At the heart of Cincinnati’s music culture, and it’s historic Over the Rhine Neighborhood, is Cincinnati Music Hall. Sitting just over a mile from the Ohio River, Music Hall is the jewel of Cincinnati’s
Over the Rhine, and its blocks of intact 19th-century architecture. Constructed in 1878, designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1975, Cincinnati’s Music Hall and its Victorian-gothic architecture, has been and will continue to be a part of Cincinnatians’ and the cities visitors’ DNA for generations.
Home to the Cincinnati Opera (the nation’s second-oldest opera company), Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (the nation’s sixth-oldest symphony orchestra), May Festival (the longest-running choral festival in the Western hemisphere), and Cincinnati Ballet; Music Hall has a global reputation for being a premier venue for classical music, but is so much more. This famed hall served as the city’s first convention center helping to establish it as more than just a home for classics. Industrial exhibits, political conventions & presidential visits, sporting events, trade shows, and everything in between, even the circus, has been held in the three buildings which make up the hall’s recognizable façade, but it’s called Music Hall for a reason. Frank Sinatra, Miles Davis, Bruce Springsteen, Prince, Elton John, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, The White Stripes, Phish, and Cincinnati’s own The National, have performed on the hall’s stage; making it a premier venue for all music, new and old.
Cincinnati’s Washington Park sits footsteps from Music Hall’s grand entryway, providing a beautiful green space to accompany the hall. The park received a $48 million renovation and expansion in 2012, which was followed by a $143 million renovation to Music Hall proper in 2016. After all the renovations to it and the surrounding area were complete the glorious hall reopened in the fall of 2017 and is now primed to continue to provide a worldclass musical and community space for Cincinnati and all its visitors for years to come. Continuing in its legacy as being a venue for classics and cuttingedge material Cincinnati Music Hall will present the U.S. debut of Another Brick in the Wall, Roger Water’s opera based on Pink Floyd’s iconic The Wall album, this July 20 - 31, 2018.
After 140 years this hall and what it still provides helps show us how a facility built for music can be so much more to a city, now and then.
BLAST FROM THE PAST
Peekaboo Gallery, the new experiential gallery in Old Pasadena—which has quickly become known as The Pop-Culture Time Machine—has announced its second rotating exhibition, Friendly Skies: The Art of High Altitude Travel, to open August 18th, 2018 until September 23rd. The show will feature some of the most soughtafter vintage airline memorabilia and collectibles, taking guests back to a time when traveling aboard a luxury airliner was a magical experience. The gallery will feature an interactive experience for guests featuring a full size vintage PAN AM Jetliner Photo Booth (which will also serve as the official picture spot), a collection of vintage flight attendant uniforms from around the globe and a runway couture show on an airport runway, featuring some of the most fashionable airline styles of the 1940s thru the 1990s.
Highlights of the limited-engagement exhibition include: a massive airport display model of a 1970s Concorde Supersonic jet, a TWA Constellation travel agency model, a stunning 9-foot, 1950s porcelain sky-stairs sign from Eastern Airlines, an original 1970 PETER MAX
Pan Am 747 silkscreen poster, original Delta Airlines travel poster production paintings, and an incredible selection of vintage passenger flight bags and rare stewardess gear—including a head-to-toe complete 1944 TWA uniform and 1960s Go-Go-style flight attendant fashions by Pucci from Braniff Airways.
Peekaboo Gallery will also officially open the gallery’s new novelty and gift shop which has been carefully curated by the founder, Jordan Reichek.
“We have curated an extraordinary exhibition of some of the most sought-after airline and aviation-related collectibles in the world. We’ll be producing a live runway show featuring vintage crew uniforms and even have a 10-foot section of a PAN AM fuselage installed in the gallery as our official photo hub,” said Founder Jordan Reichek.
“This presentation of collectible airline memorabilia is unprecedented in a fine art setting,” said gallery director Matt Kennedy. “With this show, as with all of our shows, we aim to showcase the best of the genre to an audience that may have never known that collecting was an option. I look forward to introducing the next generation to the treasures of our pop culture past.”
In addition, Peekaboo Gallery has aligned efforts with our good friends at The PAN AM Experience: an incredible evening at the Air Hollywood film studio in Southern California where one can literally travel back in time. Passenger-guests can immerse themselves in the glamour and romance of 1970s commercial air travel and dine firstclass aboard a PAN AM 747 Clipper Jumbo Jet.