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, 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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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.

Meet Phil Proctor

Sep 28, 2012

Our Jim Stump has a profile of a Hollywood name you might not know, but who is a prolific actor and voice-over artist with an impressive background. Phil Proctor was a member of the famed Firesign Theater, acted in films, TV and Broadway, and is the voice of many animated characters such as the drunk monkey in the Dr. Dolittle films; Howard in the Emmy winning cartoon “Rugrats”; and Seahorse Bob in Disney/Pixar's “Finding Nemo.”

Julia Duffy Ward

Sep 28, 2012

Our favorite local world traveler, Julia Duffy Ward from Oxford, recently traveled to Norway, to the last village accessible by road on Norway’s largest island. She shares her commentary about this adventure in her audio essay, “Patriotism in the Land of the Midnight Sun.”

Blue Man Group Live!

Sep 21, 2012

Genevieve Miller from the Broadway in Cincinnati series joins Robyn Carey-Allgeyer to discuss the upcoming run of the world famous Blue Man Group at the Aronoff Center.

Dr. Ralph Stanley at MidPoint

Sep 21, 2012

Bluegrass legend Dr. Ralph Stanley and his Clinch Mountain Boys will appear Saturday, September 29 at the Emery Theatre as part of this year’s MidPoint Music Festival. Local musician Ed Cunningham from the Comet Bluegrass All-Stars talks about the impact and legacy of Ralph Stanley with Lee Hay.

Author Martha Moody

Sep 21, 2012

Martha Moody, author of Sharp and Dangerous Virtues, will be appearing at this year’s Books by the Banks Festival, talking with fans about her dystopian look at a future government-mandated agricultural zone based in her hometown of Dayton.

Al Roche

Sep 21, 2012

Lee Hay has a profile of antique dealer Al Roche, a former Cincinnatian, now living in Texas and working as a sculptor. He talks about how eBay has affected the antique business; his work as a sculptor; and the Brimfield & Canton antique shows.

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.

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