Arts & Culture

Music
4:09 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

Blue Moon Soup Live on Kaleidoscope

Blue Moon Soup
Credit Juliet Fromholt / WYSO

The members of Blue Moon Soup make a return visit to the studios for a second performance on Kaleidoscope.  Since the band's last visit, they've been writing, recording and touring and talk about their experiences with host Juliet Fromholt.

Blue Moon Soup will perform at Clifton Opera House on Friday, May 16th.  Proceeds from the show will benefit WYSO and the Clifton Opera House.

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Music
12:07 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

Hexadiode Prepare For Debut

(from left) Eric Purtle, Tim Krug and Jason Himes of Hexadiode
Credit Juliet Fromholt / WYSO

All with long histories in the Dayton music scene, Jason Himes, Eric Purtle and Tim Krug were performing together as part of the reformed Dementia Precox and decided to begin working on a new project that soon became Hexadiode.  The band visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope and talked about finding and developing their sound and preparing to bring it to the stage.

Hexadiode will perform Saturday, May 17th at Canal Public House.

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Arts & Culture
7:59 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

Conrad's Corner: May 14, 2014

Conrad Balliet reads Deborah Stokes' poem, "Tarbox Cemetary Road."

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Books
4:33 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

Book Nook: The Enchanted, by Rene Denfeld

This is an extraordinary novel. Here's my review of  it which ran the other day in the San Antonio (Texas) Express News:

“Knockemstiff” author Donald Ray Pollock is one of my favorite writers.  The other day I noticed he had written a Facebook post which mentioned a new book that he really likes. This reviewer acted immediately, procuring a copy of “The Enchanted” by Rene Denfeld.

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Arts & Culture
4:00 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

Cityfolk Festival Reunion Coming to Courthouse Square

Sunni Russo visited the WYSO studios to talk about the Cityfolk Festival Reunion on Sunday, June 22nd at downtown Dayton's Courthouse Square,where the festival began. Russo spoke with WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota about the bands that will be playing the reunion which include Son Del Caribe, Corndrinkers, and Stivers Jazz Combo. She says that there will also be a food truck and special activities for kids. The event will be free of charge and a fundraiser will be taking place at BD's Mongolian Grill at The Greene on May 21st to support cover production costs.

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