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.

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.

In honor of National Poetry Month: a reading from local poet Sarah Rose Nordgren.

Center Stage Players in North College Hill will wrap up their current season with a production of the perennial favorite, Godspell. Joining Anne Arenstein for a preview are the director, Judy Berrens, and the lead actor, Jeff Nieman.

The next Victory of Light Expo happens April 11 and 12 at the Sharonville Convention Center. Robyn Carey-Allgeyer previews this event with show organizer and psychic Victor Paruta, and Native American musician Douglas Blue Feather, who will be teaching flute lessons at the expo.

David Mamet’s provocative play Race is the next production of New Edgecliff Theatre, and will be presented in Hoffner Lodge in Northside starting April 9. Jim Stump talks about this play, David Mamet, and the cast with the director, Daryl Harris.

In honor of National Poetry Month: a reading from local poet Roberta Schultz.

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