Arts & Culture

Ibex is the new full length album from Hexadiode.  The band made a return visit to the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope and talked with host Juliet Fromholt about writing and arranging the album, the upcoming release show and more.

Hexadiode will celebrate the release of Ibex on Saturday, September 24th at Cloverdale in downtown Dayton.

J. Allen Laack

Wheatley Matthews returned to Kaleidoscope ahead of the release of his new album, Taken the Wrong Way.  He performed a live, acoustic set in the WYSO studios and chatted with host Juliet Fromholt about the process of writing and recording the album, his upcoming tour, and more.

Wheatley Matthews with celebrate the release of Taken the Wrong Way on Saturday, September 24th at the Oregon Express.

The new novel by Raul Ramos y Sanchez is quite different from his previous books. In his latest effort "The Skinny Years" Sanchez has mined his memories of being a young Cuban immigrant living in Miami during the 1960's. While this fiction has some elements of autobiography they primarily serve to make this story ring true. Sanchez was there and his protagonist, a youth with the nickname of "Skinny" is slowly becoming a man. We follow Skinny's adventures over a ten year period.

Clean Up Dayton 2016 is the third community clean up effort being lead by Dayton Inspires.  This year's effort will focus on East Third Street.  Zack Silver of Dayton Inspires and Brian Fowls of Keep Montgomery County Beautiful visited the WYSO studios to talk with Niki Dakota about the upcoming day of service.

Clean Up Dayton 2016 is Saturday, October 1st from 9am to 3pm.  More information is at:

The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance will open it's 2016-17 season with Vive la France!, a celebration of eight French composers of orchestral music, ballet and opera.  Members of the DPAA, including Dayton Philharmonic conductor Neil Gittleman, joined Niki Dakota in the WYSO studios for a preview live on Excursions. 

Vive la France! is onstage Saturday, September 17th at the Schuster Center in downtown Dayton.

Libby McClin

As the seven members of the Burnt Sugar Arkestra tour through the Midwest, the band made a stop in Yellow Springs for a live performance in the WYSO studios on Excursions. 

Find more information on Burnt Sugar  Arkestra at:

Fiber Artists Prepare for 21st Annual Woolgathering

Sep 16, 2016
Yarn spun and died by Laura Krugh
Renee Wilde / WYSO

In the 16th century, if a person said you were woolgathering, it meant you were daydreaming. This came from the act of peasants ambling along sheep paths and gathering up the tufts of wool where it had snagged on fences and thorny bushes. This weekend woolgathering is being proudly used to describe one of the largest gatherings of fiber artists with over 100 vendors from across the country. They’ll converge on Young’s Jersey Dairy in Yellow Springs, Ohio for the 21st Annual Woolgathering.

The Repeating Arms returned to the WYSO studios ahead of the second annual Miami Valley Brewgrass Festival.  They gave a musical preview of the festival live on Excursions and talked with Niki Dakota about their recently revamped lineup.

The Second Annual Miami Valley Brewgrass Festival is Saturday, September 17th at Riverfront Park in downtown Miamisburg. 

Janeal Ravndal reads Carol Stoner's poem, "Sediment."

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