CINCINNATI – April 19, 2017 – Tyler Perry, actor, producer, director, writer and philanthropist, will headline the ninth annual NKY Leadercast on May 5th. The day long Leadercast Live event will be held from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Receptions in Erlanger, Kentucky.

Perry will speak to the theme, Powered by Purpose, and will share personal philosophies on leadership, life and lessons he's learned. “What I know about me is that, to lead, you also must know how to follow,” Perry said.

"Tyler Perry is known as one of the world's foremost cinematic innovators and without a doubt, he is a Leader Worth Following," said Duane Cummings, CEO of Leadercast. “Mr. Perry will help our audience further develop their leadership skills.”

The epic event brings together some of the most recognized and respected global leaders to create an experience unlike any other. In addition to Mr. Perry, the 2017 speaker line-up includes: Daniel Pink, Dr. Henry Cloud, Jess Ekstrom, Molly Fletcher, Andy Stanley and Suzy Welch, among others.

The theme of this year’s Leadercast Live is Powered by Purpose.

More than 70 percent of people consider an organization’s environmental
and/or social impact when deciding where to work.

The conference will equip attendees to create their own visionary path, uncover their purpose and strengthen their organization’s “why,” when attracting and retaining talent.

The one-day program is affordable ranging from $90 for individuals to $680 each for a table of eight, and CEUs are available. A variety of partnership packages are also available and range from $1500 to $5,000. These include a reserved table of eight.

For more information and to purchase your ticket or group tickets to the NKY Leadercast visit

Opens Saturday, March 25, 2017


It’s a summer favorite with a new twist! Cincinnati Art Museum’s 27th annual food and wine event is now A Taste of Duveneck presents: The Art of Wine sponsored by Dewey’s Pizza, on Friday, June 16, 6-9 p.m.

The new name draws attention to the event’s wine-focus with samples available for tasting and fine wine for sale at the silent auction, along with other popular items. Also new, guests can experience exclusive access to the entire museum, including special exhibitions.

In addition to an extensive assortment of premium and sparkling wine, The Art of Wine also includes a variety of craft beer, Cincinnati’s best gourmet food and live music by the Naked Karate Girls.

This year, all proceeds from The Art of Wine will help fund one of the museum’s premier family programs, Family First Saturday. Family First Saturday takes place the first Saturday of each month and features family entertainment, gallery scavenger hunts and art-making activities for kids of all ages. It is one of the most important visual art programs in the city and serves thousands of families.

Early bird tickets are $55 per person and are available in limited quantities through April 16, 2017. General admission tickets are $85 per person. Donor opportunities are available. For more information, please contact or (513) 639-2962.

NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK announced their 2017 headlining tour alongside Grammy Award-winning tourmates PAULA ABDUL and BOYZ II MEN.  A follow-up to 2013’s hugely-successful Package Tour, the aptly titled TOTAL PACKAGE TOUR is the group’s biggest lineup yet.  Paula Abdul makes her momentous return to the stage for a hit-fueled set that includes an incredible 7 number-one hit singles, while Package Tour alums Boyz II Men will deliver their trademark, multiplatinum-selling sound to fans nationwide.

The Total Package Tour stops in Cincinnati, Ohio at U.S. Bank Arena on Tuesday, May 16, 2017.

Tickets will be available to the general public this Saturday, November 19 at 10am on,, the U.S. Bank Arena Box Office and all Ticketmaster outlets.  

With a combined 200 million records sold worldwide, NKOTB, Paula Abdul and Boyz II Men are primed to have the biggest party of the summer with THE TOTAL PACKAGE TOUR. Known for delivering Blockheads with one-night-only experiences and legendary collaborative events, NKOTB will return to the stage after 2016’s touring hiatus, bringing with them number one hits like “Hangin Tough,” “I’ll Be Loving You (Forever),” and “Step By Step”.  The iconic Paula Abdul will perform her legendary catalogue of pop hits, while Boyz II Men will make their second trek alongside NKOTB to perform the rich catalogue of hits that earned the trio the distinction of being the best-selling R&B group of all time. 


BRIGHT young stars to be honored May 12

2017 Butterfly Show at Krohn Conservatory - Majestic Monarch

The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center announces its next major exhibition today, Mandela: The Journey to Ubuntu. The world premiere exhibition, opening Friday, March 24, is in partnership with Matthew Willman, a South African documentary photographer who was commissioned by The Nelson Mandela Foundation during the last 10 years of Mandela’s life. Admission for Mandela: The Journey to Ubuntu is $5.00 per person. The exhibition is sponsored by John and Francie Pepper, Macy’s, and ArtsWave.

Mandela: The Journey to Ubuntu commemorates the life and legacy of former South African President Nelson Mandela through photographs by Willman as he revisited many of the locations that had played an important role in South Africa’s route to racial equality and Mandela’s personal fight for freedom. Visitors will travel throughout South Africa with Mandela via Willman’s camera lens: Mvezo Village, Johannesburg, Pretoria, and Robben Island. The exhibit will also feature artifacts from Mandela’s life on loan to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center from The Nelson Mandela Foundation.

