Spoken word artist Jay Martinez has been performing in Dayton for 10 years and has a book of poetry called An Orator's Declamation of the Ghetto. Martinez recently launched a national tour, and Community Voices producer Caressa Brown spoke with him about hip hop influenced his unique poetry and style.
The question “What did you do this summer?” Is the topic of many a back-to-school essay. Forty area students will answer “I was a Blue Sky artist”. Community Voices producer Susan Byrnes follows the experience of a few of those students who participated in the Blue Sky Project, one of Dayton’s most unique summer arts programs. The results of their participation can be seen at the Blue Sky Project Final Exhibition, on display for Urban Nights, September 16th , at 8 North Main St. in downtown Dayton.