Arts & Culture

Wilmington-based duo Vibrant Troubadours will release their sophomore album, Cool Grass, on July 1st. Myles and Cullen Corcoran visited the WYSO studios ahead of the release for a live performance on Kaleidoscope and talked with host Juliet Fromholt about writing and recording the album, upcoming gigs and more.

Vibrant Troubadours will celebrate the release of Cool Grass on Saturday July 1st at MOTR in Cincinnati.  

courtesy of YSKP

Hailing from the Miami Valley and the Dayton area theater spectrum, YS Kids Playhouse brings local youth together to create original works. With a long running history of nearly 23 years, YSKP is dedicated to creating a piece of theater for the local youth that explore their talents and issues that are important to them. Luminous Luna is a musical that will narrate stories about the moon with the help of mythology from different cultures, modern stories and scientific facts. Directors Ara G.

RIND made their WYSO debut with a visit to Kaleidoscope for a live set.  The band talked with host Juliet Fromholt about their formation, writing and recording their upcoming debut album and more.

RIND will perform on July 3rd at Oddbody's and on July 13th at Blind Bob's with Salvadore Ross.

Janeal Ravndal reads Joy Schwab's poem, "Music"

Conrad Balliet reads Peter Caccavari's poem, "Gift"

Wright State University music students Evan Miller and Andrew Seivert perform experimental, neo-classical, and electronic music under the name Neutrals.  The duo visited the WYSO studios to perform two pieces live on Alpha Rhythms and talked with host Juliet Fromholt.

Learn more about Neutrals at: https://www.facebook.com/neutralsduo

Elizabeth Schmidt reads her poem, "Florida Boy 1969"

The Antioch Review recently published 2 special editions of the magazine to mark the 75th anniversary of the publication. AR editor Robert Fogarty returned to the program to talk about the history of the Review and how it has changed over the years.

The second show of the 2017 Dayton Underground series highlights local indie bands Sam at Eleven, The Florals and Seth Canan and the Carriers.  Members of each bands visited the WYSO studios for a musical preview of the show along with series organizer Kimberly Weiss, who talked about the overall series and its charity-driven mission.

The Dayton Underground Series: IndieWild is Saturday, June 17th at the Yellow Cab in downtown Dayton.  More details below.

Dayton, Ohio is one of several locations in the U.S. and Canada that will receive ashes from the sacred fire at Standing Rock Reservation.  Later this month, the sacred fires will be re-lit around the continent.  On Thursday, June 15th local musicians will perform a benefit concert for the Stand Rock Fire Runners, who will deliver the sacred ashes to our community.  Event organizer Sue Elam and featured speaker Guy Jones joined Niki Dakota live on Excursions to talk about about the upcoming events.