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Steve Bonafel, Jessie Lyn and the TNT Express bring classic country, bluegrass to Music@BCM Thursday

It’ll be a night of bluegrass and classic country as Northern Kentucky’s Steve Bonafel returns to the Music@BCM stage at Behringer-Crawford Museum tonight. Steve Bonafel Bonafel has been making music for two decades as a band leader, singer and songwriter, recording six albums, performing hundreds of live shows, and scoring a “Bluegrass Song of the Year” in 2016. After being...

Campbell County students donate $9000 to local nonprofits through annual Magnified Giving program

Students across Campbell County granted $9,000 to local nonprofits through the Magnified Giving program this past school year. Students from Newport Jr. High and High School, Campbell County Middle School, Dayton High School, and Newport Intermediate School joined nearly 5,000 students who learned about the importance of philanthropy and giving, visited and volunteered at local nonprofits, and awarded...

Camp Northward in Falmouth offered a zip line experience to campers with disabilities

For the first time in its 81-year history, Camp Northward in Falmouth offered campers with disabilities the opportunity to zip line.
 This unique reverse zip line experience even included campers who are wheelchair-bound and who have other physical limitations, making it an especially pivotal moment for the camp. Campers participating in the zip line experience included: ·       Ella Wright...

Five awards highlight NKY Sports Hall of Fame summer reunion, set for August 17

By Andy Furman NKyTribune reporter Five prestigious awards, and special guest speaker – former Northern Kentucky University and University of Cincinnati basketball coach John Brannen – highlight the Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame 40th Summer Reunion set for Wednesday, August 17th (5-9 p.m.) at the Garden of Park Hills (1622 Dixie Highway). The Bill Cappel Volunteerism, Pat Scott Lifetime...

Ricky Skaggs to make debut performance at Ark Encounter during 40 Days and Nights of Gospel

Multi-award-winning musician Ricky Skaggs will make his debut performance at the Ark Encounter on August 12. The appearance is a part of the 40 Days and Nights of Gospel Music Festival held at the Williamstown attraction from August 2 – September 10. The annual event features over 120 concerts and inspirational messages from sought-after speakers. Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder (Photo provided) The...

St. Vincent de Paul Sweet Dreams Bed Program helping NKy children get a good night’s rest

Research indicates that a good night’s sleep helps children perform better in school. Without a bed to call their own, children may be restless and tired during the school day. St. Vincent de Paul NKY’s Sweet Dreams Bed Program provides a bed to a child now sleeping on the floor or in a chair. Beds not only provide a good night’s rest but ensure families can stay together. Anyone seeking custody...

Fort Wright coach Debbi Ogden to lead swimmers at 2023 Special Olympics World Summer Games

Fort Wright coach Debbi Ogden has been named the head swimming coach for the Special Olympics USA team for the 2023 Special Olympics World Summer Games. The Games will be held June 17-23, 2023, in Berlin, Germany. While this will be the first time coaching at the World Games level for Ogden, she has served as the Team Kentucky head swimming coach at the last two USA Games – in 2018 in Seattle and...

August 10 NKY History Hour to explore the colorful history behind Covington’s flood wall murals

(Photo from BCM) Stretching 100s of feet along Covington KY’s flood walls are eighteen magnificent, colorful murals by internationally acclaimed artist Robert Dafford and his team. These captivating images depict the rich history of Covington, Northern Kentucky and the Roebling Bridge from 8000 B.C. to 2008 A.D. (Photo from BCM) From prehistoric buffalo crossing the Ohio River to a more present-day...

40 Days & 40 Nights of Gospel Music at the Ark Encounter will run through September 10

The world’s largest Christian music festival makes an encore this year at the Ark Encounter in Williamstown. The large-scale event, with 150 music artists, is called “40 Days & 40 Nights of Gospel Music at The Ark” and will run through September 10. Multiple concerts will be held Monday through Saturday and a worship concert on Sunday afternoons, along with well-known speakers and opportunities...

Danny Frazier Band brings mix of blues, soul and country to Thursday’s Music@BCM stage

“A good country song takes a page out of somebody’s life and puts it to music” – Conway Twitty Northern Kentucky country music star Danny Frazier intends to do just that with songful storytelling at Music@BCM, Thursday, August 4, at 7 p.m. Back in the early 90s when Brooks and Dunn were gettin’ down with Boot Scootin Boogie, a young Danny Frazier was making his country...

Erlanger Elsmere Historical Society to celebrate annual picnic August 11 at Erlanger Depot Park

The Erlanger Elsmere Historical Society will celebrate their annual picnic on
 August 11 at the Railroad Depot Park at 3033 Crescent Avenue, Erlanger, from 6-8 p.m. It’s a time to renew old friendships and make new.
 This year the Society will be having a brown bag supper. The event is open to all. Bring your own brown bag meal. The Society will have drinks and dessert. Sign at ErlangereDepot...

Kentucky Symphony Orchestra to present tribute to Stephen Sondheim as part of summer concert series

The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra continues its 28th summer series in Devou and Tower Parks with a tribute to an American musical theater icon. Prior to his passing this past November, Stephen Sondheim spent 65 years writing hit songs and musicals for the Broadway stage, revues, and films. Sondheim grew up as a neighbor of the legendary Oscar Hammerstein, who became Stephen’s mentor. In the mid-1950s...

Point/ARC Block Party celebrates 50th anniversary Aug. 5 with food, games, music and more

By Andy Furman The Point/Arc Fun and Games. Food and Drink. And no traffic. It’s the 50th Anniversary Point/Arc Block Party – and it’s set for Friday, August 5 from 4-9 p.m. Traffic will be detoured from Washington to Pike Streets, and Madison Avenue and Pike. “We’re expecting a tremendous day, as well as a large turnout from the community,” said Judi Gerding, the 83-year-old Founder and...

Amy London takes break from the NYC stage for an evening of classic jazz during Music@BCM Thursday

Born and raised in Cincinnati, Amy London is known and loved in New York City jazz and Broadway circles for her effortless sound, impeccable musicianship, and depth of emotion. Join Behringer-Crawford Museum as she takes a break from her busy New York schedule for an evening of jazz from the great American songbook at Music@BCM in Devou Park, Thursday, July 28 at 7 p.m. Amy London Joined by friends...

Plan a trip to the Kentucky State Fair — and make a visit of the 4-H’s ‘Cloverville’ part of your experience

By Owen Prim 4-H Extension Agent The Kentucky State Fair runs August 18-28 at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center in Louisville — and it’s a perfect family-destination accessible to every Kentucky family. Cloverville (file photo) Gates open at 7 a.m. each day. The Kentucky State Fair is a tradition for generations of families across the Commonwealth and beyond. The State Fair offers...