Around Cincinnati

Bestselling author David Baldacci is back with a new thriller and a brand new character, a man with a perfect memory who must solve his own family’s murder in Memory Man, and he’s on the phone with Barbara Gray.

Rick Pender talks with Wendy Goldberg, the director of the new production at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Parks Thompson Shelterhouse Theatre, Circle Mirror Transformation by Annie Baker.

The dancing is back for the eighth year! Salsa on the Square happens on Fountain Square on Thursday evenings and Nicholas Radina joins Lee Hay with what to look forward to this summer.

Channing Seideman and her canine assistant Georgie are in the studio with Barbara Gray to talk about pet therapy, how Georgie helps Channing stay independent, and Georgie’s recent honor from Milk Bone Dog Biscuits.

You may not know Rick Hall’s name, but you’ve heard the music he has produced. Everyone from Mac Davis to Alicia Keys to Wilson Pickett to Aretha Franklin and many more. His memoir, The Man from Muscle Shoals: My Journey from Shame to Fame, is now out and he joins our Ron Esposito on the phone to talk about his life and career.

The 2015 MidWest Fleadh Cheoil (“feast of music”) is coming to Cincinnati, bringing 500 Irish singers, dancers, fans and friends. The Riley School of Irish Music’s Daniel Curtain and Amy Bogard join Brian O’Donnell to preview the big weekend.

Prolific author Shelley Shepard Gray is with our Barbara Gray to talk about her two latest novels, the start of her Amish Brides of Pinecraft series: The Promise of Palm Grove and The Proposal at Siesta Key.

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.

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