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.

MUSE, Cincinnati’s Women’s Choir, is preparing for its spring concert on April 18 and looking ahead to their 2015-16 season. The choir’s director, Rhonda Juliano, joins Anne Arenstein with a preview of the Here and Aware concert at St. Francis Seraph Church plus their collaboration with the Sarah Center.

The New School Montessori is the only elementary school taking part in the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s Project 38, where each of the Bard’s plays (or some part of one) will be performed by local schools. Jeff Groh, The New School’s assistant director and teacher and student actors Catherine Swift (4th grade) and Jack Giglia (6th grade) are with our Barbara Gray to talk about this challenging artistic undertaking.

In honor of National Poetry Month: a reading by local poet Grace Curtis.

A song from folk duo Indigo Girls in advance of their appearance with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra on April 19.

Louder Than a Bomb poetry slam is coming to Cincinnati on April 18.

John Aulabaugh is an alt-country/rock n’ roll singer and storyteller who will be in concert at Covington’s Madison Theater on April 18. He recently spoke by phone to Robyn Carey-Allgeyer about his new CD, the acclaimed producers he worked with on it, and the drug and alcohol addiction epidemic.

Book review: "A Spool of Blue Thread" by Anne Tyler

Apr 10, 2015

Book review: Kelly Blewett reviews Anne Tyler’s A Spool of Blue Thread.

Local doctor and artist Saad Ghosn joins our Barbara Gray to discuss his annual anthology, For a Better World: Poems & Drawings for Peace & Justice, and his search for artists for a May exhibit at the Art Academy of Cincinnati.

Jim Nolan talks with Misty Perholtz and Tim Seiwart from the band The Newbees about the April 17 fundraising concert, We All Shrine On, at the Southgate House Revival in Newport. The event will feature many local bands and musicians performing Beatles music and will benefit the Cincinnati Shriner’s Hospital for Children.

Violinist Eddy Kwon is one of the current Cincinnati Arts Ambassadors and the results of his award will be on display this month when the MYCincinnati Ambassador Ensemble, made up of young people from the MYCincinnati Youth Orchestra where he works perform several concerts around town. Stuart Holman talks with Eddy Kwon about the ambassadorship, his work with young musicians in Price Hill and his band, The Happy Maladies.

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