Around Cincinnati

Sundays at 7 PM

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.

Local musicians Rick Lisak and Zak Rowe (Lisak & Rowe) are with Lee Hay to talk about their newest CD, Amer-i-Cana including how long they’ve been working on it, what other musicians appear on it and more.

Movie Review: Boyhood

Aug 8, 2014

Every so often a film is released that causes both critics and audiences to become besotted with praise. Such films are compared to Citizen Kane, and are predicted to sweep the Oscars. The last time such a furor erupted it was for Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master starring Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, and Joaquin Phoenix. I hated it.

Great Parks of Hamilton County recently received a generous grant to assist with the reforestation of Sharon Woods, but as Kimberly Whitton from Great Parks tells our Robyn Carey-Allgeyer, this is a volunteer-driven effort that is now in need of volunteers.

Jane Durrell has a profile of local artist and Art Academy of Cincinnati teacher Constance McClure. She reflects on the changes she’s seen in art and students over the course of her career, and talks about the kind of creative work she finds challenging now.

Bestselling author James Lee Burke has taken a break from his beloved Dave Robicheaux series and has written Wayfaring Stranger, a historical thriller that takes a young boy from a chance encounter with Bonnie and Clyde to the trenches of World War II and the oil fields along the Texas-Louisiana coast. James Lee Burke is on the phone with our David Delegator to talk about his new novel and what readers can expect next from him.

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