Music: Over the Rhine

While 2015 saw no new studio releases from Cincinnati music greats Over the Rhine, the band was by no means idle.

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Over the Rhine

While 2015 saw no new studio releases from Cincinnati music greats Over the Rhine, the band was by no means idle. Memorial Day weekend, the band’s core — Linford Detweiler and Karin Bergquist — hosted 25th-anniversary concerts at their “Nowhere Else” facilities, a beautifully refurbished barn (located about 10 miles west of Hillsboro, Ohio) that the twosome has turned into a performing arts center; a music and arts festival is planned there this coming Memorial Day weekend. Along with the release of a live album from the initial Nowhere Else concerts, OtR has also maintained a steady touring schedule, performing all over the globe in 2015. This month, OtR has been performing its annual Christmas shows throughout the Midwest, which culminates Saturday at the Taft Theatre with the band’s much-anticipated, end-of-the-year homecoming concert. The show has become a truly unique Cincinnati holiday tradition, as OtR performs (with guest Max Gomez) songs from its three Christmas albums (and more). 


8 p.m. Saturday. $40, $42.50 day of show. Taft Theatre, 317 E. Fifth St., Downtown, tafttheatre.org


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