City Beat magazine has come out with its annual “Best of Cincinnati” poll and Lachey’s is nominated in a handful of categories and we think you should cast your vote and help to make them win! You can vote by clicking here. Registration is required and you have until noon on February 1st to make your opinion count and help Lacheys (and Drew) win!
The categories that Lacheys is nominated for:
Happy Hour Food
Neighborhood Burger Spot
Overall Burgers non chain
Neighborhood Restaurant Downtown/OTR
AND for an added bonus…
Cincinnatian: DREW LACHEY!
My apologizes again for taking so long to post pictures but I hope these will be well worth it. Cincy Sings was an incredible display of the talent that lies in the companies through the Queen City. Christ Hospital took home top honors and also won fan favorite with their “98.6 Degrees” (Can I just say I LOVE their name?!?). But the real winner was Artswave, with the competition helping them to reach their fundraising goal of 12.25 million for this year. Some of the pictures are from the semi-finals that took place in March and were hosted by Q102’s Jon Jon. Enjoy!
For the third year, Drew is hosting the Cincy Sings competition. Cincy Sings is a fun program presented by and to benefit ArtsWave Cincinnati. Artswave is the nation’s largest campaign for the arts and supports more than 100 local arts and community programs that make Cincy the amazing place it is. The event is April 13, 2016 at 7PM at Cincinnati Music Hall. For a look back at last year’s event: click here
Tickets are on sale now and start at only $20.00! Purchase your tickets here
I had no intentions of travelling to Canada to see Drew. Then, I realized it was a 6 1/2 hour drive (closer to me then my frequent Cincy trips) and then somehow I pulled up front row and bam, it was on. It was my first time in Canada and it took longer to get there then expected since it was a holiday weekend. We saw the July 3rd show, it apparently was the only day without a matinee afternoon show. I watch “The Voice” pretty regularly so I was familiar with 3 out of 5 contestants and I grew up watching MMC and caught Tony Lucca a couple summers ago so I was most excited to see him (well, besides seeing Drew!). My only real complaint about the whole show was their camera policy or lack of – first they told me I couldn’t use my camera (its kind of big but not at all a professional camera) but I could use my cell. My phone takes horrible pics and half way through Round 1, the usher came and told me to stop taking pics (I wasn’t even using flash). I didn’t argue with her although it was frustrating but in hindsight, I probably enjoyed the show more that way. Drew was his usual funny self as host, he engaged the audience well and cracked some jokes. He even made a quick 98 Degrees reference. All 5 contestants, Matt Giraud, Lakisha Jones, Josh Logan, Bria Kelly, and Tony Lucca each sung two rounds of songs and there was a few duets thrown in the middle and some group songs. We watched a video bio for each contestant and when it was over, the audience got to vote. All five artists were very good! I was most taken by Matt’s energy, playing the piano and jumping around the stage and Tony’s version of Britney Spears’ “Baby Hit Me One More Time” has always been one of my favorite songs to hear him perform.
There was a few more songs and then Drew came out carrying a card with the winner and there was some dramatic “Voice” type pauses and he announced the winner, it was Lakisha on our night. Confetti fell from the sky and everyone danced and sung a last song.
“Battle of The Voices” continues between now and July 8th at Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls, Canada… tickets still available here
Here’s a couple pics of Drew from the show:
UPDATED: 3/26/15 to include Drew’s interview with Carol Motsinger from Cincinnati Enquirer
Drew was out hitting the local news and radio stations promoting Cincy Sings:
I will continue to update with links to any other media outlets that have videos/stories, check back later for more links!
In the meantime, have you bought your tickets to Cincy Sings yet? The event takes place at Cincinnati Music Hall on April 8th. Come watch Drew host a fun evening of local company choirs compete for bragging rights and a chance to sing the national anthem at ArtsWave’s “Art in the Park” Cincinnati Reds game on August 23.
Tickets start at $20.00 but for $50.00 you get to attend a VIP pre-party with Drew and the judges including food and drinks.
Drew to host Dancing Pros Live – UPDATED – Englewood, Charlottesville, Grand Rapids, & NOW: Roanoke VA & Charlotte NC
Drew is set to host Dancing Pros Live at the Bergen Performing Arts Center on Monday, April 13, 2015 at 8 PM in Englewood, NJ. Dancing Pros Live combines professional dancers from shows Dancing With the Stars and So You Think You Can Dance and other professionals from around the world all to compete for top prize.
For more information and tickets:
Drew is also hosting Dancing Pros Live at Berglund Center in Roanoke, VA on April 14, 2015:
And at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, VA on April 15, 2015 at 7:30 PM too.
And at DeVos Performance Hall in Grand Rapids, Michigan on April 17, 2015.
At Knight Theater in Charlotte, NC on April 19, 2015: