Arts & Culture

Music
3:00 pm
Mon October 3, 2011

Another Blues View from Shakin’ Dave

Blues Views is a new occasional feature on wyso.org with reviews of new releases from blues artists written by our own Shakin' Dave Hussong.  Hear Shakin' Dave host Hall of Fame Blues on Monday night, 8-11pm.

Artist: Grady Champion
Release: Dreamin’ Audio CD GSM Music Group, 2011

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Arts & Culture
10:43 am
Sun October 2, 2011

Conrad's Corner: An Interview with Marian Schwilk-Thomas

Dayton-native Marian Schwilk-Thomas began attending classes at Wright State University after her husband's death.  It was there she attended one of Dr. Gary Pacernick's poetry classes where she realized that she had to work at poetry.  Schwilk-Thomas has since published a book of poetry, The Boat of What I Know.

Here Marian Schwilk-Thomas talks with Conrad Balliet about her writing journey and shares several poems.

Music
10:35 am
Sun October 2, 2011

Jennifer Knapp's Journey Back to Music

Jennifer Knapp
Photo by Fairlight Hubbard www.eyemgmt.com

In 2003, Jennifer Knapp left her career as a successful Christian artist and didn't perform for 7 years.  Now Knapp has rekindled her music career identifying herself as a gay person of faith.  She has released a folk album called "Letting Go," and she'll perform in Dayton next weekend.  WYSO's Juliet Fromholt spoke with Knapp about her return to music.

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Music
12:49 pm
Thu September 29, 2011

Live on Kaleidoscope: Bonneville

Bonneville

Bonneville makes their second appearance on Kaleidoscope, performing stripped down versions of tracks from their forthcoming album, Amy's House and debuting several album tracks.  Amy's House was written after the band's 2010 release, Drawing Maps, and features the addition of keyboards as a focal instrument on the majority of the tracks. 

Books
11:58 am
Tue September 27, 2011

Book Nook: Feast Day of Fools, by James Lee Burke

The first time I interviewed James Lee Burke the year was 1997 and he came out to the station to talk about his novel "Cimarron Rose." That book went on to win the Edgar Award for that year.

That interview was the beginning of a wonderful connection with one of America's greatest writers. Burke just published his 30th novel, "Feast Day of Fools."  The author is now 75 years old and while he has slowed down a little bit; he no longer goes out on book tours, his writing gets more powerful with each successive book.

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