Find a Unique Gift at the Greater Cincinnati Holiday Market ~ Giveaway

Find a Unique Gift at the Greater Cincinnati Holiday Market

The Holidays are right around the corner and you can get a head start on your holiday shopping at the Greater Cincinnati Holiday Market. This annual event has become something that I look forward to each year. I find unique gifts for others ….and a few for myself each year.

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2014 Greater Cincinnati Holiday Market ~ Giveaway

 

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Do you love finding unique gifts for loved ones around Christmas?

 

I love when I find the perfect gift for someone special in my life. There will be lots of opportunities for you to find a one of a kind gift with over 300 vendors to chose from!

Last year my friend and I had a great time at the Holiday Market and found a few gifts for people on our list …..and few gifts for ourselves too.

 

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Christmas is just around the corner and it’s a good time to get a jumpstart on your holiday gifts.

 

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Discover One-of-a-Kind Holiday Finds at the 2014 Greater Cincinnati Holiday Market
Juried show welcomes holiday season at Duke Energy Convention Center, Nov. 1416

 

Shop more than 300 one-of-a-kind boutiques, artisans and specialty stores at the 2014 Greater Cincinnati Holiday Market, presented by the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky Honda Dealers,November 1416 at Duke Energy Convention Center.

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The 2014 Greater Cincinnati Holiday Market will feature unparalleled selections of home décor, specialty clothing, personal accoutrements and more. A juried event, the Show selects only the highest quality exhibitors, ensuring that no two products are alike.

 

 

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In its second year, the Cincy Specialty Food & Treats Show will run in tandem with Greater Cincinnati Holiday Market. Included with paid admission, the Show features more than 75 exhibitors showcasing gourmet food and holiday entertainment and gift ideas. Local chefs and select exhibitors will host free seminars and demonstrations throughout the show.

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For a full seminar schedule, visit http://cincinnatiholidaymarket.com/show-features/seminars/.

 

“Holiday Market offers the perfect destination to jump start your holiday gift shopping,” said Vicki Hart, producer of the Greater Cincinnati Holiday Market. “Grab your girlfriends or bring the family to see Frozen’s Elsa. From hundreds of exclusive specialty items, gourmet food and chic boutiques to holiday entertaining demonstrations and delicious treats, Holiday Market will kindle the holiday gift-giving spirt like no other shopping venue can.”

 

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Bring your camera for two special opportunities to capture holiday photos with the family! Live reindeer will be at the show each day in booth #507 and Frozen’s Elsa, sponsored by Sacksteder’s Interiors, will make an appearance on Sunday, Nov. 16, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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In addition, enjoy a glass of wine from our extensive wine bar and sample handcrafted domestic and imported cheese in our Wine Down & Enjoy area. Ovations’ chef staff will be on-hand to prepare custom cheese plates with accompaniments such as assorted tapenades, hummus, assorted chutneys and a choice of homemade crostini, grilled flatbreads and gourmet crackers. A holiday-inspired lunch option will also be available.

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Show dates and times are as follows:

  • 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Friday, November 14
  • 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday, November 15
  • 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday, November 16

 

Admission for adults is $9.

Adult tickets are available for purchase online at http://cincinnatiholidaymarket.com/.

*Adults can save $3 on admission by buying a ticket at Cincinnati-area Kroger stores.

Children (ages 13 and under) are FREE when accompanied by a paying adult.

 

For more information about the Greater Cincinnati Holiday Market, visit http://cincinnatiholidaymarket.com/.

The show is also on Facebook at Facebook.com/TheGreaterCincinnatiHolidayMarket.

Follow the show on Twitter @CincyHM and via the #CincyHM hashtag.

 

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I’ve been given (8) Pairs of tickets to giveaway!

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

Cincinnati Travel, Sports & Boat Show {Giveaway}

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Are you ready for a vacation? So am I!

