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/.
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/.
• Sunday, October 23, at 8:30pm
SHOWCASE with Barbara Kellar: Judy Collins
On the next episode of SHOWCASE with Barbara Kellar, Kellar sits down with legendary singer-songwriter Judy Collins. Collins has been captivating audiences with her unique folk/rock style for more than 50 years and has garnered several top-ten hits, gold records and Grammy award nominations throughout her storied career and continues to perform to sold-out venues today.
Collins began her professional journey at the age of 13 and has seen peaks and valleys across her personal and professional life, which have shaped her unique and sensitive storytelling and songwriting abilities. Learn more: www.JudyCollins.com.
• Sunday, October 30, 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.