Interview

Music
10:35 am
Sun October 2, 2011

Jennifer Knapp's Journey Back to Music

Jennifer Knapp
Photo by Fairlight Hubbard www.eyemgmt.com

In 2003, Jennifer Knapp left her career as a successful Christian artist and didn't perform for 7 years.  Now Knapp has rekindled her music career identifying herself as a gay person of faith.  She has released a folk album called "Letting Go," and she'll perform in Dayton next weekend.  WYSO's Juliet Fromholt spoke with Knapp about her return to music.

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Music
12:49 pm
Thu September 29, 2011

Live on Kaleidoscope: Bonneville

Bonneville

Bonneville makes their second appearance on Kaleidoscope, performing stripped down versions of tracks from their forthcoming album, Amy's House and debuting several album tracks.  Amy's House was written after the band's 2010 release, Drawing Maps, and features the addition of keyboards as a focal instrument on the majority of the tracks. 

Books
11:58 am
Tue September 27, 2011

Book Nook: Feast Day of Fools, by James Lee Burke

The first time I interviewed James Lee Burke the year was 1997 and he came out to the station to talk about his novel "Cimarron Rose." That book went on to win the Edgar Award for that year.

That interview was the beginning of a wonderful connection with one of America's greatest writers. Burke just published his 30th novel, "Feast Day of Fools."  The author is now 75 years old and while he has slowed down a little bit; he no longer goes out on book tours, his writing gets more powerful with each successive book.

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Music
1:05 pm
Thu September 22, 2011

Live on Kaleidoscope: Magic Jackson

Magic Jackson

Magic Jackson combines rock and roll, jazz, and funk to create their own unique jams.  With the current lineup only about 6 months old, Nathan Lewis (guitar/vocals), Mike McKewen (bass/vocals), John Gentry Jr. (guitar/vocals), Rob Brockman (drums/vocals) have been hard at work building their live set over the summer

Magic Jackson will perform at Canal Street Tavern on October 1st with Romeo Champagne. 

 

Interview Highlights:

Nathan Lewis on how songs evolve from performance to performance

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Books
3:59 pm
Mon September 19, 2011

Book Nook: Naked Wine- Letting Grapes Do What Comes Naturally by Alice Feiring

Do you know that winemakers can add up to 200 additives to wines that they are making? Many winemakers manipulate the wine making process through the addition of sulfites, sugar, oak chips, and even oxygen.

Wine writer Alice Feiring believes that these additives can ruin what should be a natural product made from fermented grapes and little else.  Her opinions have made her into a bit of a renegade within the wine industry.

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