Arts & Culture

Conrad Balliet reads David Petreman's poem, "Winter's Heart."

Conrad Balliet reads Robert Paschell's poem, "A Christmas Carryall."

In its second year, Songwriters' Solstice is two evenings of music to benefit the Dayton foodbank.  The event is the brainchild of songwriter Kevin Milner, and he and two of the performers, Reyna Spears and Ramblin' Mac Williams, visited the WYSO studios for a preview of the upcoming weekend of music.

Songwriters' Solstice is December 19th and 20th at Ghostlight Coffee in Dayton's South Park Neighborhood.

On a previous visit to the WYSO studios, Tony Herdman and Charlie Tipton talked about traveling to Nashville to record an EP.  90 Miles to Nashville is now ready for release, and Herdman, Tipton and Alyssa Hanson visited the WYSO studios to talk about the recording process and perform songs both from the release and Tipton and Hanson's band, Blackbirds.

The release party for 90 Miles to Nashville is December 26th at Gilly's in downtown Dayton and will feature performances from the Tony Red Band, Blackbirds and Old Stage Renegades.

We begin a new series today called Miami Valley StoryCorps. These are interviews recorded earlier this year when StoryCorps visited Dayton. Over the next few months, you’ll be hearing interviews between local people who visited the StoryCorps recording booth in West Dayton last spring.

Lori Gravley came for an interview with her son, Marshall. She wanted to hear about about his experience living with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

This interview was edited by Community Voices producer Will Davis.

Elizabeth Schmidt reads her poem, "Overture."

Conrad Balliet reads James Brooks' "Perspicacity" and a haiku.

Conrad Balliet reads two poems from Ed Davis, "She Danced" and a poem on the winter solstice.

In addition to playing a lot of great shows in 2014, Trey Stone and the Ringers have been busy recording a new holiday EP, Sing About Christmas.  The band visited the WYSO studios to debut many of the songs on Kaleidoscope and were joined by Justin Howard from the Black Box Improv Theater to talk about their upcoming holiday version of Black Box's Improv Musical show.

Trey Stone and the Ringers will perform Friday, Saturday and Sunday as part of the Black Box Improv Theater's holiday Improv Musical.

Returning guest Dave Obenour joins Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt in studio to talk about some of the artists, new and old, featured in the latest issue of Ghettoblaster Magazine, a national music and culture magazine based in part in Dayton, Ohio.

The latest issue of Ghettoblaster Magazine with Shabazz Palaces on the cover is available now at local stores.  Find Ghettoblaster online at http://ghettoblastermagazine.com/

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