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, 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.

"Mrs. Mannerly" Premieres

Oct 5, 2012

Two of Cincinnati’s great theater names, Ed Stern and Dale Hodges, are teaming up once again for the regional premiere of Mrs. Mannerly at the Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati. Stern, who directs, and Hodges, who stars, have worked together for years at the Playhouse in the Park’s production of A Christmas Carol and others.

Phyllis Weston

Oct 5, 2012

Jane Durrell has a profile of one of Cincinnati’s true arts leaders and supporters, Phyllis Weston. Mrs.

Jazz Guitar Great Bill Frisell

Oct 5, 2012
Michael Wilson

A brief word from Frank Johnson regarding jazz guitarist Bill Frisell & the 858 String Quartet's  appearance on October 10 at the historic Emery Theatre .  In conjunction with a FotoFocus exhibiton, they will be performing the world premiere of Musical Portraits from Heber Springs.   

Alice (in wonderland)

Oct 5, 2012

Cincinnati Ballet is ready to present the regional premiere of Alice (in wonderland), a fresh new adaptation of the classic Lewis Carroll tale. Once again, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra will provide live orchestration and direction by Septime Webre. Anne Arenstein discusses this new production with the Ballet’s Production Stage Manager, Melinda Dobson.

Hillforest Explores the Unknown

Oct 5, 2012

Robyn Carey-Allgeyer shares information about upcoming paranormal tours taking place at the historic Italian Renaissance home, Hillforest, in Aurora, Indiana.

Spooky Warren County

Oct 5, 2012

Warren County is teeming with Halloween attractions this month, from one spooky end of the county to the other. Jim Stump gets into the creepy details with Bridget Kochersperger, Communications Director of the Warren County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.

Author Ken Follett

Oct 5, 2012

Master storyteller Ken Follett is on the phone with Barbara Gray to talk about Winter of the World, the second novel in his new Century Trilogy series, which is currently at the top of the New York Times bestsellers list.

Labyrinth Arts Festival

Oct 5, 2012

Anderson Township’s Heritage Unitarian Universalist Church is holding its inaugural Labyrinth Arts Festival on October 13 on the church grounds. Organizers Chris Burroughs and Laura Provard join Robyn Carey-Allgeyer to discuss the fair’s inception and some of the artists who will be participating.

"The Sandman"

Sep 28, 2012

The Carnegie in Covington will present the first staged reading of the newest work by Cincinnati native Richard Oberacker entitled “The Sandman: A Little Nightmare Musical,” on Sunday, October 7.

Author Tess Gerritson

Sep 28, 2012

New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritson is in-studio with Barbara Gray to talk about her newest novel in the Rizzoli & Isles series (now a TV series on the TNT network.) The new novel, “Last to Die,” is now available and the new season of the TV show starts in November.

Herb Ritts: LA Style

Sep 28, 2012

FotoFocus is starting it’s month-long celebration of the photographic arts here in Cincinnati with a very special Herb Ritts exhibition opening at the Cincinnati Arts Museum on October 6. David Delegator learns more about the event and this particular exhibit from James Crump, co-chair of FotoFocus and chief curator at the Art Museum.

Meet Phil Proctor

Sep 28, 2012

Our Jim Stump has a profile of a Hollywood name you might not know, but who is a prolific actor and voice-over artist with an impressive background. Phil Proctor was a member of the famed Firesign Theater, acted in films, TV and Broadway, and is the voice of many animated characters such as the drunk monkey in the Dr. Dolittle films; Howard in the Emmy winning cartoon “Rugrats”; and Seahorse Bob in Disney/Pixar's “Finding Nemo.”

Julia Duffy Ward

Sep 28, 2012

Our favorite local world traveler, Julia Duffy Ward from Oxford, recently traveled to Norway, to the last village accessible by road on Norway’s largest island. She shares her commentary about this adventure in her audio essay, “Patriotism in the Land of the Midnight Sun.”

Blue Man Group Live!

Sep 21, 2012

Genevieve Miller from the Broadway in Cincinnati series joins Robyn Carey-Allgeyer to discuss the upcoming run of the world famous Blue Man Group at the Aronoff Center.

Dr. Ralph Stanley at MidPoint

Sep 21, 2012

Bluegrass legend Dr. Ralph Stanley and his Clinch Mountain Boys will appear Saturday, September 29 at the Emery Theatre as part of this year’s MidPoint Music Festival. Local musician Ed Cunningham from the Comet Bluegrass All-Stars talks about the impact and legacy of Ralph Stanley with Lee Hay.

Author Martha Moody

Sep 21, 2012

Martha Moody, author of Sharp and Dangerous Virtues, will be appearing at this year’s Books by the Banks Festival, talking with fans about her dystopian look at a future government-mandated agricultural zone based in her hometown of Dayton.

Al Roche

Sep 21, 2012

Lee Hay has a profile of antique dealer Al Roche, a former Cincinnatian, now living in Texas and working as a sculptor. He talks about how eBay has affected the antique business; his work as a sculptor; and the Brimfield & Canton antique shows.

Laurie Wilson

Sep 21, 2012

Laurie Wilson from Game Plan Strategy Student Coaching works directly with high schools students to plan their career paths and the route there through higher education. She’s in-studio with Robyn Carey-Allgeyer to discuss the challenges today’s students face, and provides details of an upcoming information session she will host on October 13.

Ricky Nye & the Paris Blues Band

Sep 21, 2012

Lee Hay shares the piece Mean Ol’ Frisco from the new Ricky Nye & the Paris Blues Band CD entitled Jump Steady.

Poet Gerry Grubbs

Sep 14, 2012

A poetry reading by Gerry Grubbs.

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