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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Writers of Outstanding Words
1:30 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Young writer's program share their thoughts on the theme "Believe"

WOW students with our Barbara Gray

Writers of Outstanding Words, a creative writing and poetry program for children, celebrated the 150th Anniversary of Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation and the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington by composing verse under the theme Believe. Executive Director Sabina Barron and several of the young poets are in studio with Barbara Gray to talk about the project, two upcoming events and recite some of their poems.

Cincinnati World Cinema
1:30 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Movie Preview: James Gandolfini film retrospective

The James Gandolfini Retrospective, presented by Cincinnati World Cinema at the Sharonville Arts Center August 24 and 25

People notice when celebrities die, as they always get top billing on the news, and in discussions around the water cooler. But sometimes even the most jaded are taken aback at such an event. Such was the case a few weeks ago with the death of James Gandolfini at age 51. Starting in 1987 with a bit role in an unreleased film, Gandolfini worked his way through the ranks in Hollywood, playing in such films as True Romance, Get Shorty, and The Mexican, until he hit the motherlode of stardom with the role of Tony Soprano in HBO’s hit series The Sopranos. For eighty-six episodes of this dissection of a mob boss and his dysfunctional family, James Gandolfini commanded the home screen and won a Golden Globe and several Emmys for his efforts.

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The Carnegie in Covington
1:30 am
Fri August 9, 2013

The Broadway hit "Chicago" comes to Covington

Leslie Goddard (right) starts in "Chicago"
Matt Steffen

Anne Arenstein talks about The Carnegie in Covington’s new production of the hit Broadway musical Chicago with co-directors Dee Anne Bryll and Ed Cohen. This production features new Cincinnati residents, happy couple and Broadway veterans David Baum (choreographer) and Leslie Goddard (Roxy.)

Faux Frenchmen
1:30 am
Fri August 9, 2013

Jazz violinist Andy Stein coming to the area for three performances

Andy Stein

You may recognize the name Andy Stein from his frequent appearances as guest musician on A Prairie Home Companion. He’s a talented and respected jazz violinist who will be doing three appearances next week with Cincinnati’s own Faux Frenchmen. Brian O’Donnell gets all the details from band member George Cunningham.

Children's books
1:30 am
Fri August 9, 2013

Local author Andrea Cheng talks about her new trilogy

Perhaps Cincinnati’s most acclaimed author of children’s literature is Andrea Cheng. She’s in our studio with Barbara Gray to talk about her newest trilogy, which kicked off with the book The Year of the Baby.

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