Arts & Culture

Lori Gravley reads her poem, "Dawn."

Myrna Stone reads her poem, "Third Spring After."

Subterranean returned to the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope ahead of the release of their debut album, Loom.  The band talked about the recording process, the upcoming release show and more.

Subterranean will celebrate the release of Loom on Saturday, April 22nd at Gilly's in downtown Dayton.

Continuing Polish Tradition With Kielbasa for the Holidays

Apr 14, 2017
In Polish tradition, kielbasa is taken to church on Holy Saturday to be blessed before the Easter meal
zakwitnij / Flickr Creative Commons

In the 1900's more than a million people migrated to the great lakes region from Poland. They settled all over the Midwest: in Chicago and Cleveland, Detroit and Dayton. And, like all immigrant groups, they brought their food and traditions with them. By 1935 the Polish Club had been established in Old North Dayton and for more then 80 years the club has proudly kept the Polish culture alive.

The Dayton Ballet's volunteer organization, the Dayton Ballet Barre, is partnering with over 15 local musicians for a unique musical fundraising event called This Must Be the Party.  It's a recreation of the Talking Heads' iconic concert film, Stop Making Sense, at Oddbody's.  Libby Ballengee, Brian Hoeflich and Keith Cost visited the WYSO studios to talk about the event live on Kaleidoscope with Juliet Fromholt.

This Must Be the Party is Saturday, April 15th at Oddbody's.  All proceeds benefit the Dayton Ballet.

Longstanding local band Speaking Suns has a new album in the works and in the recording process added horn player Jonathan Jacky to the lineup.  Jacky, a music major at Wright State University, will perform his senior recital with Speaking Suns.  They visited the WYSO studios for a live preview on Excursions.

Jonathan Jacky's senior recital at Wright State University is Thursday, April 13th at 5:30pm.  Speaking Suns will perform at Blind Bob's on Friday, April 14th with Manray and Me & Mountains.

John Scalzi is rapidly becoming one of the most highly regarded science fiction authors writing today. Scalzi, who resides in the tiny village of Bradford in SW Ohio recently published "The Collapsing Empire," the first book in his new series. In this interview Scalzi talks about the basic story lines of his new novel and how he has progressively become the writer that he is today. Scalzi is quite fortunate to have a first reader who isn't reluctant to inform him when something he has written doesn't seem to be working.

Conrad Balliet reads Mary Jo White's poem, "Why Poetry."

Dayton native Jordan Hull returned to the Miami Valley for a live performance in the WYSO studios on Excursions ahead of the local release celebration of his new album Somewhere Is a Place to Be. Hull talked with WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota about the album, his musical history and more.

Jordan Hull will perform at Blind Bob's on Thursday, April 6th with MeTime and Jesse Remnant.

After the recent release of their new EP Warpig, Frontier Folk Nebraska returned to the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope.  The band talked with host Juliet Fromholt about their latest recording projects including a special Record Store Day release, upcoming gigs and more.

Frontier Folk Nebraska will perform at the Southgate House Revival on April 13th with William Matheny and at the Trolley Stop in Dayton on April 28th.