Arts & Culture

Michael Hambouz on Vimeo

The Herndon Gallery at Antioch College is staging a new exhibition featuring the work of New York City-based artist (and Antioch alumnus) Michael Hambouz. The exhibit features 2D and 3D pieces from Hambouz spanning multiple mediums and over two decades of work. He spoke with WYSO's Niki Dakota on Excursions about his work and his inspirations and influences during his time at Antioch.

ALL HANDS ON DECK! Once again, I came up with waaaay too much good music to fit into one week, so I'm splitting my originally-planned "Extremities" theme into two parts; next week, we'll be examining songs about feet and toes. THIS week is for mitts and digits- hand and finger tunes from everyone from Loretta Lynn to the Beastie Boys and a whole mess of folks in between. Snap to it!

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Yellow Cab Tavern

Come Together is a Beatles tribute act featuring members of The Last Waltz, and Dayton bands The Boxcar Suite, Lioness, The New Old-fashioned, The Big Wazu, Bribing Senators, Cherry Lee and the Hot Rod Hounds and many more. Musicians Kent Montgomery, Brian Hoeflich, and Nathan Peters joined WYSO music director Niki Dakota in the studio to talk about the upcoming event. 

Friday, August 24 at the Yellow Cab Tavern in downtown Dayton. Learn more at: https://www.facebook.com/events/272083610252121/

2018 marks the thirteenth annual Hog Jam music festival, and this year festival organizers are transitioning the event to a new setting in the heart of downtown Dayton.  Organizer Tony Herdman visited the WYSO studios to talk about the new location and this year's musical lineup.  He was joined by songwriter Chris Bro, who will peform as part of Hog Jam's Friday night lineup Hannah's where he also hosts a regular Tuesday evening performance.

Harold Hensley playing guitar
via Harold Hensley

With a batch of songs that didn't quite fit for his band, the Repeating Arms, Harold Hensley set out to make his first solo album.  As the first single from the upcoming Midnight Savings Time was released, Hensley visited the WYSO studios for a live acoustic set on Excursions.

Midnight Savings Time is the forthcoming solo album from Harold Hensley. It will be released on September 28 on CD and vinyl via Magnaphone Records.

Conrad's Corner: August 21, 2018

Aug 21, 2018

Elizabeth Schmidt reads her poem, "Wind Stories"

Conrad's Corner: August 20, 2018

Aug 20, 2018

Myrna Stone reads her poem, "From the Kitchen."

Onlookers watch performers on porches in Dayton

Making his WYSO debut, Paul Race and returning guest Alyssa Hanson visited the WYSO studios for a live preview of their 2018 Dayton Porchfest sets live on Excursions with Niki Dakota.

The 2018 Dayton Porchfest is Saturday, August 25 in Dayton's St. Anne's Hill neighborhood.  Learn more at: https://www.facebook.com/DaytonPorchfest/

Conrad's Corner: July 19, 2018

Aug 19, 2018

Audrey Hackett reads her poem, "Driving In Search Of A Spiritual Experience."

Conrad's Corner: July 17, 2018

Aug 17, 2018

Steve Broidy reads his poem, "Step On a Crack"