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.

Kelly Blewett is joined by bestselling author Kimberla Lawson Roby, writer of the new novel A Prodigal Son, the latest in her Rev. Curtis Black series, to discuss the series and using the biblical story of the prodigal son as the theme for this book.

Learn about Cincinnati's Gaden Samdrupling Buddhist Monastery

Jun 13, 2014

Gaden Samdrupling Buddhist Monastery, founded in 1999, is a community center for Buddhist study, practice, and culture located on the west side of Cincinnati. Robyn Carey-Allgeyer talks with Jam Yang Lama from the center to learn of its history, mission and the classes and teachings they offer.

Bestselling author Richard Paul Evans returns to Around Cincinnati to talk with our Barbara Gray about his latest novel, Walking on Water, which concludes the Alan Christoffersen series about a walk across America.

Jane Durrell has a review of the Shawn Patrick Tubb book, Cincinnati's Terrace Plaza Hotel: An Icon of American Modernism, as well as an update on future plans for the historic building.

Frank Johnson has a reminder about the upcoming MamLuft & Co. Dance performance of The Tragedy of Time, their contribution to the Cincinnati Remembers WWI effort.

Dr. Casey Hayes, the artistic director for the Cincinnati Men’s Chorus, joins Lee Hay with a preview of their June 21-22 concert, Boys, Boas and Bears, featuring special guest Tom Goss.

Movie Review: The Angriest Man in Brooklyn

Jun 13, 2014

With all the various platforms available for movie delivery these days, there are some films that totally slip by unnoticed, since they don’t get a regular theatrical release. Such is the case with The Angriest Man in Brooklyn. It had a one-week run in New York and Los Angeles, and then went to the video-on-demand section of your cable or satellite provider. Despite the title, and presence of star Robin Williams, it’s not a comedy. Williams plays an attorney in Brooklyn whose hard knocks have completely soured him on life, and he’s determined to take it out on anyone who’s handy, which he does with great regularity. A minor incident causes him to go to his doctor, who is out of town. The attending physician tells Williams that a previous scan revealed a brain aneurism and that he is likely to die within the next ninety minutes. So what would you do in such circumstances? Live it to the fullest? Try to reconnect with those from whom you are estranged? Or be even angrier?

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Free tickets for this year’s LumenoCity, happening August 1-3 in Washington Park, will be made available to the public starting Monday morning, June 9. Chris Pinelo from the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra joins Frank Johnson to share the details on the second year of this event and how to go about getting tickets.

Dr. Arthur Townley , a Michigan dentist and pottery lover, is the man who rescued Rookwood Pottery by using his life savings to purchase all the assets of the historic Cincinnati company prior to its sale to overseas interests. Rookwood expert Riley Humler and George Hibben from today’s Rookwood join Stuart Holman to share the story of Dr. Townley and his determination to see the company returned to Cincinnati and to producing its classic pottery.

Anne Arenstein welcomes SCPA and CCM alum Darrell D. Miller, recently featured in Variety as one of the world’s leading entertainment attorneys. He was recently in Cincinnati to talk with students about his local education, practicing entertainment law in Hollywood, and some of his more notable clients, including fellow SCPA grad Rocky Carroll.

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