Arts & Culture

Music
3:41 pm
Thu July 15, 2010

Live on Kaleidoscope: The Rock and Roll Play Date

Kyle Melton, Jay Madewell and Shaine Sullivan at South Park Tavern wanted something more from the typical Open Mic night. They were looking for an all-inclusive event breaking the mold of the traditional one man with a guitar on stage. Essentially, they were looking to create the ultimate live jam session. Thus, the Rock n' Roll Play Date was devised. In this interview, Juliet Fromholt talks to Melton, Madewell, and Sullivan about the origins of the unusual Rock n' Roll Play Date.

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Arts & Culture
7:59 pm
Wed July 14, 2010

Conrad's Corner: July 14, 2010

Conrad Balliet reads Robert Brimm's poem, "Reunion."

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Music
2:41 pm
Wed July 14, 2010

Live on Excursions: Meg Cavanaugh

Meg Cavanaugh

Singer-Songwriter Meg Cavanaugh performed at the Songwriters Showcase at Canal Street Tavern with fellow Dayton-area natives Tod Weidner (Shrug, The Floods) and Chris Montgomery. Niki Dakota spoke with Cavanaugh the day of her performance about her new album, life in the UK, and how it feels to be back home.

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Arts & Culture
7:59 pm
Mon July 12, 2010

Conrad's Corner: July 12, 2010

Conrad Balliet reads Lianne Spidel's poem, "Mustachio."

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Music
4:13 pm
Fri July 9, 2010

Live on Excursions: Bella Ruse

Bella Ruse arrived at the WYSO studios with a guitar and an organ in a suitcase. In an interview with Niki Dakota, Kay Gillette (vocals, keys) and Joseph Barker (guitar) explain their affection for the suitcase organ and other unusual instruments like a kazoo shaped like a trumpet.

The Minneapolis duo formed in Febraury of 2009 and spent the rest of that year releasing three EPs and touring the Midwest and West coast. Bella Ruse just set out on their latest Midwestern tour and plans to release their first full length album this fall.

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