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. 

Wanting to provide a truly personal touch for your Valentine this year? Local author (Running from the Devil: A Memoir of a Boy Possessed) and poet Steve Kissing joins our Barbara Gray with hints and encouragement for those wanting to write their own love poem.

Author Taylor Barton and her husband, guitarist G.E. Smith (Saturday Night Live, Hall & Oates, Bob Dylan, etc.) along will illustrator Dana Cooper have created a children's book that integrates music into the experience. 

Local artist Mary Louise Holt's painting The Village of Mariemont, 17th Century, which depicts the area as it was when it was inhabited by Shawnee Indians, has found a new home. 

The Latest From Author Will Schwalbe

Feb 10, 2017

Will Schwalbe is best known for writing the popular best seller The End of Your Life Book Club

Book Review: "The Artists' And Writers' Cookbook"

Feb 10, 2017

Book Review: Roberta Shultz reviews (and shares recipes) from The Artists' and Writers' Cookbook: A Collection of Stories with Recipes by Natalie Eve Garrett.

Local pediatric dentist Dr. Paul Sohi has released a beautiful photo book of rare and unique flowers native to his home in India. 

The Middletown Arts Center offers a wide variety of classes, exhibitions and even a program that gets art out into the community. 

Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie is a classic of American theater and has been presented thousands of times. 

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Commentary: Our David Lewis talks about – and shares the music of – Cincinnati native, torch singer, Broadway phenom, and possibly the inventor of the strapless dress, Libby Holman.

New Music From Local Singer Lisa Biales

Jan 27, 2017

Local singer Lisa Biales, back from recording in LA, is preparing to release her new CD, The Beat of My Heart

Arlita Jones is the playwright of the newest production at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Summerland

February 4 is the kick-off to this year's Mayerson JCC Jewish and Israeli Film Festival, titled "Secrets. Journeys. Discoveries." 

Dr. Charles Johnson, award-winning author, professor emeritus and acknowledge expert on race and literature, recently released his latest book, The Way of the Writer: Reflections on the Art and Craft of Storytelling

Starting February 2, Dayton's Human Race Theatre will present the world premiere of Eric Ulloa's 26 Pebbles, which deals with the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings on the community. 

Book Review: Roberta Schultz reviews two newly republished YA novels, written by Covington native Robert Schulkers in the 1940's. 

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