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. 

Local pediatric dentist Dr. Paul Sohi has released a beautiful photo book of rare and unique flowers native to his home in India. 

The Middletown Arts Center offers a wide variety of classes, exhibitions and even a program that gets art out into the community. 

Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie is a classic of American theater and has been presented thousands of times. 

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Commentary: Our David Lewis talks about – and shares the music of – Cincinnati native, torch singer, Broadway phenom, and possibly the inventor of the strapless dress, Libby Holman.

New Music From Local Singer Lisa Biales

Jan 27, 2017

Local singer Lisa Biales, back from recording in LA, is preparing to release her new CD, The Beat of My Heart

Arlita Jones is the playwright of the newest production at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Summerland

February 4 is the kick-off to this year's Mayerson JCC Jewish and Israeli Film Festival, titled "Secrets. Journeys. Discoveries." 

Dr. Charles Johnson, award-winning author, professor emeritus and acknowledge expert on race and literature, recently released his latest book, The Way of the Writer: Reflections on the Art and Craft of Storytelling

Starting February 2, Dayton's Human Race Theatre will present the world premiere of Eric Ulloa's 26 Pebbles, which deals with the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings on the community. 

Book Review: Roberta Schultz reviews two newly republished YA novels, written by Covington native Robert Schulkers in the 1940's. 

Local musician and artist Ellie Fabe has put pen to paper to create an illustrated version of a classic Jane Austen novel. 

Choral music director Rhonda Juliano is back with a new group of singers called Fluidity

Commentary: Rick Pender, Around Cincinnati contributor and executive editor/publisher of the Everything Sondheim online community, talks about the documentary Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened, about the original Broadway staging of Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along. The documentary will be shown on Sunday, January 29 at the Esquire Theatre (1pm) and Dayton's Neon Movies (7pm.)

The debut novel from Ed Tarkington is a coming-of-age story set in the south in the late 1970's/early 1980's. 

Cincinnati's Poet Laureate Pauletta Hansel reads her poem Class Lessons from her 2011 collection The Lives We Live In Houses

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