Dayton, Ohio rapper ADR.eternal stops by DATV to chat with @theizzyrock about his EP, the Eighth Wonder. We get to know his origin story and influences.
#2 Got Ammo
#3 Look What I Do
#4 Not In The Mood
Our host Libby Ballengee is an enthusiastic arts supporter in Dayton, and when she found out there is a new independent dance group newly forming in Dayton, she had to find out the story!
The Dayton Dance Initiative is the brainchild of Jocelyn Green. She has been living and dancing in Dayton as a member of the Dayton Ballet for the past five years. Originally from St. Louis, Missouri she attended college at State University of New York, Purchase College Conservatory of Dance for three years before joining Nashville Ballets second company. While with Dayton Ballet she’s enjoyed performing in works by renowned choreographers Septime Webre, Jessica Lang, Gina Patterson, Amy Seiwert, and Jiri Kylian. Her favorite role to date was as Juliet in Septime Webre’s Romeo and Juliet. She was honored to participate in the National Choreographers Initiative in Irvine, California in the summer of 2018. After seeking opportunities to choreograph and present her own work, Josie founded the Dayton Dance Initiative to give a platform for herself and fellow dancers to create, collaborate, and share their art with Dayton.
Who We Are: Dayton Dance Initiative is an independent collective of professional dancers working to create innovative art for our Dayton community to enjoy. Made up of dancers from across the country who now call Dayton home, we seek to empower dancers to hone their choreographic skills, and give them a platform to share their art. We believe that dance can speak to everyone, and we want Dayton to interact with dance in a personal and meaningful way.
Our Show: Dayton Dance Initiative’s inaugural show will take place on May 18th at 2:00 pm and 7:30pm at the new PNC Arts Annex in downtown Dayton. Entitled Making Moves, this show will present premiere works by 8 budding choreographers as they make the move from dancer to creator. Local professional dancers bring passion, invention, and unique visions to life in an intimate setting, designed to bridge the gap between the community and artists. Making Moves will be the first performance of its kind in Dayton! A Q&A with the artists will follow both shows.
Stay connected to the Dayton Dance Initiative and get involved by following us on Facebook and Instagram and visiting our website at: www.daytondanceinitiative.com
Photography in show notes by Geek with a Lens Photography (Scott Robbins)
Echo Mecca – “Take What You Need”
GCP host/producer @theizzyrock chats about winning Best Local Podcast from dayton.com, discusses some of the other winners, and encourages you to read Lost Dayton by Andrew Walsh.
Dayton Vistas: https://daytonvistas.com/dayton-books/
Ward Son – “Mental Luggage”
Bob Dellaposta stops by DATV to chat with Izzy Rock about his new album, Break Away. Memories growing up in Northern Kentucky, the Ohio River, Canal Street Tavern, King Records, Bud Scruggs, and so much more.
Bob has been performing blues and rock music in Southwest OH and Northern KY for more than 30 years. A native of Bellevue, KY, he performed his first gig for money when he was just 15 years old. He has resided in Middletown, OH for the past 30+ years where in 2014 he was one of five entertainers recognized as a Local Legend.
He has performed in New York City and Nashville TN. He has been a familiar entertainer in local clubs and night spots singing what he calls blues based music with a rock-n-roll influence. He has shared the stage with guitar greats Walter Trout and Johnny A., blues legends John Hammond, John Lee Hooker Jr., Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials and Doug Macleod, Americana roots blues and rock master Delbert McClinton and former Allman Bros. alum Johnny Neel.
In 2007, Bob released “Baby I’m a Rich Man” with a host of area musicians. In support of its release, he began touring with his Broken String Band.
In Dec. 2009, prior to opening the show for John Hammond @ Taffy’s of Eaton, it was announced, that Bob would be the first inductee of the Taffy’s Hall of Fame for his contributions to Taffy’s and volunteerism for community fundraisers.
In 2014, Bob released his second collection of original blues and rock tunes called “Face the Evil” with his Broken String Band.
In 2016, Bob released an acoustic CD titled “Time Goes By So Fast” and his newest release (2018) is the Johnny Neel produced “Break Away” recorded in Nashville, TN. He has been described by Tunes & Trends magazine as “Hard to miss and impossible to ignore” and Guitar Digest described him as “a genuine blues cat who always strives to give the audience his best”.
#1 Break Away
#2 Like It Or Not
#3 King Is Still King
#4 Baby What A Fool Was I
Raymond Rasmusson is an entrepreneur, investor, podcaster, and musician from Dayton, Ohio. He’s passionate about life and helping people succeed. GCP producer/host @theizzyrock chat about numerous topics at DATV.
“My goal is to make myself useful to as many people as possible, so if your band/brand is facing any major issues, or is simply struggling to make any meaningful progress, I’m happy to lend you my skills and experience as someone who’s taken several project from inception to sustainability over the course of a decade.
