Around Cincinnati

Sundays at 7 PM

Greater Cincinnati has a vibrant arts scene, and Around Cincinnati keeps you up to date with local, regional and national guests. 

Each week from 7-8pm on Sunday evenings, you'll hear from local contributors who with their guests explore a wide range of subjects from books & poetry, art exhibitions, theatrical productions, area choirs, concerts and musicians, as well as festivals and dance groups.  Some of the contributors include Rick Pender, Anne Arenstein, Jim Stump, Roberta Schultz, Robert Nave, Jane Durrell, David Delegator, Barbara Gray, Dave Lewis, Ron Esposito, Stuart Holman, and Kelly Blewett.  Brian O'Donnell, Frank Johnson, Suzanne Bona, Howard Wilkinson, Robyn Carey-Allgeyer, and Jim Nolan, staff members of Cincinnati Public Radio, also help out.

If you have an interview idea for Around Cincinnati, please contact Lee Hay, Producer/Host of Around Cincinnati, at Lhay@wvxu.org. 

Around Cincinnati is made possible in part by a grant from ArtsWave.

This Sunday, a special from producers Lee Hay and John Kiesewetter:

Joe Santangelo: Six Decades of Rock, R&B And All That Jazz

Joe Santangelo dropped by the WVXU studio on March 2, 2017, to talk with John Kiesewetter about his work with his brother Dino which has led to his production of the wildly successful Cincinnati Music Festival at Paul Brown Stadium. This year's festival runs from July 27-29 in downtown Cincinnati.

For the sixth summer, the high school students of CAST (Commonwealth Artists Summer Theatre) will present a challenging musical on stage at Highlands High School – this year, it's Les Miserables

Howard Epstein was a long-time professor at Miami University's Hamilton campus, and was the man in charge of their performing arts concert series for decades. 

With Their Popularity, How Are Salmon Faring These Days?

Jul 14, 2017

Salmon is on the menu of almost every restaurant these days, but what is the state of salmon fishing and farming? 

The photographs of Lars Anderson are featured in an exhibit currently on display at Iris BookCafe and Gallery in OTR. 

Susan Tedeschi is an acclaimed blues singer/guitarist who is touring again this summer with the Tedeschi Trucks Band, an amalgamation of her band, her husband Derek Truck's band, plus other favorite musicians. 

Another Summer Of Free Shakespeare In The Park

Jul 7, 2017

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is ready to kick off its 11th season of free Shakespeare in the Park productions all around our community. 

J. Allen Hynek is known as the father of modern UFO theory and authored three books (The UFO Experience: A Scientific Inquiry (Collector's Library of the Unknown); The Hynek UFO report; and The Hynek UFO Report: What the Government Suppressed and Why) and coined the phrase "close encounters of the third kind." 

New Summer Shows From Wump Mucket Puppets

Jul 7, 2017

Cincinnati's own Wump Mucket Puppets have a brand-new summer shows that will be performed at the Clifton and Loveland libraries in July. 

Jeremy Simmons is the founder and editor of the Cincinnati Book Review, providing critical literary analysis, currently focusing on fiction titles. 

During the recently completed 24th Annual Acting Irish International Theatre Festival, held in Rochester N.Y., the production of Outside Mullingar from the Irish American Theatre Company of Cincinnati was awarded Best of Show plus Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor. Best Director, plus Technical Excellence in Set Design and Lighting Design. 

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Mary McNear's latest novel, The Light in Summer, introduces readers to the small community of Butternut Lake, based on the author's summertime getaway as a child. 

Jazz, gospel and singers from a dozen African American church choirs raising their voices are all part of the upcoming Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra concert called Come Together

There's a new book out about Cincinnati favorite Jimmy Buffett, who'll make his annual visit to Riverbend on July 8. 

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