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
1:00 am
Sat October 12, 2013

Movie Review: Gravity

Ever since science fiction took off like a rocket at the movie box office in 1950, one of the favorite, and most feared, story lines was being lost in space, never to return to Planet Earth again. More often than not, these very low-budget astronauts were shot against cardboard sets, which occasionally moved when bumped into, almost never seemed to be without gravity of some sort keeping them upright and moving around, and only had a smattering of non-descript knobs to twiddle with. Yes, sixty-three years ago was the sci-fi Stone Age when it came to space travel in the movies.

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The Betts House
1:00 am
Sat October 12, 2013

New exhibit: Bricks, Barrel Vaults, & Beer: The Architectural Legacy of Cincinnati Breweries

The Betts House in Cincinnati’s west end has just opened its newest, major exhibition called Bricks, Barrel Vaults, & Beer: The Architectural Legacy of Cincinnati Breweries. With the explosion of new and historic breweries throughout the city, this could not be a timelier exhibit as Dayle Dearduff, interim executive director, tells our Jane Durrell.

Cedar Cove series
1:00 am
Sat October 12, 2013

Bestselling author Debbie Macomber talks about "The Inn at Rose Harbor"

Debbie Macomber is the author of the New York Times bestselling series of Cedar Cove novels, and her newest one, The Inn at Rose Harbor, is now out. The author joins Kelly Blewett on the phone to talk about the popularity of this series as well as the Hallmark Channel series based on her books.

Cuban Music
1:00 am
Sat October 12, 2013

A discussion of music and the arts in Cuba

Len Sternberg has led four trips of WGUC listeners on tours of Cuba, so he joins musician Ron Esposito to talk about the importance Fidel Castro puts on arts and culture, how the government helps fund the production of CD’s, and the abundance of music in every Cuban village and town.

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati
1:30 am
Fri October 4, 2013

"Rapture, Blister, Burn" by Gina Gionfriddo prepares for debut

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati is premiering a fascinating new play by Gina Gionfriddo called Rapture, Blister, Burn about two ex-best friends jealous of each other’s lives. One of the lead actors, Jen Joplin, joins Rick Pender to talk about the play, her character, and some of today’s issues the play addresses.