Arts & Culture

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/ 

Dave Barber / WYSO

The kind of storytelling once only found in movie theatres is everywhere now —streamable at Amazon and Netflix, available at ITunes, and on television, too. Community Voices producer Dave Barber wondered how all this content is affecting the two art house cinemas in the region:The Little Art Theatre in Yellow Springs and the Neon in Dayton.

An Art House cinema is an independently run theatre that shows movies you don’t see everywhere - foreign films, documentaries, smaller films - often not produced by the big studios.

 

Amit Majmudar was recently named the Poet Laureate of Ohio. Many states have poets who occupy these honorary positions in their states. Ohio had never had one before. Amit Majmudar is our very first one. His term began in January and he'll hold the post for two years.

In this interview Amit reveals how all this came about and he reads a number poems from his enchanting new collection "Dothead." Amit Majmudar is a nuclear radiologist in Columbus. He writes some splendid poetry. Enjoy.

Janeal Ravndal reads her poem, "Love and Sacrifice."

Lori Gravley reads her Kathy Austin's poem, "Open Door."

Keigo Hirakawa, Eddie Brookshire and Fenton Sparks returned to the WYSO studios for a live set on Excursions ahead of their International Jazz Day performance at Gilly's.  They talked with WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota about the legacy of jazz in the Dayton area, their upcoming album and more.

Keigo Hirakawa Trio will perform at Gilly's in downtown Dayton on Saturday, April 30th at 8pm. 

Robert Morgan is one of our great literary stylists. His latest novel, "Chasing the North Star," is the story of a slave who escapes from his life of servitude in South Carolina in 1850. Jonah Williams is young and somewhat innocent as he heads north with the hope of reaching Canada and freedom. Along the way he encounters another slave named Angel in North Carolina.

Conrad Balliet and Janeal Ravndal read Barbara Singleton's "Interview With a Poem."

Jacob Richter and Nicole Richter of Curse of Cassandra returned to the WYSO studios ahead of the band's new release, Cult of Cats.  They spoke with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about writing and recording the album, their upcoming year-long tour and more.

Curse of Cassandra will celebrate the release of Cult of Cats on Saturday, May 21st at the Oregon Express.  They'll also perform on Friday, May 13th at the Yellow Cab as part of Side Show 11.  More tour dates are available here: http://www.curseofcassandra.com/

Ohayo Ohio is a 10-day Japanese symposium and cultural event taking place in Yellow Springs from April 30 through May 9. A variety of workshops, presentations and exhibits on traditional and contemporary Japanese art, culture and language will be offered. In this excerpt from WYSO Weekend, Jerry Kenney spoke with Instructor of Cooperative Education at Antioch College and symposium organizer Beth Bridgeman. You can check out the full schedule of events here.    

  WYSO is licensed to Antioch College.

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