Around Cincinnati

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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, Elaine Diehl, and Jim Nolan, staff members of Cincinnati Public Radio, also help out.

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You may know him from movies like A Kiss Before Dying and The Longest Day, and TV shows like It Takes a Thief, Hart to Hart, and more recently, NCIS

A contemporary art exhibit featuring the works of 43 female and feminist artists is now open at downtown's 21c Museum Hotel

One of America's most popular authors, Mary Higgins Clark, along with her co-writer Alafair Burke, have published the latest installment in their Under Suspicion series. 

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati is celebrating the holidays with a brand-new musical from the team of David Kisor and Joseph McDonough, The Dancing Princesses

Cincinnati Camerata, a local choral collective of 30 accomplished voices, will celebrate the holidays with their Mary Echoes concert on December 9 and 10. 

The annual Clay Alliance Holiday Pottery Fair, featuring local ceramic artists who exhibit regionally and nationally, has found a new home for 2017. 

Bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini is back with her latest historical novel, Enchantress of Numbers: A Novel of Ada Lovelace

Back for another year of holiday irreverence and improvisation, it's The Naughty List from OTRimprov

Back with a new Christmas album and tour, Lee Hay has a song from the new 98 Degrees album, Let it Snow

Book reviews: Our Kelly Blewett reviews two mysteries by Ohio authors: Wyoming's Jeff Miller's Borderline Insanity and Northern Ohio's John Keyse-Walker's Beach, Breeze, Bloodshed.

Memories From The Hills Of Home With Katie Laur

Nov 24, 2017

Memories from the Hills of Home: In this installment, Katie Laur recounts a family trip to her grandmother's Tennessee home in the 1950's. 

For more than 60 years, the Southern Gateway Chorus has brought barbershop-style choral music to our region. 

Cincinnati's Sunset Players is celebrating the holiday with a new play that takes a sideways look at the story of The Three Bears. 

Bill Yosses is the former White House pastry chef for Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. 

One of Cincinnati's most beloved holiday traditions is now open. The Krohn Conservatory (located in Eden Park) is presenting its holiday show, Cincinnati Choo Choo, through January. 

Book Review: "Recycled Glass And Other Stories"

Nov 24, 2017

Book Review from Roberta Schultz: Fred McGavran is a Cincinnati resident and short story writer who has released his first collection titled Recycled Glass and Other Stories

Mikki Schaffner Photography

Actor Frank Ferrante has created an indelible, and career-defining, performance as the comedy icon Groucho Marx. 

Writer Armistead Maupin is perhaps best known for his San Francisco column Tales of The City, which was a popular TV special and has recently been adapted into a stage play. 

In the 60's, 70's, and beyond, Jerry Rubin was a well-known counter-cultural leader - founder of the Yippies, Anti-Vietnam War radical, Chicago 8 defendant, New Age/Self Help proponent, and social-networking pioneer. 

A Poem From Roberta Schultz

Nov 17, 2017

Poetry Reading: Local poet Roberta Schultz recites Forbidden Fruit from her chapbook, Songs from the Shapers Harp, published by Finishing Line Press. 

Book Review: Barbara Gray reviews Karen Flett's Living the Airstream Life.

The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center has just opened a new exhibition of privately owned African American art. 

Cincinnati Opera Prepares For Its 2017 Gala

Nov 10, 2017

Cincinnati Opera's annual gala returns to historic Music Hall, with the theme of Beauty and the Brick

Matt Zory really knows Music Hall. Not only is he a member of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, but he's also an acclaimed photographer who chronicled the recent renovation of the historic venue. 

Perhaps not as well-known as other university orchestras, but the NKU Philharmonic is one part of the comprehensive orchestral program at Northern Kentucky University

Louie's Legacy Animal Rescue, based here in Cincinnati, rescued more than 200 animals who were in shelters in Texas and Florida prior to Hurricane Harvey and Irma, taking on costs above their normal expenses. 

Poetry Reading: David Lee Garrison recites "First Date" from his new book, Carpeing the Diem: Poems About High School.

Northside is home to one of the area's most impressive art galleries, Joseph Clark Gallery Arts of Africa on Hamilton Avenue. 

Local musical icon Adrian Belew, much to his surprise, is now part of a new band called Gizmodrome with former drummer for The Police, Stewart Copeland

The stage version of the life and music of one of our area's favorite daughters, Rosemary Clooney, is coming to the stage at The Carnegie in Covington.