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.

Believe it or not, it’s almost time for the 23rd installment of the Cincy Blues Fest. Chuck Brisbin, who coordinates the local stage at the Fest, is with our contributor, musician Chris Comer, to preview the beer, food, bands and performers coming to Sawyer Point on August 7 and 8.

A new collection of murals are currently being painted all around Greater Cincinnati, thanks to the efforts of ArtWorks and their team of professional and apprentice artists.

A poem from local poet and Around Cincinnati contributor Roberta Schultz, from her chapbook Outposts on the Border of Longing.

Today when Greater Cincinnati movie-goers want to catch a feature film they can head to one of the local multiplexes, a smaller art-house theater or even an IMAX. Or they can just stream a movie to their flat-screen TV or smart device. But there was a time when seeing a movie in Cincinnati meant a trip to the Albee, the Shubert, or one of the other dozen-plus theaters downtown, or to one of the suburban movie houses like the Covedale, the Mount Lookout Cinema, or the 20th Century in Oakley.

Anne Arenstein learns all about the Cincinnati Opera’s upcoming production of Puccini’s Turandot, taking place July 25, 29 and 31 at historic Music Hall, from Artistic Director Evans Mirageas.

Prime Numbers is the debut jazz CD from local musician Brad Myers, and he’s with Ron Esposito to talk about the music and the quintet of musicians who play with him.

New Orleans author Laura Lane McNeal has received much praise for her latest novel, Dollbaby, and spoke recently with Lee Hay about the plot and the research she did for the book.

Local artist and filmmaker C. Jacqueline Wood received a Globe Grant from People’s Liberty to create a unique installation in their new headquarters, the former Globe Furniture building in OTR.

The Lost Novel Of Ayn Rand

Jul 17, 2015

Dr. Leonard Peikoff, heir to Ayn Rand’s estate and founder of the Ayn Rand Institute discusses her lost novel, Ideal, with our Kelly Blewett.

A poetry reading by local poet Grace Curtis from her book, The Shape of a Box.

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