Around Cincinnati

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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.

A classic Cincinnati band of the 1960's will be celebrated at an upcoming fundraiser for the Play It Forward foundation, supporting local musicians in need. 

The 9th Annual Cincinnati Comic Expo will bring celebrity guests from TV and film (along with a variety of vendors, panel discussions, and more) to Cincinnati during the September 14-16 weekend. 

The celebration of the 120th Anniversary of Cincinnati's Lee Chapel A.M.E. church will culminate in a praise-filled concert on Friday, September 21. 

Cincinnati is ready to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the legendary King Records with more than 40 events around the community. 

Local vocal group No Promises is ready to release its new studio album All Wet with a concert at Memorial Hall on August 30. 

What do Henry Rollins, RuPaul, and Cat & Nat have in common? They're part of the upcoming season of Cincinnati Arts Association presentations at the Aronoff Center and Music Hall. 

Cincinnati's iconic King Records is celebrating its 75th Anniversary this year, and a special event is coming to Memorial Hall on August 25. 

Continuing the celebration of the King Records 75th Anniversary, Queen City Kings will recreate the King sound at the Celebrate the King gala at Memorial Hall on August 25.  

Dave Hardin is a Navy veteran and singer/songwriter from Maysville, Kentucky who is happy on his farm but occasionally still performs. 

The 33rd season of Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati will kick off in September with the regional premiere of the musical Fly By Night

Bayard Rustin was a leading strategist during America's civil rights movement and his life and work will be celebrated in an upcoming series of choral concerts, panel discussions, and more. 

This year's Improv Festival of Cincinnati moves to a new home and welcomes new performers for three days of performances and workshops. 

Fans of The Beatles and animation will want to visit O'Bryonville's Greenwich House Gallery for a rare opportunity to meet Ron Campbell, the man who animated the movie Yellow Submarine and directed the Fab Four's Saturday morning cartoon. 

Book Review: Roberta Schultz reviews Robert Penn Warren's All the King's Men: A Reader's Companion by Northern Kentucky University English Professor Jonathan S. Cullick

Cincinnati LAB Theatre's mission is to develop new playwrights and their works and they host a new play festival each summer. 

Book Review: "Damnation Island" By Stacy Horn

Aug 7, 2018

Book Review: Kelly Blewett reviews author Stacy Horn's Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th Century New York.

The Cincinnati Museum Center celebrates the Swing Era on August 11 with their 1940's Day event at Lunken Airport. 

After 21 years in the Air Force and positions with the St. Louis Blues Museum and the B.B. King Museum in Mississippi, Dion Brown has come to Cincinnati to head the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Supporting and spotlighting the independent filmmaking community in Cincinnati is the driving mission behind the upcoming Cindependent Film Festival

Blues rock legend Delbert McClinton is coming to Cincinnati to headline the 2018 Cincy Blues Fest

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