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McGuff and the Dumpster Fires returned to the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidsocope ahead of the release of their sophomore album, Wolves.  The band chatted with host Juliet Fromholt about writing and recording the album, plans for 2017 and more.

McGuff and the Dumpster Fires will celebrate the release of Wolves on Saturday, December 3rd at Jimmie's Ladder 11 in Dayton.

Conrad Balliet reads Stella Ling's poem, "Breath"

Tiffany McDaniel has spent years honing her writing craft. She has had to focus with steely determination upon that most difficult of objectives; to see her work being published. Her novel "The Summer That Melted Everything" was recently issued by Saint Martin's Press.

This is a work of literary fiction. That is a term that is frequently abused but not in this case. What makes McDaniel's novel so striking is her originality-the language she employs is so vivid that it tumbles and spins across the pages. Here is a sample paragraph:
 

Wilmington’s Got Grit: How to Turn a City Inside Out and Rebuild

Nov 28, 2016
These are just a few of the large portraits that have been pasted on walls across Wilmington.
Jason Reynolds / WYSO

If you visit downtown Wilmington, you’ll see large black and white photos of its residents plastered on the sides of buildings. Each person has dirt somewhere on them: on a shirt, or a bicep, or a cheek. In one portrait, an elderly woman has dirt smeared under each eye. She’s holding her fists up to the camera, and “G-R-I-T” is written in all caps across the knuckles of each hand. 

Herb Martin reads his poem, "A Snake in the Yard."

Guitarist Keith Lykins returns to the WYSO studios ahead of his local holiday performances to share some songs live on Excursions.  Using his uniquely crafted instruments Lykins share music with influences from around the world and chat with WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota.

Keith Lykins will perform at Taffy's of Eaton on November 25th and at Ray's Wine, Spirits and Grill in Englewood on November 26th

With a relatively new line-up, This Pine Box is forging ahead, recording a new full length album and planning for a busy 2017.  The band visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope and talked with host Juliet Fromholt about the band so far, developing their line-up, recording, and more.

This Pine Box will perform on November 26th at the 86 Coffee Bar in Cincinnati.

Maxine Skuba reads her poem, "Mac Truck Man."

Jennifer Taylor

Nearly 30 local musicians will gather on the stage of The DAI's Renaissance Auditorium to recreate the historic performances of The Band's The Last Waltz and celebrate the 40th anniversary of the original concert, which took place November 25, 1976. Organizer Jeff Opt and musician Dan Hereford joined WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota live in the studio to talk about the upcoming event.

Judy Johnson reads her poem, "Crowning Glory."

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