Around Cincinnati

A new book from Arcadia Publishing spotlights the rich visual history of the iconic Cincinnati Art Museum. Editor Geoff Edwards and Jill Dunne, Director of Marketing and Communications from the Museum discuss the book, part of Arcadia's "Images of America" series and available in the museum's gift shop , in this conversation with Lee Hay. 

Kevin Necessary is a local artist and editorial cartoonist for WCPO.com and the organizer of the May the Fourth Be With You Episode IV: A New Hope - An Art Tribute Show at Brew House in Walnut Hills. 

Longtime local musician Leroy Ellington recently assembled a new band, the Sacred Hearts, whose debut CD, Sanctified, has received critical acclaim. 

Broadway in Cincinnati brings the Tony and Grammy award winning best musical, Dear Evan Hansen, to the Aronoff Center for the first time beginning April 30. 

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.


WVXU/Ronny Salerno

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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