NEW HOPE CONCERT SERIES PRESENTS A SOUTHERN GOSPEL CONCERT SUNDAY, MARCH 16, 2014 AT 6:00 PM
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THE MARTINS AND TRIBUTE QUARTET LIVE IN LOVELAND!
It's a New Day for legendary vocal group,
The Martins. Their three-year labor of love is complete, and the end result is a brand new recording, appropriately titled New Day. Filled with all new songs featuring the trio's unmistakable harmonies, as well as a few special suprises, the new recording was released in 2013 and marks the first for siblings Judy, Jonathan and Joyce in a decade. During the 1990s, The Martins rose to national and international success, showcasing their stunning and distinctive harmonies before a vast array of audiences. Over the years the trio garnered six Dove Awards from the Gospel Music Association, a Grammy nomination and multiple hit songs.
Two years after its formation Tribute Quartet was voted "The 2008 Horizon Group of the Year" by readers of the The Singing News Magazine at the National Quartet Convention in Louisville, just a few months after being named the SGN's "2008 Breakthrough Artist of the Year." In appearance, warmth and style, this gifted group, based in Nashville, has become exactly what it set out to be, representing Southern Gospel at its finest.
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For several years, New Hope Baptist Church has hosted some of the biggest names in the Christian Music Industry including Dove Award winning contemporary artists Big Daddy Weave, Chris August and Unspoken, and even Southern Gospel's Gordon Mote.
This Spring, New Hope returns to Southern Gospel as it hosts The Martins and Tribute Quartet.
Within the next few months, another artist will be announced as the headlining act of our Fall 2014 contemporary concert.
As a bonus, Grammy and Dove Award winning artists The Hoppers will be in concert at New Hope in early November 2014. Details to follow!
Olivia Frances at last year's Hold On Talent Slam singing her original song, “I want to get to know you”.
Olivia wasn't able to audition for this year's Talent Slam because she has a previous engagement, singing at the "Unified for Uganda Event" at Moeller High School, however she has recorded a music video that will be shown, congratulating this year's performers. It has just been announced that Olivia will perform at the Invasion of the GoGirls 2014 during South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas. Her performance will be on Friday, March 14th at 4pm at the Austin Java.
Lynch said people can expect a bigger and better event this year.
Loveland, Oh. - On March 1st, talented teens have another opportunity to win $3,500 in prize money offered at the second “Hold On Talent Slam”. The top award is $1,000 for the best performing art talent.
Last year Branden Holloway from Kentucky won $1,000 at the Hold On Talent Slam.
“The community has another chance to experience a night of unforgettable entertainment,” said one of the organizers, Doug Ransom. The venue was changed this year to accommodate a larger crowd. The gym at the New Hope Baptist church in Loveland was chosen because of the large informal space with a stage, according to Ransom.
Loveland area organizations, businesses, and churches sponsor the showcase of talent to honor teens who are passionate about, and work hard to craft their performance art. Singer/songwriters, musicians, poets, and dancers competed last year.
“It was just an awesome event,” said Heather Lynch, about the first Talent Slam held last year. Lynch is one of the founders of Epiphany United Methodist Church's Andrew's Suicide Awareness and Prevention (ASAP) team, an event sponsor. “It was exciting to showcase local teenagers’ talent and provide them an opportunity and an outlet for their gifts.”
The event is free and open to the public, and parking is free at the church. There is no entry fee for the contestants who sent audition tapes for the opportunity to compete. Numerous door prizes, such as dinners at Loveland area restaurants, are awarded to the audience throughout the evening. The audience will enjoy light snacks provided by local eateries.
Doors open at 6 PM - Teens starts slamming at 7
Lynch said people can expect a bigger and better event this year. She is hopeful the community will again come out to support the local teens. She said, “Last year the teens really bonded and it was a very positive experience for them. I think it made them feel really good about themselves because it promoted self esteem and was overall just a great experience for them.”
Matt Baker, another organizer said, “Last year’s event was so amazing. It was so powerful because so many kids, you could see, put their heart and soul into these performances.” Baker said it was a great event that allowed teens to tell their stories in creative ways.” He added, “It was a blessing to the audience who came.”
Ransom said the event was moved to the New Hope gym because it was perfect in a number of ways; the size of the gym, and the flexibility to be able to move things around and set it up the way they wanted. “New Hope has been very accommodating. We can access their kitchen and use some of their sound equipment along with what we rent,” he said. “And, it’s just a great central location that people know.”
New Hope Pastor Bill Hounshell said they were really excited about being able to host the Talent Slam. “This is something we like to do - be part of our community. And, we know the Talent Slam has done such a great job providing kids an outlet to show their talent. We are honored that this year we get a chance to host it and we are excited to see what happens,”
Ricky Mulvey will return to emcee and Mallory Jackson will again direct the Hold On Talent Slam. This is the duo loosening the tension during last year's rehersal.
