Here’s a review of the questions:
- As Summer 2021 draws near, music fans in Cincinnati are hopeful that festive outdoor concerts will resume at this historic pavilion on the banks of the Ohio River. Name the venue.
- Name the Cincinnati band, active from 1986 to 2001, whose 1993 album “Gentlemen” is regarded as a classic of the Grunge Era.
- Who is the Pulitzer Prize and PEN/Faulkner Award-winning author of “The Hours” and what is his connection to Cincinnati?
And here are the answers:
- Riverbend Music Center began construction in 1983. The following year, the outdoor, “shed”-style venue opened as “The Hulbert Taft Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, J. Ralph Corbett Pavilion.” It has since come to be known simply as Riverbend and is a destination for fans of everyone from the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra to ‘Lil Wayne. In 2008, the neighboring PNC Pavilion opened, providing a smaller venue with all seats under cover.
- The Afghan Whigs were made up of Greg Dulli (vocals, rhythm guitar), Rick McCollum (lead guitar), John Curley (bass), and Steve Earle (drums). They emerged from Cincinnati clubs to become one of the premiere alt-rock acts of the early ‘90’s, Their fourth album, “Gentlemen,” referred to by Pitchfork as, “compelling…necessary…with an urgency that has not softened over time,” opens with the buzz of car wheels on the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge, connecting Kentucky and Ohio.
- Michael Cunningham was born in Cincinnati in 1952. He grew up in California and attended Stanford as a young student. Aside from “The Hours,” which was made into a 2002 award-winning movie with Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman, he also received acclaim for his novels, “A Home at the End of the World” and “Flesh and Blood.” The recipient of numerous fellowships as a young writer, he now lectures at Yale University and has written for “The New Yorker,” Paris Review” and “The Atlantic Monthly.”
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