Around Cincinnati

Sundays at 7 PM

Greater Cincinnati has a vibrant arts scene, and Around Cincinnati has been bringing you local, regional and national guests weekly on Sunday evenings from 7-8pm for the past 15 years.  Local contributors and their guests have explored a wide range of subjects including books & poetry, art exhibitions, theatre & dance productions, musicians, artists, and concerts.

So, it is with great sadness that we share this message that our last show will air on Sunday, August 23rd. The programs during July will be filled with our regular informative interviews, and those in August will be some of our favorites from the archives as well as bucket-list interviews.

Some of the contributors include John Kiesewetter, Oakley Scot, Rick Pender, Anne Arenstein, Jim Stump, Roberta Schultz, David Delegator, Barbara Gray, Ron Esposito, Stuart Holman, Yemi Oyediran, Victor Paruta and Kelly Blewett.  Brian O'Donnell, Suzanne Bona, Howard Wilkinson, Andy Ellis, Elaine Diehl, and Jim Nolan, staff members of Cincinnati Public Radio, also help out.

Thank you for all your support over the years.  We hope you've learned something about the wonderful arts community and enjoyed the shows.   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. Our theme music is courtesy of the Phil DeGreg Trio from their release, Table for Three.

Labyrinth Arts Festival

Oct 5, 2012

Anderson Township’s Heritage Unitarian Universalist Church is holding its inaugural Labyrinth Arts Festival on October 13 on the church grounds. Organizers Chris Burroughs and Laura Provard join Robyn Carey-Allgeyer to discuss the fair’s inception and some of the artists who will be participating.

"The Sandman"

Sep 28, 2012

The Carnegie in Covington will present the first staged reading of the newest work by Cincinnati native Richard Oberacker entitled “The Sandman: A Little Nightmare Musical,” on Sunday, October 7.

Author Tess Gerritson

Sep 28, 2012

New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritson is in-studio with Barbara Gray to talk about her newest novel in the Rizzoli & Isles series (now a TV series on the TNT network.) The new novel, “Last to Die,” is now available and the new season of the TV show starts in November.

Herb Ritts: LA Style

Sep 28, 2012

FotoFocus is starting it’s month-long celebration of the photographic arts here in Cincinnati with a very special Herb Ritts exhibition opening at the Cincinnati Arts Museum on October 6. David Delegator learns more about the event and this particular exhibit from James Crump, co-chair of FotoFocus and chief curator at the Art Museum.

Meet Phil Proctor

Sep 28, 2012

Our Jim Stump has a profile of a Hollywood name you might not know, but who is a prolific actor and voice-over artist with an impressive background. Phil Proctor was a member of the famed Firesign Theater, acted in films, TV and Broadway, and is the voice of many animated characters such as the drunk monkey in the Dr. Dolittle films; Howard in the Emmy winning cartoon “Rugrats”; and Seahorse Bob in Disney/Pixar's “Finding Nemo.”

Julia Duffy Ward

Sep 28, 2012

Our favorite local world traveler, Julia Duffy Ward from Oxford, recently traveled to Norway, to the last village accessible by road on Norway’s largest island. She shares her commentary about this adventure in her audio essay, “Patriotism in the Land of the Midnight Sun.”

Blue Man Group Live!

Sep 21, 2012

Genevieve Miller from the Broadway in Cincinnati series joins Robyn Carey-Allgeyer to discuss the upcoming run of the world famous Blue Man Group at the Aronoff Center.

Dr. Ralph Stanley at MidPoint

Sep 21, 2012

Bluegrass legend Dr. Ralph Stanley and his Clinch Mountain Boys will appear Saturday, September 29 at the Emery Theatre as part of this year’s MidPoint Music Festival. Local musician Ed Cunningham from the Comet Bluegrass All-Stars talks about the impact and legacy of Ralph Stanley with Lee Hay.

Author Martha Moody

Sep 21, 2012

Martha Moody, author of Sharp and Dangerous Virtues, will be appearing at this year’s Books by the Banks Festival, talking with fans about her dystopian look at a future government-mandated agricultural zone based in her hometown of Dayton.

Al Roche

Sep 21, 2012

Lee Hay has a profile of antique dealer Al Roche, a former Cincinnatian, now living in Texas and working as a sculptor. He talks about how eBay has affected the antique business; his work as a sculptor; and the Brimfield & Canton antique shows.

Laurie Wilson

Sep 21, 2012

Laurie Wilson from Game Plan Strategy Student Coaching works directly with high schools students to plan their career paths and the route there through higher education. She’s in-studio with Robyn Carey-Allgeyer to discuss the challenges today’s students face, and provides details of an upcoming information session she will host on October 13.

Ricky Nye & the Paris Blues Band

Sep 21, 2012

Lee Hay shares the piece Mean Ol’ Frisco from the new Ricky Nye & the Paris Blues Band CD entitled Jump Steady.

Poet Gerry Grubbs

Sep 14, 2012

A poetry reading by Gerry Grubbs.

Jazz Guitarist Bobby Broom

Sep 14, 2012

Acclaimed jazz performer Bobby Broom and his trio will be in town performing at the Thompson House on September 21, and he speaks by phone with Frank Johnson to discuss his music and his recent CD Bobby Broom Plays for Monk.

Melodic Connections

Sep 14, 2012

Robin Carey-Allgeyer learns more about Melodic Connections, a non-profit music therapy organization, and the upcoming Fall Fundraiser Bash, from Executive Director Betsy Zenk Nuseibah.

Local Artist Featured in ArtPrize 2012

Sep 14, 2012

Sylvia Rombus from the Malton Gallery and artist Edward Cassagrande are taking their recent Bridging Humanity exhibition to ArtPrize 2012 in Grand Rapids, Michigan where, for the first time, one exhibit will be featured on the city’s Gillette Bridge. Jane Durrell welcomes them and learns more about this honor and this well-known citywide art event.

Author Shelley Shepard

Sep 14, 2012

New York Times bestselling local author Shelley Shepard Gray visits with Barbara Gray to discuss her latest two books in the trilogy of The Secrets of Crittenden County novels: The Search and

CSO Welcomes Renée Fleming

Sep 14, 2012

This year’s Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s Opening Night on September 18 features internationally acclaimed soprano Renée Fleming making her Cincinnati debut. As part of this special evening, the Bella Notte Gala will include cocktails and dinner prior to the concert and a dessert reception afterwards.

Comic book artist Tony Moore, one of the originators of the Walking Dead graphic novel series, sits down with Jim Nolan to discuss his work as well as the upcoming Cincinnati Comic Expo on September 22-23.

Poet Gerry Grubbs

Sep 7, 2012

Local poet Gerry Grubbs shares his poem, This Day.

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