Esquire Theatre’s Art House Jamboree: A Chance to Show Some Love


What were you doing in 1911? Not much, you say? Yeah, me too. But I know something about what other people were doing, and that happened to be the year the Esquire Theatre on Ludlow Avenue in Clifton opened its doors. To celebrate the fact that The Esquire not only survived 101 years but expanded, the folks at the Esquire are hosting The Art House Jamboree Saturday, November 10 at 8 pm. The evening will feature none other than Jerry Springer, who’ll show some love by hosting what has been billed as a “whimsical evening of time travel, stories & celebration.” Proceeds from the event will benefit the Clifton Cultural Arts Center.

Other highlights of the evening include: Continue reading “Esquire Theatre’s Art House Jamboree: A Chance to Show Some Love”

Fund Raiser for Larry Goshorn at Redmoor Saturday, May 26

For those of you who weren’t able to attend, there’s some footage here of part one of the series “Jim Tarbell Talks Music” that began last Sunday, May 20, and will continue the following two Sundays, May 27 and June 3, at 2 pm at Motr Pub. This is one of the three parts that an audience member filmed, and the other two parts are on the same webpage. After the talk I asked the couple that was filming if they could send along footage, and they were nice enough to do that – so thanks to Dave and Julie Gallenstein for uploading it:

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Jim Tarbell Talks Music

Close to thirty people were in attendance at Motr Pub yesterday for the first of three talks Jim Tarbell is giving there, which is to say that every seat in the room was taken, and it felt very comfortable, like just the right number of people attended. (The next two talks are at two pm the next two Sundays.)

And it’s neat to think that they had come out simply to hear someone talk about Cincinnati’s musical legacy. You could tell, by the questions people asked and the cheers they gave when certain musicians were mentioned, that these were real music lovers.

And Cincinnati lovers, or so I would assume. When it came to music, Jim Tarbell’s talk was at times a little short on specifics, but as soon as he turned a corner to Cincinnati history he was as in-depth and detailed as a historian, which makes sense: he is one. Continue reading “Jim Tarbell Talks Music”

Jim Tarbell at Motr Pub


In spite of the fact that when I walk in there Motr Pub is often packed, I still run into people who have no idea that it exists, so let’s start at the beginning: Motr Pub is a new bar (it opened in September 2010) located at 1345 Main Street in Over the Rhine, and it’s a great place to hear local, regional and national bands. The cover is zero dollars, but I suspect they make a buck or two with their great (and changing) selection of draft and bottle beers, other liquids as well as a menu that includes their much-loved Motr Burgers.  The artists I’ve seen perform there include Akron/Family and Richard Buckner, and I feel fortunate to be able to drive just a couple miles to see artists of that stature. Continue reading “Jim Tarbell at Motr Pub”