Around Cincinnati

Sundays at 7 PM

Greater Cincinnati has a vibrant arts scene, and Around Cincinnati keeps you up to date with local, regional and national guests. 

Each week from 7-8pm on Sunday evenings, you'll hear from local contributors who with their guests explore a wide range of subjects from books & poetry, art exhibitions, theatrical productions, area choirs, concerts and musicians, as well as festivals and dance groups.  Some of the contributors include Rick Pender, Anne Arenstein, Michael Grayson, Jim Stump, Roberta Schultz, Robert Nave, Jane Durrell, David Delegator, Barbara Gray, Dave Lewis, Ron Esposito, Stuart Holman, and Kelly Blewett.  Brian O'Donnell, Frank Johnson, Suzanne Bona, Howard Wilkinson, Robyn Carey-Allgeyer, Elaine Diehl, and Jim Nolan, staff members of Cincinnati Public Radio, also help out.

If you have an interview idea for Around Cincinnati, please contact Lee Hay, Producer/Host of Around Cincinnati, at Lhay@wvxu.org.

Curious about a piece of music you heard on Around Cincinnati? You can find more information on the Around Cincinnati playlist. Our theme music is courtesy of the Phil DeGreg Trio from their CD, Table for Three.

Mariemont resident Mary Siegel has been ice skating most of her life and has been a professional for 7 years, appearing on cruise ships, at Cedar Point, and in Europe. 

The Power Of Christmas Carols

Dec 7, 2018

Christmas carols are generally heard and listened to for 4 to 6 weeks each holiday then go away for a year.

Cincinnati's Vocal Arts Ensemble will present its traditional Candlelit Christmas concert at Memorial Hall on December 15 and 16. 

The suspense continues in Mary Higgins Clark's newest novel, You Don't Own Me, a follow-up to the bestseller Every Breath You Take

Coming To Town Next Year: A Women's Jazz Festival

Dec 7, 2018

Plans are in the works for Cincinnati's first We Create Jazz - A Jazz Festival For, By and About Women in April 2019. 

He is best-known as lead singer and merrymaker-in-chief for Cincinnati rockers The Menus, but Tim Goldrainer is equally at home with Sinatra, Martin, Crosby and Nat King Cole in his other band, Curly & the Q-balls

Anderson High School alum Sam Straley is living the young actor's dream, co-starring in the ABC series The Kids Are Alright

Over-trapping almost led to the extinction of the river otter, but they are making a strong resurgence and a new children's picture book celebrates how otters play and survive. 

Another opportunity to find holiday gifts created by local artists takes place December 7-8 at The Essex Studios in Walnut Hills. 

The Music Of Rosemary Clooney Coming To The Carnegie

Nov 30, 2018

The life and music of music legend Rosemary Clooney will be celebrated by Queen City Cabaret at The Carnegie in Covington on Sunday, December 9. 

One of Cincinnati's favorite holiday traditions is the Taft Museum of Art's Antique Christmas display. 

Cincinnati's Lloyd Library, home of one of the best botanical art collections in the world, will open a new exhibit inspired by the season. 

Documenting the history and impact of Cincinnati's King Records continues with a new cinematic docu-series. 

Word of Mouth Cincinnati will celebrate the life and writings of the late local poet Aralee Strange at an event on November 27. 

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati continues its holiday tradition by presenting their original take on a classic tale with this year's production of Alice in Wonderland

Trevor Kroeger is the new musical director for Cincinnati Camerata community chorus, and he's preparing the singers for their holiday sacred music concerts on December 1 and 2. 

Doug Yeager is a Cincinnati born (Wyoming High School and University of Cincinnati) documentarian and filmmaker who will be back on campus for a showing of his latest project, Free to Rock

Book Review: "Elevation" By Stephen King

Nov 23, 2018

Book Review: Roberta Schultz reviews the latest eerie epic from the prolific Stephen King, Elevation.

The popular American music from the end of WWI is reimagined and performed by the Cincinnati Pops and special guest stars on the new CD, American Originals: 1918

A Collaboration Between SOS Art And Streetvibes

Nov 16, 2018

SOS Art describes itself as "Arts Vehicles for Peace and Justice and for a Change." Founder Saad Ghosen is in the studio with Barbara Gray to discuss the latest collaboration with Streetvibes, a series of articles about religious peacemakers.

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