Courtney Phenicie


Courtney is a writer and Editor in Chief of, a local music resource dedicated to improving Cincinnati's vibrant music scene. 


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DCCH Center for Children and Families was founded in 1848 as an orphanage. It has operated continuously since then, providing care for children in Kentucky. Every child at DCCH has been removed from their families by the state of Kentucky due to extreme physical, sexual and emotional abuse. The Residential Treatment Program at DCCH cares for 40 children on a 24 hour/day basis. DCCH provides each child with shelter, food, clothing, education, therapy and recreational activities.

The Southern Soul Assembly features some of the American South's most exciting contemporary singer/songwriter musicians: JJ Grey, Marc Broussard, Anders Osborne and Luther Dickinson. The debut artist-in-the-round performance series will tour in select markets this spring, including Cincinnati on March 19, and will provide the perfect setting for unique interpretations and collaborations between the musicians.

I first discovered The Blind Boys of Alabama on the 2004 Ben Harper album, "There Will Be a Light". I am not a churchgoer but there is no resisting the way the music of The Blind Boys makes you feel. Inspired, moved–their music makes you want to do good things.