Ransom expanded on what Baker said, “Because, I think in addition to the teens getting a lot out of it and getting rewarded, I think the audience, as Matt indicated got to see some really great talent and it was an evening of entertainment, it wasn’t just a ‘Let’s go support our son or daughter’ - it was, ‘This is very enjoyable.’ It was very well done. The kids practiced. They did their homework. They did wonderfully, and it’s just a great evening all around.”
Judging the talent will be members of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity, Eta-Omicron Chapter, at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.
Ricky Mulvey has been invited for a repeat performance as emcee. “I’m am particularly proud of Ricky, as our Sports Director and on air personality,” said Loveland Magazine Publisher, David Miller. “Even though Ricky was not competing for prizes, he certainly won the hearts of his audience. I still hear great things a year later about how entertaining he was last year.” Miller said, “People still keep asking if Ricky is going to be back this year. Well, yes I’m happy to announce, he is, and he’s very excited about the return engagement.”
Also returning as Stage Manager is Mallory Jackson, now a student at Ohio State, and a 2013 Loveland High School graduate. Last year, as President of Loveland High School’s Active Minds, Jackson was given complete reign to manage the acts, and keep the show flowing.
The second, Hold On Talent Slam will be on March 1st at 7 PM in the gymnasium at the New Hope Baptist Church at 1401 Loveland Madeira Road. Doors will open at 6 PM and there is no reserved seating or tickets required.
Sponsors of the Hold ON Talent Slam are: Epiphany United Methodist Church’s ASAP (Andrew’s Suicide Awareness and Prevention), Loveland Magazine, Loveland High School’s Active Minds, New Hope Baptist Church, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity, Eta-Omicron Chapter, at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.
Loveland, Oh. - Loveland High School (LHS) plans to welcome more than 5,000 spectators and participants this Friday, Feb. 14, and Saturday, Feb. 15, as the Loveland Show Choirs host the annual show choir competition Showfest. Fourteen different schools will compete from Ohio and Indiana, and some even coming from as far as Virginia.
The competition begins 6:30 p.m. Friday with the Middle School Competition. Loveland Middle School’s show choir, Revolution, will perform an exhibition performance at approximately 9:25 p.m. that Friday night.
Saturday's High School Competition begins at 8:30 a.m. with Loveland High School’s show choir, By Request, performing an exhibition routine at approximately 10:30 p.m. that Saturday evening.
Loveland Show Choirs would like to thank all of the parent volunteers, teachers, staff, and students for making this huge event a success. Without the contributions of local businesses and vendors, this event would not be possible, and the Show Choirs extends its heartfelt gratitude to all who have contributed.
LMS Jazz Band ONLY middle school jazz band selected to perform at OMEA Conference in Columbus
The Ohio Music Educators Association (OMEA) Conference is in for a treat; the 26 members of the Loveland Middle School (LMS) Jazz Band will serenade the audience at the upcoming state-wide event – the only middle school jazz band selected to perform at the prestigious gathering.
LMS Jazz Band performing at the January 15 Loveland State of the Schools address.
“This is the third time our LMS Jazz Band has had this honor, and we couldn’t be more thrilled for the students who worked so hard to earn this recognition,” said Chris Burke, LMS principal. “This is a reflection of the richness of our musical arts department and the tireless, talented effort of Teacher Bruce Maegly.”
“It is a great honor to be selected and front a group before your peers,” said Maegly. “This event is attended by experienced ‘listeners’ who are able to catch most of the errors that might occur in a performance.
“The band will put in many extra hours above and beyond our normal rehearsal schedule. They have worked diligently to prepare themselves for this conference, and I am confident they will represent both our school and community to the best of their ability.”
The LMS Jazz Band performs before the OMEA Conference 3:45 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, in the ballroom of the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Columbus, Ohio. The theme of the conference is “Building the Future of Music Education.”
Are you working on your chili recipe? Hot enough? Beans or no beans? Paxton's Grill is anxious to see what you got! Give us a call to get registered! (513) 583-1717 Cook Off is Sunday 3PM.
Located in the heart of the Historic Loveland District
Just outside Cincinnati, Ohio, Paxton's Grill is housed in one of the town's oldest buildings and is adjacent to the Little Miami Scenic Bike Trail. Our relaxed atmosphere and friendly service welcomes you back time and time again!
This 3rd Annual Gala/Casino Night benefits The Dragonfly Foundation, a Cincinnati-area non-profit that brings comfort and joy to kids and young adults living with, and sometimes dying of, cancer.
Hosts: Sheree Paolello, WLWT-TV5 News Anchor
Special Guests: Marty & Amanda Brennaman
Live music with the band “Blue Stone Ivory”
DJ playing contemporary hits
To sponsor or donate an auction item/prize, please contact- Janet Nelson @ 513-967-7278 or Donna Thorman @ 513-313-6054.
