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 

Perhaps not as well-known as other university orchestras, but the NKU Philharmonic is one part of the comprehensive orchestral program at Northern Kentucky University

Louie's Legacy Animal Rescue, based here in Cincinnati, rescued more than 200 animals who were in shelters in Texas and Florida prior to Hurricane Harvey and Irma, taking on costs above their normal expenses. 

Poetry Reading: David Lee Garrison recites "First Date" from his new book, Carpeing the Diem: Poems About High School.

Northside is home to one of the area's most impressive art galleries, Joseph Clark Gallery Arts of Africa on Hamilton Avenue. 

Local musical icon Adrian Belew, much to his surprise, is now part of a new band called Gizmodrome with former drummer for The Police, Stewart Copeland

The stage version of the life and music of one of our area's favorite daughters, Rosemary Clooney, is coming to the stage at The Carnegie in Covington. 

Fast becoming a popular OTR destination is The Mini Microcinema, which shares smaller, outside-the-mainstream films with the broader community. 

Holiday shopping in our area would be incomplete without a stop at the Weaver's Guild of Greater Cincinnati Fiber Arts Sale and the Studio Collection Holiday Sale

One of the Cincinnati area's favorite singers, Nancy James (once of The Bob Braun Show) is preparing for two, very different, holiday concerts. 

Duets – that's the theme of this year's Blues & Boogie Piano Summit, the annual gathering of some of the world's best piano players, celebrating its 18th year. 

A new children's book celebrates local Navy SEAL Charles Keating IV, who was tragically killed by Islamic State militants while serving in Iraq. 

In a new installment of Memories from the Hills of Home, Katie Laur pays homage to one of the most heard, most popular bluegrass songs ever recorded. 

Time again for the fall edition of the Victory of Light Psychic Festival at the Sharonville Convention Center

Just in time for Halloween, Lee Hay ventures into Cincinnati's eerier side. 

Book Review: Jane Durrell reviews Cincinnatian Litsa SpanosSecrets of the Art World: Getting Real about the Process, Business and Selling of Your Work.

Ohio native and bestselling author Celeste Ng recently visited Cincinnati to promote her latest novel, Little Fires Everywhere

Trans-Siberian Orchestra returns to Cincinnati in December with two performances of the crowd-favorite holiday rock show, The Ghosts of Christmas Eve

Fans of The Walking Dead are anxiously anticipating the new season of the zombie drama on October 22. 

The 11th Annual Books by the Banks Cincinnati Regional Book Festival returns to the Duke Energy Convention Center on Saturday, October 28. 

New Music From Maurice Mattei

Oct 20, 2017

Local musician and artist Maurice Mattei is ready to release his latest CD, Jealous Wreck

Saad Ghosn, founder of SOS Art, is curating the current exhibit at the Kennedy Heights Arts Center, Voices from Oaxaca, Social and Cultural Reflections

Movie Review: "Lucky"

Oct 20, 2017

Movie Review: Our friend Larry Thomas is back with a review of Lucky, featuring the final screen performance of the late character actor Harry Dean Stanton.  Lucky is now showing at the Esquire Theatre in Clifton.

A Poem From Roberta Schultz

Oct 20, 2017

Poetry Reading: Around Cincinnati contributor Roberta Schultz reads the poem, “Iona,” from her  new chapbook, Songs from the Shapers Harppublished by Finishing Line Press.

Queen City Opera Presents Rossini's "Cinderella"

Oct 13, 2017

Queen City Opera returns to the Arts Center at Dunham with a production of Rossini's "Cinderella."

Two of the biggest holidays for puppeteers, Halloween and Christmas, are fast approaching. 

A Photographic Look At The Best Local Record Stores

Oct 13, 2017

A new photo book celebrating Cincinnati record stores has been released, just in time for gift-giving season. 

Cincinnati's Northside community embraces its diverse population, and two local human service agencies are teaming up to better support the neighborhood. 

Book Review: "Savage Country" From Robert Olmstead

Oct 13, 2017

Book Review: Barbara Gray reviews author Robert Olmstead's latest historic fiction, Savage Country, detailing this country's last major buffalo hunt.

The longest-running theatre company in Over the Rhine, Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati, has just completed an expansion and renovation to add comfort and amenities to their space on Vine Street. 

The next concert in the Xavier University Jazz Series brings together some familiar names in jazz, combined into a supergroup called Hudson