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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Local Dance Company
1:00 am
Fri May 30, 2014

Pones Inc. is heading to Tuscany for the CrisisART Festival

Local dance company Pones Inc. is part of this summer’s Cincy Fringe Festival and will also perform as part of CrisisART Festival 2014, an art for social change gathering in Tuscany. Executive Director Kim Popa joins Robyn Carey-Allgeyer to talk about the history of the company and all the upcoming performances.

The Big Screen
1:00 am
Fri May 30, 2014

Movie Review: Godzilla

It’s summertime, and the movies are, generally, quite predictable. During this high-volume season of ticket sales, the major studios seem preoccupied with loading the schedule with masters of disaster. If it’s not a remake, reboot, retread, or sequel, then it’s not on their radar. Every so often, that’s not a bad thing, such as last summer’s hero-packed epic The Avengers, or this year’s second Captain America tale. But more often than not, the studios either sidestep or totally ignore what the vision should be for any given summertime movie.

Such is the case with Godzilla, the first atom age monster spawned in Japan in 1954 as a mournful cry against the surge of the uber weapons. The very first Godzilla film was not welcome in America in its original form, since it was against something we were promoting… nuclear weapons. It wasn’t released here until two years later in a badly cut version with added scenes of American actor Raymond Burr, just on the verge of becoming TV’s Perry Mason, as a reporter telling the story from a different perspective. And, of course, dubbed in English.

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Author Steven Galloway
1:00 am
Fri May 30, 2014

The new novel "The Confabulist" inspired by Harry Houdini

Using the mysterious life and death of Harry Houdini as inspiration, author Steven Galloway joins Lee Hay to talk about his new novel, The Confabulist.

9:48 am
Tue May 27, 2014

Local poet Dr. Norman Finkelstein

Local poet Dr. Norman Finkelstein reads Novel from his collection of poems called From the Files of the Imminent Foundation.

New Though Unity Center
1:00 am
Fri May 23, 2014

Local musician Billy Larkin talks about upcoming Charles Holt performance

Charles Holt

Acclaimed local musician Billy Larkin spent a few minutes with our Ron Esposito to talk about an upcoming concert by Broadway veteran and recording artist Charles Holt. Along with performing great music, Mr. Holt will share his message of healing, empowerment, and freedom with the audience at the New Thought Unity Center in Clifton on May 31.