Arts & Culture

Ted Rall went to Afghanistan shortly after the United States invaded the country. He was with a group of journalists-during that time things were quite dangerous there. Some of them never made it back home. 

Juliet Fromholt / WYSO

Mixing traditional instruments from their native Pakistan with acoustic guitars, the members of Khumariyaan create driving instrumental music that transports the listener.  Ahead of their performance at the University of Dayton, the band visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidsocope.

Khumariyaan will perform at the University of Dayton's Boll Theater on Thursday, October 2nd at 8pm.

Two fifteen year-old girls are feeling bored. It is a summer night in the Red Hook section of Brooklyn, which is right on the waterfront. These two girls, June and Val, are close friends but their friendship appears to be fraying. One of them is more precocious than the other. That night they decide to set out on an adventure, just the two of them. Things get out of hand and something tragic occurs.

Janeal Ravndal reads Carol Stoner's poem, "What Might Have Been."

Conrad Balliet reads Ron Palmer's poem, "Apocalyptic View"

Ryan France

This year marks the 10th Anniversary of Dayton Music Fest, a two-day celebration of local music.  This year's event features 29 bands performing 5 different venues during the first weekend in October.  Co-organizers Kyle Melton and Don Thrasher visited the WYSO studios to preview some music from the festival and talked to Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about the festival's past and present as well as make a big announcement about the festival's future.

Conrad Balliet reads Peter Caccavari's poem, "Thirst."

Dayton Literary Peace Price/Anne Rasmussen
Dayton Literary Peace Price/Anne Rasmussen

The winners of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for fiction and non-fiction have been announced and it was a big year for women writers.

Each year, Dayton Literary Peace Prizes are awarded to authors who’s stories center on peace, and social justice. Author Bob Shacochis will pick up the best fiction award for “The Woman Who Lost Her Soul.” It's a novel that ties together catastrophic events in four countries over a span of fifty years—leading to the U.S. war on terror.

Zoot Theatre And The Magic Of Puppetry

Sep 24, 2014
Mojgan Samardar

Puppetry is an ancient art form and here in the Dayton region, a contemporary theater group, known as the Zoot Theatre Company, is keeping the art form alive. Community Voices producer Mojgan Samardar spent time with the company members this spring as they prepared their version of George Orwell’s classic story: Animal Farm. 

Conrad Balliet reads Robert Brimm's poems, "Ordinary Things" and "The Beauty Of It."

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