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Songwriter Tia McGraff has spent 2017 touring in support of her latest album, Crazy Beautiful, and she'll wrap up her most recent Excursion with a performance at the Yellow Cab in downtown Dayton.  McGraff spoke with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt by phone ahead of her local appearance and talked about her experiences on the road, writing and publishing her first children's book, and more.

Tia McGraff will perform at the Yellow Cab in downtown Dayton on Sunday, December 10. Learn more at https://www.tiamcgraff.com/shows

Jerry Gillotti
StoryCorps

Jerry Gillotti, owner of Gilly’s jazz club in downtown Dayton, passed away Thursday, November 23, 2017. He was 80 years old. 

Gillotti became a jazz fan while stationed in Germany during his service in the Army from 1956 to 1958.  Upon returning to Ohio, he graduated from the University of Dayton in 1962. He began presenting live music in 1969 when he opened his first business, Jerry Gillotti’s Wedgewood Inn on Patterson Road in Dayton.  In 1972, Gilly’s opened at 801 North Main Street. The club moved to its current location at 131 S. Jefferson Street in the heart of downtown Dayton in 1976.  

Gilly’s has hosted countless notable performers during the club’s 45 year tenure including Roy Meriwether who performed the club’s opening show, George Benson, B.B. King, Bobby Blue Bland, Wynton Marsalis, Stan Getz, Stevie Ray Vaughan and many others.

Maya Caballero
Remi Meurant

Songwriter Maya Caballero returns to the WYSO studios after first appearing on Kaleidoscope during the show's infancy.  Caballero talked with host Juliet Fromholt about completing her full length album, For Sale, working with different collaborators and music in the virtual world, and she debuted a brand new single, "Hello Sunshine," a collaboration with Simon Davies. 

Maya Caballero's album, For Sale, is available at www.mayacaballero.com

Central State University Chorus
Courtesy of Central State University Chorus

The Central State University Chorus visited the WYSO studios for a musical preview of their upcoming concert. WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota spoke chorus director Jeremy Winston who says the concert will be recorded and released on CD.

 

Central State University Chorus will perform on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 6pm. at the Paul Robeson Fine & Performing Arts Center on the Central State campus.

DGMC

Members of the Dayton Gay Men’s Chorus were among Niki Dakota's guests on Excursions this week.

DGMC President, Drew Huggins, and Artistic Director Kathy Clark spoke to her about their upcoming holiday concert and a new project underway that involves LGBTQA youth in the Miami Valley.

 

 

Local hiphop artist V-3 returned to the WYSO studios to share his new single, "Box 'Em Out" on Excursions.  V-3 freestyled live on the air and talked with Niki Dakota about working with fellow Village Fam member Issa Ali, putting Yellow Springs on the hip hop map and more. 

V-3's new single, "Box Em Out" is available now.  Learn more at: https://www.facebook.com/Makemoves30

The Great Auk Release 'Paradox'

Nov 16, 2017

Carrie Bradley (100 Watt Smile, Ed's Redeeming Qualities) and Bernie Jungle (Warm Wires, The Earl Rays) are longtime collaborators.  The duo has just released their debut album, Paradox, performing under the name The Great Auk.  On their way to performance in Dayton, Bradley and Jungle visited the WYSO studios for a live performance on Kaleidoscope and talked with co-producer and fill-in host Tom Amrhein about the album and more.

Such a Night: The Last Waltz Live brings together over 30 local musicians to recreate the Band's historic Thanksgiving concert. Organizer Jeff Opt joined WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota live on Excursions to talk about this year's event, which benefits WYSO and the Dayton Art Institute.

This Pine Box returned to the WYSO studios ahead of their performance at Dayton's Yellow Cab.  They played live on Excursions and talked to WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota about forming the band, their upcoming album and more.

This Pine Box will perform at the Yellow Cab in downtown Dayton on Saturday, November 11. They'll be joined onstage by Automagik and Telehope.

Automagik
Travis Brandner Photography

Cincinnati-based band Automagik have been hard at work on their new album, Goldmine. Ahead of their performance at Dayton's Yellow Cab, the band talked with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about writing and recording the album, plans for 2018 and more. 

Automagik will perform at the Yellow Cab in downtown Dayton on Saturday, November 11 with This Pine Box and Telehope.

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