Around Cincinnati

Sundays at 7 PM

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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ArtsWave
1:00 am
Fri April 4, 2014

CincySings debuts at the Aronoff Center on April 9

As part of the final push of this year’s ArtsWave campaign, the inaugural CincySings event will happen on April 9 at the Aronoff Center. As host Drew Lachey explains to our Jim Stump, the competition features choirs from 10 companies who held internal contests as part of their ArtsWave effort plus one wild card team selected by the general public.

National Poetry Month
1:00 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Local poet Mary Anne Reese

April is National Poetry Month so Barbara Gray talks with, and enjoys poems from, local poet Mary Anne Reese. Her new chapbook of poems, Down Deep, is now available from Finishing Line Press in Georgetown, Kentucky.

Shake It Records
1:00 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Coming April 19 - National Record Store Day!

It’s almost time to again celebrate those local, iconic and often eclectic purveyors of recorded music… April 19 is the 7th Annual National Record Store Day! Our Frank Johnson talks with Jim Blase from Northside’s Shake It Records about the reasons for National Record Store Day, how musicians have found ways to support it, and the health of local, independent stores.

Author Katy Butler
1:00 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Book review: "Knocking on Heaven's Door"

Kelly Blewett has a review of Katy Butler’s new book Knocking on Heaven's Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death.

Country/Americana
1:00 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Buckle Up Music Festival debuts this summer

The forces behind Cincinnati’s Bunbury Music Festival are adding a new, country music event the weekend after Midpoint. Lee Hay learns all about the Buckle Up Music Festival and some of the big name performers (Willie Nelson, Alabama, Allison Krauss and Union Station, and more) from organizer/founder Bill Donabedian.

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