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.

Visionaries + Voices is one of this area’s unique arts organizations, dedicated to showcasing and developing works from artists with a variety of disabilities. New programs are also allowing the artists to teach their talents to children and adults. Krista Gregory, exhibitions director, and Samantha Charek, educational outreach director, join Jane Durrell to talk about the wide-range of programs and events organized by V+V.

Author and WKU professor David Bell

Jan 10, 2014

David Bell is a successful author and English professor at Western Kentucky University. His latest suspense thriller is entitled Never Come Back and he’s on the phone to talk about this new book with Barbara Gray.

Erin Foley is one of the country’s finest stand-up comedians and she’s bringing her new show, Lady with Pockets, to The Redmoor in Mt. Lookout on January 23. She spends a few minutes with our Jim Nolan discussing her career, the genesis of this new show, and some of the challenges of being a touring female comedian.

The Cincinnati Actor’s Studio is the longest year-round operating acting school in the Queen City. Founders Steve Francia and Bob Elkins are with Robyn Carey-Allgeyer to discuss their background, how the school began and what separates it from other similar programs. Bob also talks about his role as the DJ in the classic Sissy Spacek film, Coal Miner’s Daughter.

Leave it to the Coen Brothers to come up with a film full of colorful characters, although not always likeable, delicious dialogue, and a tale that may hold moral implications for many viewers. Such is their latest outing, Inside Llewyn Davis. The title character is an aspiring folk singer at the beginning of the folk singing renaissance in 1961. He started as one-half of a duo, which broke up, and now he’s trying for a solo career. Llewyn Davis is completely at loose ends. He’s on the outs with what’s left of his family, has no permanent address, and is getting nowhere fast with his chosen profession. He spends the film on a journey of discovery…but for what? Fame? Love? Or maybe just looking for himself, whoever that may be.