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.

June 2 is the final concert of the season for the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra. Conductor Mischa Santora and Executive Director Thom Mariner join Brian O’Donnell to talk about this special, patron-voted program.

Local author Lori Foster

May 24, 2013

Sexy cops. Hidden pasts. Deadly secrets. All these, and more, are part of local author Lori Foster’s newest novel, Bare It All, and she’s with our Barbara Gray to talk all about this newest entry in her Love Undercover series. She also talks about her popular Reader & Author Get Together event in West Chester, Ohio. Proceeds from this event have benefited many worthy local causes. This year’s event will take place on June 6-9.

If you don’t know the story of a Kentucky-bred colt that upset the racing world in 1954, then you are going to want to hear about Never Say Die at the famed Epsom Derby in England. Author James Nicholson weaves a fascinating story of this international upset and how it impacted the thoroughbred racing industry in the Bluegrass State. James Nicholson is on the phone with our Stuart Holman to discuss Never Say Die: A Kentucky Colt, the Epsom Derby, and the Rise of the Modern Thoroughbred Industry.

NKU Faculty Jazz Ensemble's William Brian Hogg

May 24, 2013

The Northern Kentucky University Faculty Jazz Ensemble has released its debut CD, and our Frank Johnson talks with the co-producer of the project, Director of Jazz Studies/Assistant Professor of Saxophone William Brian Hogg.

5th Street Gallery

May 24, 2013

Jane Durrell welcomes in to our studio two of the local artists behind the 5th Street Gallery, a collaborative of a wide variety of artists in many different media. Ober-Rae Livingstone is an artist and manager of the Gallery, and former Enquirer reporter-turned-fulltime artist Sara Pearce, discuss the role of the gallery and its heart-of-the-city location at the Hilton Netherland Plaza Hotel.

"And All That Madness"

May 24, 2013

Novelist Joan Merrill uses the New York City jazz scene as the backdrop for her latest mystery, And All That Madness, and the authors joins Barbara Gray on the phone to talk about her creative injection of jazz into this story.

Cincy Fringe Festival

May 24, 2013

The 10th Annual Cincy Fringe Festival kicks off on May 28, and joining Lee Hay with a preview of this year’s anniversary event is Producing Artistic Director Eric Vosmeier.

"Shipwrecked! An Entertainment"

May 17, 2013

The final production in the Playhouse in the Park season is the rough and ready, but family friendly, Shipwrecked! An Entertainment by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies. Anna Goller, the props master at the Playhouse, joins our Rick Pender to discuss the challenges of bringing this Thompson Shelterhouse presentation to life.

Author David Baldacci

May 17, 2013

Barbara Gray talks with New York Times bestselling novelist David Baldacci about his newest thriller, The Hit, and his decision to bring back the character Will Robie, the highly trained assassin who periodically assists the U.S. Government in eliminating the worst of the worst.

Classical Revolution is a national movement to perform high-quality chamber music in non-traditional settings, in order to expose a new audience to this genre. Laura Sabo is the local Classical Revolution organizer, and she’s with our Jim Stump to talk about how the movement began and where Cincinnatians can hear a future performance.

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