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.

Author and Playwright Brian Kimberling

Jun 14, 2013

Brian Kimberling has gone from the bucolic college life at Indiana University to becoming a produced playwright and, now, first time author. Barbara Gray talks with the novelist about the characters and the process of writing Snapper.

A Father's Day poem

Jun 14, 2013

On this Father’s Day, local poet Pauletta Hansel reads her poem Walking with my Father.

Student singers can apply for a choral scholar program

Jun 14, 2013

High school students looking to learn the fine art of choral singing are encouraged to apply for the Christ Church Cathedral’s choral scholar program. As Anne Arenstein learns from Stephan Casurella, the church’s music director, applications are due by June 30 for the 2013-14 season (September-May) and accepted students receive a monthly stipend for their participation.

Summertime version of Suits That Rock

Jun 14, 2013

They’re back! Suits That Rock, the successful fundraising concert for the The Carnegie in Covington returns with a summer themed event – SwimSuits That Rock – on June 22 and 29. Local business and civic leaders show off their true passion, music, by strapping on their guitars and beating their drums, all to support the children’s art education programs at The Carnegie. One of the rockers (and co-founder of this event), Fidelity Investments’ Kevin Canafax, joins Jim Stump with more information on the performers, the music, and the work of The Carnegie.

A song from country artist Billy Currington, who will be performing at the Kentucky Speedway prior to the Quaker State 400 race on June 29.

"Pinkhoneysuckle" by Barbara Everett Heintz

Jun 14, 2013

Lee Hay talks with longtime Cincinnati resident Barbara Everett Heintz about her book Pinkhoneysuckle, a semi-autobiographical tale of a woman growing up in what she refers to as “3rd world shame” in America’s Appalachian region.

Carmon DeLeone's Big Band in concert

Jun 7, 2013

Carmon DeLeone, longtime music director of the Cincinnati Ballet, is also an exceptional jazz drummer, and he and his band, Carmon DeLeone and the New Studio Big Band, will be in concert at The Carnegie in Covington on June 13. He joins Robyn Carey-Allgeyer to talk about his love of big band music and the wide repertoire the audience will hear during the Old, New, Borrowed and Blue concert.

Bestselling author Sheryl Woods

Jun 7, 2013

New York Times bestselling author Sheryl Woods has recently introduced readers to her new Ocean Breeze trilogy of emotional novels, and she’s with our Barbara Gray to talk about Sand Castle Bay, Wind Chime Point, and Sea Glass Island.

After a triumphant appearance with the Cincinnati Ballet in April, guitar virtuoso and former Cincinnatian Peter Frampton is coming back to town with a few of his friends: BB King and Sonny Landreth. They’ll be in concert at the PNC Pavilion on August 14 with a show called Frampton’s Guitar Circus Tour, and he spends a few minutes with Brian O’Donnell to talk about the music and these guitar legends.

New technology meets America’s pastime in sports photographer Brad Mangin’s new book: Instant Baseball: The Baseball Instagrams of Brad Mangin. As he tells Mark Heyne, he spent the entire 2012 baseball season, from spring training through the World Series, photographing the game and the players with Instagram on his iPhone4s, not his usual Canon cameras.

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