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, Jane Durrell, David Delegator, Barbara Gray, Dave Lewis, Ron Esposito, Brian Powers, Stuart Holman, and Kelly Blewett.  Brian O'Donnell, Frank Johnson, Suzanne Bona, Howard Wilkinson, and Jim Nolan, staff members of Cincinnati Public Radio, also help out. 

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If you have an interview idea for Around Cincinnati, please contact Lee Hay, Producer/Host of Around Cincinnati, at Lhay@wvxu.org.  Around Cincinnati is made possible in part by a grant from ArtsWave.

The fascinating story of baseball legend Satchel Paige is the current production on the Marx Theatre stage at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. Director and co-writer Ricardo Khan details the story of Paige, Bob Feller, Buck O'Neill and others in Satchel Paige & The Kansas City Swing and he's in the studio with Rick Pender.

Delicious Food & More At This Year's Asian Food Fest

May 6, 2016

The 6th Annual Asian Food Fest returns to Washington Park on May 14 and 15, bringing visitors a wide range of Asian cuisine, vendors and performing arts. Joining David Delegator for a preview of this year's fest is Tessa Xuan, the event's marketing director.

The dramatic exhibit 30 Americans, featuring artwork from some of the most powerful and influential African-American artists of the past three decades, is now open at the Cincinnati Art Museum. Curator Brian Sholis joins Jane Durrell to discuss some of the important pieces and artists and why this exhibit is spread throughout the museum.

Poetry Reading: For Mother's Day, local poet Sherry Cook Stanforth recites her poem My Mother's Dulcimer.

She's been sending chills up the spine of readers for more than four decades, and now Mary Higgins Clark is back with her latest thriller. The bestselling author is on the phone with Barbara Gray to talk about As Time Goes By.

Cincinnati native, bestselling author, TV writer/producer and acclaimed playwright Theresa Rebeck joins Rick Pender to talk about her popular one-woman play Bad Dates.

Barbara Gray has information about bestselling author James Patterson's collaboration with the Scholastic Reading Club to support school libraries.

Toruk: The First Flight is the dazzling new production from Cirque du Soleil, inspired by the otherworldly hit film Avatar by James Cameron. This is the first Cirque du Soleil production that incorporates puppetry and one of the primary puppet artists is a Kentucky native.

Wrapping up Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati's 30th season is the return of the musical Violet, which premiered locally during ETC's 15th season in 1999 and is a rare repeat production.

Warm Weather Means It's Time For Salsa On The Square

Apr 29, 2016

Dancers and music lovers are preparing for the 8th year of Salsa on the Square, starting May 5 on Fountain Square.

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