SHOWCASE with Barbara Kellar

Showcase with Barbara Kellar

Barbara Kellar hosts SHOWCASE with Barbara Kellar, an arts and cultural series airing on CET Arts. The weekly series, produced by CET, will highlight the hottest theatrical shows; important artists, musicians and creative directors; and not-to-be missed exhibits at local museums and art galleries. The series will offer unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to art organizations in Greater Cincinnati.

CET Arts is available over-the-air on channel 48.3, on Time Warner Cable channel 987, on Cincinnati Bell Fiberoptics channel 248 and on Insight Cable channel 192. For more information, visit 


Showcase with Barbara Kellar: The Fashion Styles of Downton AbbeyCincinnati Opera’s 2015 Season
Barbara Kellar and Evans Mirageas discuss Cincinnati Opera’s upcoming 2015 season. The new season opens June 7 with a free concert, Opera in the Park, in Washington Park and is followed by four main stage productions: Giuseppe Verdi’s Il Trovatore, Ricky Ian Gordon & William M Hoffman’s Morning Star; Gaetano Donizetti’s Don Pasquale and Giacomo Puccini’s Turandot.

Guests Abigail Paschke will perform Norina’s aria “Quel guardo il cavaliere” from Don Pasquale; Jason Weisinger will perform “Morning Star” from Morning Star and Summer Hassan will perform “Tu che di gel sei cinta: from Turandot.

• May 17 at 8:30pm
• May 18 at 8:30am, 1:30pm and 5:30pm
• May 19 at 10:30am and 3:30pm
• May 19 at 10:30pm


Spotlight on John Ruthven Spotlight on John Ruthven
On this episode of SHOWCASE with Barbara Kellar, John A. Ruthven discusses his life and career as a renowned wildlife artist. Often called the “20th Century Audubon,” Ruthven uses techniques similar to his famous predecessor. Ruthven’s work are on display at many museums, including the Smithsonian Institution’s Preservation and Research Center, and he’s been honored by many groups throughout Cincinnati and beyond. In 2004, he even received the National Medal of Arts.
• May 24 at 8:30pm
• May 25 at 8:30am, 1:30pm and 5:30pm
• May 26 at 3:30pm and 10:30pm 

Barbara Kellar Barbara Weeks Kellar has served Cincinnati as a volunteer for more than 44 years – dedicated to serving the arts, youth and education. She hosts public television's SHOWCASE with Barbara Kellar on CET Arts, which features interviews on behalf of the arts community.

Mrs. Kellar's involvement with CET began in 1967 when she participated in the first Action Auction. She was one of the first Auction volunteers and has been a volunteer ever since, serving as honorary chair of the 30th Anniversary Action Auction. She was instrumental in organizing the Auction Week Committee. And served on the Auction Executive Committee, as Auction Week Chairperson, as Connoisseur chairperson, and as a volunteer solicitor.

Mrs. Kellar has served in key roles with CET where she has won numerous awards including the President’s Award, a key to the City of Cincinnati, the Ohio Broadcasting Award for Development, the National Award for Excellence in Public Television Leadership and was honored at a 2010 Gala for her over 44 years of service to CET. CET's annual "Barbara Kellar Award" is presented to volunteers who are dedicated to CET's mission to educate, enrich and engage.

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SHOWCASE With Barbara Kellar

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Showcase with Barbara Kellar | Music Therapy

Showcase with Barbara Kellar | Music Therapy

Peter Landgren & John Tew, MD discuss how Music Therapy can help people.

Showcase with Barbara Kellar | Carol Ann’s Carousel

Showcase with Barbara Kellar | Carol Ann’s Carousel

Tim Maloney,Tamara Harkavy,Willie Carden, and Jonathan Queen discuss Carol Ann's Carousel.