Around Cincinnati

Sundays at 7 PM

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: "Fifty Must-Try Craft Beers Of Ohio"

Oct 6, 2017

Book Review: Roberta Schultz reviews Fifty Must-Try Craft Beers of Ohio by Rick Armon

There’s a hot young pianist on the scene whom local piano legend Ricky Nye has been praising for some time now. He’s Ben Levin and according to his website he’s been playing piano since he was eight, then hooked up with Ricky Nye.

He's a Cincinnati native and one of the most acclaimed jazz musicians of this era. 

He's got a new CD (Open Book) and memoir (Good Things Happen Slowly: A Life In and Out of Jazz), and will be back in his hometown for the upcoming Books by the Banks Cincinnati Regional Book Festival on October 28. Fred Hersch joins our Ron Esposito to talk about his life, his health and his music.

The City of Mt. Healthy is making final preparations for their living history celebration of their bicentennial

Large inflatable rabbits make up one of the most anticipated public art exhibits in the region, coming to Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park

Local teacher and artist Mark Neeley is taking his love of animation and using it as a way for kids to tell their personal stories. 

Starting its 105th season, Cincinnati's Matinee Musicale presents intimate recitals by some of classical music's finest musicians and performers. 

On the corner of 13th and Main in Cincinnati's Over the Rhine neighborhood sits a unique combination of art supply/thrift store, non-profit organization, gallery space, art program provider to multiple social service agencies, local artists, area residents and more. 

Brian Powers

King Records Month: 5 Royales


The 2017-18 season from the Cincinnati Arts Association (CAA) encompasses a diverse range of performances from modern dance to a Food Network star to a Beatles tribute. 

Middletown's Sorg Opera House dates back to 1891 and has a long history of hosting music, theatre, opera and movies, but fell into disrepair in recent times. 

Comic book collectors, writers, illustrators, vendors and celebrity guests like Ralph Macchio ("The Karate Kid"), Cary Elwes ("The Princess Bride") and John Ratzenberger ("Cheers," the "Toy Story" films) are all part of this year's Cincinnati Comic Expo, happening September 22-24. 

A New Biography Of Marvel Legend Stan Lee

Sep 15, 2017

Prior to his appearance at the Cincinnati Comic Expo, local author Bob Batchelor has just published his biography of legendary Marvel Comics founder Stan Lee

Poetry reading: Our contributor Roberta Schultz shares a poem from her new chapbook, Songs From The Shaper's Harp.

Coming next to the Xavier University Jazz Series is a concert from Noah Preminger & Gary Versace with Brandon Coleman Trio on October 1. 

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