Arts & Culture

As the World House Choir prepares for its performance of Paul Winter's Missa Gaia, director Dr. Cathy Roma joined WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota in the studio for a conversation about the piece.

The World House Choir will perform Missa Gaia September 11-13th.

Zach Sliver and Brett Hill join Niki Dakota live in the WYSO studio to discuss the inaugural Great Dayton Clean-Up, a grassroots initiative to clean up areas of the city as part of the Dayton Inspires program.

The Great Dayton Clean-Up is Saturday, September 12th.

Trey Stone made a return visit to the WYSO studios ahead of his appearance at the 2015 WYSO Community Concert.  Joined by The Septemberists, who he'll join on stage for a very special interlude performance before his own band Trey Stone and the Ringers take the stage, Stone chatted with Niki Dakota about his latest release and upcoming live shows.

The WYSO Community Concert is Sunday, September 13th at RiverScape MetroPark

Dayton Literary Peace Prize/Anne Rasmussen
Dayton Literary Peace Prize/Anne Rasmussen

Finalists have been announced for the 2015 Dayton Literary Peace Prize. The awards are given to authors who have written stories about peace, social justice, or global understanding and have been handed out since the 1995 Dayton Peace Accords ended the Bosnian war. 

Peace Prize founder and co-chair Sharon Rabb says six finalists were chosen in both the fiction and nonfiction categories.

Washington DC's Tomas Pagan Motta's latest, self-released album is Up and Away.  His first tour stop in support of the album was the WYSO Studios ahead of a gig in Yellow Springs where he chatted with Excursions fill-in host Tod Weidner about his musical roots and performed live on the air. 

Tomas Pagan Motta will perform at the Spirited Goat in Yellow Springs on September 4th.

Members of Manray visited the WYSO studios for a preview of their new album, Classic Jurassic, set to be released this weekend.  The band chatted with WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota about recording the album and more.

Manray will celebrate the release of Classic Jurassic on September 4th at Blind Bob's.

As Cyclops Festival prepares to celebrate its fifth year of handmade culture in Yellow Springs, OH several of its musical performers visited the WYSO studios for a preview on Kaleidoscope.  Harold Hensley of The Repeating Arms performed an acoustic set, members of Skratchmatik did two DJs live on the air and festival co-organizer Brian Johnson talked about what's new at this year's event.

The 2015 Cyclops Festival is Saturday, September 12th at the John Bryan Center in Yellow Springs.

Marietta Ball reads her poem, "Solitary Readouts."

Kicking off a month-long musical residency on Excursions, the New Old-Fashioned performed live in the WYSO studios ahead of the release of their sophomore full length album, Low-Down Dirty Summer Nights.

The New Old-Fashioned will celebrate the release of Low-Down Dirty Summer Nights on Saturday, September 26th at Gilly's in downtown Dayton.

Local Artists Find Their Creative Space

Sep 2, 2015
Marika Snider / WYSO

For part-time artists, juggling career, home, and family can be challenging. Some find the solution in a Third Space, a place where their talents can mature. Community Voices producer Marika Snider talks with two local artists about finding their Third Space.