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Addition of Little Free Library at The Carnegie Makes a Big Impact in Local Community

TC_Little Free LibraryCOVINGTON, KY – In partnership with the Kenton County Public Library, The Carnegie recently added a Little Free Library to its grounds in front of The Carnegie’s Eva G. Farris Education Center. Offering free access to books, the Little Library is open to the public under the “take a book, leave a book” model.

The Little Free Library project is just one more way library staff are looking beyond its facilities. “The library is always looking for ways to better serve our community,” stated Dave Schroder, the library’s executive director.  “Little Libraries allow us to provide books to residents who may not normally be able to visit one of our physical locations or who just happen to come across one.  They are a great way to encourage people to read, and hopefully, take the next step and visit the library.”

The initial book collection for the libraries was funded by a $1,000 grant from Save the Children, an international humanitarian organization whose work in the US focuses on early childhood literacy.  Current plans are to re-stock the book collections monthly, using books provided by the Friends of the Kenton County Public Library and other community members.

“We’re excited to participate in the Little Library program and encourage children throughout our community to explore, imagine and learn through the pages of a book.” said Kim Best, Executive Director of The Carnegie.

For more information about the library’s programs and services visit www.kentonlibrary.org or for more information about The Carnegie, visit thecarnegie.com.

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ABOUT THE CARNEGIE: The Carnegie is Northern Kentucky’s largest multidisciplinary arts venue providing theatre events, educational programs and art exhibitions to the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati community. The Carnegie facility is home to The Carnegie Galleries, the Otto M. Budig Theatre, and the Eva G. Farris Education Center. More information about The Carnegie is available at thecarnegie.com or by calling (859) 491-2030.The Carnegie receives ongoing operating support from Cincinnati International Wine Festival, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Kenton County Fiscal Courts, the Kentucky Arts Council and the City of Covington. The Carnegie is also supported by the generosity of more than 40,000 contributors to the ArtsWave Community Campaign.

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The Carnegie Announces Innovative, Socially Distant, Home Holiday Program: MERRY SAY WHAT NOW?

TC_Merry Say What Now logoCOVINGTON, KY – Bring the holiday cheer directly to your yard this year with The Carnegie Creative Disruption Committee’s MERRY SAY WHAT NOW?! A mad-lib style holiday show that features your choice of winter story, where the actors come to you.

MERRY SAY WHAT NOW?! features two energetic actors acting out all the parts of your favorite holiday and winter stories. This holiday program is great for children, socially distant neighborhood parties, and family gatherings where patrons can choose from 6 different performance experiences: The Nutcracker, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, The Snow Queen, The Elves and the Shoemaker, Rudolf, or The Gingerbread Man.

“There’s no doubt this holiday season will look different than in years past. This innovative program model invites families to gather, bundle up with cocoa in their front lawn or neighborhood cul-de-sac and we’ll bring some festive holiday cheer at a safe social distance,” said Maggie Perrino, Theatre Director for The Carnegie. “Additionally, proceeds from performances go directly to the performers and production teams who are navigating a series of traditional holiday theatre cancellations.”

Performance bookings begin on November 27 and may be scheduled through January 31. Each performance is $150 and runs 45 minutes. Don’t miss out on this creative holiday performance – reserve your show today. For more information or to book, please visit www.thecarnegie.com/production.

A note on social distancing: Our actors will arrive masked and ready to go in their most festive outdoor gear. Performers will maintain at least 10 feet of space from audience members throughout performances.

MERRY SAY WHAT NOW?! Production Team:

Script adaptations by Ria Villaver Collins, Cassidy Steele, Maggie Perrino, Caleb Redslob, and Thomas Boeing

Directed by Ria Villaver Collins

Produced by Maggie Perrino

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About The Carnegie
The Carnegie is Northern Kentucky’s largest multidisciplinary arts venue providing theatre events, educational programs and art exhibitions to the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati community. The Carnegie facility is home to The Carnegie Galleries, the Otto M. Budig Theatre, and the Eva G. Farris Education Center.  More information about The Carnegie is available at thecarnegie.com or by calling (859) 491-2030.

