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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.

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.

Cincinnati duo Dawg Yawp visited the WYSO studios ahead of their performance at the Yellow Cab in downtown Dayton.  They performed songs from their self-titled debut album and chatted with Niki Dakota about their unique guitar and sitar sound, upcoming performances, and more.

Dawg Yawp will perform at the Yellow Cab with M Ross Perkins and Andy Gabbard and G Whizz on Friday, March 31st.

This weekend continues a series of events celebrating the life and work of poet Langston Hughes with two vocal performances.  Jeremy Winston, director of the Central State University Chorus, and Cathy Roma, director of the World House Choir, joined Niki Dakota live in the studio along with soloist Charles Williams to talk about Hughes' work as set to music.  Kevin McGruder joined the conversation via the phone.

The Terrifying Experience and Team Void are two distinct bands comprised of the same members: Mitch Mitchell, Louie Lerma, and El Bean-Lerma.  The trio visited the WYSO studios for a live performance on Kaleidoscope from both bands and talked with host Juliet Fromholt about upcoming gigs, recording and more.

The Terrifying Experience and Team Void will perform on Saturday, April 1st at the Oregon Express in downtown Dayton.  The bands will also be supporting Tobin Sprout during the Columbus and Indianapolis shows of his spring tour, May 26th and 27th.

Kellen Williams Trio mixes blues, rock, pop and reggae for a driving, lively musical experience.  The band visited the WYSO studios to perform live on Kaleidoscope and talked with host Juliet Fromholt about forming the band, songwriting and more.

Kellen Williams Trio will perform at the RiverScape Music Festival and Dayton Blues Festival this summer.

Andy Gabbard is in the final stages of a follow up to his 2015 album, Fluff, due out in early summer on Alive Records. Gabbard and his band G Whizz visited the WYSO studios to preview their upcoming performance at the Yellow Cab with M Ross Perkins and Dawg Yawp.

Andy Gabbard and G Whizz, M Ross Perkins and Dawg Yawp will perform at the Yellow Cab in downtown Dayton on Friday, March 31st.

Brian Lovely and Kelly McCracken of Cincinnati's the Flying Underground visited the WYSO studios for a preview of their performance at Blind Bob's. The duo played live on Excursions and talked with Niki Dakota about re-forming the band from an older project, recording and more.

The Flying Underground will perform at Blind Bob's with Me & Mountains on Friday, March 17th.

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