Around Cincinnati

While highlighted by the first visit of the smash hit Hamilton, the 2018-19 Broadway in Cincinnati has a line-up featuring new and classic favorites. 

Middletown's Sorg Opera House will celebrate local icon Rosemary Clooney's 90th birthday with a tribute concert featuring singer Nancy James with the RL Big Band. 

With the first production of the 2018-19 season completed, what's coming to the stage of the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company

Ohio Poet Of The Year Susan Glassmeyer

Oct 5, 2018

Local poet Susan Glassmeyer was recently named Ohio Poet of the Year by the Ohio Poetry Day Association

In a special performance event, Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati will present the exceptional actor Bruce Cromer in the one-man play St. Nicholas by Conor McPherson. 

Sarah Rose Nordgren reads her poem Love Poem from her book, Best Bones.

A Poem From Roberta Schultz

Sep 28, 2018

Local poet Roberta Schultz reads her poem High Wire from her chapbook, Songs from the Shaper's Harp.

Returning to this year's FotoFocus is Cincinnati photographer Ann Segal with the next installment of her documentary series, Through the Lens of Time

Jazz great and radio host Christian McBride is returning to Xavier University on Saturday, October 27 to perform with his band New Jawn as part of the Jazz Music Series

The strange but true story of an immigrant doctor/showman was able to save thousands of babies lives in the early 1900's. 

A new, locally produced video game called Match Point features music composed by local musician Jon Brennan

Northern Kentucky teenager Lauren Hudson recently released her second young adult novel, The Deception

Book Review: Our Kelly Blewett reviews The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers by Maxwell King.

Around Cincinnati celebrates the 75th Anniversary of Cincinnati's legendary record label King Records during September. We're calling this weekend's show A King Records Potpourri, featuring these segments:

Around Cincinnati celebrates the 75th Anniversary of Cincinnati's legendary record label King Records during September. This week's show is the second of two parts looking at James Brown Productions – conversations with and stories from those who worked with the Godfather of Soul during his King Records days.

Around Cincinnati celebrates the 75th Anniversary of Cincinnati's legendary record label King Records during September with two programs looking at James Brown Productions – conversations with and stories from those who worked with the Godfather of Soul during his King Records days.

James Brown Productions, Part 1

In honor of the 75th anniversary celebration of King Records in September, Lee Hay and Brian Powers have teamed up for another series of specials about some of the musicians who recorded at King Records.

The first special will feature "The King of Hillbilly Piano Players," Moon Mullican who recorded at King Records from 1946 until the late 1950's and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1951.

The special will air on WVXU/WMUB on Saturday evening, September 1st at 11pm; Sunday, September 2nd at 7pm; and Labor Day, Monday, September 3rd at 1pm.

Oscar Pepper, Moon Mullican's nephew, spoke with Brian Powers by phone from his home in Texas on February 25, 2018.  He shares memories of Moon's early life in Texas, the Grand Ole Opry, his songwriting career & royalties, and also Moon's funeral and gravesite.

Hamilton's Fitton Center for Creative Arts is celebrating its 25th Anniversary and preparing for the 2018-19 season. 

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. 

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