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/.
SHOWCASE with Barbara Kellar: Eckart Preu & Dr. O'dell Owens
Originally from East Germany and trained as a conductor across Europe, Eckart Preu has been called a “fiery and kinetic conductor” by the New York Times and has performed twice at the infamous Carnegie Hall. His newest endeavor brings him to Cincinnati, where he’ll be the newest conductor for the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra. In this episode, Barbara interviews Eckart on his impressive background, philosophy on music, and hopes and expectations for the exciting new season at the CCO. Learn more about the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra: http://www.ccocincinnati.org/.
A fixture in the Cincinnati medical, education, and entertainment fields, Dr. O’dell Owens returns to CET for a seventh time to host the historic 50thCET Action Auction. A true community event, volunteers come to CET and the auction from near and far to work in television production and help support local business, while Dr. Owens sits at the heart of this energetic event. Learn about his background, listen to his past stories concerning the event, and hear what to expect in the 50th anniversary year on this episode of SHOWCASE. Learn more about the CET Action Auction: http://events.cetconnect.org/cet-action-auction/.
• March 26 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.
• April 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.