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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The Monastery Studio
1:00 am
Fri March 14, 2014

Ric Hordinski talks about recent projects with David Wilcox and Ruthie Allen Lincoln

Ric Hordinski

Local musician, producer and music studio owner Ric Hordinski spends a few minutes with our Brian O’Donnell to talk about his recent projects, including producing the latest projects for singer-songwriter David Wilcox and Ruthie Allen Lincoln. Wilcox’s album, blaze, is his 18th and features some well-known local musicians providing back-up.

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati
1:00 am
Fri March 14, 2014

"The Mountaintop" presents a fascinating view of Martin Luther King Jr's last night

The next regional premiere from Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati is playwright Katori Hall’s fascinating re-imaging of events on the night before Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination. The Mountaintop opens on March 19 and our Rick Pender discusses this 2-character Olivier Award winning play with the actors, Gavin Lawrence and Torie Wiggins.

Author Carol Wall
1:00 am
Fri March 14, 2014

Book review: "Mister Owita's Guide to Gardening"

"The Rusted City"
1:00 am
Fri March 14, 2014

Local poet Rochelle Hurt discusses her latest book and upcoming appearance

Local poet and Youngstown native Rochelle Hurt joins Kelly Blewett to talk about her latest collection, The Rusted City, in advance of her March 29 reading event at the Thunder Sky Gallery in Northside.

MusicNOW
1:00 am
Fri March 14, 2014

MusicNOW 2014 will be a groundbreaking event at Music Hall, pairing the CSO and Bryce Dessner

Cincinnati native Bryce Dessner is not only one of the founders of the internationally acclaimed band The National, but is also founder and artistic director of the local MusicNOW festival, happening the weekend of March 21-22. This year’s event is a groundbreaking collaboration with Louis Langrée and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, presenting two completely separate nights of music involving world premiere compositions, special guest starts, and a Music Hall experience unique and provocative for traditional concert-goers. Bryce Dessner is on the phone with our Frank Johnson to discuss MusicNOW and his passion for both rock and classical music composition and performance.

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