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, Michael 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, 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. Our theme music is courtesy of the Phil DeGreg Trio from their CD, Table for Three.

Legendary songwriter Eric Andersen has produced many of his own albums, including The Essential Eric Andersen, and his songs have been recorded by the likes of Linda Ronstadt, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Pete Seeger and others. 

Local poet Ellen Austin-Li is releasing her first chapbook of original poetry called Firefly

Play it Forward, the foundation raising money for local musicians in need, will present the annual Cincinnati Guitar Festival fundraiser at Covington's Madison Theatre on April 27. 

Grammy-nominated vocalist Carla Cook is performing for one night at The Greenwich in Walnut Hills on Saturday, April 27. She'll then be part of the We Create Jazz finale concert on April 28. 

Celebrating National Poetry Month with Greenville, Ohio poet Myrna Stone. She's the author of five books of poetry including Luz Bones, which she reads in this conversation with Barbara Gray.

A new film about Cincinnati's legendary jazz sax man, Jimmy McGary, will be shown at Walnut Hills' Caffe Vivace on April 25, as well as at the New York Jazz Festival

The final book of poems from the late local poet Aralee Strange, The Road Itself, will be celebrated at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati on Friday, April 26. 

Irish tenor and member of Celtic Thunder, Emmet Cahill, is returning to the Cincinnati area for a solo concert on Wednesday, April 24. 

It takes more than just one day to celebrate Earth Day in Greater Cincinnati, so events are planned on April 20 in OTR's Washington Park and on April 27 at Blue Ash's Summit Park

The annual Nowhere Else Festival, produced by Karin Bergquist and Linford Detweiler from Over the Rhine, is coming up Friday, May 24 through Sunday, May 26 in Martinsville, Ohio. 


Playhouse in the Park

The Cincinnati arts community lost a friend, leader and talent when Ed Stern passed away April 3. He served as artistic director at Playhouse in the Park for 20 years, garnering national acclaim including two Tony Awards and three shows moving to the Broadway stage.


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WoodyFest, a celebration of the music of folk legend Woody Guthrie, happens Saturday, April 13 at Mount St. Joseph University's Recital Hall. 

Survival in the cutthroat world of auto manufacturing and the impact on individual workers is the theme of playwright Dominique Morisseau's Skeleton Crew, the next regional premiere on stage at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati

Sherrie Maricle and the DIVA Jazz Orchestra will be performing at Walnut Hills High School on Friday, April 13 as part of the inaugural We Create Jazz Festival.

Record Store Day, the annual celebration of local music stores complete with new releases and special appearances, happens on Saturday, April 13. 

April is National Poetry Month and the Greater Cincinnati Writer's League (GCWL) will present a variety of readings and gatherings in celebration. 

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Local singer-songwriter Maria Carrelli is set to digitally release her debut CD, Strings On My Guitar, at two sold-out shows on Saturday, April 13 at Ludlow's Folk School Coffee Parlor

Book Review: In honor of National Poetry Month, Roberta Schultz reviews Love Poems for Married People by John Kenney.

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Jayne Sachs is a Dayton-area singer-songwriter who has been focused on writing for a Nashville music publishing firm and not on performing. 

A Preview Of The Upcoming Victory Of Light Expo

Mar 29, 2019

The biannual Victory of Light Expo returns to the Sharonville Convention Center on April 6 and 7. 

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