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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Cincinnati Opera
1:32 am
Fri July 5, 2013

New Philip Glass opera, "Galileo Galilei," coming to SCPA

The Cincinnati Opera will perform the Philip Glass opera, Galileo Galilei, in its new second home, the intimate Corbett Theater at Cincinnati’s School for Creative and Performing Arts. Anne Arenstein welcomes in two of the three cast members from this brand-new production: Richard Troxell, and Alexandra Schoeny to talk about the Glass score and performing in the smaller SCPA space.

"Alligator Alley"
1:32 am
Fri July 5, 2013

Local author Rick Robinson's new coming-of-age novel

Barbara Gray talks with Northern Kentucky attorney and author Rick Robinson about his newest novel, leaving behind his political thrillers for the time being, and penning a personal coming-of-age story called Alligator Alley.

Richard Hague
1:32 am
Fri July 5, 2013

Poetry reading: "Carried Up and Downhill"

Local poet Richard Hague recites his poem Carried Up and Downhill.

Renaissance Musician
1:32 am
Fri July 5, 2013

A profile of music great Stanley Jordan

He’s one of the most admired and prolific musicians working today. Though known as a jazz impresario, his musical interests are wide and his collaborators varied. Stanley Jordan was recently in town and came into our studio for an interview with Frank Johnson where they touched on topics ranging from Katy Perry to Debussy, mathematics to Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead.

The Big Screen
1:32 am
Fri July 5, 2013

Movie Review: Despicable Me 2

In this summer of sequels where titles are likely to have a number attached to their name, I have to admit the one sequel I anticipated was Despicable Me 2. In the original film, we are introduced to Gru, an ersatz villain, with baldpate and pointy-nosed visage, who has grand plans to steal the moon. Gru, as brilliantly voiced by Steve Carrell, is sidetracked from his villainy by finding himself involved with three young girls in need of a parent. The film had tons of charm and lots of laughs as Gru’s humanity is revealed bit by bit, despite his potential villainous proclivities.

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