’ on October 31 from 9:00 PM to midnight at one of the country’s most historic and haunted places – Cincinnati Music Hall. SPMH’s inaugural Halloween Bash will delight adult audiences with spine-tingling tunes — played in Music Hall’s Grand Ballroom on The Mighty Wurlitzer theatre organ by master organist, Trent Sims. Cincinnati’s legendary bartender, Molly Wellmann, will be mixing up spooktacular drinks for guests and ghouls alike.

In addition, Cincinnati’s Young Professional Choral Collective (YPCC) will “crash the bash” with creepy-crawly sing-alongs with local dance and drag favorite Brock Leah Spears as guest emcee.  Throughout  the evening, Cincinnati Research & Paranormal Studies will offer mini-ghost-tours throughout Music Hall, offering an incredible opportunity for Wake the Dead partygoers to tour this haunted venue.

Costumes are encouraged but not required.

Tickets are on sale now at www.CincinnatiArts.org, (513) 621-ARTS [2787], and the Aronoff Center or Music Hall Ticket Office. For groups of ten or more, call (513) 977-4157.  Tickets include the ghost tours, light bites, one drink ticket, and pictures at a fun Framester photo booth!

The Mighty Wurlitzer
The Mighty Wurlitzer was installed in the ornate Albee Theater on Fountain Square in December 1927 – one of only 2,200 theatre-organs produced at that time to accompany silent feature films.  When talkies took over in 1929, the theatre organ was mainly silenced.  The Albee organ was donated to the Emery Theater in 1969 (where it played for movies and other events) and was partially rebuilt by the Ohio Valley Organ Club. It was removed from the Emery in 1999 and put into storage.

The leadership at SPMH thought the historic Music Hall Ballroom would be an ideal location for the instrument, and in June 2007, Ronald F. Wehmeier, Inc., Pipe Organ Service in Cincinnati was contacted to completely rebuild and install the Wurlitzer. A donor foundation funded the entire project in the amount of $1.41 million.  Only a small number of Wurlitzers of this size still exist, and Cincinnati (the home of the Wurlitzer Company) is one of the few cities in the country to have an instrument of this quality.

The Wurlitzer was expanded in tonal colors and effects, from nineteen ranks of pipes to thirty-one ranks (a rank is made up of 61 pipes, and represents orchestral sounds, such as trumpets, flutes, tubas, strings, etc.).  A full array of percussion effects is also present – xylophone, marimba, glockenspiel, chimes, and even a large Steinway grand – all playable from the giant three keyboard and pedal console, decorated in 22-karat gold leaf.  Wind for the pipes is provided by a 15 HP high pressure turbine, the electrical switching is controlled by computer, and pipes range in size from 16 feet to the size of a pencil.  In addition, the Wurlitzer is now fully computerized, so that it can be played without an organist through a digital input system.

Trent Sims – Theatre Organist
Trent Sims is a native of Dayton, OH, and from the early age of ten he began studying the organ.  In demand on the international concert circuit, he has played concerts on both theater and classical organs across the United States, the United Kingdom and Germany. As a featured  organist, Sims has performed on Wurlitzer pipe organs installed in The Music Palace restaurants in the Cincinnati area and Indianapolis. He was also the Guest Artist in Residence at the Victoria Theatre in Dayton for six years, and remains an organist in Dayton.

Molly Wellmann – Mixologist
Cincinnati’s Molly Wellmann is a self-taught mixologist, entrepreneur, and author who has immersed herself in the history and knowledge of craft and classic cocktails and fine spirits. Wellmann, her team, and her establishments have been featured in local-, national-, and internationally-published outlets. She is a practiced public speaker, participating in many cocktail forums and entrepreneurial conferences, and is known for her work with women’s organizations and many other leadership organizations.  Wellmann owns and operates two popular local Cincinnati establishments:  Japp’s Since 1879 in Over-the-Rhine and Myrtle’s Punch House in East Walnut Hills.

Brock Leah Spears – Emcee
Brock Leah Spears (pronounced Broccoli Spears)  is a local dancer turned Drag Queen who after performing with the prestigious Les Ballet Trockadero de Monte Carlo in New York City, found her passion for makeup and drag. She currently performs and emcee’s for local events such as Drag Brunch at Tillie’s Lounge in Northside, 21c Halloween Party, Kindervelt 50 Fashion Show, and many other events.  Brock Leah serves with sass and class!

Young Professionals Choral Collective of Cincinnati (YPCC)
YPCC believes in creating connections through choral music. The choir was formed at Below Zero Lounge in Over-the-Rhine in November 2011 and is now made up of a roster with over 850 volunteer singers who live and work throughout greater Cincinnati, ranging in age from 21-45. Under the direction of Artistic Director KellyAnn Nelson, YPCC has quickly found a niche in the vibrant arts community of downtown Cincinnati.

