Arts & Culture

Audrey Hackett reads her poem, "Life Together."

It is always a pleasure to interview an author who is making a literary debut with the publication of that first book. It is even more special when that author is someone you remember as a youth rambling the streets of your own town. Recently I had that experience when I conducted this interview with Moriel Rothman-Zecher.

Here's the review of his novel that I wrote for the Cox Ohio newspapers:

Cincinnati band Colly will visit Yellow Springs as part of their spring tour.  Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt spoke with vocalist Jake Hollen and drummer Andrew Hopkins ahead of their visit about recording, touring and more.

Colly will perform at Peach's Grill in Yellow Springs on Saturday, April 7. Learn more at: http://www.heytherecolly.com


Electro Cult Circus

Electro Cult Circus made their Kaleidoscope debut, performing a stripped down set live in the WYSO studios.  The band talked with host Juliet Fromholt about their long history, collaboration with other types of performers and more.

Learn more about Electro Cult Circus at: https://www.facebook.com/eccpresemts/

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

T.J. Turner returned to the program to discuss the second book in his series that imagines an alternate history of our American Civil War. In the first book "Lincoln's Bodyguard," the author created a story line in which President Abraham Lincoln was not assassinated at Ford's Theater in April, 1865. Instead, Lincoln had been saved by his bodyguard who is also the main protagonist in the first book and in this new one "Land of Wolves."

Happy Chichester returned to the WYSO studios for a live preview of his upcoming Dayton show on Excursions.  He talked with Niki Dakota about writing, recording and more.

Happy Chichester will perform at the Yellow Cab on Friday, March 23 with Darlene. 

Kyleen Downes returned to the WYSO studios with her band head of the release of their new EP, Friends. They performed live on Kaleidoscope and talked with host Juliet Fromholt about writing and recording the EP, the upcoming release celebration and more.

Kyleen Downes will celebrate the release of Friends on Friday, March 30 at the Yellow Cab in downtown Dayton. More information at: https://www.facebook.com/events/225502421326554/

Migiwa Orimo in her Yellow Springs studio, January 2018.
Tess Cortés

Migiwa Orimo is a visual artist in Yellow Springs. The work she creates in her studio, might end up in a traditional art gallery  – or carried through the streets during a political protest. Because alongside her formal studio work, Orimo makes protest banners. She’s been showing her art work in galleries for over 30, years but recently her banners were included in an exhibition of protest art called “Still They Persist.” 

Jane Kretschman reads her poem, "Chessy and the Masons"