Net proceeds benefit The Dragonfly Foundation, a qualified 501(c)(3) non-profit under IRS regulations. Donations will be acknowledged in writing and are tax-deductible as allowable by law. Contact your tax advisor regarding the deductibility of your donation. Thank you in advance for helping us bring comfort and joy to kids with cancer.
Gabriella Mangano, Mackenzie Click, Liam Dwyer, and Madison Boni play recorders during the Winter Performance at Children's Meeting House Montessori School in Loveland.
Preschoolers Ann Wilson, Niko Svetanics, and Kate Killgore, sing a holiday song during the Winter Performance at Children's Meeting House Montessori School in Loveland.
The students at Children's Meeting House Montessori School presented holiday and seasonal songs at their recent Winter Performance. The show was organized and coordinated by music teacher Gina Jasinoski, who worked with the students for nine weeks. "It was an amazing journey and experience. The children put forth tremendous effort in their practice and have learned and grown musically."
All the students learned and sang songs about the winter season, Christmas, and Hanukah. Under Ms. Jasinoski's direction, the children learned to play several songs on the xylophone and glockenspiel. In addition, the fourth through sixth graders received instruction on the recorder and learned to play several songs. "It has been wonderful to watch the children's musical world expand as they learn about tempo, chords, and rhythm. The pride that they feel as they gain mastery of each song is evident from their broad smiles and their eagerness to learn more," stated Jasinosky.
Sixth graders Zoe Bullock and Megan Brehse play a holiday song on the xylophones during the Winter Performance at Children's Meeting House Montessori School in Loveland.
In addition to the student performance, teacher John Phenix lead the audience and younger children in several holiday favorites such as 'Jingle Bells' and 'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer'. "It gives me such a warm, glowing feeling to lead children in song. Music is a delightful gift that I love to share, especially this time of year," said Mr. Phenix.
The show culminated with the sixth graders playing 'Carol of the Bells' which they arranged themselves. The carol was performed with one sixth grader playing the piano accompanied by the rest of the class on xylophones. "This song took dedicated practice and cooperation to coordinate the tempo and rhythm. They willingly gave up recesses to put in the time and effort required to perfect and feel confident playing this song together," stated Jasinosky.
Children’s Meeting House offers optimal hands-on learning to students preschool through sixth grade. The school celebrates 40 years of creating a legacy of young leaders and can be reached by calling (513) 683-4757.
Loveland, Oh. - 2014 is only one sleep away! If you’re planning to stay right here in the cozy heart of Loveland, we’ve got some exciting events for you to make this New Year’s celebration one to remember.
A plated dinner at a hometown restaurant is always a tasteful option for dining on New Year’s Eve. Tano Bistro and Catering offers a selection of specially priced entrees for the occasion, including a tender prime rib, Chilean sea bass, and lamb chops. Tano is a perfect option for a late night meal as well, seeing as a restaurant representative quoted, “As long as people are eating, drinking, and having fun inside, there is no closing time.” For more information and pricing, please call Tano at 513.683.8266.
Although they will be closed during the day on Jan. 1, Mama Vita’s Italian cuisine invites you to usher in the New Year at their colorful restaurant all night long on Dec. 31. Acoustic favorite Jerome Calia will be performing live from 6:30pm to 11pm while guests enjoy dinner specials ranging from prime ribs to swordfish fillets and your choice of appetizing side dishes. A tasty dessert of wild berry tarts and a midnight champagne toast is included in this Mama Vita’s event, totaling the bill for the night at $40 per person. Reservations are not mandatory, but highly suggested, so save your seat now and call for more information at 513.697.9705.
Dance into the New Year in style at Receptions in Loveland, where a New Year’s Eve Party is already in the works. With an Executive Chef’s Buffet, appetizers, and a provided midnight champagne toast, this event has it all. Music, party favors, midnight snacks and a cash bar are compliments for all the party guests as well. Tickets for are $49 per person, and for those needing a place to stay overnight, Receptions offers a hotel package with the classy Hilton Garden Inn Hotel for $99, including a free shuttle to and from the event, hot breakfast and a late check out. Tickets are going fast! Reserve yours now at 513.697.8999.
For the active risk-takers on New Year’s Eve, Castle Skate Land is hosting their annual New Year’s Eve Skate Party, from 7pm on Dec. 31 to 1am on Jan. 1. Entry for this all-night event is $12, and for the alternative skate time of 7pm to 11pm, admission is only $7.50. For more information, please visit casteskateland.com or call at 513.683.6666.
Whether you’re sharing memories of months past with old friends at a restaurant, or toasting-in the new year with new friends by the bar, make this New Year’s celebration unforgettable.
