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.

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The Big Screen
1:00 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Movie Review: Life Itself

Larry Thomas has a review of the newly released documentary about the last year of the life of film critic Roger Ebert, Life Itself.

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Puppets
1:00 am
Fri July 25, 2014

There's a busy puppet scene here in Cincinnati

(l-r) Terrence Burke (Wump Mucket Puppets); Jim Stump; Sean Mette (Madcap Puppets)

Cincinnati is fortunate to have several quality puppetry organizations and puppeteers living and performing in this area and, in some cases, nationwide. Jim Stump welcomes in to the studio Sean Mette from Madcap Puppets and Terrence Burke from Wump Mucket Puppets to talk about the art of puppetry as well as some upcoming public performances.

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The Big Screen
10:21 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Movie Review: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

The old saying goes “everything old is new again.” Except when it comes to the summer movie crop of 2014, in which all the retreads, reboots, and remakes seem like those that came before. And Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is no exception. This particular cycle of cinema began in 1968 with the original film Planet of the Apes, which spawned four sequels, two TV series, a 2001 remake from director Tim Burton which was less than well-received, then 2011’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes, which I recall was actually pretty good. Now comes the 2014 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, which is pretty much a casserole of plot points, social commentary, and high-tech action scenes in yet another effort to mine bags of box office coin from a proven commodity.

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Benjamin Netanyahu
10:18 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Diogenes Theater Company presents "Bibi" at the Aronoff Center

Cincinnati’s Diogenes Theater Company will present the one-man play Bibi, about Israeli President Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu on July 22-24 at the Aronoff Center. Playwright Kalman Kivkovich discusses his play and Netanyahu with Robyn Carey-Allgeyer.

Cincinnati Reds
10:15 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Reds Hall of Fame ready to induct 4 new members, including Parker, Oester and Griffey Jr.

Four former Reds’ greats, three with Cincinnati roots, will be inducted into the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame next month: Dave Parker, Ron Oester, Ken Griffey, Jr. and veteran selection Jake Beckley.  Howard Wilkinson previews all the events surrounding the August 8-10 induction weekend with Executive Director Rick Walls of the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum.

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