Arts & Culture

Every once in a while a novel comes along that is so entertaining that you hope that every crime fiction lover on the planet will read it. "The Passenger" by Lisa Lutz is that sort of book. Her story is filled with tricky twists that are elegantly paced. I'm in this happy quandary when it comes to talking about this one. I do want you to read it for yourself.

With one successful year of business under their belt, the Wicked 'Wich of Dayton is preparing for year and is throwing a party to kick off this years food truck season.  Owner Katie Marks joined Kaleidsocope host Juliet Fromholt in the studio to talk about the upcoming event featuring music from Wheatley Matthews, R. Ring, Jasper the Colossal and Grenades!?

The Wicked 'Wich of Dayton's 2nd Annual Launch Party is Saturday, April 2nd at the Yellow Cab in downtown Dayton.

Wright State University's Opera Department will present two one-act operas this weekend at the Creative Arts Center.  Dr. Kimberly Warrick and WSU opera student Lisa Burwinkle join WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota in the studio to talk about art of opera and the upcoming performance.

Wright State University Opera Department's concert is April 1-3 at Wright State's Creative Arts Center.

Cathy Essinger reads her poem, "Of Course."

Aimee Noel reads her poem, "Bedtime."

“Syria In Our Eyes” Brings Syrian Youth Perspective To Dayton

Mar 25, 2016

A 2014 UNICEF report calls Syria one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a child. Since the start of the war in Syria in 2011, thousands of children have lost their families and friends and witnessed violence and brutality. One Syrian American family in the Dayton area has responded to the violence by organizing an exhibit of art by Syrian children. Syria in Our Eyes is on display at K12 and TEJAS Gallery in Dayton.

With lots of live gigs under their collective belt, the French are preparing to record an album.  The band visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope and talked with host Juliet Fromholt about forming the band, their upcoming recording, and more.

The French will perform at Malawi Music Festival on April 16th at the Yellow Cab in downtown Dayton.

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 Damien Jurado on the cover is available now at local stores.  Find Ghettoblaster online at http://ghettoblastermagazine.com/

The Winding Stream is a documentary that explores the many musical generations of the Carter-Cash family. WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota spoke with director Beth Harrington about the film ahead of its local screening.

The Winding Stream will screen at the Little Art Theatre in Yellow Spring on Thursday, March 24th at 7pm featuring live music from the Corndrinkers. 

Conrad Balliet reads Robert Paschell's poem, "Stormy Sunlit Afternoon."

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