Around Cincinnati

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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, Robert Nave, Jane Durrell, David Delegator, Barbara Gray, Dave Lewis, Ron Esposito, Stuart Holman, and Kelly Blewett.  Brian O'Donnell, Frank Johnson, Suzanne Bona, Howard Wilkinson, Robyn Carey-Allgeyer, and Jim Nolan, staff members of Cincinnati Public Radio, also help out. 

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Cincinnati Arts and Technology Center

Aug 19, 2012

Clara Martin, the executive director of the Cincinnati Arts and Technology Center, talks with Robyn Carey-Allgeyer about the arts-based credit-recovery program for CPS high schoolers, as well as various programs offered at the Center.

Golden Ticket Art Show

Aug 19, 2012

Ruth Dickey from the Clifton Cultural Arts Center talks with Jim Stump about their Third Annual Golden Ticket Art Show, happening on September 7.

President John Sullivan

Aug 19, 2012

In advance of the new school year, Jane Durrell welcomes President John Sullivan from the Art Academy of Cincinnati to talk about the school’s fall term, their community education programs, and his feelings regarding Cincinnati since recently relocating here.

Author Amor Towles

Aug 19, 2012

Bestselling author Amor Towles will be visiting the downtown branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County on August 25, but first he talks with our Barbara Gray about his debut novel, Rules of Civility.

Music Among Friends Concert

Aug 19, 2012

Next Sunday is the Fifth Annual Music Among Friends classical music concert, benefiting the Literacy Council of Clermont and Brown Counties. Brian O’Donnell speaks with organizer, performer, literacy tutor and host of Sunday Baroque on 90.9 WGUC, Suzanne Bona, about the event and this year’s performers.

Larry Kirwan: Rock and Read

Aug 15, 2012

Featuring a solo performance by author, playwright and punk pioneer Larry Kirwan from the Irish rock band Black 47. He reads from some of his literary works and performs some of his memorable tunes in a one-man show recorded by WVXU on February 4th at the Irish Heritage Center of Greater Cincinnati.

Cincinnati Jazz

Aug 15, 2012

Lee Hay hosts a one-hour special featuring a profile of Ron Enyard, a review of Ernie Krivda’s latest cd “Blues for Pekar,” and a performance by the popular jazz group, the Faux Frenchmen.

Frank Johnson talks with jazz drummer Ron Enyard, who’s played with many legendary jazz musicians and includes stories of his jazz career and the jazz scene in Cincinnati. There will be songs from the many legendary jazz musicians he listened to over the years.

A Poetry Reading from Saad Ghosen

Aug 12, 2012

Saad Ghosn reads a poem by Richard Hague,"Conduit," from the 2012 Book of Poems & Drawings on Peace & Justice

Nicholas Radina

Aug 12, 2012

Nicholas Radina, Programming Director of Salsa on the Square, will be releasing the 4th annual cd which will be given away on a first-come first-served basis at the Salsa night event on August 23.  Brian O’Donnell also finds out about the remaining Salsa on the Square schedule and the new book coming out soon entitled Salsanati.

Maple Creek Artisan Center

Aug 12, 2012

Vickie Ginn from the Maple Creek Artisan Center in Moscow, Ohio, joins Robyn Carey-Allgeyer to discuss the center’s financial issues and plans this fall.

Until Sadie Blotz

Aug 12, 2012

Jane Durrell speaks with Melissa Godoy and Amy Kruep, the forces behind Until Sadie Blotz, a local film that uses Alzheimer patients from DaySTAE as actors.


Aug 12, 2012

Xanadu, the wonderfully cheesy 1980’s movie musical has been adapted for the stage, and The Carnegie will present the first local production, under the direction of Alan Patrick Kenney. Jim Stump talks roller skating, muses and Gene Kelly with Carnegie Theater Director Joshua Steele.

Celtic Women International

Aug 12, 2012

Cyndi Matyi talks with Barbara Gray about the local chapter of Celtic Women International.

Play it Forward Foundation

Aug 12, 2012

Brian O’Donnell speaks with Jim Hunt about the upcoming auction on August 17th at the Redmoor in Mount Lookout to benefit the Play it Forward Foundation, which provides financial assistance to area musicians.

Preserving Cemeteries in Columbia Tusculum

Aug 8, 2012

The Cincinnati Preservation Society is working diligently to preserve cemeteries in Columbia Tusculum. Executive Director Paul Mueller joins Barbara Gray to discuss the historic relevance of these cemeteries and the extensive efforts and partnerships that are collaborating on this project.