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Best Dropping of Letters

The Andrew J Brady Music Center, before it dropped the "ICON"

Quite a few Cincinnati venues are a mouthful to say, and honestly, nobody needs that when you’re trying to breathlessly gush about your favorite band you’ll soon be seeing there. But at least one now has two fewer syllables. In December, the Andrew J Brady ICON Music Center, received a new name — er, at least a slightly shorter one. The indoor/outdoor space at The Banks now is known as the Andrew J Brady Music Center, dropping the “ICON.” According to Music & Event Management Inc. — the music promotion arm of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra that oversees the venue — the change was to further honor the venue’s namesake, who was a 1938 University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music graduate and went on to become the music director at Western Hills High School. He was also a Jazz musician who worked with various youth programs over the years. Now if we can only get PromoWest Pavilion at OVATION to get onboard…