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Drjohnrock

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Coming to Memorial Hall (Cincinnati)
« on: November 27, 2016, 10:13:08 PM »

The official ribbon cutting stuff is this coming Friday, December 2, but I believe the soft re-opening has already happened, with a Christmas Lego display, movies and such.  As for music, Richard Thompson will be there April 7.  I'm not a big Roseanne Cash fan but it might make a good Valentine's Day date on February 11 for Mrs. Drjohnrock and me.  There are a couple more concerts booked that didn't stir my interest.

I've never been inside Memorial Hall and am looking forward to seeing a show there, though I suspect the tickets will likely be as pricy as they are for the Taft Theatre (the upstairs theatre, that is, not the ballroom).

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euro60

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Re: Coming to Memorial Hall (Cincinnati)
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2016, 06:57:54 PM »

Drjohn, you're talking about the Memorial Hall that's next to Music Hall?

I didn't realize that this space was being renovated!

I used to go there once a year for years, when the MusicNOW Festival was actually still worth it. Then one year it was absorbed by the CSO, and it stopped being at Music Hall. Mind you, I say this as a big fan/supporter of the CSO, but this move was just plain wrong.
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Drjohnrock

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Re: Coming to Memorial Hall (Cincinnati)
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2016, 07:35:12 PM »

Yes, that's the one.  New website:  www.memorialhallotr.com

There was a recent story in the Enquirer about the reopening--should still be available on www.cincinnati.com
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Drjohnrock

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Re: Coming to Memorial Hall (Cincinnati)
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2017, 07:22:23 PM »

2/23/2018:  Polica & stargaze present Music For the Long Emergency

and for all the old hippies you know:

3/13/2018:  Graham Nash
« Last Edit: December 22, 2017, 10:51:29 PM by Drjohnrock »
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euro60

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Re: Coming to Memorial Hall (Cincinnati)
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2017, 12:08:36 AM »

I was at the annual Over the Rhine Christmas show 2 weekends ago at Memorial Hall. To be honest, I didn't experience all that much different from before, so I'm not entirely sure what that renovation was about....
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Drjohnrock

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Re: Coming to Memorial Hall (Cincinnati)
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2017, 09:29:58 PM »

I was at the annual Over the Rhine Christmas show 2 weekends ago at Memorial Hall. To be honest, I didn't experience all that much different from before, so I'm not entirely sure what that renovation was about....



There are fewer seats than before the renovations, and I think the stage was upgraded.  Also, the back stage area (which is admittedly out of the public eye) was much improved, especially with respect to load in and load out.  I believe the restrooms were also upgraded. 
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