SHOWCASE from Barbara Kellar
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: Jerome Robbins and Leonard Bernstein
Jerome Robbins and Leonard Bernstein are two of the most revered and acclaimed figures in American musical and performing arts. They both also happen to hail from Russian Jewish immigrant families in the United States. Together they created Fancy Free, a classic 1944 ballet set in New York City that continues showings to this day.
On this episode of Showcase, Barbara sits down with former principal dancer of New York City Ballet, Judith Fugate and Artistic Director of Cincinnati Ballet, Victoria Morgan to discuss the work and histories of Fancy Free and the two artistic titans behind the piece. Then sit back and enjoy three performance snippets of Fancy Free from Cincinnati Ballet dancers on this special “Jewish Composers and Choreographers” themed episode.
Season 8, Episode 13
Dr. Neville Pinto is the first president to rise through the ranks of UC faculty to become President since 1929. On this episode of Showcase, Dr. Pinto sits down with Barbara to talk about his vision for the University of Cincinnati as well as the journey that brought him to UC. Don’t miss this exclusive interview with one of Cincinnati’s finest.
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.