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courtesy of Tecumseh Land Trust

Tecumseh Land Trust's Krista Magaw joined WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota live in the studio ahead of the organization's annual harvest auction.  They talked about the land trust's mission and projects and the upcoming event.

Tecumseh Land Trust's 13th Annual Harvest Auction is Friday, September 15 at Springfield's Hollenbeck Bayley Center.  More information at: www.tecumsehlandtrust.org

Dayton History

The Concours d'Elegance is Dayton History's largest fundraiser of the year. The annual event brings in antique automobile owners from near and far. This week, WYSO's Jerry Kenney spoke with just two of the people involved in organizing and promoting the event, Skip Peterson, the board chair for Concours, and Lauryn Bayliff, Director of Community Development.

Tana French returned to the program to talk about her latest Dublin Murder Squad novel "The Trespasser."  Last year Tana did an interview for the hardcover release of this book and I could not resist the opportunity to talk to her again because I loved this story and she doesn't put out new books very often.

Jennifer Taylor

Performing as Zane and the Sway, musician Zane Gerlach joined WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota live in the studio on Excursions to preview the WYSO Community Concert. 

Zane and the Sway will perform at the WYSO Community Concert with the Claudettes and the Almighty Get Down on Sunday, September 10 at RiverScape MetroPark. More details at: http://wyso.org/wysos-community-concert

Jazz Guitarist Russell Malone To Perform In Cincinnati

Sep 7, 2017

Local music journalist and singer Duante Beddingfield interviewed world-class jazz guitarist Russell Malone, ahead of his performance in Cincinnati on Thursday, September 7. They discuss Malone's new release, Time for the Dancers, his influences, and his career both past and present.

During the interview, Malone discussed saxophonist Hank Crawford, one of his influences.

"Gladgirl" Shelly Hulce returned to Kaleidoscope ahead of a special night of comedy and music at Wiley's Comedy Joint in Dayton featuring Dave Hill and music from Happy Chichester and Nathan Peters.  She spoke with host Juliet Fromholt about the show, other projects including Story Slam Dayton and more.

Great Neon String Band, which combines members of the Great Northern String Band and Neon Arrows, visited the WYSO studios for a live musical preview of Fancy Fest 2017.  They were joined by festival organizers who talked with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about the event's origins and the community that's formed around it.

Fancy Fest 2017 is September 15 and 16 in Yellow Springs. More details at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1680120135612664/

Lori Gravley reads her poem, "Slow Motion Disaster."

Acclaimed vocalist Melanie DeMore will be joining the World House Choir for a series of concerts called "Together We Bring On The Light." DeMore joined WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota and World House Choir director Dr. Cathy Roma live in the studio on Excursions for a preview.

The World House Choir and Melanie DeMore will perform on September 8 & 9 at Antioch's Foundry Theater and on September 10 at Wayman Chapel AME Church in Dayton. More information below.

courtesy of Human Race Theatre Company

The Human Race Theatre Comapny is opening is 2017-18 season with the American premiere of Legendale, a musical that blurs the real world with the world of video games.  WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota was joined in studio by writers Andrea Daly (music and story) and Jeff Bienstock (words and story) to talk about the new musical.  They were also joined by Max Crumm, who plays lead character Andy, for a musical preview of the production.

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