“The Sound of Music” at The Carnegie

Are you a Sound of Music fan?

The Sound of Music was one of my favorite musicals as a child and it still holds a special place in my heart today. I still know all of the songs and might be known to sing them off key from time to time.


Nestled in the majestic hills of Austria, under the looming shadow of Nazi Germany, free-spirited Maria leaves the abbey to serve as nanny to the motherless children of the austere Captain von Trapp. With music and boundless love, Maria restores joy to the children’s home and finds unexpected feelings for their father, whose heart has rekindled with “the sound of music.”




The audience gets to enjoy the beautiful music played by The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra accompanied by the incredible voices of the cast. A few days after the show, my 11 year old son was still talking about how great their voices were.




We really enjoyed the play and you still have time to enjoy it too!





Rodgers & Hammertstein musical THE SOUND OF MUSIC,

playing weekends January 17 – 26, 2014

at The Carnegie in Covington, KY




SOUND OF MUSIC at The Carnegie_Photo Credit Matt Steffen


THE SOUND OF MUSIC will include eight performances over two weekends:

Friday, January 17, 7:30pm

Saturday, January 18, 2pm

Saturday, January 18, 7:30pm

Sunday, January 19, 3pm

Friday, January 24, 7:30pm

Saturday, January 25, 2pm

Saturday, January 25, 7:30pm

Sunday, January 26, 3pm


Single Ticket Pricing


$28 Adults

$25 Carnegie and Enjoy The Arts Members

$23 Groups of 8 or More

$19 Students

$16 Family Tickets (Groups of four or more with at least two children)




Tickets to The Carnegie and Kentucky Symphony Orchestra production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC are $19 – $28 and may be purchased online at or by calling The Carnegie Box Office at (859) 957-1940 (open Tu – Fr, noon – 5pm).


**Photo credit – Matt Steffen


Disclosure: I was given complimentary tickets for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

The Carnegie is located at 1028 Scott Blvd, Covington, KY 41011.










Art of Hair at The Carnegie

I’m really excited to share a few images from the Art of Hair event at the Carnegie. Last year, I attended the Art of Food event and LOVED it so I knew that this event would be great too! (You can read more and see the incredible dresses from Art of Food here.)


Art of Hair at The Carnegie


Here is a a description of the event from the organizers.

The Art of Hair, presented by Wella Professionals, is an exciting one-day event celebrating the high-profile world of hair. Enjoy a high-energy runway show in The Carnegie’s Otto M. Budig Theatre featuring unique, avant-garde hairstyles created by stylists from top salons from across the Tri-State.

The show began with an incredible display of balance and flexibility with a cirque style routine.


Art of Hair at The Carnegie


The Runway Show was a diverse display of creative hair and costumes.


Art of Hair at The Carnegie



Art of Hair at The Carnegie


Art of Hair at The Carnegie


Art of Hair at The Carnegie



Art of Hair at The Carnegie



Art of Hair at The Carnegie




The over the top hairstyles were my favorite because they were so unique.  Check out this top hat made of HAIR!


Art of Hair at The Carnegie


Art of Hair at The Carnegie


These crowns of hair were so creative!


Art of Hair at The Carnegie


Art of Hair at The Carnegie


Art of Hair at The Carnegie



Art of Hair at The Carnegie


The hairstyles of the three women below in simple dresses were really pretty and I would actually try those in real life.


Art of Hair at The Carnegie



The show also displayed several different looks for men. Here is a sample of a few of them.


Art of Hair at The Carnegie


Art of Hair at The Carnegie


Look closely for his handle bar belt.


Art of Hair at The Carnegie


Make sure you’re on the lookout for this event next year!


Art of Hair at The Carnegie


Art of Hair at The Carnegie


Art of Hair at The Carnegie


Art of Hair at The Carnegie


Art of Hair at The Carnegie


Art of Hair at The Carnegie


The Carnegie is located at 1028 Scott Blvd, Covington, KY 41011


Art of Hair at The Carnegie



Disclosure: I was given complimentary tickets for review purposes. All opinions are my own. 

Buster Keaton’s “The General” at The Carnegie

I’ve never been to a silent film before. Have you?

 Are you looking for a unique experience?

Here it is!

Buster Keaton’s “The General”


Ranked among the greatest films of all time, silent film
screened with live modern underscoring


(Covington, KY) A train engineer, a stolen locomotive (“The General”) AND the woman he loves – put these three characters together and you have what has been hailed as one of the greatest films ever made – Buster Keaton’s “The General.”


Coming to The Carnegie’s Otto M. Budig Theatre on Thursday, May 2 at 7:30pm, renowned New England silent film accompanist Jeff Rapsis provides a live modern underscoring to Buster Keaton’s 1926 classic “The General.” Showcasing the storytelling and comic mastery of the man whom Roger Ebert called “arguably, the greatest actor-director in the history of the movies,” “The General” features Keaton as a lovelorn train engineer trying to foil a devious hijacking plot during the Civil War. The evening includes a post-show meet-n-greet with the accompanist in the Ohio National Financial Services Gallery.


Jeff Rapsis’ Original Score

In accompanying silent films, Jeff Rapsis’ technique is to make use of the full range of film scoring vocabulary to help bring the silent movie to life for contemporary audiences. Rapsis improvises his scores in real time, often drawing from original ideas or material he’s created earlier in previewing a film.
“It’s kind of a high-wire act, but a score that’s at least partly improvised lends a freshness and spontaneity to a screening that’s not present when everything’s prepared in advance,” Rapsis says. “If I’m buried in sheet music, it’s hard to respond to the emotional line of a film in real time as it unfolds on the screen. I think it is all part of what makes silent film a unique art unto itself.”


One of the Greatest American Movies Of All Time

Directed by, and starring, Buster Keaton, “The General follows Western & Atlantic train engineer, Johnnie Gray (Buster Keaton) at the start of the Civil War. When plans to hijack his train by Union soldiers are revealed, Keaton embarks on a journey to not only save “The General,” but to save and win back his true love, Annabelle Lee. While “The General” was not initially well received by critics when it premiered in 1926, the American Film Institute places “The General“ 18th on its list of the 100 greatest movies of all time.

About Jeff Rapsis

Accompanist Jeff Rapsis developed a fascination with silent film during his teenage years. But it took until middle age for the New Hampshire newspaper publisher to combine his interest in vintage cinema with a lifelong passion for music and begin accompanying silent films in live performance.
Today, Rapsis accompanies about 70 silent film screenings a year in venues ranging from small theaters in his home base of northern New England to prestigious events such as the Kansas Silent Film Festival, where he contributes live music each year. Rapsis, who often speaks and writes about silent film and accompaniment, maintains a Web site about his work at www.jeffrapsis.com.



Tickets for Buster Keaton’s “The General” – A Silent Film with Live Music are $19; $16 for Carnegie Members, WVXU Perks and Enjoy the Arts Members and students.

Tickets can be purchased through The Carnegie Box Office, open Tuesday through Friday noon – 5pm, in person or by phone at (859) 957-1940. Tickets are also available online at www.thecarnegie.com.


********I’ve been given (2) pairs of tickets to giveaway for the film on Thursday, May 2 at 7:30.

To Enter

Comment on this post by sharing why you want to see “The General”  (required to enter) by noon on Sunday, April 28th.


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Winners will be selected by random using random.org and will have 24 hours to respond or another name could be drawn.




Art of Food at the Carnegie

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I attended the opening night of an event that combines two of my favorite things; art and food. The “Art of Food” exhibit is in it’s 7th year at the Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center.

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