Arts & Culture

Dave Robicheaux is a character James Lee Burke imagined many years ago. When Burke tried to find a publisher for what became the first book in this series about a troubled Louisiana lawman the response was a blizzard of rejection slips. But the author is steadfast and a bit stubborn and he never gave up. All these years later he is recognized as the writer who invented this type of character in the crime fiction genre, a character that is often imitated but never surpassed.

David Garrison reads Kathy Fagan's poem, "Cottonwood."

This spring 2018, the Quaker Heritage Center is facilitating a series of talks and musical performances that highlight the power of solidarity and resistance among African-Americans, Abolitionists, and Quakers. At the same time, these programs will addres
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Education is obviously the main focus of any educational institution's mission, and Wilmington College's upcoming speaker series will not only educate but tie historical perspectives to current events.


To find out more about the series, we spoke with Tanya Maus, director of the Peace Resource Center and Quaker Heritage Center at Wilmington, and Ursula McTaggart, an associate professor of English there.


Audrey Hackett reads her poem, "Life Together"

Steve Broidy reads his poem, "Step On A Crack"

Cathy Essinger reads her poem, "Phases of the Moon."

Judy Johnson reads her poem, "Rainspeak"

David Garrison reads Max Sutton's poem, "Squanto The Easter Bunny."

Big Time Pharaohs returned to Kaleidoscope ahead of the release of their new album, If These Frogs Could Talk (Loft Co. Records).  The band performed a live acoustic set on Kaleidoscope and talked with host Juliet Fromholt about writing and recording the new release.

Big Time Pharaohs will celebrate the release of If These Frogs Could Talk on Saturday, February 3 at The Slice in Middletown.  The band will also perform at Blind Bob's on January 27.

Ampline visited the WYSO studio ahead of the release of Passion Relapse (Sofaburn Records). The band performed live on Kaleidoscope and talked with host Juliet Fromholt about its fifth full length album, upcoming live shows and more.

Ampline's new album, Passion Relapse will be available January 26 on Sofaburn Records.  The band will perform at Blind Bob's in Dayton on January 25, in Columbus at the Rumba Cafe on January 26, and at the Southgate House Revival on January 27.