Around Cincinnati

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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.

Curious about a piece of music you heard on Around Cincinnati? You can find more information on the Around Cincinnati playlist.

March 11 will bring the first Cincinnati Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show at the Oasis Golf Club & Conference Center in Loveland. 

The 2018 Cincinnati International Wine Festival is returning to the Duke Energy Convention Center on March 8-10. 

This year, educational sessions are joining the Grand Tastings and Wine Dinners, and Mary Horn from Heidelberg Distributing joins Anne Arenstein to talk about her presentation on French wines.

A veteran of RuPaul's Drag Race TV show, Penny Tration is one of Cincinnati's premier drag performers. 

A new Memories from the Hills of Home from Katie Laur

On March 3, Manifest Drawing Center in East Walnut Hills will host an Uncommon Roots panel discussion on unique artistic visions and unusual photographic practices. 

The next Urban Appalachian Literary Salon (Being Out in Appalachia), presented by the Urban Appalachian Community Coalition, happens on March 1 at Lydia's on Ludlow

Cincinnati's theatre community is growing, but still small enough for personal relationships and mutual support. 

Applications for the next Artist-in-Residence for this summer's Price Hill Creative Community Festival are now available. 

New Edgecliff Theatre Presents "Venus In Fur"

Feb 23, 2018

New Edgecliff Theatre is back at Hoffner Lodge in Northside with a new production of David Ives' Venus in Fur starting March 1. 

March brings our area the National Women's History Month Festival to celebrate achievements and educate young women during a month of events. 

From Art Deco to Mid-Century Modern, the annual 20th Century Cincinnati show featuring unique furniture and accessories will return to the Sharonville Convention Center on February 24 and 25. 

The calendar may still say winter, but the summer months will be here soon, meaning now is the time to make plans for your kids during their school break. 

Celebrating The Life And Music Of Tracy Walker

Feb 16, 2018

For a quarter century, she's been one of Cincinnati's favorite singer/songwriters, sharing her talents in concert, at fundraisers and festivals, and on CD. 

In advance of his upcoming appearance at the Taft Theatre, a song from Rufus Wainwright

It's been 50 years since The Carpenters released their first album, and 35 years since Karen Carpenter passed away. A tribute concert organized by Maria Bruce, a Mount St. Joseph University student, will happen on campus on February 25. 

Coming to The National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting in West Chester on March 3: Boston puppeteer Wayne Martin discusses Cincinnati TV legend and puppet master Larry Smith.

The Debut Novel Of Cincinnati Native Michael Nye

Feb 9, 2018

Cincinnati native Michael Nye has written and released his debut novel, a coming of age story with loving references to his hometown. 

Interwoven: A New Exhibition of Contemporary Textiles is the exhibit currently on display at the Marta Hewett Gallery in OTR. 

A Poem From David Lee Garrison

Feb 9, 2018

Poetry Reading: David Lee Garrison reads Iris from his collection Carpeing the Diem: Poems about High School.

Playhouse in the Park is presenting the world premiere of playwright Deborah Zoe Laufer's play Be Here Now

A Review Of The New Biography Of Leonardo Da Vinci

Feb 9, 2018

Book review: Our Kelly Blewett reviews the extensive biography Leonardo Da Vinci by Walter Isaacson.

Leaving The Visual Arts For Martial Arts

Feb 9, 2018

One-time painter and arts educator Johanna Norris recently left Santa Fe, New Mexico and moved here with her husband to follow her new life's passion, martial arts. 

Book review: Roberta Schultz reviews the biography Virginia Hamilton: America's Storyteller by Julie K. Rubini.

Loren Long Tells Us About His New Book, "Love"

Feb 2, 2018

A beautiful new children's book, celebrating love in our lives from birth to death, features text by Matt de la Pena and illustrations by Cincinnati's own Loren Long

Poetry Reading: Roberta Schultz reads Lullaby, from her new chapbook, Songs from the Shaper's Harp.

The DIVA Jazz Orchestra is celebrating their Silver Anniversary this year with a brand-new CD. 

A Review Of "The Fonville Winans Cookbook"

Feb 2, 2018

Book Review: David Delegator reviews The Fonville Winans Cookbook: Recipes and Photographs from a Louisiana Artist, by Melinda Risch Winans and Cynthia LeJeune Noble.

Just in time for Valentine's Day, a love story for the ages. Recorded as part of last spring's Cincinnati visit of StoryCorps, legendary King Records drummer Philip Paul and his wife, Roberta, tell their story of a love that was worth the wait.

Book Review: "The Great Jazz And Pop Vocal Albums"

Feb 2, 2018

Book Review: Elaine Diehl reviews The Great Jazz and Pop Vocal Albums by Will Friedwald.

Twelve films will be part of this year's Mayerson JCC Jewish & Israeli Film Festival, kicking off February 1. 

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