Around Cincinnati

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Greater Cincinnati has a vibrant arts scene, and Around Cincinnati keeps you up to date. Host Lee Hay is joined by prominent local contributors who have their fingers on the pulse of the community and introduce you to the cultural and arts organizations and events that make Cincinnati special.

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

The Royal Bopsters Project is a new jazz vocal quartet featuring singer Amy London who, along with one of the guests on their new CD, local piano great Steve Schmidt, join our Lee Hay to talk abo

The Next Mt. Adams Art Walk Happens September 12

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Mt. Adams resident Marcey Bullerman created the popular Mt. Adams Art Walks and, as she tells Jane Durrell, there are two left this season, offering guests a chance to visit many of the unique businesses and see beautiful, locally-produced art work.

Xavier University music professor and organizer of the XU Music Series, Dr. Polina Bespalko, previews the upcoming concerts in their new jazz series, including a performance from the Blue Wisp Big Band on September 13, with our Ron Esposito.

Kat Smith and Dave Powell from the very busy and very funny troupe known as OTRimprov are with Rick Pender to talk about the origins of the group, their varied performances and outreach efforts, and the upcoming IF (Improv Festival) Cincy happening September 10-13.

This month, the first live recording from the Cincinnati Pops will be released. American Originals was recorded in January 2015 at Music Hall and the program featured Conductor John Morris Russell leading the Pops and a group of talented guest stars through parts of the Great American Songbook and the music of Stephen Foster.

Longtime Cincinnati sports writer Lonnie Wheeler has a new book out with a unique look at our national pastime. Intangiball: The Subtle Things That Win Baseball Games, as he tells our Howard Wilkinson, comes from years of studying things like the chemistry and culture of teams like the Cincinnati Reds.

The 30th season of Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati kicks off on September 8 with the regional premiere of Luna Gale by Pulitzer Prize finalist Rebecca Gilman.

Book Review: "Flavors From Home" by Aimee Zaring

Aug 28, 2015

Roberta Schultz reviews Aimee Zaring’s book, Flavors from Home: Refugees in Kentucky Share Their Stories and Comfort Foods.

Dance Programs And Organizations Supported By ArtsWave

Aug 28, 2015

ArtsWave is funding some exciting and innovative dance programs in the coming year, and joining Anne Arenstein to talk about these creative and dynamic programs are Heather Hallenberg from ArtsWave and Brother Abdullah Powell from Elementz, one of the grantees.

Local poet Gerry Grubbs reads his poem, Faintly.

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