Claire Vaye Watkins just published her first book. "Battleborn" is a story collection that sizzles like the weather in the Death Valley region where Claire grew up.
She earned her MFA at OSU and began writing these stories while she was living in Ohio. Most of them are set in the West in places like Reno and Las Vegas. These stories are absolute page turners. They will haunt you and leave you wanting more.
In this interview I asked "is this fiction? What is this?"
Today is Urban Nights in the Downtown Dayton/Oregon Arts District/Wright-Dunbar Business Village from 5-10 p.m. Urban Nights is a free event that showcases downtown's dining, nightlife, art, music, retail, urban living options and more and has been described as a huge, all-inclusive street party and open house for downtown, with something for everyone to enjoy.
As the name of his first album suggests, Dan Haug aka Ruckus Roboticus began his musical career by playing with scratches. Over the years, he's been creating songs akin to sound collages and recording them as well as performing live. Recently, Ruckus has been looking to Dayton's funk roots for inspiration as heard in his forthcoming single, "TGIF." Ruckus Roboticus visisted the WYSO studios to preview the new track and talk about his latest live and studio endeavors.