Programs 2014-2015

Put a Little Jazz in your Life!

Directed by Kerry Cruse

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The Walnut Hills High School Jazz Ensemble has become recognized throughout our community for its high-octane performance level.  Not only has it competed frequently  

in local and regional competitions, it has performed with the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestras, and graced venues such as the Cincinnati Art Museum, Taft Museum and the downtown Public Library.

 

Ms. Kathy Monahan........................Chairman of the Day

 

A Look at the Macabre

Presented by: Diane M. Shields, Historian

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What better time than October to take a look at why we are so fascinated with strange happenings that can indeed border on frightening, gruesome, and mysterious.  After all, Halloween is devoted to ghouls, specters, vampires and demons!  During this program, we will examine some real-life situations that frighten us and yet intrigue us!  And then a little tongue in cheek at how literature and entertainment pull us in even deeper.

Seven Nuns At Las Vegas

The Cincinnati Woman's Club Players

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This production, a comedy,  was originally performed at Notre Dame University in 1954.  It is a hilarious play about the adventures of seven nuns who find themselves in a very unique situation.  The CWC Players will delight you with this adaptation by College Club member, Carol Parsons.  You won’t want to miss it. 

 

Mrs. Carol Parsons.............................................................................Chairman of the Day

Snowmen, Sleigh Bells, and Holiday Memories

Presented by Melissa Bonetti and Musicians

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What better way to begin the holiday season than a delightful holiday songfest on St. Nicholas Day!  Melissa Bonetti and other performers from the UC College Conservatory of Music (CCM) will sing a variety of those favorite melodies that put us in the gala holiday mood.  Some of the songs will be done in caroling style, some will be jazzy, and others classical.  Melissa is a master’s student at CCM with a beautiful mezzo voice who will delight all of us with her talent.

 

Dr. Janet McDaniel…...……….…………………………………………Chairman of the Day

The Success and Challenges for Cincinnati Public Schools

Presented by Mary Ronan

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College Club member Mary Ronan, Superintendent of Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) will talk to us about the current status of our school system.  Whether negotiating labor contracts, hitting the pavement to pass tax levies, boosting academic expectations, or overseeing the district’s 10-year, $1 billion Facilities Master Plan, Ronan’s down-to-earth experience and lofty educational vision have brought CPS recognition as Ohio’s highest-performing urban school district since 2009.

 

Mrs. Mary Russell….....……………………………………….……………..Chairman of the Day

Face To Face With C. F. Payne

Presented by Chris Payne, Artist-Illustrator

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C.F. Payne is an artist-illustrator whose artwork has graced the covers of Time Magazine, Reader’s Digest, Sports Illustrated, The New York Times Book Review and more. He has been commissioned by paint countless politicians, authors and entertainers.  He has illustrated ten children’s picture books, including The Remarkable Farkle McBride and Micawber by John Lithgow.  His artwork had been exhibited at numerous museums and college and university galleries.  He painted the mural on the Music Hall parking garage of some of the famous people who have graced the city.  Come and hear from this remarkable professional!

 

Miss Cheryl Anne Sallwasser………..…………..…………………………..Chairman of the Day

Living With Dementia: New Possibilities Through Art

Carol Parsons, Mr. Lokon, Dr. Elizabeth Lokon, Glenna Baumbaugh

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People with dementia may have been robbed of their memory, but not their creative capacity.  Learn about Opening Minds through Art (OMA), a groundbreaking intergenerational program, based at Miami University since 2007.  We’ll hear from its founding director, Dr. Elizabeth “Like” Lokon, MGS, Ph.D. who is also a gerontologist, educator and Senior Research Associate at Miami’s Scripps Gerontology Center.  The program’s mission is “to build bridges across ages and cognitive barriers through art.”

 

Dr. Valerie Ubbes...…...………..…….…………………………………...…Chairman of the Day

Dressed For The Occasion: A Study of Fashion from 1910 - 1970

Presented by Bette Sherman

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Bette Sherman, fashion historian, will take us on an excursion through nine decades of style and fashion.  They call her the “Queen of Stuff” because her personal, extensive collection gives a peek into a century of fashion industry history.  She is the go-to girl for props for Hollywood movies!  “A lot of what I collect was meant to be thrown away,” Sherman says.  From lithograph powder tins and antique advertising to authentic 20s flapper dresses and vintage handbags, Sherman has it all, and will speak about fashion as well as bring items from her fabulous collection.

 

Mrs. Diane Sakmyster……………………………………………Chairman of the Day

Bamso Brings Us Its Best!

Director Michael Chertock

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What better time than springtime for an opportunity to hear three talented winners of the 2014 Jack & Lucille Wonnell Young Artist Concerto Competition, sponsored by the Blue Ash/Montgomery Symphony Orchestra (BAMSO).  Their scintillating performances are from the main symphonic sections: (1) Strings, (2) Piano, (3) Brass, Reeds, and Woodwind.  The Blue Ash/Montgomery Symphony Orchestra is conducted by Michael Chertock, the distinguished keyboardist of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Asst. Professor of Piano at University of Cincinnati's CCM.

 

Mrs. Carole Rauf……………...………..…...….…Chairman of the Day

Armchair Adventures in Outdoor Photography

Presented by Brian Jorg

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Brian Jorg, nature photographer, public speaker, and Cincinnati Zoo horticulturalist, travels the world to capture the beauty of nature in photographic images.  The ‘one-of-a-kind’ presentation will focus on some of the ‘adventures’ he has encountered over the years researching photographing, and observing nature in the great outdoors. This sometimes humorous look back includes close encounters, from grizzles and black bear to rattlesnakes and tarantulas, as well as reflecting on some of the most magnificent landscapes, from Alaska to East Africa and the Amazon to Nova Scotia.

 

Mrs. Ruth Hubbard-Barnes………….….………..………………………...……..….Chairman of the Day

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