Arts & Culture

Julie Moore reads Stella Ling's poem, "After Fish."

 

Local guitarist Chris Wright (of C.Wright’s Parlour Tricks) stops by Excursions to share his energetic, and standout, brand of instrumental rock.

Conrad Balliet reads Herb Martin's poem, "Safe and Sound."

Kidtee Hello

Human Reunion's new album has been a 3 year work-in-progress, but the end result, an album called Arc de Square was well worth the wait.  The band visited the WYSO studios for a live performance and discussed translating their raw live energy into a recording, especially when they usually weren't in the same room during the recording process.

Human Reunion will perform Saurday night at Blind Bob's. 

Conrad Balliet reads Jim Brooks' poem, "Meaning."

Al Holbrook's sound will catch a room by surprise, filling it with feeling and emotion solely by his fingers gracing the keys accompanied by a soulful voice. "I have great admiration for anyone who will just be by themselves and perform," host Niki Dakota explains as she introduces her musical guest to the studio.

Holbrook is a Dayton-native and can be spotted all over the Miami Valley performing at venues like the Trolley Stop and Canal Street Tavern. This Friday, August 6th, you can experience him yourself at J-Alans in Downtown.

Conrad Balliet reads Marsha Bush's poem, "Daughter-In-Law."

Conrad Balliet reads Steve Broidy's poem, "Myths of Teaching."

Conrad Balliet reads Marietta Ball's poem, "Ants Have No Options."

Conrad & Evelyn

Jul 25, 2010
Aileen LeBlanc

Conrad's Corner host Conrad Balliet and his square dancing partner Evelyn fell in love in later life. She was in her eighties and he in his 70s. Their love was youthful, adventurous and amorous. But then Evelyn started getting simple words mixed up. Conrad saw the signs. He took care of her as he was losing her to Alzheimer's. Aileen LeBlanc tells a very personal story of her friends Conrad and Evelyn.

Here's an audio slide show of Conrad and Evelyn's time together featuring Conrad reading a poem by Roy Croft.

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