The Carnegie receives ongoing operating support from Cincinnati International Wine Festival, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Kenton County Fiscal Courts, the Kentucky Arts Council and the City of Covington. The Carnegie is also supported by the generosity of more than 40,000 contributors to the ArtsWave Community Campaign.

About The Carnegie Theatre Series
The Carnegie Theatre Series produces professional, innovative stagings of an eclectic range of theatrical works. Striving to unite the greater Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati theatre community through partnerships and collaborations, the series engages and nurtures both emerging and established talent, including working professionals, committed part-time theatre artists, university performing arts students and younger students. The Carnegie Theatre Series productions bring together these forces to provide quality theatre for Northern Kentucky and the Greater Cincinnati area.

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St. Elizabeth Cancer Center Dedicates Music Therapy Studio In Honor Of Two Suits That Rock Volunteers

TC_Suits the Rock Room L-R_Sue Clare, Kevin Canafax, Melissa Singer-Reed

Left to right: Sue Clare, Kevin Canafax, Melissa Singer-Reed.

Covington, KY – Earlier this month, the St. Elizabeth Cancer Center in Edgewood, Kentucky announced the dedication of the first-ever Music Therapy Studio in honor of Charles “Chuck” Gordon Reed III and Donald E. Clare, Jr., two musicians dedicated to supporting the arts in Northern Kentucky. Chuck and Don, who both passed away in 2017, were longtime performers with Suits That Rock, a fundraiser for The Carnegie in Covington, KY that funds in-school, after-school, and summer camp art programming for local students.

Suits That Rock logo“We are grateful for the opportunity to honor Don and Chuck’s memory, their love of music and their service to our community through the Music Therapy Studio,” said Carri Chandler, Vice President of St. Elizabeth Foundation. “This studio exemplifies their lifelong passion for the arts and will serve as a resource for musical expression for patients and caregivers.”

MISC_St. Elizabeth Healthcare logoResearch shows people living with cancer who engage in creative arts therapy experience less depression and anxiety than those who don’t. Arts therapy provides a relaxing escape for patients and caregivers, who can embrace the creative process to express emotions. Developing this form of self-expression not only inspires personal growth, but also nurtures social interaction, which can relieve anxiety and enhance healing. For St. Elizabeth, this studio will bring music therapy to its inpatient and outpatient programs. The therapy will provide patients and their families with the options to play, listen to, or create music – providing emotional, sensory, and spiritual support. For more information on the Center’s approach to integrative oncology, take a virtual tour of the St. Elizabeth Cancer Center.

TC_logo_new“During their combined 17-year tenure with Suits That Rock, Chuck and Don helped raise more than $1M for arts education programming,” said Kim Best, Executive Director of The Carnegie. “Subsequently, this helped The Carnegie’s art education programming to grow and serve more students each year. We are touched to know that Don and Chuck’s memory will live on through the St. Elizabeth Cancer Center’s Music Therapy Studio.”

Charles “Chuck” Gordon Reed III was the owner and president of River City Productions though family took center stage in Chuck’s life. He began playing guitar at age 12 and later took up bass guitar at age 14 when his band’s bass guitarist left the group. For more than 40 years he played with local and regional bands including Strange Brew, The Nightlife Band, and DV8, in which he shared the stage with his wife and fellow Suits That Rock volunteer, Melissa Singer-Reed.

“Music was such an important part of Chuck’s life,” said his wife, Melissa. “When Chuck was approached to be a part of Suits That Rock, he was so excited to volunteer. Not only was he performing with his friends, but he had the opportunity to raise critical dollars for local arts programing through The Carnegie.”

Donald E. Clare, Jr., a resident of Rabbit Hash, KY, built his career around helping others as an Emergency Room Nurse; 18 years at The Christ Hospital followed by 19 years at St. Elizabeth before retiring in 2015. Don wore many hats in the Northern Kentucky community. He devoted much of his life to music, writing, and the preservation of historic sites in Boone County. Don began singing and playing drums at the age of 16 and performed with a long list of bands over the years including Calico Rose and the Corryville Cowboys and The Buffalo Brothers. Don was on the board of directors of the Rabbit Hash Historical Society, a member of Friends of Big Bone, and an active supporter of the Dinsmore Homestead Foundation.

