Arts and culture from around the Tri-State, including theater, music and poetry.

After a successful first year, the Cindependent Film Festival will be back in 2019 and they are now seeking submissions. 

A Poem From Dr. Maya Angelou

Jan 18, 2019

Honoring Martin Luther King Day:

A reading from the late Dr. Maya Angelou of her poem "It's Sacred: Church." Our last interview with Dr. Angelou was about her book His Day Is Done: A Nelson Mandela Tribute from 2014.

A Story And Conversation With Omope Carter Daboiku

Jan 18, 2019

Honoring Martin Luther King Day:

Omope Carter Daboiku is a local artist and storyteller, currently serving as the Artist-in-Residence at the Paul Laurence Dunbar House in Dayton, Ohio. She joins our Barbara Gray to talk about the importance of storytelling and to share one of her stories with us.

Fred Anderson

Cincinnati native Andre Hyland is what's known in show business as a multiple threat: comedian, actor, writer and director. 

The Fitton Center for Creative Arts in Hamilton continues its 25th Anniversary celebration with a wide array of programs and exhibits. 

Two of Cincinnati's most beloved actors are working together for the first time in the newest production at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati

The first musical created by Lin-Manuel Miranda of Hamilton fame is coming to Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park starting January 19. 

Quadrangle, four works by four choreographers, is the next production by modern dance company MamLuft&Co. Dance

Acclaimed photographer Michael Wilson has captured many famous faces on film during his career, but with his latest project, he took photos of strangers at various pop-up locations throughout our area. 

A new one-man production from The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati presents the story of civil rights pioneer Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Cincinnati Art Museum

Coming up on January 3 at the Cincinnati Art Museum, 20 local artists will be painting their interpretations of the Frank Duveneck Collection as a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the celebrated painter's death. 

The 14th Annual Around Cincinnati Christmas Special, produced and hosted by Lee Hay. features a wide range of local musicians and others celebrating the season in song and word.

A Poem From Pauletta Hansel

Dec 14, 2018

Former Cincinnati Poet Laureate Pauletta Hansel joins us to share her poem Waking Before Light from her collection Divining.

Brazee Street Studios

Still checking items off your list this season? There are many ways to get your holiday shopping done while thinking outside the big box stores. Tune in to Cincinnati Edition on Wednesday, December 12, at 1 p.m. for some great gift giving ideas. In the meantime, here are four unique spots to check out this holiday—whether you're looking to buy or make something unique on your own, these shops can help make your Christmas one of a kind.

One of Cincinnati's favorite holiday traditions is the Taft Museum of Art's Antique Christmas display. 

Cincinnati's Lloyd Library, home of one of the best botanical art collections in the world, will open a new exhibit inspired by the season. 

Sam English / Louisville Ballet

The Louisville Ballet studios are bustling this week as the company prepares for their 2018 production of The Nutcracker, which premieres next Saturday.

Exploring How Racial Categories Were Formed

Nov 28, 2018
Mourning the Creation of Racial Categories Project
Courtesy of Mourning the Creation of Racial Categories Project

The Mourning the Creation of Racial Categories Project is dedicated to using the power of the arts to help us understand and acknowledge the dynamics of separation, loss and abandonment on which categories such as black, Native American and white were founded.

Documenting the history and impact of Cincinnati's King Records continues with a new cinematic docu-series. 

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati continues its holiday tradition by presenting their original take on a classic tale with this year's production of Alice in Wonderland

Doug Yeager is a Cincinnati born (Wyoming High School and University of Cincinnati) documentarian and filmmaker who will be back on campus for a showing of his latest project, Free to Rock

The Fabric of India, an exhibit of the long history of Indian textiles, is making its first U.S. stop at the Cincinnati Art Museum

"Hamilton" Is Coming To Cincinnati In 2019

Nov 2, 2018

The excitement is building towards the Cincinnati stop of the Broadway musical phenomenon Hamilton in early 2019. 

A new wing of the Massillon Museum opened Friday, offering visitors a place to reflect upon the life and legacy of football legend Paul Brown.

Part of an 18,000 square foot expansion, the Paul Brown Museum brings together history and art — as well as Brown’s personal effects and collections related to his history in the sport.

Several years in the making, Playhouse in the Park is ready for the stage debut of their original musical production based on Cincinnati's iconic record label, King Records

A Poem For Halloween

Oct 26, 2018

For Halloween fun, the poem The Cremation of Sam McGee, read by Michael Blankenship.

J. Miles Wolf

As part of this year's FotoFocus Biennial, Cincinnati's Skirball Museum is featuring the work of local photographer J. Miles Wolf

What's FotoFocus All About, Anyway?

Oct 15, 2018
Courtesy of Tony Walsh

FotoFocus Biennial 2018 kicked-off its series of events, discussions and exhibits at the beginning of this month. This year's FotoFocus features more than 250 artists, curators and educators with installations in more than 80 museums, galleries and universities in Greater Cincinnati, as well as Dayton and Columbus, Ohio.

Preview DesignBuildCincy 2018

Oct 15, 2018
design build cincy
Courtesy DesignBuildCincy

The design and architecture show DesignBuildCincy takes place Saturday October 27 and Sunday October 28 in the Grand Ballroom of Music Hall.

What's Coming To The Know Theatre Stage This Season

Oct 12, 2018

Another season of challenging, original, alternative theatre is underway at OTR's Know Theatre of Cincinnati