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.

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The Big Screen
12:00 am
Fri November 8, 2013

Movie Review: Last Vegas

It’s seems logical that the big success of the two Hangover films should inspire a similar tale that might be referred to as “the Hangover on Medicare.” That sums up the concept of Last Vegas, in which four lifelong friends meet in Las Vegas for the wedding of one of them and to have the bachelor party of a lifetime. After having seen the rather lackluster trailer a couple of times, I was not necessarily eager to see Last Vegas, but surprise…I really liked it. The cast was terrific, the dialogue funny, and the situations revealed a nice mix of surprises, reconciliations, and warm fuzzies.

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"Bull" Now Playing
1:00 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Lots happening at Cincinnati's Know Theatre

There is a lot going on with Cincinnati’s Know Theatre – a production of Mike Bartlett’s Bull is now running; another Fringe favorite, Petunia & Chicken, returns for two nights (November 10 and 11); and The Naughty List returns to Arnold’s Bar & Grill for the holidays. In addition, a change in the theatre’s leadership is beginning. Rick Pender is joined in studio by current Producing Artistic Director Eric Vosmeier and his successor, Andrew Hungerford, to discuss this big change and all the productions.

Viva Humanities
1:00 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Frank X. Walker will appear at NKU on November 6

A poem from Kentucky’s current poet laureate, Frank X. Walker, who will be a featured speaker on November 6 at Northern Kentucky University’s Viva Humanities continuing celebration of the arts.

Cincinnati Ballet
1:00 am
Fri November 1, 2013

A preview of one of Cincinnati's great holiday traditions - The Nutcracker

Sarah Hairston of the Cincinnati Ballet

One of Cincinnati’s great holiday traditions is the Cincinnati Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker. The ballet’s prima ballerina, Sarah Hairston, joins our Anne Arenstein with a preview of this year’s production, and talks about some of her favorite roles in Tchaikovsky's classic.

Local author N.K. Smith
1:00 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Book review: "Are You Mine"

Kelly Blewett has a review of local author N.K. Smith’s newest novel, Are You Mine?