Around Cincinnati

"A Klingon Christmas Carol"

Nov 29, 2013

It was inevitable. Coming to the Art Academy of Cincinnati is the debut performance of A Klingon Christmas Carol. Dickens’ tale is told in a distinctly Star Trek way, performed all in the Klingon language with opera-esque supertitles for those unfamiliar with their verbiage. Jim Stump welcomes director Mike Hall and actor Donald Volpenhein for a preview of this unique holiday presentation.

DVD's for your holiday giving

Nov 29, 2013

With Christmas gift time just around the corner, give some thought to presenting that special film buff in your life with a DVD or Blu-Ray box set to match his or her tastes and interests. It’s possible to find box sets of just about anything that’s been committed to film. There are sets of animated works for kids; sets of TV shows from the early 1950s through just last season; and sets of films by genre, actor, or director. If you’re into the cinematic equivalent of self-flagellation, there’s even a box set of all of the Police Academy movies.

Final Concerts for MUSE Director Catherine Roma

May 31, 2013

Catherine Roma, the long-time director of the women’s choir MUSE, joins Anne Arenstein to discuss her upcoming retirement, some highlights from her time leading MUSE, the incoming director, and what the audience can expect in her final two concerts on June 8 and 9.

Salsa on the Square

May 31, 2013

Summer in the city means it’s time to salsa on Fountain Square. Nicholas Radina, coordinator of the Thursday night dance and music parties is with Brian O’Donnell to talk about this summer’s schedule of bands and lessons.

Cincinnati Original Creative Festival

May 31, 2013

The Cincinnati Original Creative Festival happens June 13 -15 at the Sharonville Convention Center. It features vendors, speakers and exhibits of all things sewing, quilting and fiber art. As Robyn Carey-Allgeyer learns from organizer Pam Folberth, one highlight will be an exhibit of quilt squares created by people affected by Alzheimer’s disease.

Circus Mojo

May 31, 2013

Paul Miller is a former Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey clown who has settled in Ludlow, Kentucky with his Circus Mojo organization, which strives to unlock individual talents hidden in each of us. Our Stuart Holman talks with Paul Miller about his career as a clown, the goals of Circus Mojo, and how people can become involved with clowning.

Jenny Lawson: Let's Pretend this Never Happened

May 31, 2013

One of the web’s most popular bloggers is Jenny Lawson (The Blogess), who has just released her memoir, Let’s Pretend this Never Happened, and she speaks with our Barbara Gray about her life, her dad, and her new book.

Local folk-rock band Josh Eagle and the Harvest City will release their third CD on June 7 during a party at the Southgate House Revival. Josh Eagle joins Brian O’Donnell to talk about this CD and the release party, as well as the current make-up of the band.

Cincinnati Opera Season Preview

May 31, 2013

The Cincinnati Opera’s Evans Mirageas joins Anne Arenstein to preview the upcoming opera festival, including the first ever Opera in the Park event on June 9 in Washington Park, as well as their first off-site opera, Galileo Galilei, which will be performed in the School for Creative and Performing Arts’ Corbett Theater.

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