“In addition to all of his volunteer efforts, Don loved performing with Suits That Rock – even though you would rarely catch him in a suit,” said his wife, Sue Clare. “Don would want nothing more than to see his legacy of music live on in a place where he spent a majority of his time – St. Elizabeth.”

To learn more about the St. Elizabeth Cancer Center, please visit stelizabeth.com/mycancer.

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About St. Elizabeth Foundation: The mission of St. Elizabeth Foundation is to inspire and connect our generous community with St. Elizabeth programs and projects dedicated to improving the health of our families, friends and neighbors. We will elevate St. Elizabeth to lead Northern Kentucky in becoming one of the healthiest communities in America. Through the generosity from individuals, companies and more than 130 volunteers from the community, St. Elizabeth Foundation bridges the gap between revenue received by St. Elizabeth and the actual cost of meeting our community’s critical healthcare needs. From bringing us state-of-the-art programs and treatment facilities to helping mothers in need give their babies the best start, St. Elizabeth Foundation has been serving our community in ways big and small for over the past three decades. For more information, visit stelizabeth.com/community-outreach/foundation. 

About the St. Elizabeth Cancer Center: With the ability to treat nearly 500 patients per day, St. Elizabeth’s six-story facility will lead the way in providing personalized care and treatment in the region.

The St. Elizabeth Cancer Center offers cancer detection, diagnosis and care — all under one roof. With an emphasis on precision medicine and genomic health, screening education and prevention, clinical research and advanced, innovative technology, St. Elizabeth provides a seamless experience for patients undergoing treatment. St. Elizabeth is also a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, consulting with Mayo Clinic cancer specialists and providing patients access to second opinions at no extra cost.

In addition, as a member of the UK Markey Cancer Center Affiliate and Research Networks, patients have access to additional clinical programs. At the St. Elizabeth Cancer Center’s August 2019 groundbreaking ceremony, St. Elizabeth Foundation announced a comprehensive capital campaign to raise $35 million in support of the Cancer Center. Overall, with a generous community and partners, St. Elizabeth Foundation exceeded its $35 million campaign goal. For more information about the St. Elizabeth Cancer Center, visit stelizabeth.com/mycancer. 

About The Carnegie: The Carnegie is Northern Kentucky’s largest multidisciplinary arts venue providing theatre events, educational programs and art exhibitions to the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati community. The Carnegie facility is home to The Carnegie Galleries, the Otto M. Budig Theatre, and the Eva G. Farris Education Center.  More information about The Carnegie is available at www.thecarnegie.com or by calling (859) 491-2030. 

The Carnegie receives ongoing operating support from Cincinnati Wine Festival, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Kenton County Fiscal Courts, the Kentucky Arts Council and the Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile Jr. / US Bank Foundation. The Carnegie is also supported by the generosity of more than 40,000 contributors to the ArtsWave Community Campaign.

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The Carnegie Hosts Halloween Themed Production, SILENT SCREAM

TC_Silent Scream logo2Tickets on Sale Now for Socially Distant Walking Mystery Tour

COVINGTON, KY – Are you dying for something to do this Halloween? Then join The Carnegie Creative Disruption Committee (The Carnegie CDC) for SILENT SCREAM, a small group and socially distant, 60-minute walking tour mystery, running October 29- November 1 at The Carnegie.

Written and directed by Sean P. Mette, SILENT SCREAM is a narrative mystery told one character at a time. Small groups of patrons will tour through a series of rooms and locations in The Carnegie to hear stories from different ghosts and receive new pieces of information to the overarching mystery along the way. 

SILENT SCREAM tells the ghostly tale of Billy Bailey, a promising young actor of the silent screen era. When his fiancé was mysteriously found dead, he became the prime suspect. Before the truth could be revealed, a fire destroyed the theatre and all the evidence within it. Now ghosts roam the theatre where the murder took place, forever searching for the truth. Guests are invited to solve the mystery or maybe, become part of it.

Safety for the audience and actors has been built into the production design of the show. Precautions include physically distant staging, required mask wearing, private party audience tours, and staggered ticketing to keep crowd numbers low. Periodic cleaning throughout the show will also be in place for handrails and other high-touch surfaces. Each tour will have a guide to navigate The Carnegie’s historic campus, and patrons will only be grouped with members of their own party for tours. Please note this tour includes stairs and continuous walking/standing for a period of 60 minutes. Limited mobility accommodations are available, learn more by calling The Carnegie Box Office.

