This Wednesday, Excursions hosted another of the ten bands that will be performing at the fourth annual 80's Rewind which is taking place this Saturday at Canal Street Tavern in Dayton. The Broken Lights is Tyler Cochran on guitar and vocals, Andy Uzzel on bass and Zach Grove on the drums. While in the studio they performed three songs, a cover of "Should I stay or should I go?" by the Clash and two original songs off their self-titled album, "Hey, Hey, Baby, Baby" and "Backtrack."
Early childhood education may get a boost in the state budget. A group of lawmakers are meeting today to discuss adding a voucher program that will help eligible children attend private preschools. The Education Finance Subcommittee will be hearing testimony from local educators, business people and community leaders. There are 130,000 children in Ohio eligible to attend government funded preschool programs. Fewer than half of them receive preschool services.
Barbara Caveda’s mother was ill and couldn’t work while she was growing up on Staten Island, New York. At age twelve, Caveda left school to go to work and take care of her mom. She says the only thing that made her mother happy was baked goods – cakes, pastries, and especially chocolates.
Today, Caveda is pursuing that passion with a small home business called Barbara’s Chocolates, which she runs out of her own kitchen.
She chose Dayton at random, by pointing her finger on a map. And came here looking for a fresh start.
This Tuesday Excursions hosted two acts in the lineup from the fourth annual 80's Rewind which is taking place this Saturday at Canal Street Tavern in Dayton.
Reyna Spears is a singer/songwriter who has contributed to tribute events in the past, including Signs of Life: the Essence of Pink Floyd. She performed both covers and original pieces on Excursions, including a new single "Life's Walk." Spears also has an album coming out in the fall.
Like love, spring can depend on the slightest movement, the faintest scent, a glimpse of what might happen, an oblique suggestion of fulfillment. And so the sight of one tulip or the first robin fledgling can create sudden spring, spring-at-first-sight. It can also grow and accumulate year after year like long, true love until each corner of its nature and each crevice of its devices are part of us.