Arts & Culture

With a newly revamped lineup, the Wretched Few made a return visit to the WYSO studios to perform live on Kaleidoscope.  The band shared new songs and previewed new recordings while chatting with host Juliet Fromholt.

Learn more about The Wretched Few's upcoming shows at: https://www.facebook.com/wretchedfew/

Manhattan was once a place where ordinary people could afford to live. People with dreams. People with low paying jobs. Even starving artists. Molly Prentiss has set her debut novel in New York City as the 1970's are ending. Her book is populated by distinctive characters from the period; a barmaid who has followed her dreams and moved to the city from the wilds of Idaho, an art critic for the New York Times who has a rare perceptive gift, and a struggling painter who has fled the Dirty Wars in his native Argentina.

Conrad Balliet reads David Petreman's poem, "Mariposa."

There are estimates that say one out of 3 adjunct teachers across the country are living in poverty, and the summer months, when most students are on break, are especially tough.

To counter that seasonal economic downturn, 14 Dayton artists are hosting a one-night-only, pop-up art event called Feed the Adjuncts. 

In the following interview from WYSO Weekend, artist and adjunct teacher, Colleen Kelsey, paints a picture of the local landscape for part-time teachers which includes a look at some of the financial challenges adjuncts face. 

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

Janeal Ravndal reads Barbara Astor's poem, "Tomboy."

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On the three-year anniversary of their Just Rivers album, Beams traveled from Toronto all the way to WYSO for a live performance on Excursions ahead of their Yellow Springs performance at Peaches. The band chatted with WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota about songwriting, recording and more.

Beams will perform at Peaches Grill in Yellow Springs on Saturday, May 14th.

Zombie High School Episode 1: Room 26

May 13, 2016

Introducing episode 1 of Zombie High School, a serial radio drama produced by Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse in partnership with WYSO which chronicles a ragtag group of teenagers who are thrown together by fate when their town (the world?) is overtaken by a fast-moving zombie apocalypse while they are in after-school detention.

On May 13th and 14th, the Dayton Circus Creative Collective will celebrate Side Show 11, a music and art festival at the Yellow Cab Building.  Over 40 musicians will perform on three stages and the Yellow Cab's galleries will feature works from over 50 artists in a variety of media.

Several artists, musicians and organizers visited the WYSO studios for a week of previews on Excursions:

Longtime songwriter Tim Tye set out to record a collection of material he had been working over several years, and after connecting with sound engineer Gary King, a series of collaborations began resulting in Midnight Sky's Dark Stretch of the Road.  The album features Tye joined by a host of local musicians including Tod Weidner (Shrug), Paige Beller (Jasper the Colossal) and many more.  Tye visited the WYSO studios to talk with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about the evolution of the project.

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