WYSO

Arts & Culture

Dayton's Dia de Los Muertos celebration is a family-friendly tradition that mixes art and Mexican culture.  Ahead of the parade and celebration, Sue Elam and Tiffany Clark visited the WYSO studios to talk with Niki Dakota about preparations. 

Dia de Los Muetros Dayton is Sunday, October 29  beginning at 2pm at the Yellow Cab and culminating at Missing Peace Art Space. On Wednesday, October 22, Toxic Brew in the Oregon District will host a sugar skull nightlight painting party with proceeds benefittng the celebration.

A new book by James McBride is an event. The last time he appeared on this program he had just published his novel "The Good Lord Bird." That extraordinary book went on to win the National Book Award. If you have not read it, you are missing out.

Left on Pearl is a documentary chronicling the 1971 women's occupation of a Harvard-university owned building.  Dayton Women's Rights Alliance's Joy Schawb and Michelle Meitzner joined Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt to talk about the film, its historical context, and the upcoming screening.

Left on Pearl is showing at the Neon in downtown Dayton on Sunday, October 22 at 3pm. 

Stephanie Amber and Adam Darling of Honey and Blue visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope as the band prepares to release its second album, All the Feels. Amber and Darling talked with host Juliet Fromholt about the process of creating the album, future plans, and more.

Honey and Blue will celebrate the release of All The Feels on December 2 at Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza and Live Music in Columbus. More information at: www.honeyandblue.com

Members of Nasty Bingo, Miss Lissa and Co, Rites of Venus and Rachel Litteral joined WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota live in the studio for a musical preview of the second annual Brews & Blues event.  The musicians shared some songs and talked about collaborative nature of the event and their love for the blues.

Brews & Blues is Saturday, October 21 at the Yellow Cab in downtown Dayton. More information at: https://www.facebook.com/events/309339626198723

Audrey Hackett reads her poems, "Catalpas" and "Poet of Quiet."

Judy Johnson reads her poem, "Riding Away."

Nancy Paraskevopoulos and Phil Cotter from Blossom Hall joined Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt in the WYSO studios for a live performance.  They talked about writing, recording and more.

Blossom Hall will perform at Ladyfest Cincinnati on Saturday, October 14 at Junkers and on Sunday, October 15 at Findlay Market as part of Blink Fest.

When the Irish writer Nuala O'Faolain was in her fifties she published her first book. It was a memoir called "Are You Somebody?" She came out to WYSO for an interview during her book tour. Her memoir is breathtakingly fabulous. And so was she. We had a lovely chat that day. I never expected to see her again. But fortunately I did see her again and we had more interviews.

Yellow Springs musician Eric Leonhardt Brown returned to Excursions to talk with WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota about his new album, Climbing Mountains Across The Shoreline Of Your Thought. They were joined by local film producer Elias Kelley who created music videos and documented the album's development.  Brown and Kelley shared songs from the concept album and talked about the process of composing and recording the project. 

Pages