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Thirty years ago the Scottish novelist Ian Rankin published the first book in his crime series that features the Edinburgh cop John Rebus. A few years ago Rankin tried to retire his ageing sleuth but Rebus and the many fans of these books would not go along with the plan. So even though Rebus continues to age in real time Rankin brought him back to work some cold cases.
 

Pink Martini
Chris Hornbecker

The last time Pink Martini's Thomas Lauderdale and China Forbes visited the WYSO studios, they played Uno live on the air with Niki Dakota.  12 years later the duo returned to the WYSO studios ahead of their performance in Dayton to talk to Niki Dakota about their latest album, performing live and more.

Pink Martini will perform at the Schuster Center in downtown Dayton on Friday, March 3 at 8pm.  More details here: https://victoriatheatre.com/shows/pink-martini/

Known as the drummer for The Mekons, Jon Langford is also a painter and public speaker.  Ahead of his appearance in Yellow Springs, Langford chatted with WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota about his storied career.

Jon Langford will perform at the Antioch School's Gala at the Foundry Theatre in Yellow Springs on Saturday, March 4th. 

Raggedy Edge returned to the WYSO studios after the relase of their latest EP, Bring the Mountain Down.  The duo performed live on Kaleidoscope and chatted with host Juliet Fromholt about songwriting, recording and more.

Raggedy Edge will perform at the Plain Folk Cafe on March 31st.

Forever 33 is a celebration of the life of Dayton musician Norman Dimitrouleas as well as a benefit to provide instruments for local children served by TJ's Place of Hope.  Event organizers and members of the Tony Red Band visited the WYSO studio to talk about the upcoming show and perform live on Kaleidsocope.  They were joined in the musical preview by Johnny Neel (formerly of the Allman Brothers) with the Big Damn Jam. 

Forever 33, A Celebration of Norman Dimitrouleas is Thursday, March 2nd at Oddbody's. 

Tom Amrhein

In last episode of the Antioch Word, we explored community through Toni Jonas Silver’s Community Voices story about Gene the rat. This episode continues to look at the things that bring us all together, but this time, it’s about a place. Community Voices producer Frank Fortino ’17 takes us to the Emporium in Yellow Springs.

Gabrielle Civil is a performance artist. "Swallow the Fish" is her memoir. In this book the author reveals how she became a performance artist and how she approaches her craft. The author admits that her work is political and she confesses that while she is performing she is trying to remain present inside her body. She describes a number of the pieces which she has performed. There are numerous photographs as well as essays about this author's experiences, inspirations, and beliefs.

With a variety of stringed instruments, Rick and Hillary Wagner, who also perform under the name Jim's Red Pants, joined Tom Duffee live on A Country Ramble for music and conversation.  The duo performed a variety of traditional and original music and shared the stories behind their songs.

The Irish Rovers
© Hamish Burgess 2015

The Irish Rovers will bring original and traditional Celtic music to Dayton for a pre-St. Patrick's Day show at Victoria Theatre.  Dear Green Place host Cindy Funk spoke with the band's George Miller about the band's storied history and latest developments.

The Irish Rovers will perform at the Victoria Theatre in downtown Dayton on Thursday, March 16th at 7:30pm.  Tickets available at ticketcenterstage.com

Through Antioch College Media Arts

The 1966 film Black Girl from director Ousmane Sembène, will be shown at the Little Art Theatre in Yellow Springs on March 4th. Sembene is considered the father of African cinema and in this WYSO Weekend extra, Assistant Professor of Media Arts at Antioch College, Charles Fairbanks, tells us a little bit about the director and the Film.

 

 

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