Arts & Culture

Conrad's Corner: September 16, 2018

Sep 16, 2018

Janeal Ravndal reads her poem, "Pure In Heart."

Judy Johnson reads her poem, "Running."

Conrad's Corner: September 14, 2018

Sep 14, 2018

Julie Moore reads Maureen Fry's poem, "Night Music."

This week's theme? Glad you asked: "FRONTMAN TAKES FIVE"- we'll be taking a look at songs where the regular lead singer steps back from the mic and lets another band member have a moment in the spotlight. Sometimes there's a good reason why the bass player doesn't get a mic, but there are other examples when the song becomes the band's biggest hit. We'll be hearing both sides of the spectrum, and it's gonna be a hoot. Ringo wants YOU to be there. You don't want to disappoint Ringo, do you?

Conrad's Corner: September 13, 2018

Sep 13, 2018

Conrad Balliet reading Ed Davis' poem, "He Could Write."

The Stanley Family plot at Woodland Cemetery.

Dayton's Woodland Cemetery is curating a special event this weekend: commemorating the 140th burial anniversary of notable Dayton resident Matilda Stanley, known as "Queen of the Gypsies." The cemetery's Manager of Development and Marketing Angie Hoschouer spoke with WYSO's Niki Dakota on Excursions about the event, and the history of the Stanley family.

Joey Shaheen performs as The Wrong Omar.

Performing at The Wrong Omar, Joey Shaheen traveled from Minneapolis to Ohio for work and discovered and fell in love with Yellow Springs. Upon moving to town, he put out a call for musical collaborators and found Yellow Springs musicians Matt Minde and Jason McClean. The band visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope, and Shaheen talked with host Juliet Fromholt about this musical journey so far and what's coming next. 

Now in its fourteenth year, Dayton Music Fest is returing to downtown Dayton with an emphasis on local and regional bands or those with connections to the Miami Valley's music scene.  Musician and organizer Nathan Peters joined Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt in the studio to talk about this year's line up.

Dayton Music Fest 2018 is September 21 and 22 at the Trolley Stop, Blind Bob's, and Yellow Cab Tavern in downtown Dayton. Learn more at: https://www.facebook.com/events/371690350036817/

Holland Theatre

The inaugural event of Bellefontaine's Holland Theatre's "Roots Series" is being held this weekend, featuring two leading performers in modern blues, guitarist Corey Harris and harmonica virtuoso Phil Wiggins. Niki Dakota of WYSO's Excursions spoke with Wiggins by phone about the show, and his rich history in the blues.

The Holland Theatre's Roots Series presents "True Blues - Corey Harris and Phil Wiggins" on Saturday, September 15 at 7:30 PM. Ticket information and more can be found at thehollandtheatre.org.

Conrad's Corner: September 11, 2018

Sep 11, 2018

Mary Jo White reads her poem, "After Reading the Obituaries on Your Birthday."