Entertainment

  Vinyl records expected to outsell CDs in 2019 for the first time since 1980s

Today’s the day to rescan: Here’s what you need to know

Opry Entertainment Group, Gray TV announce Circle, a new country lifestyle network

Get paid to watch Disney!

Neil Armstrong’s son to become 5,000th rider of the Wright “B” Flyer

Metro provided more than 14K rides during BLINK

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Vortex coaster to give its 46 millionth ride days before closing for good

BLINK was Greater Cincinnati’s largest event ever, officials say

Council to vote on major changes to Fountain Square

Jim Beam Airbnb rental to cost the price of a bourbon bottle

Garth Brooks is bringing his Dive Bar Tour to... Ohio!

Whitney Houston, Dave Matthews Band, Biggie among Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2020 nominees

Streetcar ridership explodes during BLINK

Only once before have this many people ridden the streetcar in a weekend.

  BLINK may be over, but the cleanup has just begun

Festival officials will release attendance estimates this week.

Police advise BLINK goers to follow 1-way pedestrian traffic on the Roebling Bridge

Cincinnati Police are advising the the thousands of BLINK goers who plan on using the Roebling Bridge Sunday night, to follow the standard 1-way pedestrian traffic pattern.

Metro adds third park-and-ride location for BLINK

The new park-and-ride is located in Corryville.

See and share photos from BLINK

  WATCH: BLINK kicks off with the Future City Spectacular Parade

  BLINK: How to get there, where to park, and what to see

No scooters at BLINK, officials say; here’s how to get around

  Police have a plan for BLINK security, CPD officials say

Mayor Cranley worried music venue at The Banks will burden taxpayers

  Music venue to move forward following agreement between Hamilton Co., Hilltop

The phased development project will accommodate parking for The Banks visitors, downtown workers, and Bengals fans on game days.

Eagles announce ‘Hotel California’ tour with orchestra and choir

The band will perform the 1976 Grammy-winning album from “beginning to end."

  Roebling Bridge to light up the sky for BLINK

Not only will the bridge have hundreds of special lights, but a unique soundtrack will bring the bridge to life as it connect Cincinnati and Covington in what organizers call our future city.

Free photography walks offered at BLINK

Photographers, students, and anyone interested in learning about photography can walk along the streets of downtown Cincinnati Thursday and Friday for free photo walks of Blink.

  Alex Trebek says he’s not afraid to die as he faces stage 4 cancer

Trebek, who’s hosted "Jeopardy!" for 35 years and more than 8,000 episodes, is undergoing chemotherapy for stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

.38 Special and Lynyrd Skynyrd bassist Larry Junstrom dies at 70

Larry Junstrom helped found Lynyrd Skynyrd before joining .38 Special.

  Roebling to close for six days during BLINK

Festival-goers can hop on a golf cart, but they'll have to leave their car behind.

Fire Alert issued for Hamilton County parks

Officials say the extremely dry conditions increase the risk of accidental fire.

Wedding crasher Rod Stewart sings at couple’s Las Vegas nuptials

A British couple got a big surprise during their Las Vegas wedding this week when Rock & Roll Hall of Fame singer Rod Stewart showed up unannounced at the ceremony at Caesars Palace.

ArtWorks’ first LED mural makes its debut in time for BLINK

ArtWorks and 84.51° unveiled the mural Wednesday at sunset.

  Keeping Cincinnati Beautiful ahead of BLINK

Close to 400 Cincinnati Bell employees, including the chief executive officer, will meet at Washington Park Friday morning to help clean up the city

FC Cincinnati begins selling suites in its West End Stadium

$10,000 will get you the chance to reserve your suite ahead of the stadium's 2021 debut.

OTR’s new steakhouse pays tribute to Cincinnati’s origins

Its name comes from Cincinnati's first days as a city.

  Council says no to music venue at The Banks

A Cincinnati City Council vote killed a deal to build a music venue at The Banks, even if that's not exactly what the motion being voted on said.

  ‘How to BLINK’: Tips on how to navigate event

Tips on the best ways to navigate and enjoy the event they call Cincinnati’s homegrown art, light, and culture event.

Covington’s Stone Court first in a new series of basketball-court murals

A region-wide mural project begins with an homage to local basketball legend, George Stone

Ohio Renaissance Festival performer breaks Guinness World Record

Casey Martin of the performing duo the KamiKaze FireFlies broke her own world record for the most flaming hula hoops on the body

Jessye Norman, international opera star, dead at 74

Jessye Norman died Monday morning from septic shock and multi-organ failure secondary to complications of a spinal cord injury she had sustained in 2015.

Cincinnati Zoo raising funds for new project with personalized pavers

The expanded space will include a tree-top adventure course, a kangaroo walkabout, a beer garden, and a new penguin habitat.

  Destination Moon: Apollo 11 Mission now open at Cincinnati Museum Center

Guests can explore and see artifacts from the mission on loan from the National Air and Space Museum.

Metallica’s James Hetfield enters rehab; tour dates canceled

Three of the heavy metal band's members posted a statement on Twitter Friday announcing the decision and apologizing to fans.

Kings Island: Vortex roller coaster is closing

Final rides will begin Friday night when Halloween Haunt opens at 6 p.m.

Third man charged with drug counts in Mac Miller’s death

Court documents show Stephen Walter is suspected of selling counterfeit oxycodone pills laced with fentanyl that Miller possessed before he died last September.

PHOTOS: Masked Singer Viewing Party

Masked Singer Viewing Party

  BLINK: More than 40 locations in downtown, NKY

The inaugural event in 2017 spanned 20 blocks and was experienced by more than 1 million visitors, the largest gathering of people ever Downtown and Over-the-Rhine.

Happy National One-Hit Wonder Day!

