"Everything's Coming Up Roses" At "Live On CET!"

CINCINNATI – Spring is in full swing and “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” at “Live on CET!” on May 20 at Historic Music Hall in Over-the-Rhine.


CET’s annual fundraising gala, presented by Western and Southern Financial Group will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a cocktail hour and a silent auction in the Music Hall ballroom. A variety of items such as gift certificates, artwork, jewelry, memorabilia, collectibles and more will be available for bid in the silent auction.


Guests will enjoy a sit-down dinner, while being entertained by a live performance by Broadway star Lee Roy Reams, accompanied by Scot Woolley. CET will also honor CET Express host and longtime supporter Barbara Kellar prior to the live auction portion of the evening.


At approximately 7:30 p.m. CET will broadcast the live auction, featuring emcee extraordinaire Dr. O’dell Owens. Viewers at home will be given the opportunity to call in bids on the auction items, creating a “bidding war” with the guests in attendance. Items for bid include passes to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City, a Cincinnati Ballet Nutcracker Package and an Oscar Robertson autographed basketball.


Perhaps one of those most exciting items up for bid is the late Erich Kunzel’s personal collection of autographed photos, which he acquired throughout his storied career. The collection includes 100 photos from stars such as: Lee Roy Reams, 98 Degrees, Nick Clooney, Art Garfunkel, the Smothers Brothers and other musical luminaries.


All of the evening’s live auction items can be previewed online at www.cetconnect.org/events


Proceeds from the gala support CET’s award-winning programs and services that educate, enrich and entertain millions in classrooms and living rooms throughout Greater Cincinnati.

Tickets are still available for this special evening. For more information, please contact Joycee Simendinger, CET Events Manager, at 513-345-6530 or jsimendinger@cetconnect.org.

CET is Greater Cincinnati's leading provider of education and enrichment in both living rooms and classrooms, reaching more than 2 million residents, 470,000 students and 37,000 teachers. Through PBS and local programming, CETconnect.org, innovative multimedia curriculum projects, parent workshops and professional development for teachers, CET positively impacts our community with rich and diverse resources. CET was the first licensed educational television station in the nation, the first high-definition public station in Ohio, and, through CETconnect.org, the first public television station to offer a community-based public media on-demand service. For more information about CET, visit www.cetconnect.org.