Saturday, May 18 2013 9:23 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:23:51 GMT
Air Care has been called to the scene of a shooting in Dearborn County. Authorities received reports of an accidental shooting on Happy Hollow Road just around 9:00 p.m. The victim's name and conditionFull Story >
Air Care has been called to the scene of a shooting in Dearborn County. Authorities received reports of an accidental shooting on Happy Hollow Road just around 9:00 p.m.Full Story >
Right from the start, a horse trained by one not so over-the-hill Hall of Famer and ridden by another took control of the Preakness. The result: a huge upset and the end of any hopes for a Triple Crown attempt at the Belmont...Full Story >
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:10 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:10:46 GMT
One man has been taken to the hospital after police found him shot on the sidewalk. The incident happened Saturday evening on the corner of Burnet and Rockdale Avenue in Avondale. One man was arrestedFull Story >
One man has been taken to the hospital after police found him shot on the sidewalk. The victim is believed to have non life-threatening injuries.
Inmates at jails in Indianapolis, Baltimore, St. Louis and Philadelphia face the nation's highest levels of sexual abuse at the hands of guards, according to a new federal report based on surveys of inmates at...Full Story >
Inmates at jails in Indianapolis, Baltimore, St. Louis and Philadelphia face the nation's highest levels of sexual abuse at the hands of guards, according to a new federal report based on surveys of inmates at U.S. jails.Full Story >
Witnesses in southwestern Virginia say a car has driven into a crowd at a parade. Several people appear to be hurt, but the nature of their injuries wasn't immediately known.Full Story >
An elderly driver plowed into dozens of hikers marching in a Saturday parade in a small Virginia mountain town and investigators were looking into whether he suffered a medical emergency before the accident.Full Story >
Cincinnati is the singing capital of the world for the next ten days.
The World Choir Games is the Olympics of choral music. For more than a decade, the Games have united people from around the world through the power of song and in the spirit of friendly competition.
Throughout the event's history, more than 2,000 choirs have participated in competitions across Europe and Asia. In 2012, the World Choir Games is taking place in the United States for the first time ever. Hundreds of choirs and thousands of visitors have come to Cincinnati to share their cultural heritage and to celebrate our global community with music, the common language of the world.
Over 20,000 people attended opening ceremonies at U.S. Bank Arena on Wednesday night.
With 200+ cool events, you have plenty of choices for what to do and see. We've defined some of those events below. Also, make sure to check out our dynamic, sortable event calendar, making it easier for you to search for and choose events to attend.
Components of the Games
Of the participating choirs close to 60 percent will compete in the first week (some choirs may perform across the two weeks).
Competition at the World Choir Games is divided into two separate and distinct divisions (The Champions Competition and The Open Competition), each with its own international jury and awards system.
Choirs compete in 23 musical categories (11 in the first week; 12 in the second week), from Musica Sacra and Chamber Choir to Jazz, Scenic Folklore, Barbershop and Gospel.
The Opening Ceremony (July 4): The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and May Festival Chorus headline the Opening Ceremony which includes the ringing of the Peace Bell, the presentation of flags and a performance of "I Can - the Official Song of the 2012 World Choir Games" by nine-time Grammy winner and gospel star Kirk Franklin and the Cincinnati One in Song Choir, consisting of members from Voices of Unity, the Fort Wayne, Indiana 2010 Gospel & Spiritual Champion of the World Choir Games; and Cincinnati's two Champions Competition Gospel Choirs - Peace & Serenity, a group with members in Cincinnati and New York; and Calvary Choir, regional winner of the 2009, 2010 and 2011 Verizon "How Sweet the Sound" competition.
The Champions Competition (July 5-6-7, 11-12-13): The Champions Competition is reserved for the best of the best. Amateur choirs may apply, but all participants are chosen by an artistic committee for their proven concert ability and for their previous experience performing at international competitions. The Champions Competition choirs compete for the title of Champion of the World Choir Games.