This winter weather has me daydreaming about warmer adventures. I’m always looking for new places to explore and that’s why I loved attending the Cincinnati Travel, Sports & Boat Show last year. I found lots of vacation inspiration and ironically one of my favorite hot sauces at the show. There is a lot for everyone to see and do at this event.

 

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There is also a great variety of outdoor recreation represented and lots of workshops for the whole family too.

 

Hart Productions, 2013 Outdoor Show featuring Boats and Golf

(See the kid who looks like he is picking his nose? That’s my boy!)

 

You can read more about my review from last year here. 

 

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 The 57thannual Cincinnati Travel, Sports & Boat Show®, January 17-19 and 22-26, 2014.

A Midwest tradition for outdoor enthusiasts, families and travelers, this year’s show will feature the best in outdoor recreation with more than 400 exhibitors representing boats, marine services, campers, travel trailers, travel destinations and more.

 

The Cincinnati Golf Show® (January 17-19)

and 

Cincinnati Hunting & Fishing Show® (January 22-26)

are included with paid admission and will run in tandem with the Cincinnati Travel, Sports & Boat Show®.

 

Cincinnati Travel, Sports & Boat Show®

Whether you’re in the market for a new boat or interested in seeing the most up-to-date marine innovation and technology, the Cincinnati Travel, Sports & Boat Show® has what you’re looking for. The show will feature more than 90 boating and marine recreation brands represented by 25 dealers. Top-of-the-line recreational, wakeboard, fishing and pontoon boats will be on display along with traditional canoes and kayaks.

 

Campers, RVs and travel trailers will be on the exhibition floor for the third year in a row. Four dealers representing 28 brands will open their doors for walk-in tours and expert advice. In addition, eight motorcycle and ATV dealers will display 12 brand name vehicles.

 

“Our visitors continue to voice their desire for more boats, RVs, motorcycles and ATVs. We’re excited to present our largest selection yet,” said Chip Hart, CEO of Hart Productions, producer of the Cincinnati Travel, Sports & Boat Show®.  “Boats and RVs will cover 25 percent more floor space at the convention center this year. This is where you want to be if you’re looking to find the latest in brand innovation and technology, and speak with the experts to help you with your selections.”

 

 

Do you have valuable antique hunting, fishing and sporting items? Outdoor Americana experts and industry veterans Bob Delfay, Steve Pennaz and Bill Miller will be onsite Friday and Saturday, January 24 and 25, filming their debut season ofTreasures and Traditions TV, part of The Discovery Network’s Destination America channel. The show wants to answer the age-old question, “What is it worth?”

 

“Without exaggeration, there are numerous decades-old antique sportsman items in the closets, attics and cellars of veteran fishermen and hunters that are worth hundreds or even thousands of dollars,” said Delfay, host of the Treasures and Traditions TV series. “And there are firearms, artwork and decoys gathering dust that are worth hundreds of thousands. We couldn’t be more excited to film one of our first stops for the new series in Cincinnati. We’re anxious to see what outdoor enthusiasts in the Midwest have to offer.”

 

Week of January 13:

  • ·         Show move-in (Travel, Sports & Boat Show and Golf Show)
  • ·         Show open: Friday, January 17
  • ·         Southern Ohio PGA golf professionals – skills demonstrations: January 17-19

Week of January 20:

  • ·         Show move-in (Hunting & Fishing Show)
  • ·         Show re-open: Wednesday, January 22
  • ·         Hunting Dog Seminars, Bird Down Retrievers: January 22-26
  • ·         Antique Sporting Appraisals, Treasures and Traditions TV filming: Friday and Saturday, January 24 and 25
  • ·         National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) River Valley Longbeards 8th Annual Turkey Calling Contest (2ndFloor): Saturday, January 25 at 1 p.m.

