is scheduled to appear at a hip-hop concert featuring Juvenile next month in
Cincinnati's Over-The-Rhine neighborhood. Last April, Over The Rhine saw the
city's worst riots since Reverend Martin Luther King JR. was assassinated. "O.J.
is promoting peace," said promoter Anthony Pierre of Mactone Investments.
"He is coming to Cincinnati to show there can be change." Pierre said
the hip-hop concert will be the first in more than a decade at the 3,400-seat
Music Hall, home of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati Opera.
Last week, some big name performers decided to boycott playing in Cincinnati.
Bill Cosby and Smokey Robinson recently announced that they will cancel engagements
in March due to the "racial climate" of the city.