Around Cincinnati

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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, Grayson, 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, Elaine Diehl, 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.

Curious about a piece of music you heard on Around Cincinnati? You can find more information on the Around Cincinnati playlist.

How did Pink Floyd's seminal album The Wall become the Cincinnati Opera's upcoming US premiere of Another Brick in the Wall

One of the most anticipated local music festivals of the year is Summermusik from the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra

Lori Foster is a New York Times Bestselling author who lives in the Greater Cincinnati area and has just released her latest romance novel. 

One of Cincinnati's unheralded treasures is downtown's Lloyd Library. They have a new exhibit opening July 20 called Pharmacognosy Illustrated: A History of Natural Pharmaceuticals, and Lee Hay learns more about it from Executive Director Patricia Van Skaik.

There's a wonderful opportunity for singers of all ages and skill levels to raise their voices with Collegium Cincinnati starting July 19. 

A Ray Bradbury-Inspired Opera From concert:nova

Jul 6, 2018

  

concert:nova, Cincinnati's contemporary classical music ensemble, has created a rock opera based on stories by iconic science fiction writer Ray Bradbury. 

Book Review: "Unthinkable" By Helen Thomson

Jul 6, 2018

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In advance of the upcoming Festival in Sycamore, happening in Bechtold Park on Friday, July 13, Jim Nolan talks separately with the two music legends who will make up that night's headlining Rock & Soul Revue

July 14 is the celebration of Bastille Day, or French National Day. 

Kerry Kennedy, daughter of the late Robert F. Kennedy, commemorates the 50th anniversary of her father's death with a new book, Robert F. Kennedy: Ripples of Hope

The annual celebration of music, community and independence returns to Northside on July 4. 

Bestselling author David Baldacci brings together two of his most popular characters, Amos Decker and Alex Jamison in his latest thriller. 

They are back with a new production called With this Ring, which will take place at the Fairfield Community Arts Center on July 6-7. 

Book Review: Kelly Blewett reviews The Man Who Climbs Trees by wildlife cameraman for the BBC and National Geographic, James Aldred.

Cirque du Soleil has created its first show on ice and it's called Crystal.

Book Review: "Tasting Ohio" by Sara Bir

Jun 29, 2018

Book Review: Lee Hay reviews Tasting Ohio: Favorite Recipes from the Buckeye State by Sara Bir.

In advance of Independence Day, an a capella version of The Star-Spangled Banner from The Lusters.

It's time for a new installment of Katie Laur's Memories from the Hills of Home. 

Review: Barbara Gray reviews a DVD documentary about Dayton, Ohio native and poet Paul Laurence Dunbar entitled Beyond the Mask

A who's-who of local musicians will take the stage of the 20th Century Theatre in Oakley for a tribute to the great Stevie Wonder on July 1. 

"Circe" Is The Latest Novel From Madeline Miller

Jun 22, 2018

Bestselling author Madeline Miller (The Song of Achilles) recently released her follow-up novel, Circe

Two shows, over 100 local high school students representing 24 different schools, two Northern Kentucky venues – CAST (Commonwealth Artists Student Theatre) is presenting its first two-show season since becoming a standalone non-profit arts organization. 

Local poet Elizabeth Garber has penned her memoir about growing up with her acclaimed architect father, Woodie Garber, who battled mental illness. 

A bluegrass musician with a familial tie to Middletown will bring his band to the stage of the Sorg Opera House on Saturday, June 23. 

The story that captured the nation's attention is now told by the man who oversaw every step of it. 

He's a guitar wizard, platinum-selling recording artist, former Cincinnati resident, and he's on his way back to town to perform on Thursday, June 21. 

Local author and Xavier University professor Don Tassone has published a collection of 40 short stories entitled Small Bites

Cincinnati has been the backdrop for a myriad of books, TV shows, and films through the years. Why is that? 

Starting June 11, UC's College-Conservatory of Music will again host their Playwright's Workshop, bringing together aspiring and professional playwrights for script development and advice. 

Ohio author Michelle Houts has just released her children's book biography of acclaimed Cincinnati artist Charley Harper. 

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