 

Also, some specific family-friendly activities that you may want to call out/the kids may enjoy:

  • ·         SOPGA (Southern Ohio PGA) seminars (Jan. 17-19): kid friendly and informative for young athletes/golf enthusiasts
  • ·         Tank seminars, fishing (Jan. 17-19 and 22-26): kid friendly and informative for young outdoors enthusiasts

o   Dan Armitage, Kids Fishing Fun

o   Stu Eversole, Fundamentals of Fishing

o   Keith Johnson, Bass Fishing 101

  • ·         Hunting Dog Seminars – Bird Down Retrievers (Jan. 22-26): kids have fun watching the dogs perform live
  • ·         National Wild Turkey Foundation (NWTF) River Valley Longbeards 8th Annual Turkey Calling Contest (January 25 @ 1pm): Youth division (JAKES: 13-17 years old); kids can watch other kids perform in the contest
  • ·         Hamilton County Parks will have a climbing wall on-site: kids can climb, let go of some energy and have fun

 

Cincinnati Golf Show®

Swing into the New Year! The Cincinnati Golf Show® is the place to find more than 20,000 square feet of golf merchandise, resort packages, travel destinations and more. Hone your game this winter by participating in swing evaluations and golf lessons led by area PGA golf professionals. The Southern Ohio PGA Teaching Pavilion will host a number of seminars where you can gain an education from our experts.

 

Cincinnati Hunting & Fishing Show®

Looking to scratch-off a few items from your hunting and fishing bucket list? Look no further than the Cincinnati Hunting & Fishing Show® where our experienced guides, captains and exhibitors are ready to help you plan and outfit your next excursion at camps, lodges, resorts, and hunting and fishing destinations across North America.

 

Hunting seminars will be featured on the Big Outdoors® Stage for enthusiasts looking to learn everything from how to stalk spring turkeys to fine-tuning your whitetail bow hunting skills. Hunting dog seminars with Bird Down Retrievers will also return this year. Gain insight and the tips you need from our local experts and their canine companions. Seminars will take place in the 5th Street lobby.

 

The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) River Valley Longbeards will host their 8th Annual Turkey Calling Contest onSaturday, January 25, at 1 p.m. on the second floor at Duke Energy Convention Center. The ‘best of the best’ Open division callers will start this year’s contest. Youth and adult participants will perform in a wide variety of competition including Open, Friction, Women’s and Amateur divisions and more. Winners of the Open and Friction divisions who are 21 years of age by February 13, 2015, will be eligible to compete in the 2015 NWTF Grand National Senior Division Preliminary Competition.

 

Master Event and Seminar Schedule

 

Friday, January 17

6 p.m. – SOPGA Teaching Pavilion: Keith Fisher, PGA, Adams Golf

Hybrids & Fairway Woods

7 p.m. – Tank Seminar: Keith Johnson, Bass Fishing 101

7 p.m. – SOPGA Teaching Pavilion: Tim Lambert, PGA, Shaker Run Golf Club

Winter Swing Development

8 p.m. – SOPGA Teaching Pavilion: Doug Spencer, Spencer Golf Academy

Teaching with TrackMan Technology

 

Saturday, January 18

Noon – Tank Seminar: Nick Leonard, Topwater Fishing

Noon – SOPGA Teaching Pavilion: Kirk Howard, PGA, GolfTEC

Misconceptions of the Golf Swing

1 p.m. – Tank Seminar: Dan Armitage, Kids Fishing Fun

1 p.m. – SOPGA Teaching Pavilion: Tim Lambert, PGA, Shaker Run Golf Club

Optimizing Swing Development with Equipment

2 p.m. – SOPGA Teaching Pavilion: Doug Spencer, PGA

Teaching with TrackMan Technology

2 p.m. – Tank Seminar: Joe Thomas, Swim Baits, The New Go-To Lure

3 p.m. – Tank Seminar: Nick Leonard, Topwater Fishing

3 p.m. – Tank Seminar: Dan Armitage, Kids Fishing Fun

3 p.m. – SOPGA Teaching Pavilion: Paul Rooney, PGA, Dick’s Sporting Goods

4 p.m. – SOPGA Teaching Pavilion: Bill Blackburn, PGA, Etter’s Custom Golf & Driving Range

