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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Peggy Sweeney-McDonald
1:32 am
Fri July 12, 2013

"Meanwhile, Back at Cafe du Monde…Life Stories about Food"

It started as a one-woman food monologue…then other famous foodies joined in…suddenly Peggy Sweeney-McDonald had a hit which she has now turned into a beautiful coffee table book. Meanwhile, Back at Cafe du Monde…Life Stories about Food is now out and Barbara Gray learns all about it from the author.

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Commonwealth Theatre
1:32 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Ken Jones directs his play "Church Girls"

"Church Girls"

Northern Kentucky University’s theater director Ken Jones is in our studio with our Jim Stump to talk about two summer productions he’s directing: Church Girls (which he wrote) for the Commonwealth Theatre and the recently completed A Lincoln: A Pioneer Tale for the Lincoln Amphitheater in Lincoln City, Indiana.

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Performance Workshop
1:32 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Local singer Susan Didrichsen back in town

Brian O'Donnell and guest, Susan Didrichsen

Cincinnati native Susan Didrichsen left for the bright lights of New York and is now a successful singer, working with such artists as Spyro Gyra, Wilson Pickett, Jennifer Hudson and many more. She’s now helping up-and-coming singers, and as Brian O’Donnell learns, she’ll be in town on July 20 to present her NYC Vocal Performance Workshop.

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Cincy World Cinema
1:32 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Movie Review: "Kapringen" and "Sightseers"

Cincinnati World Cinema is back in action on the big screen this coming weekend with two different European visions of suspense. The first film is Sightseers, from British director Ben Wheatley. Coming from a background of commercials and short films, Wheatley has been earning points among the indie film crowd in his native country. In his latest feature film, he mixes genres, blending romance, road movie, suspense and pitch-black humor.

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"Soul Burst"
1:32 am
Fri July 12, 2013

WEB EXTRA: Meet musician/life coach Ron Esposito

WEB ONLY: An extended interview with local life coach and musician Ron Esposito as he talks about his just released CD Soul Burst with Lee Hay. They discuss his creative process, some of the guest artists on the new CD, the digital recording process and more.

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