It’s National One-Hit Wonder Day, when we take a moment to appreciate those members of the musical world who gave us some of our biggest hits, even if we often struggle to remember their names.

Newport Aquarium finds boy who mailed $5 to help animals

His teacher recognized the writing on his letter

  Oktoberfest Zinzinnati: What you didn’t know about its history

The inspiration for Cincinnati's Oktoberfest tradition can be traced back to 19th-century Munich, when the original festival began.

  Winery to raise money for breast cancer at ‘Pink Toad Party’

Hundreds of people will gather Saturday evening in Hamilton to raise awareness for breast cancer.

Road closures and where to park for Oktoberfest Zinzinnati

The annual Oktoberfest Zinzinnati is this weekend and thousands of people are expected to celebrate the annual cultural German festival.

  Kings Island’s Halloween Haunt returns for its 13th season

The event runs Friday and Saturday nights from September 20 through October 26.

’The trick is to undercook the onions.’ Is Kevin from ‘The Office’ bringing his famous chili to the Queen City?

A bar in OTR is hosting a chili cook-off on Sunday, Nov. 3.

  Oktoberfest Zinzinnati Running of the Wieners held downtown

“Maple” was crowned 2019′s queen wiener in the final heat competing against all other race wieners — winners, we mean.

Company paying $1,300 to watch 13 scary movies by Halloween

If Halloween is your favorite holiday, there’s a job out there for you that’s so perfect for you it’s terrifying.

Kanye makes surprise appearance in Batesville to support fellow musicians

Where in the world isn’t Kanye West and what doesn’t Ye do?

Singer Eddie Money dies of esophageal cancer at 70

The 70-year-old whose real name is Edward Mahoney recently had learned that his cancer had spread to his liver and lymph nodes.

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati is expanding ‘World’s Largest Chicken Dance’

The ‘World’s Largest Chicken Dance’ is expanding to all nine stages throughout Oktoberfest Zinzinnati

Philadelphia artist writes name of every Reds player in history to create GABP

If you name them, they will come — to life in the shape of Great American Ball Park, that is.

Coney Island to remove all amusement park rides to focus on water park

The final day for guests to ride the park’s rides will be Saturday, Sept. 21 following the annual Fire Up the Night event.

Kurt Cobain royalty check from 28 years ago found in record store

Record store owner Matt Vaughan said the check was tucked into a box of Nirvana tour itineraries he bought back in 1993.

Country singer Kylie Rae Harris dies in New Mexico crash

Kylie Rae Harris was on her way to Taos when the crash happened Wednesday night along State Road 522. She was scheduled to take the stage Thursday afternoon at the annual Big Barn Dance Music Festival.

Tenants of The Banks entertainment district to Mayor Cranley: We support new concert venue

In a letter to Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley, the group says the venue will attract artists that appeal to 21 to 35-year-olds which could bring a new audience to The Banks and increase business.

New safety procedures at Music Hall, Aronoff

Screening process will include metal detectors

Freeform to air Hocus Pocus 27 times during 31 Nights of Halloween marathon

Freeform has released the schedule for the highly anticipated 31 Nights of Halloween.

US Coast Guard issues safety zone on Ohio River for Riverfest 2019

The safety zone which will result in a temporary river closure to all vessel traffic from mile marker 469.2 (slightly upstream from the I-471 “Big Mac” bridge) to mile marker 470.5 (Roebling Suspension Bridge) on the Ohio River from 7 p.m. Sunday until 10 p.m.

Maker of one of Prince’s most-iconic guitars fights to keep his design

The estate of Prince's record label is fighting for the trademark of one of Prince's most famous guitars.

Food & Wine: Gold Star best fast food in Ohio

Food & Wine Magazine released a list of the best fast food in each state, and reviewers say Gold Star is the best in Ohio.

  Cincinnati’s largest volunteer expo returns to Fountain Square

If you have ever wanted to make a difference but weren't sure how, the expo is a great place to start

BLINK announces muralists, projection mapping artists for 2019 event

Event officials reveaedl the muralists and projection mapping artists featured at this year's art festival.

Watch Riverfest from high in the sky aboard the SkyStar Wheel

Reservations are now being accepted online for the SkyStar BOOM experience on Sunday, Sept. 1.

Disney announces EPCOT overhaul

The theme park is undergoing "the biggest transformation of any park we've ever accomplished," said Bob Chapek, Disney's chairman of parks, experiences and products.

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati extends hours, opens registration for Running of the Wieners

The unofficial kickoff to Oktoberfest Zinzinnati is Sept. 19

Leonardo DiCaprio’s new environmental fund pledges $5 million in aid amid Amazon fires

An environmental initiative backed by Leonardo DiCaprio has committed $5 million to help preserve the Amazon rainforest after a recent surge in wildfires.

Singer Eddie Money says he has stage 4 esophageal cancer

The 70-year-old whose real name is Edward Mahoney learned that the disease had spread to his liver and lymph nodes.

  Special prosecutor named to look into Jussie Smollett case

Cook County Judge Michael Toomin's appointment of former U.S. attorney Dan Webb raises the possibility that the special prosecutor could bring new charges against the former "Empire" actor.

  NASA names Mars rock after the Rolling Stones

When the InSight Mars lander touched down back in November, its landing thrusters blew the rock about 3 feet - the farthest a stone has ever rolled during a landing on another planet.

Police: No bags, purses at Dayton event hosted by Dave Chappelle

Dave Chappelle will host a free benefit concert this Sunday, Aug. 25 in Dayton’s Oregon District. The “Gem City Shine” Block Party will take place from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Kings Island supports local business for construction of new coaster

Clermont Steel Fabricators has already begun bringing parts to the park for Orion, Kings Island's giga coaster set to open spring 2020.