The Secret to a Longer Drive

5 p.m. – SOPGA Teaching Pavillion: Tim Lambert, PGA, Shaker Run Golf Club

Live Evaluation

5 p.m. – Tank Seminar: Joe Thomas, Swim Baits, The New Go-To Lure

6 p.m. – Tank Seminar: Keith Johnson, Bass Fishing 101

7 p.m. – Tank Seminar: Dan Armitage, Kids Fishing Fun

8 p.m. – Tank Seminar: Joe Thomas, Swim Baits, The new Go-To Lure

 

Sunday, January 19

Noon – Tank Seminar: Dan Armitage, Kids Fishing Fun

Noon – SOPGA Teaching Pavilion: Kirk Howard, PGA, GolfTEC

Misconceptions of the Golf Swing

1 p.m. – Tank Seminar: Joe Thomas, Swim Baits, The New Go-To Lure

1 p.m. – SOPGA Teaching Pavilion: Doug Spencer, PGA, Spencer Golf Academy

Teaching with TrackMan Technology

2 p.m. – Tank Seminar: Dan Armitage, Kids Fishing Fun

2 p.m. – SOPGA Teaching Pavilion: Bill Blackburn, PGA, Etter’s Custom Golf & Driving Range

The Secret to a Longer Drive

3 p.m. – Tank Seminar: Joe Thomas, Swim Baits, The New Go-To Lure

3 p.m. – SOPGA Teaching Pavilion: Paul Rooney, PGA, Dick’s Sporting Goods

 

Monday, January 20

Closed

 

Tuesday, January 21

Closed

 

Wednesday, January 22

6 p.m. – P’s in a Pod, bluegrass music

(live performance at the tank seminar area)

6 p.m. – Big Outdoors Seminar Stage: Bill Epeards, Spring Turkey

7 p.m. – P’s in a Pod, bluegrass music

(live performance at the tank seminar area)

7 p.m. – Hunting Dog Seminars: Bird Down Retrievers

8 p.m. – Big Outdoors Seminar Stage: Bill Epeards, Spring Turkey

 

Thursday, January 23

6 p.m. – Tank Seminar: Nick Leonard, Topwater Fishing

7 p.m. – Hunting Dog Seminars: Bird Down Retrievers

7 p.m. – Tank Seminar: Keith Johnson, Bass Fishing 101

8 p.m. – Tank Seminar: Nick Leonard, Topwater Fishing

 

Friday, January 24

6 p.m. – Tank Seminar:  Neil Ramsey, Spinning Rod Secrets for Trophy Bass

7 p.m. – Hunting Dog Seminars: Bird Down Retrievers

7 p.m. – Tank Seminar: Fred Lohman, Spooning for Walleye & Saugeye

8 p.m. – Big Outdoors Seminar Stage: Mushroom Gear

8 p.m. – Tank Seminar:  Neil Ramsey, Spinning Rod Secrets for Trophy Bass

 

Saturday, January 25

Noon – Tank Seminar: Keith Johnson, Bass Fishing 101

Noon – Big Outdoors Seminar Stage: Mushroom Gear

1 p.m.  – Hunting Dog Seminars: Bird Down Retrievers

1 p.m. – National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) River Valley Longbeards

8th Annual Turkey Calling Contest (2nd Floor)

1 p.m. – Tank Seminar: Todd Hollowell, What’s in Your Water? How to Catch More Bass by Identifying Their Forage

2 p.m. – Tank Seminar: Stu Eversole, Fundamentals of Fishing

2 p.m. – Big Outdoors Seminar Stage: Bill Epeards, Bow Hunting Whitetails

3 p.m. – Tank Seminar:  Neil Ramsey, Spinning Rod Secrets for Trophy Bass

4 p.m. – Tank Seminar: Todd Hollowell, What’s in Your Water? How to Catch More Bass by Identifying Their Forage

