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.

Book review: Roberta Schultz reviews Every River on Earth: Writing from Appalachian Ohio, a collection of poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction, edited by Neil Carpathios with a forward and contribution from bestselling author Donald Ray Pollock.

Jazz lovers in this area have no doubt made the drive to Dayton to see some of their favorites perform in in intimate setting of Gilly’s, celebrating almost 34 years of presenting live music in their current location. The club’s owner, Jerry Gillotti, joins our Ron Esposito to reflect on some of the greats who’ve performed at Gilly’s and the challenges of booking live music these days.

Buzzer by Chicago playwright Tracey Scott Wilson opens March 26 in the Thompson Shelterhouse at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. Joining Rick Pender to discuss this provocative play about race, class and sex are the director, Timothy Douglas, and actor Eric Lynch.

Language Matters, the film about the importance of native languages and the rapid rate of their disappearance, airs on Cincinnati’s CET March 29. Cincinnatian Bob Holman is the host and he joins Barbara Gray to discuss the far-off locations this film took him; what viewers will see when it airs; and his upcoming appearance at Xavier University.

Art review: Jane Durrell reviews the exhibit Arts Alive, a collection of works by Covington artists as part of that city’s bicentennial celebration, now showing at the Behringer Crawford Museum.

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