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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, 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.

The band Cincinnati Transit Authority, a local Chicago tribute band, hits the stage of Middletown's Sorg Opera House on Saturday, October 20. 

What's Coming To The Know Theatre Stage This Season

18 hours ago

Another season of challenging, original, alternative theatre is underway at OTR's Know Theatre of Cincinnati

The Taft Museum of Art's 32nd Duncanson Artist-in-Residence is Loveland native Vanessa German

As the baseball playoffs continue, and the annual Books by the Banks Cincinnati Regional Book Festival takes place this Saturday, October 20, we take this time to revisit John Kiesewetter's conversation with Chad Dotson, co-author of The Big 50: Cincinnati Reds: The Men and Moments that Made the Cincinnati Reds.

Public TV sensation Celtic Thunder, comprised of 5 male singers, a band, and a dynamic stage production, will be on stage at the Taft Theatre on Friday, October 19. 

While highlighted by the first visit of the smash hit Hamilton, the 2018-19 Broadway in Cincinnati has a line-up featuring new and classic favorites. 

Middletown's Sorg Opera House will celebrate local icon Rosemary Clooney's 90th birthday with a tribute concert featuring singer Nancy James with the RL Big Band. 

With the first production of the 2018-19 season completed, what's coming to the stage of the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company

Ohio Poet Of The Year Susan Glassmeyer

Oct 5, 2018

Local poet Susan Glassmeyer was recently named Ohio Poet of the Year by the Ohio Poetry Day Association

In a special performance event, Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati will present the exceptional actor Bruce Cromer in the one-man play St. Nicholas by Conor McPherson. 

Sarah Rose Nordgren reads her poem Love Poem from her book, Best Bones.

A Poem From Roberta Schultz

Sep 28, 2018

Local poet Roberta Schultz reads her poem High Wire from her chapbook, Songs from the Shaper's Harp.

Returning to this year's FotoFocus is Cincinnati photographer Ann Segal with the next installment of her documentary series, Through the Lens of Time

Jazz great and radio host Christian McBride is returning to Xavier University on Saturday, October 27 to perform with his band New Jawn as part of the Jazz Music Series

The strange but true story of an immigrant doctor/showman was able to save thousands of babies lives in the early 1900's. 

A new, locally produced video game called Match Point features music composed by local musician Jon Brennan

Northern Kentucky teenager Lauren Hudson recently released her second young adult novel, The Deception

Book Review: Our Kelly Blewett reviews The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers by Maxwell King.

Around Cincinnati celebrates the 75th Anniversary of Cincinnati's legendary record label King Records during September. We're calling this weekend's show A King Records Potpourri, featuring these segments:

Around Cincinnati celebrates the 75th Anniversary of Cincinnati's legendary record label King Records during September. This week's show is the second of two parts looking at James Brown Productions – conversations with and stories from those who worked with the Godfather of Soul during his King Records days.

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