Arts & Culture

Dayton Writers Movement

When Chris and Megan Burnside moved to Dayton about a year they immediately saw a thriving arts community and were drawn to a lot of the collaborative work that was taking place between various artists and organizations. 

Nigerian painter Ben Ibebe has returned to the Miami Valley for a second art show, New Works, at Front Street.   Ibebe visited the WYSO studios to talk with Niki Dakota about the upcoming opening.  He was joined by the Collaboratory's Peter Benkendorf.

Ben Ibebe's New Works exhibition opens on August 19th at Front Street in downtown Dayton.

Steve Broidy reads Robert Brimm's poem, "End of the Day."

Cincinnati's The Almighty Get Down are known for rocking stages near and far, and their performance live in the WYSO studios was no exception.  The band visited ahead of their performance at Hog Jam 11 and were joined by festival co-organizers Tony Herdman and Johnny Dreads. 

Hog Jam 11 is August 26 and 27th in Tipp City.  More details at: https://www.facebook.com/HogJamMusicFestival

Lori Gravley reads Kathy Austin's poem, "Vacation."

When Michelle Pretorius was growing up in South Africa she led a very insulated existence. That was just the way it was back in those days and she didn't realize until later that she had missed out on a lot. She also began to understand that her knowledge about the history of her country was not that good. As she researched South Africa's past she decided that some of that history could become the launching point for a wildly imaginative novel.
 

Vick Mickunas and Chris Tebbetts
Peter Hayes / WYSO

Chris Tebbetts grew up in Yellow Springs. When he was in high school he worked as a page for the Yellow Springs Library. Chris is a novelist who has written a number of books for middle grade readers. Chris has found a niche as an author who collaborates with other writers. His best known partnership is as the co-author on a series for middle school readers with the novelist James Patterson. In this interview Chris talks about what it was like to grow up in Yellow Springs and how he became a writer. Chris was back in the area to teach at the Antioch Writer's Workshop.

Original air date September 10, 2001.
 

Over the years that I have been hosting this program I have had numerous opportunities to interview legendary novelists. I have learned that when such an opportunity presents itself I must do whatever I can to make it happen because I might never get another chance to speak to a particular writer.

As the band prepares for its album release, the members of Scarecrow Sideshow visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope.  They chatted with Juliet Fromholt about the process of writing and recording the album, upcoming live shows and more.

Scarecrow Sideshow will celebrate the release of their new album on August 20th at Peaches in Yellow Springs.

Since his last visit to the WYSO studios, Mack McKenzie and his band have been hard at work on their latest album, A Million Miles.  As the band prepares for a fall release, they visited the WYSO studios to preview some tracks on Kaleidoscope and played a few acoustic songs live in the studio. 

Mack McKenzie will perform on Friday, August 12th at the Tumbleweed Connection.  A Million Miles is set to be released in early October.

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