Arts & Culture

David Garrison reads Albino Carrillo's poem, "Twilight in Hatch, New Mexico."

Ahead of their solo performances at Bellefontaine's Brewfontaine, M. Ross Perkins and Zach Gabbard (Buffalo Killers) spoke with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about touring, recording, upcoming releases and more.

M. Ross Perkins and Zach Gabbard will perform at Brewfontaine, 211 S. Main Street in Bellefontaine, on Thursday, July 13th.

Now in its second year, Springsfest prepares to return to Yellow Springs for another day of music, food and craft beer.  Jacob Diebold of Speaking Suns and Rory Papania from Gap Tooth Grin visited the WYSO studios for a live acoustic preview on Kaleidoscope.  They were joined by festival organizer Conor Stratton, who talked about the overall event.

Springsfest 2017 is Saturday, July 8th at the John Bryant Center in Yellow Springs.  Tickets and more information at: www.springsfestival.com

Somersault return to the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope ahead of the release of their debut album, Conversions. The band talked with host Juliet Fromholt about recording the album, evolving as a band, and more.

Somersault will celebrate the release of Conversions on Saturday, July 8 at South Park Tavern.

Jon Barlow Hudson On Creating Public Art

Jul 6, 2017
Sculptor Jon Barlow Hudson with a work-in-progress for the new Dayton Metro Library
Lauren Shows / WYSO

Today on Culture Couch we meet local sculptor Jon Barlow Hudson, who’s finishing a piece of public art for the downtown Dayton Public Library  building.

Creating a public sculpture puts an artist in the middle of a conversation  - the work is accessible, people can walk around it and touch it.  Hudson’s new work includes two seats – it’s actually a place to sit and talk.  Community Voices producer Lauren Shows visited the artist’s studio to learn more about his work:

Lori Gravley reads her poem, "Dawn."

Nigerian-based artist Ben Ibebe returned to the WYSO studios to talk about a new series focused on jazz that will be featured at the Front Street studios.  Ibebe and Niki Dakota were joined in studio by the Collaboratory's Peter Benkendorf to talk about art, music and more.

Ben Ibebe's Jazz series is on display at Front Street studios beginning on Friday, July 7.  There will be an artist reception on Thursday, July 13, 5-8pm.

Hailing from Chicago, Faux Furrs visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Excursions.  The band talked with WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota about their latest album Taxonomy, the Chicago scene and more

Faux Furrs will perform at Jimmie's Ladder 11 on July 3rd with Gap Tooth Grin and Army of Infants. 

Peter James returned to the program to talk about his latest novel in his series that features his police detective Roy Grace. The previous dozen books in the series are fast paced thrillers and we usually knew who the killers were and spent most of our time wondering how Roy was going to apprehend them. In this latest book in his "Dead Series" Peter James has constructed his first absolute who-dunnit Roy Grace mystery. A woman has been found dead in the bathtub. We don't know who the murderer is in this one and the author tosses out lots of red herrings along the way to confuse us.

Conrad Balliet reads Robert Paschell's poem, "Bubbles From His Brain."