Funk

Around the Miami Valley
8:04 am
Mon May 6, 2013

Group Wants to Put Funk Hall of Fame in Ohio

A group of Dayton residents is hoping to create a hall of fame for funk music in the southwestern Ohio city by collecting $10 donations from 10 million people.

The Dayton Funk Dynasty Group held a news conference Friday to discuss details of the planned Funk Hall of Fame and Museum and urge fans of funk to contribute

Organizers hope the museum will be open within two years and that it will be the center of an entertainment district.

Music
7:35 am
Tue January 29, 2013

Ohio Players Frontman 'Sugarfoot' Bonner Dead

Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner, frontman for the hit-making funk music band the Ohio Players, has died in southwest Ohio. He was 69.

A spokeswoman for a Dayton-area funeral home confirms he died Saturday and says the family has not scheduled any public services yet. There is also a posting about his death on his current band's Facebook page.

The Ohio Players topped music charts in the 1970s with hits such as "Love Rollercoaster," "Fire," "Skin Tight" and "Funky Worm." They were known for their brassy dance music, catchy lyrics and flamboyant outfits.

Around the Miami Valley
11:31 am
Mon August 6, 2012

WYSO Weeend: August 5, 2012

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for August 5, 2012 including the following stories:

-Boogie Nights: A History Of Funk In Dayton, by Community Voices producer Basim Blunt

-New Ohio Guide: Little Italy, by Karen Schaefer

-Jerry Kenney speaks with Bill Hardy of AIDS Resource Center Ohio about Truvada, the recently FDA-approved drug aimed at preventing HIV.

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