“Apartheid broke apart the very fabric of our society using the barriers of race and gender to isolate and divide. It created an inferiority complex that even today, we as a country are still working to overcome,” says Willman. “Yet, it is this ‘Spirit of Ubuntu’ that exists within all Africans who choose every day to aspire to the highest ideals that this man, Nelson Mandela, laid out for us to achieve. Ubuntu discovers in each of us our calling to begin to move together, to realize our inter-connectedness and our responsibility to each other.”

From humble beginnings, to a life dedicated to resistance, Mandela: The Journey to Ubuntu tells the story of a young South African boy who became a man prepared to die in the name of equality, justice, and freedom. This exhibition provides a platform for a sharing of values so richly present in Mandela’s life to understand the role forgiveness, leadership, truth, and sacrifice play in overcoming the challenges we face in society today.

“We are not far removed from the era of Apartheid in South Africa,” says Dr. Clarence G. Newsome, President of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. “Mandela's ‘long walk to freedom’ in 1990 altered the course of history in South Africa and the world. His courage, resistance, perseverance, and ability to forgive made him a global icon. We are honored to share his story and commemorate his legacy.”

The exhibit opens the public on Friday, March 24 at 11 a.m. Admission for the exhibit is $5 per person. 

CAPTION: (Front) Emcee Braden Criss; (Left to right) Honorees Jasmine Humphries and Lawrence Cain, Emcee Ebony J, Honoree Ashlee Young; (Back) Jason Hightower. Not pictured: Evan “Young Ex” Johnson, Charisse Gibson, Ray Ball.

Local Businesses Bring Epic Leadercast Event to Northern Kentucky on May 5th Speakers Include Tyler Perry, Suzy Welch, Daniel Pink and More

By Herald Staff

Join The African American Chamber of Commerce and The Cincinnati Herald for a fun and festive evening celebrating millennial stars. A few years ago, when she was the assistant editor of The Cincinnati Herald, Courtney Myrick said that she was tired of her generation being described as “lost.” She developed an event to celebrate the talent and contributions of young people. This year’s honorees are Jason Hightower and Charisse Gibson for corporate achievement, Evan “Young Ex” Johnson and Ray Ball for entrepreneurship, and Jasmine Humphries, Ashlee Young and Lawrence Cain for community impact.

            Sgt. Chantia Pearson-Miller, one of the stars of the TLC television show, “Policewomen of Cincinnati” will tell her inspirational story, and singer Jerry Colbert and saxophonist Ellis Jae Williams will perform. The evening includes music, dinner, entertainment, networking and more. Hosting the event will be Branden Criss, Morgan Owens, Ebony J, and Joseph Malek.

            The exciting evening takes place at the Anderson Pavilion, 8 Mehring Way on Friday, May 12, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Come early, network, and enjoy the vendors.

            The African American Young Professionals will host an after-party at PRVLDG, 501 Elm Street. Tickets to BRIGHT are $20. There is no additional charge for the after-party. Vendors should call 513-919-9100.

            For tickets, go to or

The Art of Wine at Art Museum on June 16


Grammy Award winner and world-renowned, multi-platinum selling singer/songwriter/producer/director/musician, Bruno Mars, revealed details behind his massive upcoming global headline tour - The 24K Magic World Tour (pronounced twenty-four karat magic world tour).  The North American leg stops in Louisville, KY at KFC Yum! Center on Tuesday, September 19.  For complete details, please visit The 24K Magic World Tour official homepage at

Tickets go on sale to the public beginning at 10:00am on Monday, November 21 at,, the venue box office and all Ticketmaster outlets. Charge by phone at 1.800.745.3000.     

A multiple GRAMMY® Award winner and 20 time GRAMMY® nominee, Bruno Mars has sold over 170 million singles worldwide and over 26 million albums worldwide, affirming him one of the best-selling artists of all time. The critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, producer, director, musician recently dominated charts with the worldwide smash single, “Uptown Funk.” The RIAA diamond certified smash made history as the longest-leading Billboard “Hot 100” single of the 2010s, and is only the 10th single in the chart’s 57-year history to spend at least 14 weeks at #1. “Uptown Funk” has received a number of honors, among them three 2016 GRAMMY® Awards, including the coveted “Record of the Year” award. In addition, the “Uptown Funk” companion video received the 2016 MTV Video Music Award for “Best Male Video.”

The City of Cincinnati invites your participation in this community input survey in order to assist in the recruitment efforts for the City’s next Fire Chief.

The purpose of this survey is to gather community input and opinions as they relate to Cincinnati’s next Fire Chief.

