Arts & Culture

With a newly revamped lineup, The Debtors are writing new materials and continuing to perform live.  The band made a return visit to the WYSO studios for a live performance on Kaleidoscope and talked to host Juliet Fromholt about developing their new material, upcoming recordings and more.

Steve Broidy reads his poem, "Step On a Crack."

Can you name the original 13 British colonies that then became the United States? Okay, can you name what was once considered to be a potential 14th colony? Did you say Canada? You are well informed. Apparently the US has had designs upon Canada for years and according to Steve Berry those plans to annex Canada continued right up until World War Two.

courtesy of Dayton Performing Arts Alliance

As the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance's Music Alive Composer-In-Residence, Stella Sung has been developing The Book Collector, a new one-act opera that combines the talents of Dayton Opera, Dayton Ballet and Dayton Philharmonic.  Sung returned to the WYSO studios, joined by director Gary Briggle, for a conversation with Niki Dakota about this world premiere event. 

The Book Collector with Carmina Burana will be presented on May 20th at 8pm and May 22nd at 3pm at the Schuster Center.  More information at daytonperformingarts.org

The "Prey" series by John Sandford is one of the most popular crime fiction series around. The books sell and sell and sell. There's a good reason for that- they are really good books.

Janeal Ravndal reads Carol Stoner's poem, "Sediment."

photo by Andy Snow

Behind the Groove host Radio Basim and Funk Center exhibit coordinator Hadley Drodge join WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota in the studio to talk about Dayton's funk legacy and the new exhibit on-site at the Dayton Metro Library's newly opened Northwest Branch.

As we scan the world around us we can focus on many troubling things that are happening. Just to name a few that spring from the forefront of my perceptions at this moment: climate change, the horrifying situation in Syria, and the wanton destruction of precious cultural treasures by groups that justify their violence somehow through their warped concepts of what is unacceptable to them.

Buffalo Killers turned to WYSO studios for a live performance on Kaleidoscope.  As the band prepare to celebrate their 10th anniversary, they spoke with host Juliet Fromholt about the past decade, plans for future recordings and more.

Buffalo Killers will perform at Victoria Theatre on Saturday, May 7th with Good English and Motel Beds.

Todd the Fox, Queen Victoria, and Alan Fraizer visited the WYSO studios ahead of their Side Show 11 appearance.  The trio performed live on Kaleidoscope and spoke with host Juliet Fromholt about revamping their instrumentation, their variety of audiences and more.

Side Show 11 is May 13 and 14th at the Yellow Cab in downtown Dayton.  Learn more at: www.daytonsideshow.org/ 

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