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.

One of the People’s Liberty’s 2015 Haile Fellowship winners, Brad Schnittger, is the founder of MusicLi, an online library of published original music from the Greater Cincinnati area that can be licensed for various commercial uses

The 2013 Tony Award-winning play Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike opens on April 30 at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park.

In honor of National Poetry Month, a reading by local poet Grace Curtis.

Covington’s Behringer-Crawford Museum in Devou Park has kicked off its summer Music@BCM series of live music concerts featuring a diverse line-up of local performers.

Hoffner Park hosts the annual Northside Art in the Park on Saturday, May 9, and one of the kid-friendly performances that day will be from Cincinnati’s own Wump Mucket Puppets. Puppeteer Terrence Burke (and a couple of friends) joins Anne Arenstein to talk about Wump Mucket and where else they’ll be this summer.

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