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. 

The warmer weather means it's time to enjoy local music outside on the lawn at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center

Local artist Will Hillenbrand has just illustrated a new children's book from author Maureen Wright

Coming June 3: A Day In The Country is Kentucky’s original folk art fair, presented by the Kentucky Folk Art Center at Morehead State.

Concerts & Other Summer Fun At The Cincinnati Parks

May 19, 2017

The Cincinnati Parks are gearing up for a busy summer of concerts and events spread over their 5000 acres in the city. 

Author Patricia Lockwood, who spent part of her life here in Cincinnati, has written about growing up with a father who was once an atheist, then a Lutheran minister and, eventually, a married Catholic priest. 

Barbara L. Gordon Collection

The Cincinnati Art Museum is preparing to open a new exhibit of folk art called A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America

Coming May 27 to Urban Artifact in Northside, it's Cincy Powerfest V, a night of rock and metal music. 

Book Review: "Ohio In Photographs"

May 19, 2017

Book Review: Jane Durrell reviews Ohio In Photographs: A Portrait of the Buckeye State by photographers Ian Adams and Randall Schieber.

Dayton-native and bestselling author and humorist Erma Bombeck is the subject a one-woman play now on stage at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

Mozart's dark comedy Don Giovanni is the next production of the Queen City Opera at the Arts Center at Dunham Theatre

SOS ART - A Festival Of Art With A Positive Message

May 12, 2017

SOS ART uses art to give voice to issues of peace and justice. Founder Saad Ghosn, an artist and writer, joins Jane Durrell to preview their upcoming festival featuring an art exhibit, readings, a book publication, and more.

Longtime music journalist and historian Larry Nager is returning to Cincinnati to speak at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County as part of Miami Regionals Appalachian Studies project. 

Spring and summer are primetime for everything that makes Findlay Market so special – the food, vendors, and special events. 

Book Review: "Eating Korea" By Graham Holliday

May 12, 2017

Book Review: David Delegator reviews Eating Korea: Reports on a Culinary Renaissance by Graham Holliday.

Cincinnati is one of the "characters" in the locally-produced film 75, which tells the stories of families impacted by the current heroin epidemic. 

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