Cincinnati Research & Paranormal Studies (CR&PS)
CR&PS was founded in November 2005 by a group of friends who discovered that they shared an interest in the paranormal. Since then, members of the CR&PS team has traveled to over 20 states to investigate many haunted locales. CR&PS is dedicated to investigating, documenting, and researching claims of the paranormal.

Society for the Preservation of Music Hall (SPMH)
SPMH is a non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve, promote, improve and provide education about Music Hall in order to perpetuate Music Hall as the premier cultural center of the region and as a National Historic landmark. 

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Part-Time Floor Supervisors Sought by Cincinnati Arts Association

caa_logoThese part-time, Floor Supervisor positions will be stationed at both our Aronoff Center for the Arts and Music Hall locations.


  • General responsibilities include, but are not limited to: overseeing front-of-house functions in a designated quadrant for events and performances, while ensuring safety of patrons and providing exceptional customer service; supervising volunteer usher positions; completing reports after events; monitoring lobby activity; understanding and implementing emergency procedures.


  • The ideal candidate must be able to exercise sound judgment and make decisions under pressure. Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as exceptional customer service skills; ability to work well with a diverse population is critical to this position. While performing the duties of this job, the Floor Supervisor is regularly required to stand and walk for periods of time. Ability to climb stairs essential. Ability to lift up to 35lbs. Prior supervisory experience is must. Familiarity with the public assembly setting, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); CPR/First Aid experience a plus. Must be available for a varied and flexible schedule; mostly nights and weekends.

Interested candidates may complete an application at/or send resume to:
Cincinnati Arts Association
Attn: Human Resources
650 Walnut Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Or email: HR@cincinnatiarts.org
No phone calls please.
EOE/M/F/D/V/SO Employer

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CAA’s Meghan Kaskoun Appointed to the Ohio Commission on Service and Volunteerism

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Meghan Kaskoun
Appointed to the Ohio Commission
on Service and Volunteerism

CINCINNATI, OH – Meghan Kaskoun, Director of Volunteer Engagement & Guest Experience, Cincinnati Arts Association, has been appointed by Governor John R. Kasich to ServeOhio – the Ohio Commission on Service and Volunteerism – for a term beginning July 24, 2018 and ending April 21, 2021.

In accordance with its legal authority, ServeOhio Commissioners retain both fiduciary responsibility and responsibility for the overall policy and management of the agency. Duties include administering and overseeing the AmeriCorps program in the State of Ohio; developing and implementing a comprehensive strategy to encourage and expand community service programs throughout the state; and assisting public and private organizations to develop/implement community service and volunteer programs.

“It’s an honor to have been asked to apply and to be appointed to the State Commission,” said Kaskoun. “I look forward to serving Ohio communities through strengthened volunteer engagement programs and helping to implement strategies that will expand community service.”

For a full list of ServeOhio Commissioners, visit www.serveohio.org/about/commissioners.

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TOM SEGURA | Fri., Feb. 15 | Aronoff Center

CAA_Tom Segura headshotTOM SEGURA



513-621-2787 (ARTS)


Actor/Comedian/Writer Tom Segura has quickly become one of Hollywood’s most in demand and highly regarded talents. He is best known for his two Netflix specials, Completely Normal (2014) and Mostly Stories (2016) of which Paste Magazine described him of, “…having a natural and capable storytelling ability, one that lifts his narratives out of average anecdote fare and plants them firmly in hilarious ground.”

On January 12th, 2018 Segura returned to Netflix with his third stand-up special, Disgraceful. Filmed at the Paramount Theatre in Denver, Disgraceful gives voice to the sordid thoughts you’d never say out loud, with blunt musings on porn, parking lot power struggles, parenthood and more.

Segura’s television credits include ConanWorkaholics, Happy EndingsThe Late Late Show, Comedy Central Presents: Tom Segura, Mash Up, and How To Be A Grown Up. Additionally, his noted podcastYour Mom’s House which he co-hosts with his wife, comedian Christina Pazsitzky, was a finalist for Best Comedy Podcast at the Stitcher Awards and profiled by VICE.

When he’s not touring clubs, Segura continues to perform at the top comedy festivals in the world, including Montreal’s Just For Laughs Comedy Festival, The Melbourne International Comedy Festival, The Comedy Festival – Las Vegas, The South Beach Comedy Festival, and The Hong Kong Comedy Festival.

Segura also regularly appears on radio shows like Bennington Show and some of the most downloaded podcasts in the world of comedy such as The Joe Rogan Experience and WTF With Marc Maron among others. He recently released his fourth hour-long stand up album, which sat atop the iTunes and Billboard Comedy charts for consecutive weeks. His first two albums Thrilled and White Girls with Cornrows also debuted at number 1 and continue to play heavily on satellite radio and streaming music platforms. When he isn’t performing on stage or recording a podcast he’s watching College Football or waiting for College Football to come back.

Segura is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio and currently lives in Los Angeles.

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