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Making Movies
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Kansa City based band Making Movies combines roots, psychedelia and son cubano saying that, ""Rock'n'roll is Latin music."  The band visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Excursions ahead of their performance at the Levitt Pavilion Dayton.

Making Movies will perform at the Levitt Pavilion Dayton on Friday, August 30 at 7pm. Learn more at https://levittdayton.org.

songwriter Royal Wood
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Canadian songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Royal Wood has received many accolades for his work, but says that the greatest honor is getting to make music for a living.  Wood visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Excursions ahead of his performance at the Levitt Pavilion Dayton.

Royal Wood will perform at the Levitt Pavilion Dayton on Thursday, August 1 at 7pm.  The event is free and open to the public.  More information is available at: https://levittdayton.org

Centre city building downtown dayton
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If you go downtown to the Levitt Pavilion to take in an outdoor concert this summer, look up at the surrounding buildings.  From the street level they seem like typical high rises, but on top of Centre City building on the corner of Main and east fourth street, there’s a seven story tower that looks a little like a house.  Listener Earl Moyer asked WYSO Curious:  What IS that structure on top of the Centre City building?

www.arcadedayton.com

The last building in the historic Dayton Arcade complex has been purchased by Dayton Arcade Partners. The arm of real-estate company Cross Street Partners has acquired the Kuhns building on Main Street for $1,283,586.

The Kuhns building is the only historic Arcade property in the complex that still operates as a commercial office venue. The late-nineteenth century rustic red structure was renovated in 2007.

Owners Bob and Nancy Shiffler, with Kuhns 1883, and Dayton Arcade Partners are expected to close on the sale of the building next week.

A.J. Croce
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A.J. Croce, son of iconic singer-songwriter Jim Croce, is bringing his "Croce Plays Croce" concert event to Dayton's Levitt Pavilion. Croce stopped by WYSO studios before the show to talk with Excursions' Niki Dakota about his career and his connection to his father's music.

A.J. Croce presents "Croce Plays Croce," featuring the music of Jim Croce, A.J. Croce, and their influences, at The Levitt Pavilion Dayton on Thursday September 6 at 7 PM. Information on tickets and more can be found at levittdayton.org.

Gina Chavez and her band will open the Levitt Pavillion Dayton on Thursday August 9.
courtesy of the Levitt Pavillion Dayton

Bilingual Latin folk artist Gina Chavez will give the inaugural performance at the newly constructed Levitt Pavillion Dayton.  Chavez and her band visited the WYSO studios for a live performance on Excursions earlier in the day.

Gina Chavez will perform at the Levitt Pavillion Dayton on  Thursday, August 9 at 7p.m. Her new EP, Lightbeam, is available now.

Levitt Pavilion Dayton
Friends of Levitt Pavilion Dayton

Construction is expected to begin in September on a new live music venue in downtown Dayton. The Levitt Pavilion project is moving forward after organizers Tuesday reached their $5 million capital-funding goal.

The project has also received funding and support from the city of Dayton, Montgomery county, foundations and corporate sponsors.

Levitt Pavilion Dayton
Friends of Levitt Pavilion Dayton

Here's a look at the Levitt Pavilion's proposed design, released Tuesday by the nonprofit Friends of Levitt Pavilion Dayton group. The pavilion and free music venue is planned for Dave Hall Plaza in downtown Dayton. Construction is expected to begin later this summer, with an opening in the summer of 2018.