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, Jim Stump, Roberta Schultz, Jane Durrell, David Delegator, Barbara Gray, Dave Lewis, Ron Esposito, Stuart Holman, and Kelly Blewett.  Brian O'Donnell, Frank Johnson, Suzanne Bona, Howard Wilkinson, 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  Around Cincinnati is made possible in part by a grant from ArtsWave.

Book Review: "Next Door To The Dead: Poems"

Oct 23, 2015

Book review:

Every other year, the Cincinnati Art Museum pairs some of its magnificent art collection with creative floral arrangements for Art in Bloom.

Kelly Blewett has a review of Katherine Howe’s new novel, The Appearance of Annie van Sinderen

Acclaimed classical guitarist Sharon Isbin will be performing at Parrish Auditorium on the Hamilton campus of Miami Universitt on Saturday, October 24.

Blake Robison, producing artistic director at Playhouse in the Park, is directing Dana Yeaton’s Mad River Rising, opening on October 22.

Cincinnati’s Queen City Chamber Opera is ready to present its next production in collaboration with the Wagner Society of Cincinnati and Artistic Director Isaac Selya; David Leigh, bass; and tenor Stephen Carroll are with Anne Arenstein to preview Siegfried, Act II, taking place October 23 and 25 at the Arts Center at Dunham.

A Poem From Richard Hague

Oct 16, 2015

Local poet Richard Hague reads one of his poems from his book, During the Recent Extinctions: New and Selected Poems 1984-2012.

Keep on Fighting: The Life and Civil Rights Legacy of Marian A. Spencer is the recently released biography of the 95 year-old Cincinnati activist.

A new online calendar has been rolled out by ArtsWave for the greater Cincinnati area's arts community. will highlight concerts, exhibitions, classes and other arts happenings including experimental performances, music lectures, as well as cultural festivals and art house films.

The latest regional premiere at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati is a one-man play called Buyer & Cellar, which answers the age-old question, what if Barbra Streisand decided to purge her lifetime of showbiz memorabilia?