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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.

The Wicked 'Wich of Dayton food truck will begin its third season with a kick off celebration at the Yellow Cab in downtown Dayton.  Katie Marks, owner of the The Wicked 'Wich of Dayton, visited the WYSO studios to talk about the event on Kaleidoscope, and Calamity Day provided a musical preview.

The Wicked 'Wich of Dayton's 3rd Annual Launch Party is Saturday, April 1st at the Yellow Cab.  Full band lineup available at: https://www.facebook.com/events/146683862506315/

Steven DeConto, Katie DeConto and Jesse James DeConto of The Pinkerton Raid
photo by Will Gehrman

With the release of their latest full length album, Tolerance Ends, Love Begins, the Pinkerton Raid are embarking on a tour that will bring the band to Dayton and Cincinnati for shows.  Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt spoke to the Pinkerton Raid's Jesse James DeConto about the upcoming shows, the new album and more.

The Pinkterton Raid will perform at South Park Tavern in Dayton on March 15th with OldNews and at Urban Artifact and the Hive in Cincinnati on March 19th with Lisa Walker.

Kyleen Downes and her band returned to the WYSO studios ahead of a series of spring performances around the Miami Valley.  They performed live on Kaleidoscope and talked with host Juliet Fromholt about songwriting as a band, upcoming gigs and more. 

Kyleen Downes will perform at the Yellow Cab in downtown Dayton on March 18th with a Shade of Red and Mary Lynn.  Find more upcoming shows at: http://www.kyleendownes.com/shows.html

Pink Martini
Chris Hornbecker

The last time Pink Martini's Thomas Lauderdale and China Forbes visited the WYSO studios, they played Uno live on the air with Niki Dakota.  12 years later the duo returned to the WYSO studios ahead of their performance in Dayton to talk to Niki Dakota about their latest album, performing live and more.

Pink Martini will perform at the Schuster Center in downtown Dayton on Friday, March 3 at 8pm.  More details here: https://victoriatheatre.com/shows/pink-martini/

Known as the drummer for The Mekons, Jon Langford is also a painter and public speaker.  Ahead of his appearance in Yellow Springs, Langford chatted with WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota about his storied career.

Jon Langford will perform at the Antioch School's Gala at the Foundry Theatre in Yellow Springs on Saturday, March 4th. 

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