Arts & Culture

StoryCorps

On Miami Valley StoryCorps we bring you conversations between local people who visited the StoryCorps booth in Dayton in 2014. Today we meet Yasmeen Allen and her husband Mitchell Allen. They talked about their family, their relationship, and their first blind date.

This interview was edited by Community Voices producer and Antioch College student Mari Smith.

Travis Brandner

Having recently released their Dark Daze EP, Automagik is preparing for a spring and summer of touring.  The band visited the WYSO studios ahead of their Blind Bob's show in Dayton, and performed live on Kaleidoscope. 

Automagik will perform at Blind Bob's in downtown Dayton on Thursday, August 14th. 

The members of the Subterranean returned to the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope ahead of their Regional Revue showcase at Oddbody's, featuring legendary musician Ron Holloway.  The band talked about writing, recording, honing their live sound and more.

Subterranean's Regional Revue is Saturday, April 16th at Oddbody's.

If a book doesn't attract a readership when it is released as a hardcover it can get another chance to get noticed when it is issued again as a paperback. After that if a book hasn't obtained a following it will usually fade into obscurity and the remainder bins. 

Seldom does a book obtain a third chance especially twenty years after it was first published. The book 'Dark Debts" by Karen Hall is that rare exception. But then it was a best seller the first time around. Here's a review of it that I wrote for the Cox Ohio newspapers:

Larry C. Price

Dayton-based photojournalist Larry C. Price has won two Pulitzer Prizes and an Emmy, and some of his most powerful work is just being processed now. He’s been traveling the globe, capturing images of child laborers and toxic pollution.

Maxine Skuba reads her poem, "After You Left."

Do you enjoy a good glass of wine? Do you consider yourself to be a sophisticated wine imbiber? Okay, see if you can answer this question; what is the world's most ancient wine culture? I'll bet you don't know the right answer to that question, do you?

Duke Ellington and band members playing baseball in front of their segregated motel ("Astor Motel") while touring in Florida.
Charlotte Brooks, photographer, LOOK Magazine Photograph Collection, Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division

When you hear the word swing, do you think of baseball or jazz?  This week Wright State University will host the first national conference to explore the connections:  “The Sultans of Swing: 100 Years of Baseball, Jazz, and Short Fiction”.  In the early 20th century, African Americans took great pride in baseball’s Negro Leagues and famous jazz musicians, but they still lived with segregation.  David Seitz traces this history in our latest Culture Couch story.   

Janeal Ravndal reads her sonnet "In Response to Terrorism."

Janeal Ravndal reads Maureen Fry's poem, "Dusk."

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