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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The Big Screen
12:00 am
Fri February 14, 2014

Movie Review: The Monuments Men

Sometimes it doesn’t pay to over anticipate a new film, as it can often end in disappointment. That happened to me last year with Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained. And now it’s happened again with George Clooney’s The Monuments Men. And although it pains me to say so, the fault has to lie with Clooney himself for choosing to wear so many hats on one head. He starred, directed, produced, and co-wrote this tale of World War II intrigue. We already know he’s a really capable actor and director. Maybe he should stick to doing what he does best instead of trying to cover all the bases himself.

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"The Invention of Wings"
12:00 am
Fri February 14, 2014

Bestselling author Sue Monk Kidd talks about her new novel

Sue Monk Kidd, author of the bestsellers The Secret Life of Bees and The Mermaid Chair, returns with her first new novel in eight years, The Invention of Wings (currently #1 on the New York Times bestseller list) and she’s on the phone with our Barbara Gray.

Author Cindy Chupack
12:00 am
Fri February 14, 2014

Book review: "The Longest Day: Life as a Wife"

Kelly Blewett has a review of the new memoir The Longest Date: Life as a Wife, written by Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning writer of TV shows like Sex and the City and Modern Family, Cindy Chupack. Her personal, and often comical, story of two marriages and the challenges of matrimony, has already been optioned by Fox TV as a possible series.

"His Day is Done"
12:00 am
Fri February 7, 2014

Dr. Maya Angelou's new book about Nelson Mandela

Dr. Maya Angelou speaks by phone with our Barbara Gray about the late Nelson Mandela, her history with him, and her new book about this iconic world leader, His Day is Done: A Nelson Mandela Tribute.

Playhouse in the Park
12:00 am
Fri February 7, 2014

Rosemary Prinz, formerly of "As The World Turns," appearing on stage in "4000 Miles"

Fans of daytime soaps, specifically As the World Turns, will remember actor Rosemary Prinz from her 12 year run as Penny Hughes. She’s primarily an accomplished stage actress and is now appearing on stage at Playhouse in the Park in a production of Amy Herzog’s 4000 Miles. She spends a few minutes with Rick Pender to talk about her long career and her role in this Thompson Shelterhouse show.

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