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Acclaimed vocalist Melanie DeMore will be joining the World House Choir for a series of concerts called "Together We Bring On The Light." DeMore joined WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota and World House Choir director Dr. Cathy Roma live in the studio on Excursions for a preview.

The World House Choir and Melanie DeMore will perform on September 8 & 9 at Antioch's Foundry Theater and on September 10 at Wayman Chapel AME Church in Dayton. More information below.

courtesy of Human Race Theatre Company

The Human Race Theatre Comapny is opening is 2017-18 season with the American premiere of Legendale, a musical that blurs the real world with the world of video games.  WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota was joined in studio by writers Andrea Daly (music and story) and Jeff Bienstock (words and story) to talk about the new musical.  They were also joined by Max Crumm, who plays lead character Andy, for a musical preview of the production.

Bruce Campbell has had a long acting career. He recently published his second memoir. If you don't recognize his name you'll probably recognize his face. You'll say, oh yeah, that guy! Here's a link to his Wikipedia page that provides an accounting of some of the projects he has undertaken.

The image of a circle held so much meaning in Jamie Murrell's new project, it became the band's name.  With members that have performed together on and off throughout their musical careers, Circle perform original songs as well as their own twist on the standards.  The band visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope.

Circle will perform at the Spirited Goat Coffeehouse in Yellow Springs on September 8.

Ace Tucker Space Trucker is a science fiction comedy podcast series written, produced and voiced by Jim Tramontana, who had previously visited the WYSO studios with his band Red Hot Rebellion.  Tramontana talked with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about the process of developing the podcast's first season from a novel.  

Season 1 of Ace Tucker Space Trucker is available now on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, and http://www.acetuckerspacetrucker.com/

Keith Lykins
Jerry Kenney / WYSO

Guitarist Keith Lykins returned to the WYSO studios for a live performance on Excrusions.  Lykins chatted with WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota about world influences on his music, upcoming gigs and more.

Keith Lykins will perform at  Clifton Opera House on Friday, September 1st.  For more live dates, visit keithlykins.com

Fair at New Boston

 

The annual Fair at New Boston is celebrating 35 years in existence. The historical 'look back in time' event keeps growing according to organizers who say the fair became an annual event soon after successful bicentennial celebrations took place in the area.

Pam Cottrel, marketing director for the George Rogers Clark Heritage Association and the Fair at New Boston, says roughly 600 costumed history lovers, vendors and artisans will help create an authentic recreation of pioneer life 200 years ago.

Kathi Reed returned to the program to discuss her latest novel "Trouble for Rent." This book is a prequel to Reed's debut effort "Banking on Trouble." In this one Annie Fillmore is running her mom and pop video rental store in a small town in Ohio. The year is 1990 and the video rental business was at the height of what was to be a brief but highly lucrative run.

Conrad Balliet reads David Garrison's poem, "Men at 60."

Janeal Ravndal reads her poem, "Passed On."

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