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.

It’s one of my favorite movie times of the year as Cincinnati World Cinema brings you the latest edition of the British Arrow Award winning commercials. That’s right…commercials. These little mini-movies, created for television and cinema use in the UK that offer up more creativity and imagination than what we usually get on this side of the pond. After enduring yet another seemingly endless onslaught of droning prescription medicine plugs and snarky, repulsive political whines, it’s a real treat to actually enjoy watching spots that can be funny, whimsical, or even frightening without insulting your intelligence.

Cincinnati’s Lost Art Press describes itself like this: “Lost Art Press has no employees, no customer service department and no corporate headquarters. We are just two woodworkers with laptops who run this publishing company from our homes.” Lee Hay talks with one of the two woodworkers, Christopher Schwarz, about this unique artistic venture.

A preview of the 3rd Annual Labyrinth Arts Festival

Sep 26, 2014

The Labyrinth Arts Festival in Anderson Township is entering its third year and it has become one of the area’s more unique gatherings of artists and craftspeople. Organizers Chris Burroughs and Laura Provard join Robyn Carey-Allgeyer to share what visitors will discover at the event on October 11.

He’s a well-respected classical pianist and the host of NPR’s From the Top, heard locally Saturday mornings at 9am on 90.9 WGUC. Christopher O’Riley joins our David Lewis to discuss his long-running radio program and preview his September 28 performance as part of the Xavier University Music Series.

"Outposts on the Borders of Longing"

Sep 19, 2014

Usually Roberta Schultz appears on Around Cincinnati to review books, but this time, she’s being interviewed by Barbara Gray about her own chapbook of new poetry called Outposts on the Borders of Longing.

The living dead will be back on the streets of Cincinnati on September 27 for this year’s Zombie Walk, proceeds benefitting the Freestore Foodbank. Jim Nolan visits with the living souls behind this undead stroll, Rocky Doll, Scotty D. and Brian Anderson.

Time to tour some of the unique houses in Northside

Sep 19, 2014

It’s time again for the Northside House Tour, a chance to visit some of the unique and beautiful homes in this historic and burgeoning Cincinnati neighborhood. Co-chairs Sandy Hamilton and Carolyn Gutjahr provide a preview of the September 28 event to our Robyn Carey-Allgeyer.

CliftonFest is back on Ludlow from September 26-28

Sep 19, 2014

CliftonFest 2014 takes place the weekend of September 26-28 in the historic Gaslight part of Clifton. Artist and organizer Jan Brown Checco has details on the art, music and more happening that weekend in this interview with David Delegator.

Jim Stump welcomes in the guest director of New Edgecliff Theater’s first production of the season, Lindsey Augusta Mercer, to talk about The Little Dog Laughed, which will be presented in The Hoffner Lodge in the theater’s new home neighborhood of Northside.

Local author and illustrator Loren Long stops by to talk with Barbara Gray about the newest addition to his “Otis” series of children’s books, Otis and the Scarecrow.

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