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 Eternal Wonder
12:00 am
Fri January 3, 2014

A recently discovered novel from Nobel Prizer winner Pearl S. Buck

Edgar Walsh, son of the Nobel Prize winning author of The Good Earth, Pearl S. Buck, speaks with our Barbara Gray about the discovery of a previously unknown novel by his mother. The Eternal Wonder was discovered 40 years after the author’s death, and was just released late last year.

Soul superstar
12:00 am
Fri January 3, 2014

An interview with acclaimed singer Bettye LaVette

Soul singer Bettye LaVette made her first album at the age of 16, but true success eluded her until her mid-50’s when she released I’ve Got My Own Hell to Raise. Since then, she’s been featured as a performer at the 2008 Kennedy Center Honors (she performed a talked-about version of The Who’s Love, Reign O’er Me at their induction) and at President Obama’s pre-inaugural concert in 2009. Bettye LaVette talks about her career, the struggles of aging in show business, and her career resurgence after those two high-profile performances with our Ron Esposito.

The Big Screen
12:00 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Movie Review: Saving Mr. Banks

I’m more than likely in the minority on this film, but I have a few problems with Saving Mr. Banks, in which Tom Hanks as Walt Disney is having difficulty with the prickly author of the book Mary Poppins, played by Emma Thompson, who wants to micromanage every aspect of the film’s production. If you have seen the trailer, it appears to be a feel-good tale of moviemaking surrounding one of the most beloved films ever made. What the trailer doesn’t reveal is that it’s really two films in one.

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Writer's Digest
12:00 am
Fri December 27, 2013

Local author Chuck Sambuchino has 2 new market books and a movie deal!

Chuck Sambuchino, author and editor for Cincinnati-based Writer’s Digest, tells Barbara Gray about two new market books he has coming out: 2014 Guide to Literary Agents and the 2014 Children’s Writers's & Illustrator’s Market. He also talks about how his book, How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack, has been optioned by a Hollywood studio as a possible film.

Cincinnati Museum Center
12:00 am
Fri December 27, 2013

New American Indian Education Center in Newtown

The Cincinnati Museum Center recently opened the new American Indian Education Center in the Village of Newtown. Frank Johnson learns more about this interactive museum featuring rare artifacts from Bob Genheimer, the George Rieveschl Curator of Archeology at the Museum Center.

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