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.

If you have an interview idea for Around Cincinnati, please contact Lee Hay, Producer/Host of Around Cincinnati, at Lhay@wvxu.org. 

Book Review: Kelly Blewett reviews The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border by Francisco Cantu.

In celebration of National Women's History Month: A memory from a mother (Dorothy Ramsey Gross) and her two grown daughters (Kay Geiger and Sue Thinnes.)

HorrorHound Weekend is coming to the Sharonville Convention Center the weekend of March 23-25. 

Student Docents Wanted For The Weston Art Gallery

Mar 9, 2018

A program for young art lovers at the Weston Art Gallery is now recruiting new members. 

A locally-produced film about the Underground Railroad will be feted at a fun fundraiser at the Cincinnati Art Museum on March 18. 

The story of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and New York Times reporter Lorena Hickok is the basis of the new historical novel, White Houses

The Mid East Color Guard, Percussion and Winds Power Regionals will take place at Xavier University and Northern Kentucky University on March 24-25. 

Mt. Auburn's Harriet Beecher Stowe House has opened a new educational center. 

The Healing Powers Of Tibetan Singing Bowls

Mar 9, 2018

Diane Mandle teaches and plays the sound healing Tibetan Singing Bowls, and has written a new book about these ancient instruments. 

The Benjamin Carlson-Berne Scholarship Fund, which provides classical music lessons for underserved youth, joins forces with concert:nova for their biennial fundraising concert, this year featuring special guest flutist Demarre McGill

Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical is a family-friendly musical production from The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati that addresses the difficult topics of bullying and acceptance. 

The Queen City Sisters is a 1940's women's trio, singing songs from that era (and a couple of decades beyond.) 

Book Review: "Forty Minutes To Glory" By Doug Brunk

Mar 2, 2018

Book review: Celebrating its 40th anniversary, Roberta Schultz reviews Forty Minutes to Glory: Inside the Kentucky Wildcats' 1978 Championship Season by Doug Brunk.

March 11 will bring the first Cincinnati Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show at the Oasis Golf Club & Conference Center in Loveland. 

The 2018 Cincinnati International Wine Festival is returning to the Duke Energy Convention Center on March 8-10. 

This year, educational sessions are joining the Grand Tastings and Wine Dinners, and Mary Horn from Heidelberg Distributing joins Anne Arenstein to talk about her presentation on French wines.

A veteran of RuPaul's Drag Race TV show, Penny Tration is one of Cincinnati's premier drag performers. 

A new Memories from the Hills of Home from Katie Laur

On March 3, Manifest Drawing Center in East Walnut Hills will host an Uncommon Roots panel discussion on unique artistic visions and unusual photographic practices. 

The next Urban Appalachian Literary Salon (Being Out in Appalachia), presented by the Urban Appalachian Community Coalition, happens on March 1 at Lydia's on Ludlow

Cincinnati's theatre community is growing, but still small enough for personal relationships and mutual support. 

Applications for the next Artist-in-Residence for this summer's Price Hill Creative Community Festival are now available. 

New Edgecliff Theatre Presents "Venus In Fur"

Feb 23, 2018

New Edgecliff Theatre is back at Hoffner Lodge in Northside with a new production of David Ives' Venus in Fur starting March 1. 

March brings our area the National Women's History Month Festival to celebrate achievements and educate young women during a month of events. 

From Art Deco to Mid-Century Modern, the annual 20th Century Cincinnati show featuring unique furniture and accessories will return to the Sharonville Convention Center on February 24 and 25. 

The calendar may still say winter, but the summer months will be here soon, meaning now is the time to make plans for your kids during their school break. 

Celebrating The Life And Music Of Tracy Walker

Feb 16, 2018

For a quarter century, she's been one of Cincinnati's favorite singer/songwriters, sharing her talents in concert, at fundraisers and festivals, and on CD. 

In advance of his upcoming appearance at the Taft Theatre, a song from Rufus Wainwright

It's been 50 years since The Carpenters released their first album, and 35 years since Karen Carpenter passed away. A tribute concert organized by Maria Bruce, a Mount St. Joseph University student, will happen on campus on February 25. 

Coming to The National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting in West Chester on March 3: Boston puppeteer Wayne Martin discusses Cincinnati TV legend and puppet master Larry Smith.

The Debut Novel Of Cincinnati Native Michael Nye

Feb 9, 2018

Cincinnati native Michael Nye has written and released his debut novel, a coming of age story with loving references to his hometown. 

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