Arts & Culture

Some of Dayton's finest local musicians cite Tom Petty among their influences, and on Saturday, September 29, they'll pay tribute to the late artist on stage at the Yellow Cab.  Organizer Shelly Hulce and musician Trey Stone joined Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt in the WYSO studio to discuss the process of creating Breakdown! A Celebration of Tom Petty.

via Magnaphone Records

Harold Hensley returned to the WYSO studios ahead of the release of his debut solo album, Midnight Savings Time (Magnaphone Records). Hensley performed a live acoustic set on Kaleidoscope and talked with host Juliet Fromholt about writing and recording the album.

Harold Hensley will celebrate the release of Midnight Savings Time on Friday, September 28 at the Yellow Cab in downtown Dayton. Learn more at: https://www.facebook.com/events/293950288065248/

We live in highly compressed times. Everything is moving super fast; social media, the news cycle, climate change, political scandals, you name it. And with this barrage of information our attention spans are getting overloaded. Many readers would never consider bothering to read a 300 page book. Not enough time they would say. Too busy.

Conrad's Corner: September 26, 2018

Sep 26, 2018

Conrad Balliet's reading of Gary Pacernick's poems, "Chemo" and "Track 7."

The Snyder Park Gardens and Arboretum in Springfield will be building a new pavilion in the Spring of 2019
Dan Gummel

After Springfield's Snyder Park Golf Course closed in 2014, a collaboration emerged between local gardening stakeholders. Enthusiasts, along with several local foundations, teamed up with the Hollandia Garden Association and The Clark County Agricultural Extension at Ohio State University to take about 53 acres of the former golf course and turn it into Snyder Park Gardens and Arboretum.

Recently, they reached a big milestone.

Conrad's Corner: September 25, 2018

Sep 25, 2018

Kathy Austin reads her poem, "Sea Ranch."

Sam Amidon onstage
Nathan West / via https://www.facebook.com/SamAmidonMusic/

Sam Amidon will travel from his home near London to perform at the historic Holland Theatre in Bellefontaine.  WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota spoke with Amidon ahead of his visit to Ohio about his latest album The Following Mountain (Nonesuch), his travels and more.

Sam Amidon will perform at Holland Theatre in Bellfontaine on Thursday, September 27. Learn more at: http://thehollandtheatre.org/

Peter Blauner returned to the program to discuss his second book in a series that features an NYPD detective named Lourdes Robles. Robles is an unlikely law officer, she has had a difficult past, her father is serving time in prison. Fortunately for Lourdes she has had a great mentor named Sully who we met in the first book "Proving Ground." Sully is retired now but Lourdes has maintained that relationship and as this book reaches a stunning conclusion Sully is very much involved in the ultimate result.

Conrad's Corner: September 21, 2018

Sep 21, 2018

Cathy Essinger reads her poem, "Cooking Soba in Ohio."

Feeling lucky? We'll be celebrating BOTH KINDS OF LUCK- plenty of tunes about both fortune and misfortune from everyone from Dinah Washington to D.O.A. Until then: may all the dice be your cousins and the all the dolls agreeable, with nice teeth and no last names.