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.

The 2018-19 season at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park features a new, locally-produced King Records production, plus shows from or inspired by Stephen King and Lin-Manuel Miranda will take the stage in Mt. Adams. 

Courtesy Triump Books

Chad Dotson of the popular website and podcast Redleg Nation is one of the co-authors of a new book about some highlights of Cincinnati Reds history. 

World renowned stride pianist and jazz vocalist Judy Carmichael is coming to town to be part of the Music for Melanoma fundraiser on August 9 and this year's Cincy Blues Fest on August 11. 

Mark McLane is an English teacher in Brookville, Indiana who has just published his second novel, set in a small southern Indiana town. 

Art and music have long been drivers for community development and there's a celebration of this coming to Price Hill on August 3 & 4. 

The challenges faced by young people struggling with gender identity in traditionally conforming institutions like schools has gained increasing awareness here and around the country. 

Local poet and teacher Manuel Iris is Cincinnati's new poet laureate

Our contributor Ron Esposito once owned a record store in Athens, Ohio and one of his former employees, Bob Burnett, went on to a successful career in video production in the DC area. 

A personal tragedy has led a local woman to struggle through the grief by writing poetry. Barbara Gray welcomes Jen Calkins to the studio to hear her story and talk about her book, Even My Love Hurts.

Robert McCloskey, Illustration for Make Way for Ducklings (detail), Viking Press, The May Massee Collection, Emporia State University Special Collections and Archives, Emporia State University. © 1941, 1969 Robert McCloskey, u

Robert McCloskey was born in Hamilton in 1914 and went on to become a renowned illustrator and artist, best known for writing and illustrating popular children's books. 

How much do you know about Colerain Township? 

How did Pink Floyd's seminal album The Wall become the Cincinnati Opera's upcoming US premiere of Another Brick in the Wall

One of the most anticipated local music festivals of the year is Summermusik from the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra

Lori Foster is a New York Times Bestselling author who lives in the Greater Cincinnati area and has just released her latest romance novel. 

One of Cincinnati's unheralded treasures is downtown's Lloyd Library. They have a new exhibit opening July 20 called Pharmacognosy Illustrated: A History of Natural Pharmaceuticals, and Lee Hay learns more about it from Executive Director Patricia Van Skaik.

There's a wonderful opportunity for singers of all ages and skill levels to raise their voices with Collegium Cincinnati starting July 19. 

A Ray Bradbury-Inspired Opera From concert:nova

Jul 6, 2018

  

concert:nova, Cincinnati's contemporary classical music ensemble, has created a rock opera based on stories by iconic science fiction writer Ray Bradbury. 

Book Review: "Unthinkable" By Helen Thomson

Jul 6, 2018

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In advance of the upcoming Festival in Sycamore, happening in Bechtold Park on Friday, July 13, Jim Nolan talks separately with the two music legends who will make up that night's headlining Rock & Soul Revue

July 14 is the celebration of Bastille Day, or French National Day. 

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