The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden will be kicking off "Tunes n Blooms" on April 3rd. WNKU’s Matt Kelley talked to Thayne Maynard about what’s in store this year. (get more information at www.cincinnatizoo.org )
Cincinnati native and lead singer of The National, Matt Berninger, is coming home tonight with little brother Tom. The duo will answer questions at the Esquire Theater about their new rockumentary, Mistaken for Strangers, produced by Tom. The film is getting positive reviews.
Now in its 9th season, Tunes & Blooms has become one of WNKU's favorite annual events. It occurs every Thursday night in April and features some of the best musical acts our region has to offer playing amongst the tulips of the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden. Each week, the Zoo dispenses with the usual admission fee at 5pm allowing visitors to roam the animal exhibits for free before settling down to enjoy live music from 6p to 8p. Bring a picnic or choose from the excellent food options available on site. They even serve local micro-brews at the Zoo.
After a long hiatus, Katie Laur returns to the airwaves tonight at 6:00 PM for Music From the Hills of Home. Scot Ross will join Katie for button mashing duty. A big thanks to Bill & Vickie Hensley for their excellent work filling in during Katie's absence.
Entertainer and Cincinnati native Drew Lachey is hosting a competition called CincySings. He tells WNKU’s Steve Hirschberg it’ll be an evening to celebrate the arts and raise awareness for Artswave, the organization that raises money for local arts organizations.