Arts & Culture

Lisa Lutz gave us one of the standout novels of 2016. "The Passenger" was so clever, so enthralling, so devilishly twisted, that I had Lisa on the program for the hardcover release early in the year, then after I had spoken to her that first time I was so enchanted by her wit (and her novel) that I invited her back to the program for another visit when the book was issued in paperback later in the year.

Conrad Balliet reads Marian Schwilk-Thomas' poem, "Lightning Strikes Touchdown Jesus."

Music Special: Level With Emily Reese

Jan 3, 2017

Thanks for listening to this special WYSO episode of Level. I’m Emily Reese, Level’s host.   

The Level podcast is all about the music and sound in modern video games. Each week we feature the composers, performers, sound designers, audio directors, voice actors and anyone else connected to creating audio for a video game.

Richard Mosse (Irish, born 1980), Men of Good Fortune, 2011, digital c-print.
©Richard Mosse. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

At an exhibit at the Dayton Art Institute, it’s easy to pick out which of the stunning, large-format photographs belong to Richard Mosse.  The Irish artist is one of two photographers featured in an exhibition at the Dayton Art Institute that ends this Sunday called “Ravage Sublime: Landscape Photography in the 21st Century.”

David Garrison reads James Brooks' poem, "You Done Stomped On My Heart."

The 2016 Dayton Literary Peace Prize Award Ceremony was held on November 20, 2016 at the Schuster Center
Juliet Fromholt / WYSO

The Dayton Literary Peace Prize was founded in 2005 - ten years after the Dayton Peace Accords ended the war in Bosnia.  The prize honors authors from around the world for fiction, non-fiction and lifetime achievement. And it's the only international literary peace prize in the United States.

Lori Gravley reads Julie L Moore's poem, "Shadow of Death."

Ahead of two year-end music events at Oscar's in Vandalia, Echo Mecca and Zane from Zane and the Sway visited the WYSO studios to perform live on Kaleidoscope.  They were joined by Kevin Dumont and Kimberly Weiss, who talked about the Dayton Music Underground Year-End Bash and Best-of Dayton Underground Finale and the Oscar's New Year, New Stage celebration.

The Dayton Music Underground Year-End Bash and Best-of Dayton Underground Finale is Thursday, December 29th and the Oscar's New Year, New Stage celebration is Saturday, December 31st.

Michael Malarkey
Chelsea Lauren

Songwriter and actor Michael Malarkey returned to the Dayton area ahead of his benefit concert for YS Kids Playhouse and visited the WYSO studios ahead of the show.  Joined by YSKP's Ara Beal, Malarkey chatted with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about the upcoming performance, balancing music and acting and his upcoming full length album.

David Garrison reads Robert Brimm's poem, "The Frozen Pond."