Around Cincinnati

The latest production from the creative minds at Madcap Puppets is Under the Bonsai, and it will be presented March 21 at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center and March 28 & 29 at the Cincinnati Art Museum. John Lewandowski, artistic & executive director, is with Lee Hay to talk about this production and Madcap’s new home in Westwood.

A poem from Steve Winhusen

Mar 13, 2015

A poetry reading from Steven Winhusen: Autumn Bonfire from his book, The Blue Chip City Book of the Dead.

Frank Johnson sits down with local jazz great Ed Moss to talk about his club, Schwartz’s Point, and the new CD from Ed Moss & The Society Jazz Orchestra, Back to Be-Bop.

Local artist Susan Byrnes, a recent recipient of a Cincinnati Art Ambassador Fellowship, has teamed with researchers from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center to combine art and science in her exhibit, Discover. She talks with our Jane Durrell about being an Art Ambassador, this collaboration, and the exhibit, currently on display at C-Link Gallery at the Brazee Street Studios.

Isaac Selya, founder and artistic director of the Queen City Chamber Opera, joins Anne Arenstein to discuss their upcoming production of Mozart: The Abduction from the Seraglio, happening March 13 and 15 at the Arts Center at Dunham.

If you’ve ever wondered what happened before the start of the classic book/play/musical Peter Pan, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park presents the Tony Award-winning play Peter and the Starcatcher, running through April 7. Our Rick Pender sat down with the show’s director and artistic director of the Playhouse, Blake Robison, for a conversation about this fun look at the classic tale.

One-time Cincinnati journalist Larry Nager is the man behind the upcoming PBS special Rock My Soul, a salute to the people, history, and influence of gospel music, featuring archival footage, interviews and new, live performances. Lee Hay recently spoke with Larry Nager about his love of gospel music and the process of bringing this special to life. (The special airs on KET2 on March 8 at 11:30pm and March 13 at 5:30pm and on CET Arts March 6 at 8:00pm.)

Bryce Dessner is the artistic force behind acclaimed band The National and the popular MusicNOW Festival which happens around Cincinnati March 11-15 and includes two concerts with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Bryce Dessner speaks by phone with Frank Johnson about the 10 years of MusicNOW and this year’s line-up of music.

Cincinnati native and Princeton HS grad Isaac J. Sullivan is now a successful model and actor who joins Robyn Carey-Allgeyer to talk about his new film, At the Top of the Pyramid (showing March 15-16 at the Cinemark in Oakley), his career and growing up in Cincinnati.

Former Cincinnati Reds pitcher Jim O’Toole has been named Honorary Grand Marshall for Cincinnati’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Our Howard Wilkinson talks about Jim O’Toole: the character, competitor and storyteller.

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