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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King Charles Troupe
12:00 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Unicycle Basketball part of this year's Ringling Bros. circus

This year’s edition of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, coming to US Bank Arena starting March 12, will feature the King Charles Troupe, a group of talented athletes who play basketball on unicycles. The troupe leader, Kim Anthony Jones, joins Lee Hay by phone to let listeners know what to expect when they take to the center ring.

Giant Puppets
12:00 am
Fri March 7, 2014

The big puppets (and picture) of Cincinnati's Madcap Puppet Theater

Cincinnati’s acclaimed Madcap Puppet Theater not only performs locally at the Cincinnati Art Museum and Clifton Cultural Arts Center, but they also tour around the country, presenting their signature unique giant puppet shows. Artistic Director John Lewandowski sits down with Jim Stump to talk about the past, present and future of the troupe and their upcoming shows around town.

"Hopeful"
12:00 am
Fri March 7, 2014

A talk with author Shelley Shepard Gray about her newest novel

Barbara Gray has an interview with New York Times bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray about her latest novel, Hopeful, set once again in the bucolic Amish community of Sugarcreek, Ohio.

"Flesh Becomes Word"
12:00 am
Fri March 7, 2014

A poem from Brian Volck

A poetry reading by Brian Volck from his book, Flesh Becomes Word.

The Big Screen
12:00 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Movie Review: Oscar nominated shorts

The annual movie awards season is pretty much over for another year. But once again, you still have a chance to see some of the nominated films that never make it to everyone. The annual gathering of the Oscar Nominated Short Subjects returns once again to Cincinnati World Cinema next weekend. These films are categorized by live action and animated, and in order to give more variety to the arrangement, Cincinnati World Cinema mixes them up and adds some bonus films that didn’t make the cut. The two separate programs are then scheduled twice each, so you have a chance to see them all at once or on different days.

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