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, 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, 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. 

Around Cincinnati is made possible in part by a grant from ArtsWave.

SOS ART - A Festival Of Art With A Positive Message

May 12, 2017

SOS ART uses art to give voice to issues of peace and justice. Founder Saad Ghosn, an artist and writer, joins Jane Durrell to preview their upcoming festival featuring an art exhibit, readings, a book publication, and more.

Longtime music journalist and historian Larry Nager is returning to Cincinnati to speak at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County as part of Miami Regionals Appalachian Studies project. 

Spring and summer are primetime for everything that makes Findlay Market so special – the food, vendors, and special events. 

Book Review: "Eating Korea" By Graham Holliday

May 12, 2017

Book Review: David Delegator reviews Eating Korea: Reports on a Culinary Renaissance by Graham Holliday.

Cincinnati is one of the "characters" in the locally-produced film 75, which tells the stories of families impacted by the current heroin epidemic. 

The next edition of the Cincinnati 5: First Person book series which spotlights the work of local artists, is now available. 

Cirque du Soleil is returning to Cincinnati with its unique style of acrobatics, gymnastics, dance and theatre. 

Bestselling author David Baldacci is back with a new Amos Decker mystery. 

Preview This Year's Appalachian Festival

May 8, 2017

The 48th Annual Appalachian Festival returns to Coney Island the weekend of May 12-14. 

Book Review: Roberta Schultz reviews the latest from author Tracy ChevalierAt the Edge of the Orchard.

Preparations for this year's Cincinnati Fringe Festival are well underway and patrons will discover an extra day of shows, a 60-minute max for each production, and a couple new venues. 

Celebrating National Poetry Month: Barbara Gray welcomes to the studio Kate Fadick, a local poet and author of the new collection Self-Portrait as Hildegard of Bingen.

Frank Johnson shares details on the Educational Theatre Association's JumpStart Theatre Showcase, featuring performances from six local high schools. 

A New Book About The Musical Legacy Of Prince

Apr 28, 2017

It's been just over one year since the death of music superstar Prince. A new book about his life and music called Dig If You Will The Picture is now out and the author, Ben Greenman, is on the phone to discuss Prince with our Ron Esposito.

The warmer weather is here and that means it's time for Latin dancing on the square for the 10th year! 

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