Charlie Campbell

Charlie Campbell wants to spread the news of so many wonderful aspects in the greater Dayton area. He is a cheerleader and a real believer that our area is the place to be. He has been active in this area for almost 40 years and you can hear him weekly at WYSO.

Have you seen the huge daffodil farm? It is in Oakwood. Find Ridgeway Road and Peach Orchard ….it is a little north. Absolutely amazing and gorgeous!

The Dayton Philharmonic is doing Home City Stars. The trumpet guy is doing a musical interpretation of that poem by T.S.Eliot, The Hollow Men and Scott Stoney will recite the text.

It’s First Friday and all kind of things are happening in downtown Dayton. Lots of places have set their radio to right here, 91.3 so everyone will be hearing Rev Cool and his music.

Do you have tunes for Rosemary Clooney like Come On-A My House and Mambo Italiano?

I heard both of those and many others at the Victoria a couple of nights ago. The Human Race has a new musical that captures Rosemary Clooney’s career. It’s all about the challenges she faced as wife, mother and performer and these are related with her nervous breakdown, depression and drug addiction.

This weekend is The Great Backyard Bird Count when bird watchers of all ages are counting birds. They are creating a real-time snapshot of where the birds are across the continent. Anyone can participate and it takes as little as 15 minutes on one day…It’s free, fun, and easy—and it helps the birds.

So many things going on….and one is about Paul Laurence Dunbar.

This event is set for Sunday, at 3:00 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church and they will be featuring “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.”

Tonight’s the time in downtown Dayton for their First Friday events. Galleries, restaurants and shops will host a variety of free events, including art exhibit openings and live music. And as you wander around you will be hearing Rev Cool from right here on WYSO because many of the places have tuned in 91.3.

Photo by by John Broughton

Do you have any CD’s of Franki Valli and the 4 Seasons? Right now at the Schuster the Broadway show is all about them It’s called the Jersey Boys and it’s a WOW! Great production….great cast…. and everyone in my
era remembers all the tunes.

And talking about music, on Saturday at the Stivers High School, they will be having one of America's finest jazz trumpeters, Derrick Gardner. This is a fundraiser so the Stivers High School Jazz Orchestra can go to New York City for national competition.

This whole weekend is the Muse Machine’s musical The Wizard of OZ.This show has all star kids all over the region with true professional Broadway coaches . They’re doing a superb show at the Victoria.

And at the Schuster there are Three Phantoms in Concert. These guys have all been leading tenors in that famous show and they will be doing all kind of Broadway tunes.  Check it out daytonphilharmonic.org

Today is 2012’s First Friday in Downtown Dayton. Lots of exhibit openings at the galleries, art demonstrations, live music and jazz and ice skating. As you are wandering around you will be hearing REV. COOL'S AROUND THE FRINGE since lots of places have dialed their radio to 91.3 WYSO.

I don’t think this will be a White Christmas….

But you can go ice skating. Head to downtown Dayton and the rink is in Riverscape. They’ve got hot chocolate, and outdoor fireplaces and you can check out the Miami River. Bring along your family, and friends to ice skate
the MetroParks Rink. Admission is $5 and includes the use of ice skates.

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