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Stivers School For The Arts Presents 'Once On This Island'

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Students from Stivers School for the Arts will present their production of Once On This Island this weekend. Director Paula Powell and two of the student leads joined WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota live in the studio to talk about the show.

Once On This Island is on stage at Centennial Hall at Stivers School for the Arts in Dayton April 11 - 14. Learn more at: http://www.stivers.org

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Born a Hoosier, but only living there in spurts, Niki Dakota spent much of her young life moving around the United States with her archeologist mother. Throughout these years, there was always a ukulele somewhere close at hand. By the time the family settled in Cincinnati, Ohio, Ms. Dakota found herself in pursuit of professional music-making as she headed-up the Alterna-Folk band, Plow On Boy. In the course of her first live radio interview to promote the band, Niki’s keen excitedness manifest itself in extreme chattiness. At the conclusion of the segment, the DJ closed the mic and said, “You need to be in radio."  That was in 1990.