20th Century Theatre

Music
10:22 am
Thu November 15, 2012

Hall of Famer, Jorma Kaukonen, returns to Cincinnati

Jorma Kaukonen plays the 20th Century Theatre Sunday night

Like many Americans, Jorma Kaukonen is thankful to have a job these days.  He is even more thankful that it is the same job he has had for more than 50 years.

It might be hard to imagine, but Kaukonen, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist with Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna, will turn 72 next month.

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Music
10:48 am
Tue August 21, 2012

Top-flight acts in town this week

Leon Russell will open for Bob Dylan at PNC Pavilion Sunday. Provided photo

It’s another fine week for live music. In addition to Wednesday’s double-header of Anders Osborne at the 20th Century and Mary Chapin Carpenter with Tift Merritt at the Taft Theatre, here are four more shows worth consideration. 

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3:27 pm
Sat August 18, 2012

Anders Osborne finds redemption

Anders Osborne will visit the WNKU studio Wednesday afternoon before his show at the 20th Century in Oakley that night. Provided photo

Anders Osborne grew up in Sweden, so it’s uncertain whether schoolchildren there were familiar with the  “three R’s (reading [w]riting and [a]rithmetic).”  

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Music
3:48 pm
Mon July 30, 2012

Shawn Colvin wears the crown of hero humbly

Shawn Colvin plays and sings with "Today Show" co-host Savannah Guthrie. Provided photo

In her memoir “Diamond in the Rough,” Shawn Colvin takes a deep breath, then rattles off a list of heroes that she has been lucky enough to meet during the course of an almost 40-year career.

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Music
12:20 am
Mon July 23, 2012

Monday morning notebook

Old Crow Medicine Show plays the Taft Theatre Friday night. Provided photo

Rick McCarty has seen weeks like this before. He calls it coincidence, but more mystical types might call it this summer’s harmonic convergence.

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Music
12:11 am
Mon July 16, 2012

Monday morning notebook

The Landor Stage at the Serpentine Wall was one of six venues for bands at the Bunbury Festival. Provided photo

Thank you Bill Donabedian. The founder and public face of the Bunbury Music Festival put together a great team that produced a top-notch event in the face of some obstacles. Now, do it again next year – please.

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Music
7:48 pm
Mon June 25, 2012

Don't let Todd Snider fool you

Todd Snider will play the 20th Century in Oakley Wednesday night. Provided photo

As it turns out, Todd Snider has everyone fooled. 

The Nashville singer-songwriter who wears his hippie stoner persona proudly is actually a workaholic who released two albums in the first four months of the year. “Agnostic Hymns & Stoner Fables” is a scathing indictment of the current state of the union, while “Time as We Know It,” is a loving tribute to Jerry Jeff Walker, the man who changed the course of Snider’s life.

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Music
1:50 am
Mon June 18, 2012

Monday morning notebook

Tristen will bring her brand of power pop to the opening day of the Bunbury Festival July 13. Provided photo

It’s less than a month before the Bunbury Festival kicks off July 13 for its three-day run on the riverfront in downtown Cincinnati.

Creator Bill Donabedian, one of the co-founders of the MidPoint Music Festival years ago, has no intention of starting small, then trying to build for the future. There are more than 100 acts scheduled on the event’s six stages (see Set Times under the Music & More button on the website to plan your viewing schedule).

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Music
11:25 pm
Mon June 11, 2012

'Journey' brings Landreth to town

Sonny Landreth, who recently released "Elemental Journey," will play the 20th Century in Oakley Thursday. Provided photo

Sonny Landreth returns to his roots on his latest album, “Elemental Journey.” But it might surprise some people that before he became a guitar star, Landreth put in a lengthy stint as a trumpet player.

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11:33 pm
Sun June 3, 2012

Monday morning notebook

Doc Watson influenced generations of musicians. Provided photo

Hundreds of people gathered in Deep Gap, N.C., Sunday to say goodbye to Doc Watson, one of the true giants of American music who died May 29 at the age of 89. 

The best way to honor the kindly gentleman, who lost his sight as a baby, is to have a musician explain the impact that he had on generations of players.

WNKU’s Pam Temple, who plays with husband Spencer Funk in Wild Carrot, wrote this gracious tribute.

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