Barbara Kellar hosts SHOWCASE with Barbara Kellar, an arts and cultural series airing on CET Arts and CET beginning June 17th. The weekly series, produced by CET, will highlight cultural luminaries, Cincinnati celebrities, the most important artists, and great performances. Each week enjoy in-depth interviews with the people who make this city move. Don’t miss sitting down with the Queen City’s cultural leaders and find out what’s happening around you. 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 Spectrum channel 987, on Cincinnati Bell Fiberoptics channel 297 and on Insight Cable channel 192. For more information, visit www.CETconnect.org/cet-arts/. CETHD is available over-the-air on channel 48.1, on Spectrum channel 1013, on Cincinnati Bell Fiberoptics channel 13 and on Insight Cable channel 916.
SHOWCASE with Barbara Kellar: Kristen Erwin & Maureen Kenney
When you think of big budget, Hollywood productions, Cincinnati probably doesn’t immediately come to mind. Although with Kristen Erwin at the helm of the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Film Commission, it probably should. Cincinnati has been home to several major productions throughout the years including parts of Rain Man, Little Man Tate, Traffic, The Ides of March, and Carol all having been shot in Cincinnati – and several more are coming. Learn more about the Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky Film Commission: http://www.filmcincinnati.com/.
The celebration of Irish culture is what the Irish Heritage Center is all about. Founded by Barbara’s guest Maureen Kennedy and Kent Covey, the Center has been bringing Irish dance, education, film, genealogy, history, language, literature and music to the Tri-State area for more than a decade. Tune in for the interview, and then head to the Center for some traditional Irish fun. This segment also features a special hoop dance performance by Kathleen Rose O’Donnell, winner of the 2016 Ohio Rose of Tralee competition. Learn more about the Irish Heritage Center: http://www.irishcenterofcincinnati.com/.
SHOWCASE with Barbara Kellar: Oscar Robertson, Eddy Kwon and Ryan Fine
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.
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.