Around Cincinnati

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company continues the rarely done eight play History Cycle (Shakespeare plays about kings in chronological order, done only one other time in the US) with the classic Henry V. Justin McCombs, who takes on this iconic role, joins Jim Stump to talk about the cycle and his interpretation of this larger-than-life character.

Willie Carden, director of Cincinnati Parks, talks about some of the exciting new features at downtown’s Smale Riverfront Park and when they’ll open for the season with our Barbara Gray.

The inaugural class of the new Cincinnati Jazz Hall of Fame will be inducted during a ceremony and concert by jazz great & Cincinnati native Fred Hersch on Friday, May 8 at Northern Kentucky University. Ron Esposito gets all the details on the hall and this kick-off event from founder Virginia Casey.

Local artist and furniture designer Matthew Metzger recently participated in the 14th Annual Architectural Digest Home Design Show in New York City with impressive results. Anne Arenstein welcomes Matthew Metzger in to our studio to talk about his designs, materials he uses and the NYC show.

Even though he’s retired from Playhouse in the Park, Ed Stern is still very active in the local theater scene. He’s with Rick Pender to talk about his latest directing effort, playwright John Patrick Shanley’s Outside Mullingar, at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati.

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