Arts & Culture

With the recent Misra Records reissue of his solo album, Nostra Nova, Adam Torres is embarking on a tour that will bring him to the Miami Valley for a show at Canal Public House.  Kaleidsocope host Juliet Fromholt spoke with Torres about the tour, the reissue and upcoming projects.

Adam Torres will perform at Canal Public House on June 6th with Manray and Human Cannonball.

Jennifer Taylor

Performing under the name Achilles Tenderloin, Joe Augustin channels blues, folk, rock and roll and more into powerful songwriting.  He visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope and talked with host Juliet Fromholt about the songwriting process, recording and more.

Achilles Tenderloin will perform on Friday, June 5th at the Spirited Goat Coffeehouse in Yellow Springs.

Seattle duo Sundae + Mr. Goessl channel 1930s pop music into lively, intimate recordings and live performances.  Ahead of their visit to the Miami Valley for performance in Yellow Springs and Springfield, the duo chatted with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about forming their sound, their current tour and more.

Sundae + Mr. Goessl will perform on June 4th at the grand opening of Springfield's Hub Gallery and on June 5th at Champion City Guide and Supply as part of the First Friday celebrations.

Love songs have been around forever. They are ubiquitous. If you eliminated every love song from our repertory of music there wouldn't be many songs left. The music historian and musicologist Ted Gioia took on a daunting assignment when he decided to write a history of the love song.

He takes readers back to the origins of the love song at the very dawn of recorded history. This is a fascinating study that is filled with surprises. Love songs are powerful and controversial and inspiring. Perhaps that's why we love them so much.

Although Jeremy Siegrist and Lynne Baker have known each other for many years, their musical collaboration is a fairly recent development.  From writing songs together in two different cities to releasing their debut album, Drawing Blood, the duo have been making large strides in a short amount of time.  Jeremy & Lynne visited the WYSO studios for a live performance on Kaleidoscope and talked with host Juliet Fromholt about writing, recording and where their music has taken them so far.

Jeremy and Lynne will perform at the Sidney BBQ Festival in July.

Mary Jo White reads her poem, "Penelope."

John Hooper is a British journalist who has spent many years stationed in Italy. He has spent time in the various regions of Italy and has been able to observe Italians up close. He has really gotten to know the Italians; their passions, their quirks, and their idiosyncrasies. 

LGBT Center Dayton

Starting Friday, June 5th, the Dayton LGBT Center and other groups will host a series of events during the city's annual gay pride celebration. The events will continue through Sunday.  In this interview with WYSO's Jerry Kenney, LGBT Center board member RJ McKay gives details on each event and talks about how the event continues to grow in Dayton each year.

Conrad Balliet reads two poems by Ron Palmer, "I'm Sorry" and "Free Me Lord."

David Garrison reads David Petreman's poem, "Living Large."

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