Dayton native Kevin Heider recently returned to the Miami Valley and is eager to dive into the local music scene. Heider visited the WYSO studio for an acoustic set and talked about his unexpected music career, his double album The Spark and plans for the new year.
On Saturday, December 7th, local musicians and music fans will gather at Blind Bob's for North of Nowhere South, a celebration of the life and music of Jeremy Frederick. The show will feature many of Frederick's former bandmates and proceeds benefit his daughter's education fund. Local musicians Tim Krug, Tyler Trent and Christian Roerig visited the WYSO studios to talk about Jeremy's musical legacy and share some songs from his vast musical legacy.
This Saturday, Ghostlight Coffee will host Artistic Expression, it's a benefit show for Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley's Miracle Clubhouse. Dawn Cooksey is a singer-songwriter who also works for Goodwill Easter Seals. She visited the WYSO studios to talk about Artistic Expression and the mission of Miracle Clubhouse.
The war between the states; our Civil War was raging 150 years ago. Many books have been published over the past 3 years to mark the anniversary of that Great Unpleasantness. Most of those books have been non-fiction.
Two long-time contributors to the arts in Dayton will be the recipients of the 2014 Ohio Governor's Awards for the Arts. Dayton Philharmonic Music Director, Neil Gittleman, and Sheri Williams with the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company were selected with 4 other winners from around the state for the prestigious award.