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, Grayson, 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. 

Around Cincinnati is made possible in part by a grant from ArtsWave.

A Poem From Roberta Schultz

Oct 20, 2017

Poetry Reading: Around Cincinnati contributor Roberta Schultz reads the poem, “Iona,” from her  new chapbook, Songs from the Shapers Harppublished by Finishing Line Press.

Queen City Opera Presents Rossini's "Cinderella"

Oct 13, 2017

Queen City Opera returns to the Arts Center at Dunham with a production of Rossini's "Cinderella."

Two of the biggest holidays for puppeteers, Halloween and Christmas, are fast approaching. 

A Photographic Look At The Best Local Record Stores

Oct 13, 2017

A new photo book celebrating Cincinnati record stores has been released, just in time for gift-giving season. 

Cincinnati's Northside community embraces its diverse population, and two local human service agencies are teaming up to better support the neighborhood. 

Book Review: "Savage Country" From Robert Olmstead

Oct 13, 2017

Book Review: Barbara Gray reviews author Robert Olmstead's latest historic fiction, Savage Country, detailing this country's last major buffalo hunt.

The longest-running theatre company in Over the Rhine, Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati, has just completed an expansion and renovation to add comfort and amenities to their space on Vine Street. 

The next concert in the Xavier University Jazz Series brings together some familiar names in jazz, combined into a supergroup called Hudson

Westwood's New Basketshop Gallery

Oct 6, 2017

Two artists recently left Dallas to open a gallery space in Cincinnati's Westwood neighborhood. 

A new book from Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni tells her personal story of meeting, and later working for, iconic American artist Andy Warhol

The duo known as Black Violin are classically trained musicians Wil B. and Kev Marcus who blend a wide variety of genres into a purely unique sound. 

Book Review: "Fifty Must-Try Craft Beers Of Ohio"

Oct 6, 2017

Book Review: Roberta Schultz reviews Fifty Must-Try Craft Beers of Ohio by Rick Armon

There’s a hot young pianist on the scene whom local piano legend Ricky Nye has been praising for some time now. He’s Ben Levin and according to his website he’s been playing piano since he was eight, then hooked up with Ricky Nye.

He's a Cincinnati native and one of the most acclaimed jazz musicians of this era. 

He's got a new CD (Open Book) and memoir (Good Things Happen Slowly: A Life In and Out of Jazz), and will be back in his hometown for the upcoming Books by the Banks Cincinnati Regional Book Festival on October 28. Fred Hersch joins our Ron Esposito to talk about his life, his health and his music.

The City of Mt. Healthy is making final preparations for their living history celebration of their bicentennial

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