Around Cincinnati

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

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

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