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 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/. CETHD is available over-the-air on channel 48.1, on Time Warner Cable channel 1013, on Cincinnati Bell Fiberoptics channel 13 and on Insight Cable channel 916.
SHOWCASE with Barbara Kellar: Evans Mirageas of the Cincinnati Opera
Evans Mirageas has had a lifelong love and affinity for music. At 13, Mirageas got the opportunity of a lifetime to work in a record shop, or received the “keys to the kingdom” as he would put it. Surrounding himself with the treasures of the musical world, this stint as a teenage employee started him down a path that would eventually lead him to be a classical music DJ, a seasoned concert goer, a student at the University of Michigan, and ultimately as the Artistic Director for Cincinnati Opera. A truly fascinating life, Mirageas shares intimate details of his upbringing and what brought him to his current place as a nationally recognized Opera director in this interview with Barbara Kellar. Then stick around to hear what you can expect for his upcoming season: http://www.cincinnatiopera.org/.
On CET Arts
SHOWCASE with Barbara Kellar: Fath Family
The generosity of the Fath family stretches across many disciplines and interests in the Cincinnati Community. Originally a lawyer — earning his law degree from the University of Cincinnati — Harry Fath and his wife Linda have expanded their purview in the Queen City from real estate, to arts and culture, to notable philanthropy across 40 years. Their giving to the community can be seen at the Cincinnati Zoo, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Smale Riverfront Park and the new Music Hall renovation, to name a few. On this episode of SHOWCASE, Barbara sits down with the Fath’s to discuss their life and times and what it has meant to them to give back to the city they love.
On CET Arts
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.