Around Cincinnati

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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. 

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Book Review: "Devoured" by Sophie Egan

Aug 5, 2016

Book Review: David Delegator has a review of Sophie Egan's fascinating new book, Devoured: From Chicken Wings to Kale Smoothies--How What We Eat Defines Who We Are.

50th Anniversary of The Beatles At Crosley Field:

Lee Hay previews her special commemorating the The Beatles' 1966 concert at iconic Crosley Field, airing this Saturday from 8-10pm and the upcoming free community event, The Beatles At Crosley – 50 Years Later, happening on Sunday, August 21 at the Blue Ash Sports Center

What ArtWorks Is Up To This Summer

Jul 29, 2016

Summer in Cincinnati is peak season for the artistic endeavors of ArtWorks

Dr. Brian Volck is a local physician at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, as well as a writer and poet. 

The 10th Summer Of Free Shakespeare In The Park

Jul 29, 2016

This summer is the 10th year for Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's presentation of free productions in area parks. 

A Conversation With Local Sculptor John Leon

Jul 29, 2016

John Leon has been sculpting for over 40 years and often uses music as his inspiration. 

Barbara Gray is joined on the phone by Melissa Fay Greene, author of The Underdogs: Children, Dogs, and the Power of Unconditional Love, the account of one woman who, after being turned down for a service dog for being 'too disabled," took a nurse's advice and raised her own. 

The Cincinnati World Piano Competition will celebrate its 60th anniversary with a dynamic concert on Saturday, July 30 at the University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music

He's an acclaimed solo artist and a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as one of the founding members of Traffic

Author C.W. Gortner has written a new biographical novel of one of the true Hollywood legends, and enigmas, Marlene Dietrich

The music and dancers, the food and the beer, all of it part of the annual Dayton Celtic Festival

Morgan Rigaud is a Northern Kentucky-based fine and decorative arts/collectibles appraiser who appears regularly on the KET program Kentucky Collectibles, which will be taping at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center on August 20. 

Poetry reading: Local poet Richard Hague reads from his book, Beasts, River, Drunk Men, Garden, Burst and Light: Sequences and Long Poems.  

MYCincinnati, the music program for young people in Price Hill, has two exciting projects taking place, including a CD of lullabies recorded in collaboration with Hawaiian musicians. 

Behind The Scenes At The Cincinnati Opera

Jul 15, 2016

Prior to the Cincinnati Opera's season-ending performances of Puccini's Tosca, Rick Pender sits down for a conversation with Glenn Plott, their director of production.