Arts & Culture

Jon Dubuc and the Guilty Pleasures visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope.  The band talked with host Juliet Fromholt about writing, recording, and upcoming gigs. 

Jon Dubuc and the Guilty Pleasures will perform at the Listing Loon in Cincinnati on April 27 and at the Yellow Cab in downtown Dayton as part of SideShow 13 on May 25,

Conrad Balliet reads Robert Paschell's poem, "How to Write a Poem"

Niki Dakota / WYSO

The nineteen-piece Wright State University Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Brian Cashwell, visited the WYSO studios ahead of their spring performance for a live set on Excursions.

The Wright State University Jazz Ensemble will perform at Wright State' Creative Arts Center on April 19 at 8pm. Learn more at: https://www.wright.edu/events/jazz-ensemble-8

Judy Johnson reads her poem "Rainspeak"

Conrad Balliet reads two poems by Marietta Ball

Dayton area native Alexis Gomez returns to the Miami Valley for a performance at the Yellow Cab in downtown Dayton.  Ahead of the show, Gomez visited the WYSO studios for a live acoustic set on Excursions with Niki Dakota.

Alexis Gomez will perform at the Yellow Cab on April 13 with Charlie Jackson and the Heartland Railway and Kyleen Downes. 

Jessica Strawser lives in Cincinnati-she was looking for the perfect setting for "Not That I Could Tell," her second novel. She decided that the ideal place for it would be a community that she enjoys visiting, the village of Yellow Springs, Ohio.

As this story of domestic suspense opens a woman has vanished along with her children and nobody seems to know where they might have gone. The missing woman had been going through a contentious divorce, she has been separated from her husband, a physician who is living in an apartment while the divorce proceedings are underway.

OldNews returned to the WYSO studios for a full band set live on Kaleidoscope as they prepare to release full length, digital album Silver Linings

OldNews will perform at the Southgate House Revival on May 10 and at the Yellow Cab on May 19. Learn more at: https://www.facebook.com/oldnewsdayton/

22 years ago a relatively unknown poet became a publishing sensation after she released her first memoir. Frances Mayes had written about her experiences renovating an ancient villa in the Tuscany region of Italy. That book, "Under the Tuscan Sun,  became a massive blockbuster best-seller. The paperback remained on the best-seller list for years.

Mary Jo White reads her poem, "Why Poetry"