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.

A poem from Brian Volck

Feb 14, 2014

Brian Volck recites his poem In Winter from his book, Flesh Becomes Word.

The Cincinnati Auto Expo opens February 19

Feb 14, 2014

Charlie Howard, Executive Vice President of the Greater Cincinnati Auto Dealers Association, previews the upcoming Cincinnati Auto Expo, happening February 19-23 at the Duke Energy Convention Center, with our Robyn Carey Allgeyer.

Debut of the Global Water Dance-Cincinnati HD video

Feb 14, 2014

Last year’s Global Water Dance, an international effort to bring attention to the dangers facing Earth’s water supply, had a strong presence in Cincinnati that was recorded by five HD cameras and the resulting video is now ready to be shown. Organizers Shari Lauter and Fanchon Shur join Ron Esposito with details on the event, the shooting and editing process, and the debut happening February 23 at Hebrew Union College.

Sometimes it doesn’t pay to over anticipate a new film, as it can often end in disappointment. That happened to me last year with Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained. And now it’s happened again with George Clooney’s The Monuments Men. And although it pains me to say so, the fault has to lie with Clooney himself for choosing to wear so many hats on one head. He starred, directed, produced, and co-wrote this tale of World War II intrigue. We already know he’s a really capable actor and director. Maybe he should stick to doing what he does best instead of trying to cover all the bases himself.

Sue Monk Kidd, author of the bestsellers The Secret Life of Bees and The Mermaid Chair, returns with her first new novel in eight years, The Invention of Wings (currently #1 on the New York Times bestseller list) and she’s on the phone with our Barbara Gray.