Around Cincinnati

Sundays at 7 PM

Greater Cincinnati has a vibrant arts scene, and Around Cincinnati keeps you up to date with local, regional and national guests.  Each week from 7-8pm on Sunday evenings, you'll hear from local contributors who with their guests explore a wide range of subjects from books & poetry, art exhibitions, theatrical productions, area choirs, concerts and musicians, as well as festivals and dance groups.  Some of the contributors include Rick Pender, Anne Arenstein, Jim Stump, Roberta Schultz, Jane Durrell, David Delegator, Barbara Gray, Dave Lewis, Ron Esposito, Cliff Radel, Brian Powers, Stuart Holman, and Kelly Blewett.  Brian O'Donnell, Frank Johnson, Suzanne Bona, Howard Wilkinson, and Jim Nolan, staff members of Cincinnati Public Radio, also help out. 

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If you have an interview idea for Around Cincinnati, please contact Lee Hay, Producer/Host of Around Cincinnati, at Lhay@wvxu.org.  Around Cincinnati is made possible in part by a grant from ArtsWave.

Laurie Wilson

Sep 21, 2012

Laurie Wilson from Game Plan Strategy Student Coaching works directly with high schools students to plan their career paths and the route there through higher education. She’s in-studio with Robyn Carey-Allgeyer to discuss the challenges today’s students face, and provides details of an upcoming information session she will host on October 13.

Ricky Nye & the Paris Blues Band

Sep 21, 2012

Lee Hay shares the piece Mean Ol’ Frisco from the new Ricky Nye & the Paris Blues Band CD entitled Jump Steady.

Poet Gerry Grubbs

Sep 14, 2012

A poetry reading by Gerry Grubbs.

Jazz Guitarist Bobby Broom

Sep 14, 2012

Acclaimed jazz performer Bobby Broom and his trio will be in town performing at the Thompson House on September 21, and he speaks by phone with Frank Johnson to discuss his music and his recent CD Bobby Broom Plays for Monk.

Melodic Connections

Sep 14, 2012

Robin Carey-Allgeyer learns more about Melodic Connections, a non-profit music therapy organization, and the upcoming Fall Fundraiser Bash, from Executive Director Betsy Zenk Nuseibah.

Local Artist Featured in ArtPrize 2012

Sep 14, 2012

Sylvia Rombus from the Malton Gallery and artist Edward Cassagrande are taking their recent Bridging Humanity exhibition to ArtPrize 2012 in Grand Rapids, Michigan where, for the first time, one exhibit will be featured on the city’s Gillette Bridge. Jane Durrell welcomes them and learns more about this honor and this well-known citywide art event.

Author Shelley Shepard

Sep 14, 2012

New York Times bestselling local author Shelley Shepard Gray visits with Barbara Gray to discuss her latest two books in the trilogy of The Secrets of Crittenden County novels: The Search and

CSO Welcomes Renée Fleming

Sep 14, 2012

This year’s Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s Opening Night on September 18 features internationally acclaimed soprano Renée Fleming making her Cincinnati debut. As part of this special evening, the Bella Notte Gala will include cocktails and dinner prior to the concert and a dessert reception afterwards.

Comic book artist Tony Moore, one of the originators of the Walking Dead graphic novel series, sits down with Jim Nolan to discuss his work as well as the upcoming Cincinnati Comic Expo on September 22-23.

Poet Gerry Grubbs

Sep 7, 2012

Local poet Gerry Grubbs shares his poem, This Day.

The Red Chamber

Sep 7, 2012

Ohio author and former professor at Oberlin College, Pauline Chen, has published her first novel, The Red Chamber, and she joins Barbara Gray to talk about this retelling of the Chinese literary classic Dream of the Red Chamber.

Antibalas

Sep 7, 2012

David Delegator shares a preview of the band Antibalas, a jazz-influenced Afropop band from Brooklyn, NY, which is coming to the Taft Theatre on September 15.

Cincinnati Library Hosts Steamboat Exhibit

Sep 7, 2012

Steamboats through an Early Lens is the newest exhibit at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County’s main branch downtown. Jane Durrell welcomes Patricia van Skaik from the Library’s Genealogy and Local History Department to discuss this fascinating photographic exhibition and the history of steamboats in Cincinnati.

A Blessing to One Another

Sep 7, 2012

Returning to Cincinnati after seven years touring the country is A Blessing to One Another: Pope John Paul II and the Jewish People. This interfaith exhibit will be on display in the Skirball Museum at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion beginning September 10. Lee Hay speaks with one of the exhibit’s creators, Dr. James Buchanan, and the Skirball Museum’s curator, Jennifer Jensen

Ariel String Quartet

Sep 7, 2012

The Ariel String Quartet opens the University of Cincinnati - College Conservatory of Music’s new concert season on September 11. Anne Arenstein speaks with Amit Even-Tov and Jann Grunning, two members of the Quartet, about their 10th anniversary together and their new quartet-in-residence status at CCM.

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