The Open Competition (July 5-6-7, 11-12-13): At the World Choir Games, participation is the highest honor. The Open Competition is for any choir, regardless of artistic achievement. Competitors in The Open Competition are mostly amateur choirs and those new to international competition looking to gain valuable performance experience.
Awards Ceremonies (July 7, 8, 13, 14): At the end of each week of competition, Awards Ceremonies are held. The Open Competition participants may receive gold, silver or bronze diplomas in their musical categories based on judges' scores. The Champions Competition participants may receive gold, silver or bronze medals in their musical categories based on judges' scores. There are multiple winners of diplomas and medals in each category. The gold-medal winner with the highest score in each category of The Champions Competition is named Champion of the World Choir Games. The champions come to the stage and their country's flag is raised as their national anthem is played.
Celebration Concerts (July 5, 6, 8, 11, 12): There are eight Celebration Concerts that unite multiple choirs for 60- to 90-minute shows that provide a sample of World Choir Games competitions. Participation is determined by the Artistic Committee of the World Choir Games.
Champions Concerts (July 8, 14): Choirs earning the titles of 2012 Champion of the World Choir Games perform at special concerts emceed by Drew Lachey.
Parade of Nations (July 10): Participating choirs take part in this musical and colorful procession from the Duke Energy Convention Center to Fountain Square.
Friendship Concerts: There will be approximately 60 free performances by World Choir Games participants in city squares, public venues, churches, streets and malls.
The Closing Ceremony (July 14): Tony Award-winning performer Idina Menzel, Grammy Award-winning performer Marvin Winans, the Cincin¬nati Pops Orchestra and May Festival Chorus headline the Opening Ceremony, which includes a presentation from 2014 World Choir Games host city Riga, Latvia, the ringing of the Peace Bell and a mass choir of 750 singing together.
Location of the events
There are many competition venues and all are in a walk-able grid in downtown Cincinnati USA or in surrounding neighborhoods. For a complete list of venues and events, click here.
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Friday, May 17 2013 10:45 PM EDT2013-05-18 02:45:31 GMT
Continuing our exclusive coverage of the IRS scandal, FOX19 has obtained documents of a fifth Cincinnati IRS agent who reportedly came after a pro-life group in 2009. The group was asked about prayerFull Story >
Continuing our exclusive coverage of the IRS scandal, FOX19 has obtained documents of a fifth Cincinnati IRS agent who reportedly came after a pro-life group in 2009.Full Story >
Friday, May 17 2013 6:51 PM EDT2013-05-17 22:51:09 GMT
Transcribed interviews conducted by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform are set to begin Monday, May 20th for five IRS employees. Four of those IRS employees are based in Cincinnati.Full Story >
Transcribed interviews conducted by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform are set to begin Monday, May 20th for five IRS employees. Four of those IRS employees are based in Cincinnati. Full Story >
Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.Full Story >
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.Full Story >
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:44:02 GMT
A bystander is in hot water after a late night crash in Middletown. Police say they were called to Verity Parkway to investigate a head on crash, An investigation revealed that a car driven by DanielFull Story >
An investigation revealed that a car driven by Daniel Guy Rich of Dallas, Texas had lost control and hit a PT Cruiser driven by a unnamed 17-year-old girl head on.
Wednesday, May 15 2013 9:50 PM EDT2013-05-16 01:50:03 GMT
The White House today released over 100 pages of emails regarding the attack in Benghazi. So what do those emails tell us? Members of congress and the President himself say it's all a side-show. WhileFull Story >
The White House today released over 100 pages of emails regarding the attack in Benghazi. So what do those emails tell us? Members of congress and the President himself say it's all a side-show. While others say the truth has still not been revealed. So what is true here? Full Story >
Saturday, May 18 2013 1:47 PM EDT2013-05-18 17:47:49 GMT
A fire badly damages an Anderson Township home. It happened early Saturday morning at a home in the 8000 block of Pine Terrace Drive. Fire officials say they got a call that smoke was coming from theFull Story >
Fire officials say there is significant damage to the home's first floor.Full Story >