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 297 and on Insight Cable channel 192. For more information, visit www.CETconnect.org/cet-arts/.
Special Tour of Music Hall
Experiencing Music Hall withdrawal? The Queen City icon is closed for renovation until the fall of 2017, but you can take an exclusive tour of the building with Cincinnati philanthropist and local arts champion Otto M. Budig Jr.
Watch as Otto shows host Barbara Kellar what changes to expect after the completion, why it’s essential for some things to remain the same and what makes Music Hall important not only to the Over-the-Rhine community, but the city of Cincinnati as a whole. Undertake this journey with two local arts luminaries and tune back in this season for some exciting new changes to the program.
• Sunday, September 25, at 8:30pm
On this episode of Showcase with Barbara Kellar, meet three very different, but wildly talented guests.
First up is basketball superstar Oscar Robertson. Mr. Robertson, a 12-time All-Star, former MVP, and member of the Cincinnati Royals sits down to talk with Barbara about his philanthropic work in the city, as well as to share a few stories from his days as a basketball great. Join us for an engaging interview with a living legend.
Next we’ll meet Eddy Kwon who’s work with MyCincinnati has enabled countless children across the tristate area to learn a musical instrument. A violin and guitar player himself, Eddy is a multi-talented asset to the community who looks to bring positive energy to the Price Hill area and the greater Cincinnati region as a whole.
Finally, the University of Cincinnati based jazz ensemble Ryan Fine & The Media perform their catchy new song “Blind” here at CET Studios. In addition, they’ll treat us to a rendering of Stevie Wonder’s timeless classic “Superstition”. This 10-member group is poised to accomplish great things in the music industry and currently performs at venues all around town. This band is a heart pounding way to close out any event or program.
• Sunday, October 2, at 8:30pm
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.