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.

Ohio author Michelle Houts has just released her children's book biography of acclaimed Cincinnati artist Charley Harper. 

After the loss of one of the group's founders and a 10-year gap between albums, the legendary jazz a capella foursome The Manhattan Transfer has just released The Junction

Book Review: "Fraver By Design"

Jun 8, 2018

Book Review: Our theatre contributor Jim Stump reviews Fraver by Design: Five Decades of Theatre Poster Art from Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Beyond.

Louisville's Frazier History Museum is currently featuring a retrospective of the Haute Couture style and fashion of Mona Bismarck, a midcentury socialite from Kentucky who once carried the title Best Dressed Woman in the World. 

The real story of the childhood kidnapping of Russia native and current Mason, Ohio resident Elena Nikitina is now told in full in her autobiography. 

It's a favorite from the early 2000's and Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati is getting the band back together for a revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch this summer. 

Some familiar names in the local music scene will be honored by induction in the Northern Kentucky Music Legends Hall of Fame on June 7. 

Country music legend and nightclub owner Bobby Mackey has a new CD out called I'll Go Down Swinging

Celebrating the comedy duo Laurel & Hardy, the 21st International Sons of the Desert Convention convenes in Cincinnati July 9-15. 

The Weaver's Guild of Greater Cincinnati is celebrating its 70th anniversary by spotlighting the works of the late Jane Busse in an exhibit at the Cincinnati Art Museum

A Busy Summer Ahead For Wump Mucket Puppets

Jun 1, 2018

There is no summer off for Wump Mucket Puppets

On a new Memories from the Hills of Home, Katie Laur shares a piece she wrote about the man she calls the Swami of Swing, local jazz legend John von Ohlen

Summerfair Returns To Coney Island June 1-3

May 25, 2018

The grounds of Coney Island will come alive the first weekend in June with hundreds of artists, musicians, performers and more at the 51st Annual Summerfair

New York Times bestselling author Jeffery Deaver is back with a new thriller featuring his Lincoln Rhyme (The Bone Collector series) character. 

The First CD From The Ariel Quartet

May 25, 2018

The Ariel Quartet is the professional string quartet in residence at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music

Book Review: "Country Dark" By Chris Offutt

May 25, 2018

Book Review: Roberta Schultz reviews the latest novel from Kentucky native Chris OffuttCountry Dark.

The summer months bring a plethora of community festivals, but for Cincinnati's largest neighborhood, Westwood's Second Saturday block parties are the place to be. 

2018 is the 100th anniversary of the first publication of a Seckatary Hawkins kid's story, written by Covington native Robert Franc Schulkers

Former Purcell Marian teacher Richard Hague has just released a collection of essays and memoirs. 

More than 250 performances, visual art, cinema, and more all are coming to the streets and venues in Over the Rhine for the 15th Annual Cincinnati Fringe Festival from the folks at Know Theatre

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