4 p.m. – Hunting Dog Seminars: Bird Down Retrievers

5 p.m. – Big Outdoors Seminar Stage: Mushroom Gear

5 p.m. – Tank Seminar:  Neil Ramsey, Spinning Rod Secrets for Trophy Bass

6 p.m. – Big Outdoors Seminar Stage: Bill Epeards, Bow Hunting Whitetails

6 p.m. – Tank Seminar: Stu Eversole, Fundamentals of Fishing

7 p.m. – Tank Seminar: Todd Hollowell, What’s in Your Water? How to Catch More Bass by Identifying Their Forage

7 p.m. – Hunting Dog Seminars: Bird Down Retrievers

8 p.m. – Tank Seminar: Fred Lohman, Spooning for Walleye & Saugeye

 

Sunday, January 26

Noon – Tank Seminar:  Dan Armitage,  Kids Fishing Fun

Noon – Tank Seminar: Keith Johnson, Bass Fishing 101

Noon – Big Outdoors Seminar Stage: Mushroom Gear

 

1 p.m. – Tank Seminar: Stu Eversole, Fundamentals of Fishing

1 p.m. – Hunting Dog Seminars: Bird Down Retrievers

2 p.m. – Tank Seminar:  Dan Armitage,  Kids Fishing Fun

2 p.m. – Tank Seminar: Todd Hollowell, What’s in Your Water? How to Catch More Bass by Identifying Their Forage

3 p.m. – Tank Seminar: Keith Johnson, Bass Fishing 101

3 p.m. – Hunting Dog Seminars: Bird Down Retrievers

 

Show dates and times are as follows:

  • ·         Friday, January 17: 5 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
  • ·         Saturday, January 18: 10 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
  • ·         Sunday, January 19: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • ·         Wednesday, January 22: 5 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
  • ·         Thursday, January 23: 5 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
  • ·         Friday, January 24: 4 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
  • ·         Saturday, January 25: 10 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
  • ·         Sunday, January 26: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 

**The Cincinnati Travel, Sports & Boat Show® is closed Monday and Tuesday, January 20 and 21.

 

 

Cincinnati Travel, Sports & Boat Show®, January 17-19 and 22-26, 2014.

 

 

Admission

 

Adults $12.

Adults can save $3 on admission by purchasing tickets at Cincinnati-area Kroger stores.

Children (ages 13 and under) are FREE when accompanied by a paying adult.

***Wednesday, January 22, is “Buck Night,” when admission (children and adults) is $1.

(Admission to the Travel, Sports & Boat Show® includes admission to the Cincinnati Golf Show® and Cincinnati Hunting & Fishing Show®.)

 

 I’ve also been given (4) Four packs of Tickets to Giveaway! 

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For more information about the Cincinnati Travel, Sports & Boat Show®, Cincinnati Golf Show® and Cincinnati Hunting & Fishing Show®, visit www.hartproductions.com.

The shows are also on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CincinnatiTravelSportsandBoatShowwww.facebook.com/CincinnatiGolfShow and www.facebook.com/CincinnatiHuntingAndFishingShow.

Follow the show on Twitter @CincyTSB and via the following hashtags: #CincyTSB, #CincyGolfShow and #CincyHuntFishShow.

The Cincinnati Travel, Sports, & Boat Show will be held at Duke Energy Center located 525 Elm St, Cincinnati, OH 45202.

 

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

Christmas Saengerfest December 6 & 7 in Cincinnati ~ Giveaway

Last year was the revival of a Cincinnati tradition that began in 1849. My interest in the Saengerfest Choir festival first began after taking the Spirit of Christmas Tour that highlighted beautiful historic churches in Over The Rhine.

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Christmas Saengerfest Choir Festival Over the Rhine Cincinnati Ohio

 

 

The tour shares stories about how each of the churches were central to community. The tour also lets you hear from various ministers and priests and parishioners who are still dedicated to serving the community. (you can read more about it here)

 

Christmas Saengerfest Choir Festival Over the Rhine Cincinnati Ohio

 

 

I LOVED the Spirit of Christmas Tour and my husband and I LOVED Saengerfest last year!!!! The experience was absolutely beautiful in every way. The choirs, music, venues and atmosphere create an incredible memory to share with loved ones.