The first hint of a call to action for residents of the Historic West Loveland neighborhood was when this sign mysteriously appeared on the pavement of Centre Alley on Saturday, September 14.
The sign caused quite a comotion as residents gathered and traffic was at a standstill for hours when residents came to see it for themselves.
Residents were cautioned not to enter some of the buildings in Centre Alley.
All footage you will see, and sounds you are about to hear are actual events and interviews from Centre Alley in the West Loveland Historic District on October 26, 2013.
by Helen Davidson, Lead Investigator
Centre Alley, Loveland, Oh. - Loveland is a quiet tranquil town, a bedroom community, a resort nestled upon the beautiful Little Miami Scenic River. But is there another side to this idyllic setting? Do strange creatures roam neighborhood streets at night leaving curious signs of their presence?
The elusive Loveland Frog (known to some as the Loveland Lizard) has evaded detection for over 40 years. Perhaps due to an unpleasant run in with the law that ended in some gun fire in 1972. But recently, in “Historic West Loveland” some bizarre frog like traces have been showing up.
After much pondering of what the signs could mean, the residents naturally decided to have a party because as one resident who wishes to remain anonymous said, “What amphibious anomaly doesn’t enjoy a good shin dig.” Also, the residents hoped that the frog of legend might attend. Thus, the residents gathered on Centre Alley to celebrate the Loveland Frog eagerly waiting to see if he/she or it might make an appearance.
The next day the words "Let's Party" were added.
Word spread quickly among residents of the Historic West Loveland District, when mysterious signs started appearing in Centre Alley on Saturday, September 14. Then the next day, a sunny and warm, Sunday, September 15, yet more signs materialized. As word spread, residents gathered, one by one, to ponder what it all meant.
Was it? Was it written by a frog too frightened to be seen in public since that fateful gloomy night in 1972 when shot at by police officers?
Soon a possible meaning percolated and surfaced among the speculation. It might be a challenge to party. And if they sang, danced, and provided merriment for children, the frog of legend might attend?
The anonymous source said there was further muse. “Hmm, would we be able to recognize a frog dressed for Halloween?”
"Hmm... What would a frog wear to a Halloween Ball?"
Loveland Magazine Launches Investigation
Loveland Magazine TV Studios turned its Fiat into a portable drive-inn theater and parked in Centre Alley on October 26, the night of the Legendary Loveland Frog Ball, under the pretense of showing on the big HD screen the Legend of the Loveland Frogmen, the 2010 docudrama produced by Loveland residents, Gretchen and Bob Kessler. The father and daughter duo produced the full length feature about the most recent purported siting of frog like creatures at the Loveland Castle.
Our own cameras were rolling.
Many are now convinced that the Loveland Frog has lived among us for decades, and perhaps descendants as well; disguised as cross-dressing humans, and may indeed have attended the Legendary Frog Ball.
The answer to one of the burning questions, "What would a frog wear to a Halloween party?" may have been answered, however, we could not find convincing proof.
Cati OKeefe, a resident of West Loveland Historic District was crowned Queen of the Legendary Loveland Frog Ball. Here is O'Keefe wearing the tiara she received.
Of historic note:
Historic West Loveland resident, Cati OKeefe was crowned Queen of the Legendary Frog Ball held on October 26.
Below, in HD video is what Loveland Magazine investigators found that night in Centre Alley.
All footage you will see, and sounds you are about to hear are actual events and interviews from Centre Alley in the West Loveland Historic District on October 26, 2013.
Loveland residents, Richard "Stogie" Cisneros and Patrick "Bearcat" McMahon with the Outhouse Trio provided the entertainment. Cisneros priemeried the song he wrote about the Frog of Loveland Legend.
Loveland, Oh. - The Loveland show choirs are having a Holiday Homecoming, on Saturday, December 14 at 7 PM Loveland High School.
Performers will be the Loveland Middle School Show Choir, Revolution, and the 2013 National Grand Champions, Loveland High School's By Request.
Also performing will be YOU if a member of the Loveland High School Show Choir Alumni.
Baked goods will be available for purchase in the school lobby.
Ticket prices are $10, with children under five being admitted free.
The choirs are teaming up with the Cincinnati Freestore Foodbank, to help put food on the table for families this holiday season. They are asking that attendees of the show bring a canned food item for the food program.
Loveland, Oh. - I am investigating what happened in Centre Alley of the West Loveland Historic District on the night of October 26, 2013. I'm jumping right on this story.
To paraphrase the Urban Dictionary: A proper Sleuth needs to be intelligent, witty, and always a few hops ahead of all others. In fact, she never reveals all her discoveries or conclusions. Her wisdom is her greatest asset and she needs to hide that wisdom if she expects to jump to the proper conclusion.
Sherlock Holmes enjoyed a proper Sleuthing, like a boss!