This survey will be used as a tool to begin an open and honest conversation about what is needed for the next City of Cincinnati Fire Chief.  Here is the link to the survey:

Do you have any community events coming up? Send info about your events to

The Cincinnati Music Festival Presented by P&G is excited to announce the 2017 Lineup that will ensure this year is even bigger than last year! The Festival will take place July 27, 28, and 29th at Paul Brown Stadium, attracting attendees from across the country to the Tri-State. Tickets will be available through Ticketmaster beginning Saturday, January 14 at 10 a.m. or 1-800-653-8000.

Having presented top notch R&B artists for more than 50 years, the Cincinnati Music Festival is one of the premier music festivals of its type in the country. This year’s Lineup includes three days packed full of bigger names than the Festival has ever hosted on its stage. In 2017, festival organizers are taking the Talent to a new level and believe it will be the hottest ticket in town this summer.

VIBE's Throwback Thursday 7/27/17- ROB BASS, KID CAPRI, and DOUG E FRESH!

Throwback Thursday, sponsored by the Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau’s multicultural platform, Vibe Cincinnati; will be a party with a purpose. A portion from each ticket will be donated to the CVB’s Institute for Hospitality Leadership. The Institute will work with schools, colleges and hospitality businesses to create a curriculum to prepare more skilled workers and leaders for the continued expansion of the travel and hospitality sector. "We are excited about the partnership and celebrate the diversity commitment to the hospitality community from the CMF. Bottom line, we are preparing the region for future Hospitality careers for a diverse workforce," says Jason Dunn, VP Multicultural and Community Development at the CVB.

Fashion Show by Shingo AND performances by Rob Bass, Kid Capri, & Doug E Fresh!

General Admission $50 and VIP $100 including 2 premium drink tickets, appetizers, swag bag, and official CMF credential and lanyard! A portion of every ticket sold will go to the CVB Hospitality Initiative.

Friday 7/28/17 - Main stage @ Paul Brown Stadium

En Vogue, SWV, BBD, Kem, and MARY J BLIGE!

Saturday 7/29/17 - Main stage @ Paul Brown Stadium

Confunkshun, Anthony Hamilton, Fantasia, USHER featuring the Roots! 

"This is the hottest show we've ever had. The stars must have been aligned and we were able to book the biggest names in music to headline our shows! It's gonna be a dance party like you've never seen," said CMF Promoter Joe Santangelo.

In 2016, the Cincinnati Music Festival attracted over 55,000 attendees and had an estimated $11 million economic impact. These figures are projected to increase further in 2017 based on the strength and popularity of the featured artists. The event attracts broad and significant support from the Cincinnati community, with Procter & Gamble returning as Title Sponsor and The Kroger Company as a featured retail partner.

“Procter & Gamble is thrilled to be the presenting sponsor of the Cincinnati Music Festival, the premier festival in the Midwest, for the third year in a row. P&G is one of the most diverse companies in the world and we care deeply about promoting progress and cultural development within the communities we serve,” said Andrea Wilkerson, CMK Brand Associate Director at P&G. “We’re proud to be a part of events such as CMF, as they unite our employees and neighbors under the shared interest of great music and entertainment; this is just one of the many ways in which we demonstrate our commitment to diversity and inclusion.”

Leading up to the 3 day Cincinnati Music Festival, fans can experience amazing talent at Washington Park during the Friday Flow concert series that has become known as the "Road to CMF" on June 30 and July 14. Local and national talent will take the stage to build excitement and get the City ready for this nationally recognized Festival.

For more information about the Cincinnati Music Festival Presented by P&G, please visit

City of Cincinnati – Fire Chief – Community Input Survey

CINCINNATI, OH — The Krohn Conservatory in Eden Park is pleased to announce the opening of the 2017 International Butterfly show, Majestic Monarch, on Saturday, March 25, 2017. Presented by Macy’s, the show will be open daily from 10 am - 5 pm. Admission is: Adults $7 • Youth $4 (5-17 years) • Children 4 and under FREE.

This year’s show will celebrate the beauty of the majestic monarch butterflies and their amazing long journey across North America. Thousands of free-flying butterflies, of all varieties including the monarch, will fill the showroom and delight visitors with their beautiful colors and designs. Experience what it is like to be a butterfly surrounded by towering fir trees, giant flowers, and islands of color provided by the beautiful hydrangeas, marvelous marigolds, and gorgeous celosia.

Become a “Citizen Scientist” when visiting by observing which fruit nectar feeding station or which flower attracts the most butterflies. There is a lot to learn about Monarchs –– and everyone at Krohn is hoping that each visitor will spread the word about the importance of creating and preserving butterfly habitats.

Many special events, both family-friendly and Adults Only, have been planned throughout the 12-week show –– from Photographer Nights to Family Nights to name a few!

Admission And Hours

Adults $7 • Youth (Ages 5-17) $4 • Children (Ages 4 and under) FREE

Visitors may be photographed, filmed, or recorded by the Cincinnati Park Board for educational and promotional uses.

For more information about Krohn Conservatory, call 513.421.5707 or visit