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Rebecca Calkin from ArtsWave talks about the annual Macy's Arts Sampler events going on this weekend.

ArtsWave announced today that Cincinnati author Leah Stewart will receive its 2014 Rosa F. and Samuel B. Sachs Fund Prize. The award, created to celebrate outstanding achievements in the arts, recognizes Stewart for her award-winning novels and contributions to Cincinnati's literary scene. 

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  Did you get to hear and enjoy any of the amazing groups that performed in town during the 2012 World Choir Games? Well, now you have the opportunity to hear more great singing, as choirs from ten local corporations, and one wild card team, compete in CincySings, an ArtsWave event.

As part of the final push of this year’s ArtsWave campaign, the inaugural CincySings event will happen on April 9 at the Aronoff Center. As host Drew Lachey explains to our Jim Stump, the competition features choirs from 10 companies who held internal contests as part of their ArtsWave effort plus one wild card team selected by the general public.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend 20 minutes of vigorous activity three times per week. But a community health study finds Cincinnatians don't get nearly enough. Interact for Health and ArtsWave are partnering to try to fix that.

They're awarding $300,000 in grants to 21 agencies to provide active living programs. Interact for Health's Jaime Love says "Join the Fun" is all about getting people moving.

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A new study suggests there is a connection between the arts and civic engagement.

ArtsWave and Agenda 360 partnered for “Snapshot 2012:  Arts Engagement in Greater Cincinnati.”  It was a survey of the general population in the Greater Cincinnati area that for the first time provides baseline data on arts engagement in the region.

The third and final Macy’s Arts Sampler from ArtsWave happens on Saturday, April 13, and will include the first Amazing Arts Race where teams vie to complete a series of arts-related challenges including trivia and art making. There will also be free events in Washington Park, the Taft Museum of Art, the Fitton Center and many more. Rebecca Bromels from ArtsWave tells Mark Perzel that all of this is leading up to the conclusion of the 2013 ArtsWave campaign and the public announcement of this year’s total raised on Tuesday, April 30.

ArtsWave (formerly the Fine Arts Fund) is preparing to kick off their 2013 fundraising campaign, and that also means the start of this year’s three Saturdays of the Macy’s Arts Sampler. The Sampler is just that, a chance for people and families to get a taste of a wide variety of arts groups that call the Greater Cincinnati area home. Rebecca Bromels, the communications director for ArtWave, joins Mark Perzel in studio to talk about the Sampler events (the first Saturday of activities is February 9), this year’s campaign kick-off on Fountain Square on Friday, February 8, and the mission of ArtsWave in supporting arts organizations in our area.