The Carnegie CDC acts as a creative engine and rapid response team to the current struggles of the arts and entertainment industry. It also provides a new community-based structure for performing arts programming, such as safe, socially distant live experiences, like SILENT SCREAM, that follow public health recommendations to keep cast, crew and arts patrons safe.

SILENT SCREAM tours will run 6:50 p.m.  – 9:50 p.m. kicking off in 10-minute increments. Tours are $60 per group, up to six people per group allowed. To purchase SILENT SCREAM tour tickets, call The Carnegie Box Office (open Tuesday-Friday noon to 5 p.m.) at (859) 957-1940 or visit thecarnegie.com.

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The SILENT SCREAM cast and production team:

CAST LIST

  • Billy Bailey – Trevor Browning
  • Helen “Nellie” Rose Ward – Zoe Rose Davidson
  • Edith Louise Dinkley – Hannah Gregory
  • William Kennedy – Kyle Taylor
  • Rachel Lockwood – Rachel Barkalow
  • Virginia Grace O’Connor – Makenzie Ruff
  • Georgia Marsh – Liz Carman
  • The Phantasm – Aiden Sims

PRODUCTION TEAM LIST

  • Written and Directed by Sean P. Mette
  • Producer – Maggie Perrino
  • Production Manager – Ria Villaver Collins
  • Lighting Design – Chanelle Dau Pino

ABOUT THE CARNEGIE

The Carnegie is Northern Kentucky’s largest multidisciplinary arts venue providing theatre events, educational programs and art exhibitions to the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati community. The Carnegie facility is home to The Carnegie Galleries, the Otto M. Budig Theatre, and the Eva G. Farris Education Center. More information about The Carnegie is available at thecarnegie.com or by calling (859) 491-2030. 

The Carnegie receives ongoing operating support from Cincinnati International Wine Festival, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Kenton County Fiscal Courts, the Kentucky Arts Council and the City of Covington. The Carnegie is also supported by the generosity of more than 40,000 contributors to the ArtsWave Community Campaign.

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SILENT SCREAM Runs Oct. 29-Nov. 1

TC_Silent Scream logoSILENT SCREAM
The Carnegie Creative Disruption Committee
Oct. 29-Nov. 1
The Carnegie [Covington]

Written and directed by Sean P. Mette
Produced by Maggie Perrino

Cast: Trevor Browning as Billy Bailey, Zoe Rose Davidson as Helen “Nellie” Rose Ward, Hannah Gregory as Edith Louise Dinkley, Kyle Taylor as William Kennedy, Rachel Barkalow as Rachel Lockwood, Makenzie Ruff as Virginia Grace O’Connor, Liz Carman as Georgia Marsh & Aiden Sims as The Phantasm

SILENT SCREAM tells the ghostly tale of Billy Bailey, a promising young actor of the silent screen era. When his fiancé was mysteriously found dead, he became the prime suspect. Before the truth could be revealed, a fire destroyed the theatre and all the evidence within it. Now ghosts roam the theatre where the murder took place, forever searching for the truth. Guests are invited to solve the mystery or maybe, become part of it.

Small groups of patrons will tour through a series of rooms and locations in The Carnegie to hear stories from different ghosts and receive new pieces of information to the overarching mystery along the way. 

  • Thu-Sun, Oct. 29-Nov. 1 from 6:50-9:50pm
    (assigned times, 10-minute increments, maximum 6 people per group)

Please note this tour includes stairs and continuous walking/standing for a period of 60 minutes. Limited mobility accommodations are available, learn more by calling The Carnegie Box Office, open Tuesday-Friday noon to 5 pm at 859.957.1940.

Safety for the audience and actors has been built into the production design of the show. Precautions include physically distant staging, required mask wearing, private party audience tours, and staggered ticketing to keep crowd numbers low. Periodic cleaning throughout the show will also be in place for handrails and other high-touch surfaces. Each tour will have a guide to navigate The Carnegie’s historic campus, and patrons will only be grouped with members of their own party for tours. 

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