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 

The Benjamin Carlson-Berne Scholarship Fund, which provides classical music lessons for underserved youth, joins forces with concert:nova for their biennial fundraising concert, this year featuring special guest flutist Demarre McGill

Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical is a family-friendly musical production from The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati that addresses the difficult topics of bullying and acceptance. 

The Queen City Sisters is a 1940's women's trio, singing songs from that era (and a couple of decades beyond.) 

Book Review: "Forty Minutes To Glory" By Doug Brunk

Mar 2, 2018

Book review: Celebrating its 40th anniversary, Roberta Schultz reviews Forty Minutes to Glory: Inside the Kentucky Wildcats' 1978 Championship Season by Doug Brunk.

March 11 will bring the first Cincinnati Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show at the Oasis Golf Club & Conference Center in Loveland. 

The 2018 Cincinnati International Wine Festival is returning to the Duke Energy Convention Center on March 8-10. 

This year, educational sessions are joining the Grand Tastings and Wine Dinners, and Mary Horn from Heidelberg Distributing joins Anne Arenstein to talk about her presentation on French wines.

A veteran of RuPaul's Drag Race TV show, Penny Tration is one of Cincinnati's premier drag performers. 

A new Memories from the Hills of Home from Katie Laur

On March 3, Manifest Drawing Center in East Walnut Hills will host an Uncommon Roots panel discussion on unique artistic visions and unusual photographic practices. 

The next Urban Appalachian Literary Salon (Being Out in Appalachia), presented by the Urban Appalachian Community Coalition, happens on March 1 at Lydia's on Ludlow

Cincinnati's theatre community is growing, but still small enough for personal relationships and mutual support. 

Applications for the next Artist-in-Residence for this summer's Price Hill Creative Community Festival are now available. 

New Edgecliff Theatre Presents "Venus In Fur"

Feb 23, 2018

New Edgecliff Theatre is back at Hoffner Lodge in Northside with a new production of David Ives' Venus in Fur starting March 1. 

March brings our area the National Women's History Month Festival to celebrate achievements and educate young women during a month of events. 

From Art Deco to Mid-Century Modern, the annual 20th Century Cincinnati show featuring unique furniture and accessories will return to the Sharonville Convention Center on February 24 and 25.