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, 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. 

Local piano legend Phil DeGreg and his trio will release a new CD, Queen City Blues, at a party on September 21 at The Greenwich in Walnut Hills. 

A Song From Doris Day

Sep 15, 2017

The song "Ohio" from Cincinnati native Doris Day

Celebrating King Records Month: Hank Ballard & The Midnighters

In honor of Cincinnnati's celebration of King Records in September, I produced a special about Hank Ballard & the Midnighters which will air on Saturday, September 9th at 11pm and again Sunday, September 10th at 7pm.  Music historian Brian Powers spoke by telephone recently with the two remaining Midnighters, Billy Davis and Norman Thrasher.  They've both been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as the Midnighters.

The new Cincinnati Shakespeare Company theatre is finished and ready to present its first production. 

Music trio Raison D'Etre is preparing for another end-of-summer run at the 10th Annual Old West Festival

Wake is a new children's book written and illustrated by the mother-daughter duo Leah Busch and Shawn Dougherty

In the space that once housed Herzog Studios, purportedly where Cincinnati's first R&B music was recorded, is now Herzog Music, a retail and teaching music shop. 

As the local Oktoberfest season kicks off, some of the busiest people will be the members of the Klaberheads band. 

Coming September 9 will be the 9th Annual Westwood Art Show featuring local and regional artists, food, music and fun for the kids. 

A song from Makana, one of Hawaii’s cultural ambassadors, who’ll be performing at the Ludlow Garage on Friday, September 8.  

Our first edition of Katie Laur's Memories from the Hills of Home

Labor Day weekend brings the annual Lunken Airport Days, a celebration of flight and aviation at the east end airport. 

Cameron Cochran

Local steel guitarist Cameron Cochran will spend September celebrating King Records Month with a series of performances and a tribute to the iconic locally-produced TV show, Midwestern Hayride

Live Jazz Coming To Xavier University

Aug 25, 2017

The Xavier University Jazz Music Series is preparing for a new season of live performances, beginning September 17. 

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