Arts & Culture

Myrna Stone reads her poem, "My Brother Urges One Last Fish Story."

Remembering Dad: A Teen And His Family Reflect

Mar 26, 2015
Basim Blunt / WYSO

Robert Henderson is a senior in the Ponitz Career Technology Center's media arts department. Robert lost his father Robert Henderson Sr. when he was only 11 years old. Since he was young when this happened, he wanted to use his youth radio project to learn a little bit more about his dad. He spoke to his sister and his mom.

Funding for the Dayton Youth Radio Project comes from the Virginia Kettering Foundation, the Ohio Arts Council and The Dayton Foundation.

With a fresh lineup and a new album, The Thought of You Waiting on Me, The Pullouts are dividing their time between performing live and working on a forthcoming EP.  The band visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope and talked about writing, recording and more.

The Pullouts will perform on April 4th at the Courtyard Lounge in Englewood and May 29th at the Tumbleweed Connection in downtown Dayton.

Rita Coleman reads her poem, "Birdsong."

Miami Valley StoryCorps: Herman Castro & Bill Castro

Mar 25, 2015
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 Herman Castro, the owner of El Meson, a well known local restaurant, talk about its founding with his son Bill Castro.

This interview was edited by Community Voices producer and Antioch College student Dustin Maple.

Wright State University

As Wright State University's Creative Arts Center undergoes a renovation, the College of Liberal Arts will celebrate its 16th annual Arts Gala.  The event showcases the work of students majoring in the fine and performing arts, and several of those students along with Jennie Buckwalter, assistant dean of the College of Liberal Arts, visited the WYSO studios to chat with music director Niki Dakota.

Wright State University's Arts Gala is Saturday, March 28th.

Conrad Balliet reads Eric Blanchard's poems, "Frost on the Ocean" and "God."

Janeal Ravndal reads Stella Ling's poem, "C Minor."

courtesy of Dayton Performing Arts Alliance

The timeless story of Peter Pan will be coming to the Schuster Center in a combined presentation by Dayton Ballet and Dayton Philharmonic.  Conductor Neil Gittleman and artistic director Karen Russo Burke joined WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota in the studio to talk about the staging of Peter Pan and shared some of the musical score.

Peter Pan is March 20th, 21st and 22nd at the Schuster Center in downtown Dayton. 

Having played together for years in a full band, Carol Roark and Mike Cowan now perform as a duo called Six Cents.  The multi-instrumentalists visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope and talked about songwriting, their latest album Shadow Monsters and more.

Six Cents will perform Saturday, March 21st at Taffy's in Eaton and Saturday, March 28th at Fox's Pizza in Enon.

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