Around Cincinnati

The life and times of Vaudeville performer and jazz/blues legend Ethel Waters will play out in the regional premiere of His Eye is On the Sparrow at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati

Cincinnati native and acclaimed musician Bryce Dessner and his band, The National, are hosting a weekend of music and art from April 26-29 in downtown's Smale Park, the Freedom Center, and the Cincinnati Masonic Center.

Happy Together - The Next Concert From Fluidity

Apr 20, 2018

Coming April 29: Cincinnati's newest community choir, Fluidity, presents its next concert, Happy Together, at The Redmoor in Mt. Lookout.

For National Poetry Month, Barbara Gray welcomes in Reba Hennessy, the development and communication director for WordPlay, the youth literacy organization in Northside, and Solomon Booker, a student poet and part of their Scribes program. 

The music of the British Isles will be celebrated by the chorus of Cincinnati Camerata at a concert on April 29 at the Irish Heritage Center on Cincinnati's east end. 

A Preview Of This Year's DAAP Fashion Show At UC

Apr 20, 2018

34 senior designers, 40 models, and a 92-foot runway – all critical components to this year's UC DAAP Fashion Show, happening April 27.   Laurie Wilson from DAAP explains how the show came to be and how the designers earn the right to participate during this conversation with Anne Arenstein.  There are currently 48 senior designers in the DAAP program,  34 of whom will show on the runway, and the others are product strategy seniors whose projects will be documented on video in the show. 

Music And Conversation With The Newbees

Apr 13, 2018

One of Cincinnati's most popular bands is The Newbees, led by Jeff and Misty Perholtz.  The band uses a variety of line-ups, sometimes performing all Beatles music, but now doing more and more original material.

Elaine Diehl welcomes Jeff and Misty to our Corbett Studio for a conversation and some great live music.


Earth Day 2018 Returns To Blue Ash Later This Month

Apr 13, 2018

Greater Cincinnati's Earth Day celebration happens on Saturday, April 21 at Summit Park in Blue Ash.

A short 70 miles to the northeast will take you to the eclectic village of Yellow Springs, Ohio, and coming up June 9 is the first Yellow Springs Street Fair of 2018. 

Book Review: "The Typewriter Is Holy" By Bill Morgan

Apr 13, 2018

Book Review: An encore presentation of David Delegator's award-winning review of The Typewriter is Holy: The Complete, Uncensored History of the Beat Generation from author Bill Morgan.

According to author Jonathan Kauffman, what might have once been referred to as "hippie food" in the 1960's is now the basis for many of today's diets. 

Cincinnati will soon play host to a 1970 VW Bus with no heat and no air conditioning, but a couple of guys wanting to talk with you and help everyone find a better balance in their lives. It's the Oola Dream Bus Tour and Drs. Troy Amdahl and Dave Braun talk with Elaine Diehl about how this all started and what their visit on May 17 is all about. 

This year's annual Record Store Day, happening on April 21, is going big at Northside's Shake It Records

Meet Local Poet Caitlin Doyle

Apr 6, 2018

Kelly Blewett kicks off National Poetry Month with special guest Caitlin Doyle. The local poet talks about early influences, reads and analyzes some of her poetry, and also discusses UC's "The Cincinnati Review" publication.


The Skirball Museum presents the exhibit Israel at 70: A History in Art and Artifacts, now through June 3. 

Local writer and poet Luz Villeda, a Guatemalan native, recently released her first novel, Two of You

For National Poetry MonthLocal poet David Lee Garrison reads Tattoo from his book Carpeing the Diem: Poems about High School.

New Music From Cincinnati Favorite, Wild Carrot

Apr 6, 2018

Wild Carrot is one of Cincinnati's longest running Roots/Americana music groups, fronted by the husband and wife duo of Spencer Funk and Pam Temple

They are out with a new CD and they came by our Corbett Studio to talk with Elaine Diehl about Between the Darkness & Light and to perform a couple of songs.

The next induction ceremony and concert for the Cincinnati Jazz Hall of Fame takes place on Sunday, April 8 at Mount St. Joseph University. 

American Roots Music Coming To Memorial Hall's Stage

Mar 30, 2018

The recently renovated Memorial Hall in OTR continues its diverse musical line-up with the second season of American Roots concerts. 

Book Review: In time for Opening Day, Roberta Schultz reviews The Love of Baseball: Essays by Lifelong Fans, edited by Chris Arvidson and Diana Nelson Jones.

Lisa Williams is a well-known psychic medium and TV personality who'll be in Cincinnati on April 7-8 as part of the Victory of Light Expo at the Sharonville Convention Center

The 41st Annual Appalachian Studies Association Conference is coming, for the first time, to Cincinnati from April 5-8. Accompanying the educational components of the event are a series of public performances and film showings

On this Easter Sunday: 

The Prayer Wheel is a new book written by three authors, including local writer and theologian Jana Reiss

What Is Mozart's Garage On Central Parkway?

Mar 23, 2018

Just north of Ezzard Charles Drive on Central Parkway is the neon-lit building called Mozart's Garage. What is it exactly? 

A new edition of Katie Laur's Memories from the Hills of Home

As Women's History Month wraps up, Lee Hay welcomes in Sue Plummer and Christine Anderson from Xavier University.   They are documenting the many women who were part of Cincinnati's legendary King Records and encourage listeners to email them any names or other information that will help.  Please email them directly:  Sue Plummer - plummers1@xavier.edu -  and Christine Anderson - andersoc@xavier.edu.

The Taft Theatre welcomes the punk/vaudeville music of Nancy And Beth on April 22. Who? 

The different sides of marriage, romance, and parenting are explored in Sooner/Later, now open at Cincinnati's Playhouse in the Park

Yellow Springs is the setting for the just-released novel from local author Jessica Strawser

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