Funk http://wyso.org en Group Wants to Put Funk Hall of Fame in Ohio http://wyso.org/post/group-wants-put-funk-hall-fame-ohio <p>A group of Dayton residents is hoping to create a hall of fame for funk music in the southwestern Ohio city by collecting $10 donations from 10 million people.</p><p>The Dayton Funk Dynasty Group held a news conference Friday to discuss details of the planned Funk Hall of Fame and Museum and urge fans of funk to contribute</p><p>Organizers hope the museum will be open within two years and that it will be the center of an entertainment district.</p><p>The group's CEO tells the Dayton Daily News that he hopes the effort puts Dayton on the map, with so many fans of funk around the globe.</p> Mon, 06 May 2013 12:04:00 +0000 Associated Press 32711 at http://wyso.org Ohio Players Frontman 'Sugarfoot' Bonner Dead http://wyso.org/post/ohio-players-frontman-sugarfoot-bonner-dead <p>Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner, frontman for the hit-making funk music band the Ohio Players, has died in southwest Ohio. He was 69.</p><p>A spokeswoman for a Dayton-area funeral home confirms he died Saturday and says the family has not scheduled any public services yet. There is also a posting about his death on his current band's Facebook page.</p><p>The Ohio Players topped music charts in the 1970s with hits such as "Love Rollercoaster," "Fire," "Skin Tight" and "Funky Worm." They were known for their brassy dance music, catchy lyrics and flamboyant outfits.</p> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 12:35:00 +0000 Associated Press 28238 at http://wyso.org WYSO Weeend: August 5, 2012 http://wyso.org/post/wyso-weeend-august-5-2012 <p>Full episode of WYSO Weekend for August 5, 2012 including the following stories:</p><p>-<a href="http://wyso.org/post/boogie-nights-history-funk-dayton">Boogie Nights: A History Of Funk In Dayton</a>, by Community Voices producer Basim Blunt</p><p>-<a href="http://wyso.org/post/new-ohio-guide-little-italy">New Ohio Guide: Little Italy</a>, by Karen Schaefer</p><p>-Jerry Kenney speaks with Bill Hardy of AIDS Resource Center Ohio about Truvada, the recently FDA-approved drug aimed at preventing HIV.</p> Mon, 06 Aug 2012 15:31:40 +0000 Jerry Kenney 20149 at http://wyso.org