Arts & Culture

Andy Snow

Niki Dakota interviews Sharon Leahy and Rick Good of Rhythm in Shoes on Excursions. Rhythm in Shoes will be performing their final show at this weekend's CityFolk Festival in downtown Dayton.

Conrad Balliet reads Deborah Stokes' poem, "And I Have."

Photo by Elizabeth Fladung

LaVette is renowned for her eclectic musical style, combining elements of rock, funk, R&B, country, gospel, soul, and blues.

In her interview, LaVette reminisces over her early beginnings in 1965 and her experiences with famous artists such as Otis Redding and James Brown humorously admitting, "Well, he wasn't that big then."

After listening to the original recording of her chart single "Let Me Down Easy" on Excursions, she states, "I almost cried."

Conrad Balliet reads Myrna Stone's poem, "Less and More."

Conrad Balliet reads Ron Knipfer's poem, "The Ancient Soldier."

Conrad Balliet reads Gary Pacernick's poem, "Letter for Dan Rowe."

Conrad Balliet reads Cathy Essinger's poem, "A Little Taoist Poem."

Langhorne Slim, named for his hometown in Pennsylvania, has been steadily gaining public notice, being featured on the film The Waitress' soundtrack, playing at various folk festivals across North America, and just having returned from Bonnaroo Music Festival.

Last year the Springfield Museum of Art looked to its members for suggestions on how to deal with a budget shortfall. Now a new collaboration with Wittenberg University will provide new opportunities for students and more financial sustainability for the museum.

Wittenberg will purchase the museum facility and lease part of the space back to the Springfield Museum of Art.

Museum Director Angus Randolph says that this will help put the focus back on the art.

Filmmaker Andy Copp on Kaleidoscope

May 13, 2010

Local filmmaker Andy Copp joins Juliet Fromholt in the studio to talk about his latest documentary Ink and Flesh. It tells the story of Reverend Chad Wells, a Dayton tattoo artist, and his experience as an artist living and working in Dayton. 

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