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.

Today when Greater Cincinnati movie-goers want to catch a feature film they can head to one of the local multiplexes, a smaller art-house theater or even an IMAX. Or they can just stream a movie to their flat-screen TV or smart device. But there was a time when seeing a movie in Cincinnati meant a trip to the Albee, the Shubert, or one of the other dozen-plus theaters downtown, or to one of the suburban movie houses like the Covedale, the Mount Lookout Cinema, or the 20th Century in Oakley.

Anne Arenstein learns all about the Cincinnati Opera’s upcoming production of Puccini’s Turandot, taking place July 25, 29 and 31 at historic Music Hall, from Artistic Director Evans Mirageas.

Prime Numbers is the debut jazz CD from local musician Brad Myers, and he’s with Ron Esposito to talk about the music and the quintet of musicians who play with him.

New Orleans author Laura Lane McNeal has received much praise for her latest novel, Dollbaby, and spoke recently with Lee Hay about the plot and the research she did for the book.

Local artist and filmmaker C. Jacqueline Wood received a Globe Grant from People’s Liberty to create a unique installation in their new headquarters, the former Globe Furniture building in OTR.

The Lost Novel Of Ayn Rand

Jul 17, 2015

Dr. Leonard Peikoff, heir to Ayn Rand’s estate and founder of the Ayn Rand Institute discusses her lost novel, Ideal, with our Kelly Blewett.

A poetry reading by local poet Grace Curtis from her book, The Shape of a Box.

Michael Giacchino is the award-winning composer of TV, movie and video game scores, including Cars 2, Lost, Jurassic World, The Incredibles, and the 2009 reboot of the Star Trek films.

Is Music Hall haunted?

Jul 10, 2015

Cincinnati’s Music Hall is one of the most iconic buildings in our city, but is it haunted?  As Lee Hay learns from guest Judy Knuckles, you can experience the dark corners and cavernous depths of Music Hall by taking a Guided Ghost Tour.

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati’s D. Lynn Meyers has assembled an eclectic, challenging and acclaimed 2015-2016 roster of plays, and she joins Jim Stump to preview the entire season.

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