Around Cincinnati

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Greater Cincinnati has a vibrant arts scene, and Around Cincinnati keeps you up to date. Host Lee Hay is joined by prominent local contributors who have their fingers on the pulse of the community and introduce you to the cultural and arts organizations and events that make Cincinnati special.

Around Cincinnati is made possible in part by a grant from ArtsWave.

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Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati
1:30 am
Fri August 30, 2013

"Other Desert Cities" makes its regional premiere

The newest regional premiere from the folks at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati is a sharp, witty play from the creator of TV’s Brothers and Sisters, Jon Robin Baitz, called Other Desert Cities. Two of the production’s stars, Ryan Gilreath and Sarah Mackie, are in the studio with Rick Pender to discuss their roles and how they approach recreating the feel of a real family.

Citywide Events
1:30 am
Fri August 30, 2013

Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of Cincinnati's King Records

September brings to Cincinnati the 70th Anniversary celebration of the historic King Records. Brian Powers from the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County talks with Lee Hay about the events being scheduled during the month, both at the library and other locations around the area. (Lee Hay will rebroadcast her acclaimed 4-part King Records special each Saturday night in September on her Blues show at 11pm).

Author Rebecca McClanahan
1:30 am
Fri August 30, 2013

The Tribal Knot is a new book about personal discovery

The Tribal Knot: A Memoir of Family, Community, and a Century of Change is the new book from Rebecca McClanahan that asks are we responsible for, and to, those forces that have formed us, and if so, for how long. The author tells Barbara Gray that she delved into the long history of her family to try and find the answers.

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
1:30 am
Fri August 30, 2013

The new CSO season kicks off with its annual gala

Anne Sophie-Mutter

The annual Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Gala is fast approaching, and this year promises to be a very special evening with guest star and performer, Anne Sophie-Mutter, making her first appearance with the orchestra. Gala chair Vivian Schwab and CSO spokesman Chris Pinelo join Anne Arenstein with more details about this event along with some highlights of the upcoming 2013-14 season.

"Oliver Twist"
1:30 am
Fri August 30, 2013

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company "completes the canon" plus a new production of a classic this season

The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is preparing to kick-off its 20th season with a new production of Oliver Twist. Producing Artistic Director Brian Isaac Phillips talks with our Frank Johnson about some of the highlights of the coming year, including the annual Christmas program and finally “completing the canon,” becoming one of only five theaters in the US to present every one of Shakespeare’s 38 plays.

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