Arts & Culture

The Typical Johnsons will release In Other Words later this summer.

The Typical Johnsons returned to the WYSO studios ahead of the release of their new album, In Other Words, for a live set on Kaleidoscope.  The band talked with host Juliet Fromholt about writing and recording the album, their evolving sound and more.

The Typical Johnson will perform at Oscar's in Vandalia on August 17 and on August 23 at the Yellow Cab in downtown Dayton.

M. Ross Perkins will release his new EP later this summer.
Stephanie Baker

M Ross Perkins returned to the WYSO studios to preview tracks from his upcoming What Did You Do For Summer Break EP on Kaleidoscope.  He talked with host Juliet Fromholt about writing and recording the album, his evolving creative process and more.

M Ross Perkin's What Did You Do For Summer Break EP will be released digitally on August 31 on Sofaburn Records. He'll performed live on August 25 at The Comet in Cincinnati and on September 1 at Omega Music in Dayton.

Peter James returned to the program to talk about the latest installment in his series that features Detective Superintendent Roy Grace. Roy's beat is the seaside city of Brighton, England and as this story begins he's spending some time with his son Bruno. They are attending a soccer match at the new stadium. As the two are settling into their seats the ever observant Roy notices a young man who is sitting a few rows in front of them and in his view this fellow is exhibiting some peculiar behavior.

DCDC dancers perform in the heart of downtown Dayton.
courtesy of the Downtown Dayton Partnership

Art in the City combines visual and performing arts, which will be highlighted throughout the downtown Dayton as a culmination of the DP&L Summer in the City series. The Downtown Dayton Partnership's Val Beerbower visited the WYSO studios to preview the event live on Excursions with Niki Dakota, who will emcee the Community Stage. 

Art in the City is Friday, August 3, 5-10p.m. throughout downtow Dayton. Learn more at: http://www.downtowndayton.org/things-to-do/summer-in-the-city/art-in-the-city/

Conrad's Corner: July 30, 2018

Jul 30, 2018

Rita Coleman reads her poem, “We Have No One Left to Adore Us”

This August marks the 3rd annual Dayton Mini Maker Faire. Last year’s event drew several thousand visitors.  The event is a two-day celebration of people who, as you may have heard - know how to make some really cool stuff. To get the details on this year’s event we spoke with  Emily and Josh Cory of Make It Dayton - the group behind the event. First they tell us how the maker fair started.

More details from Make It Dayton: 

Tonight's theme? PLEASE STAND BY- we'll be spinning songs about WAITING from the likes of Hank Williams, Charlie Christian, Fugazi, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings and tons more. Patience is a virtue, and so is good musical taste...

Conrad's Corner: July 26, 2018

Jul 26, 2018

Mary Jo White reads her poem, “Learning to Open Doors”

William Matheny
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Moon Over Kenova  is the followup to William Matheny's debut solo album Strange Constellations. Ahead of a performance in Dayton, Matheny visited the WYSO studios for a live acoustic set on Kaleidoscope.  He talked with host Juliet Fromholt about songwriting, touring and more.

William Matheny will perform at Blind Bob's in Dayton on July 28.  Moon Over Kenova is out now on Misra Records. 

Lost Coast
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Cincinnati's Lost Coast made their WYSO debut with a live set on Kaleidoscope.  The band talked with Juliet Fromholt about writing and recording their new Cosmic American Music EP, upcoming shows and more.

Lost Coast will be the August Artist in Residency at the Southgate House Revival. Learn more at: https://www.facebook.com/lostcoastsounds/