 

Christmas Saengerfest Choir Festival Over the Rhine Cincinnati Ohio

 

 

Here is a little more about how Saengerfest started.  As someone who grew up in the Cincinnati area, I had no idea that our city had such an incredible tradition for so many years.

 

Cincinnati is known as the birthplace of Saengerfest, a German tradition that celebrated choir singing groups, or “Saengerbunds.” The North American Saengerbund was developed by German immigrants, and originally only consisted of choirs from Cincinnati, Louisville, and Indiana. The newly formed Saengerbund decided to carry on the German tradition of Saengerfests in the United States, and held the first-ever Saengerfest in Cincinnati in 1849.Saengerfest grew quickly, and in merely three years the size of the group more than doubled. By 1870, Saengerfest consisted of almost two thousand singers and over 60 choirs. Cincinnati was bringing thousands of people into the area to witness these celebrations and even attracting national attention.

A 1879 article in the New York Times detailed the event in Over-the-Rhine and described it as “worthy of comparison with the Mardisgras of  Southern cities.”Saengerfest not only involved the German immigrants and constituents of the area, but it attracted thousands of people from across the U.S. The event continued to grow and return to Cincinnati regularly, eventually becoming a huge tradition of the area. However, this began to change with the introduction of the May Festival in 1873. A lot of people dismissed the festival and were resistant to embracing it for fear of taking attention away from Saengerfest. Eventually, the May Festival gained a great amount of attention and detracted support from Saengerfest. Despite the resistance efforts, many talented singers and supporters broke away from Saengerfest to perform in the May Festival. The popularity of the May Festival continued to grow, and the attention surrounding the traditional Saengerfests slowly died down. Though Saengerfests are still a part of the North American Sangerbund tradition, Cincinnati has not hosted Saengerfest since 1952 and the support has greatly dwindled.  It is time to bring this Festival Back. 

 

I love the heart behind the organizers of Saengerfest.

Two years ago, during the Spirit of Christmas Tour American Legacy Tours came across two revelations. First, that people love the churches and sacred spaces of Over-The-Rhine. Second, that these places need exposure. With the current renaissance in the community everyone from business owners, community non-profits, and developers have received assistance. The religious community has not, and we wanted to help generate exposure for the work these groups do. In some cases churches have membership of just 20 people, but serve the needs of over 300 people from GED training to soup kitchens.

 

During Saengerfest there are multiple choirs performing at multiple churches each hour. This gives attendees the option to chose their own adventure and experience the diverse beauty and talent offered. There are 9 choirs and 5 venues that will host the event.

 

Christmas Saengerfest is December 6th and 7th
Friday December, 6th 6-10pm
Saturday 7th 5-10pm
Christmas Saengerfest Choir Festival Over the Rhine Cincinnati Ohio
You can purchase tickets online and at the door the day of the event at Memorial Hall.
Tickets are $35 for a 2 day ticket
$20 General Admission
Kids 12 and under are FREE!
 
See award winning choirs from the World Choir Games and visit five great venues in Over-The-Rhine.  Enjoy great Beer from Christian Moerlein and food from Taste of Belgium,Servatii’s and more.  Shop at the Holiday market.Tour the Churches, Hall, and Brewery and help support numerous organizations with one ticket.  Shuttle buses will be available to move patrons from venue to venue.
 

*Washington Park has a parking garage that is central to all of the churches.

I’ve been given tickets (6) pairs to giveaway to Saengerfest for Friday or Saturday night!!

 

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Disclosure: I was given tickets for giveaway and 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”

A SILENT FILM WITH LIVE MUSIC

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.

 

Ticketing

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.

 

*Bonus entries (comment separately for each one)

Become a fan of the adventure mom on facebook and comment here that you did.

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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.