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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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus
12:32 am
Fri March 8, 2013

Ringmaster Johnathan Lee Iverson

Johnathan Lee Iverson is a historic name you may not recognize. He is the first African-American ringmaster for the world famous Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, and he’s coming to Cincinnati with the circus’ newest production, Dragon. Frank Johnson has the ringmaster on the phone for a preview of the circus, which opens March 13 at US Bank Arena.


Help Out This Summer
12:32 am
Fri March 8, 2013

Western & Southern Open Needs Volunteers

One of the truly great events the Cincinnati area hosts every year is the Western & Southern Open at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason. This year’s event will happen August 10 -18, and the real backbone of this successful tournament is the army of volunteers who help visitors, players and sponsors enjoy being at a world-class tennis tournament. Mary O’Connor, the volunteer coordinator for the Open, joins Robyn Carey-Allgeyer with all the information about how to volunteer, positions available, and the perks that come with the job.


Appearing at Cincinnati's Public Library
12:32 am
Fri March 1, 2013

Music Icon Bobby Mackey

Iconic local music legend Bobby Mackey is in the studio with Brian O’Donnell in advance of his March 9 appearance at the main branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. During that talk, he’ll share stories of his music career and of his haunted nightclub in Wilder.


Author Kim Harrison
12:32 am
Fri March 1, 2013

"Ever After" - the new Hollows Series novel

Barbara Gray spends a few minutes with acclaimed author Kim Harrison, talking about her “Hollows” series of books, and the newest installment, Ever After. As with all of the books in the "Hollows,” this one is also set in Cincinnati.


Contemporary Dance Theater
12:32 am
Fri March 1, 2013

Performance and Time Arts Series

March 8-9 brings the annual Performance and Time Arts production of the Contemporary Dance Theater to the College Hill Town Hall. This performance art festival will feature modern dance, a comic opera and much more. One of the show’s producers, Karen Wissel-Shiota, spends a few minutes in studio with Anne Arenstein with a preview of this year’s event.


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