Arts & Culture

Miami Valley Music Fest is July 31st and August 1st in Troy, Ohio.  Ahead of the festival, a group of performers from the festival bill visited the WYSO studios for an evening of live music to preview the weekend's event. 

Featuring performances by:

  • Tony Red Band
  • Paige Beller
  • Cricketbows
  • Blackbirds
  • Will C
  • John DeBour
  • Lost on Iddings

Live music engineered by Juliet Fromholt and Ellie Burck.

"Arts For All" Event Tries To Open Up Theater To Kids With Autism

Jul 22, 2015
Left to right: Maggie Knopp, Amelie Maruyama, Merida Kuder-Wexler, Mateo Basora, Lucy Dennis, Oskar Dennis, and Kira Hendrickson wait to go onstage for a run-through of "The Farm" at the Amphitheater in Yellow Springs.
Kijin Higashibaba / WYSO

When you go to the theater, there are rules: sit still, don’t make noise, and clap at the end. If you get up to leave, you're often not let back in until intermission.

People on the autism spectrum can have a lot of trouble with those rules, which is why many Broadway shows have altered performances to make them more accessible. Now the Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse (YSKP) is following suit with Arts for All, a special production of their summer show “The Farm.” Organizers say it’s the first performance of its kind in the Dayton area.

Ebony Davenport and Karen Brame El-Amin
StoryCorps

On Miami Valley StoryCorps we bring you conversations between local people who went to the StoryCorps booth in Dayton last spring. Today, we hear Ebony Davenport and her mentor and former teacher Karen Brame El-Amin talk about importance of education.

This interview was edited by Community Voices producer Marika Snider.

Rita Coleman reads her poem, "And Yet."

Conrad Balliet reads Stella Ling's poem, "What Good Is Music."

Joined by Sharon Lane, Nasty Bingo returned to the WYSO studios to talk about their upcoming release that features many collaborations with other local musicians.  The band performed a live a set and talked about writing, recording and their upcoming live performances.

Nasty Bingo and Sharon Lane will perform on July 18th at the Oregon Express.

With an album in the works and live shows on the horizon, Paige and the Belairs visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope.  The band shared live versions of songs from their upcoming release and talked how they band came together, the recording process and more.

Paige and the Belairs will perform at Miami Valley Music Fest on August 1st. 

Lori Gravley reads Kathy Austin's poem, "Travelin"

Daniel Dyes and Andy Ingram visit the WYSO studios to chat Poptek Records, the bands and music that come from the music label Andy both started and that gave him his start.  Ingram and Dye both play several songs from solo records as well as Andy Ingram's band XL 427.

Visit poptek.com for more information about their music and shows.

John VanderHaagen / Flickr Creative Commons

Baseball's All Star Game comes to Cincinnati on Tuesday, and controversial Reds legend Pete Rose is scheduled to be on the field.  This spring, Rose applied to the commissioner of Major League Baseball for re-instatement, 26 years after he was banned from baseball for gambling. Community Voices producer Dave Barber explores baseball's complicated relationship with the man known as The Hit King.

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