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.

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Author ML Stedman
1:30 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Book review: The Light Between Oceans

Our newest contributor, Kelly Blewett, has a review of the bestselling novel (now out in paperback) The Light Between Oceans by ML Stedman. The author will be appearing at Joseph Beth Booksellers at Rookwood on August 19 for a reading and signing.

"Lines Above"
1:30 am
Fri August 16, 2013

New CD from local jazz musician Rick VanMatre

Rick VanMatre, Adjunct Professor Emeritus of Jazz Studies and Saxophone at UC’s College-Conservatory of Music stops by the studio to talk with Ron Esposito about his new CD, Lines Above, and the upcoming release party at the Blue Wisp Jazz Club on September 6.

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.)