My skill set includes audio engineering, website development, content creation, team building/management, product development, project management, marketing, and much more.”
Lords of Death is an investigative podcast from Dayton podcaster Thrasher Banks, that explores the possibility that a serial killer went undetected in the Midwest during the late 1980s.
Chapter I – Wolf At The Door
Homer Potts was stabbed to death in his home under mysterious circumstances on February 26, 1987. His wife, Lela, was found brutally stabbed to death in the same home 20 months later. As fear gripped the area, law enforcement failed to bring the culprits to justice. 30 years later these cases have both gone cold.
Chapter II – If You Mess With Us….
Peculiar events started happening in Guernsey County after Homer Potts murder. Occult symbolism, slaughtered cattle, and savage robberies began to haunt the area. 20 months after Homer’s murder, something happened in Byesville that would haunt the town for decades.
Chapter III – Heartache Tonight
In 1989, two men, Mick McQuerter and Timothy Terrell met in prison. They quickly became close friends and agreed that when they were released they would do whatever they could to help each other out. Mick was serving time for a murder in West Virginia and Tim was in for robbing a gun store near Guernsey County, Ohio. After his release from prison in 1993, Mick moved to Dayton, Ohio to start a new life. He met a woman named Kari and moved in with her and her two children. He was living a life he never thought was possible considering his past and him and Kari fell in love. Then, in 1995, Tim reached out to Mick and needed a place to stay following a divorce. What Mick didn’t realize at the time was that his friendship with Tim was going to lead to him losing everything he cared about and change the lives of Kari and her children forever.
Chapter IV – I Think I’m In Trouble
In Chapter 4, Thrasher heads to Guernsey County to uncover the truth about the Potts murders. While there, he catches up with an old friend and searches for Tim’s brother who is rumored to be homeless. Tim’s activities in the aftermath of Lela’s murder are uncovered and a second lord of death is revealed.
Chapter V – Psycho Killer
After a major crime spree and alleged involvement in the murder of Lela Potts, the Lords of Death headed to Florida to try to start a new life. Unable to stay out of trouble, the gang headed back to Guernsey County and plotted one last robbery to sustain them through the end of the year. When the heist didn’t go as planned, a series of events unfolded that put the Lords of Death in jeopardy.
The Pottses – Murder In The Hills
M Ross Perkins – “Let a Little Lazy”
In this lively conversation, our host Libby Ballengee chats with Brittany Stacy & Justin Howard, the force behind the Black Box Improv Theater in downtown Dayton. The married couple own and operate the theater that houses over 200 hundred unique and talented student performers. All of their talent is locally trained under their custom curriculum at Black Box, and is modeled after Amy Poehler’s theater the Upright Citizen’s Brigade in NYC. Listen in to find out why Black Box is one of the true “gems” of the Gem City!
A brief history of the theater:
Our founder, Justin, graduated from Tippecanoe High School in Tipp City and attended Wittenberg University in Springfield Ohio. Wittenberg provided Justin with his first exposure to improv and he was hooked. After completing his Communication degree, he couldn’t shake the desire to make stuff up for a living. After moving to Chicago and finding out that it’s nearly impossible to make a living at, Justin moved back to Dayton eager to bring his knowledge of the art to the area and started The Black Box Improv Theater in July of 2012.
Justin has performed, studied and taught improv in Chicago and New York City and performs each week at his theater. The theater is more than just a place for Justin to flex his comedic muscle as over 300 Daytonians have already studied at the theater and many of them currently perform in weekend shows.
The Black Box Improv Theater continues to grow in both size and notoriety. Justin spends most weeks using improvisation to train both local and national companies. The Black Box has teamed up with long time Second City musical great, Trey Stone, to provide shows that push the boundaries of what many couldn’t imagine locally trained comedians can do.
What you can expect:
All improv, all the time. We work very hard to put on shows that may seem scripted, but it’s not. We try to create a fun atmosphere where you can feel relaxed and so can we. Come give it a try, you might find a hidden gem in the city.
Want to visit Black Box Theater?
Black Box Theatre is located at the Cannery Building at 518 E. Third St. Dayton, OH 45402. With shows 4 nights a week (Wed – Sat) and ticket prices ranging from $5-$12, there’s something for everybody! Shows info can be found out: daytonblackbox.com
Interested in classes? Learn more here: daytonblackbox.com/classes
Corporate training information: emergeimprov.com
GoodnightGoodnight – “Dig”
In 2013, we began featuring local music from Dayton, Ohio and the Miami Valley under the banner of Storyteller episodes. We have been releasing them every Wednesday since 2015. Izzy Rock picked out his thirty favorite songs from thirty different artists. These are in order of when they were released. Part 1 has the first 15, Part 2 has the other 15.
#16 Neo-American Pioneers – “Beginning To Unfold” (8/8-#607)
#17 Cryztal Grid – “On Fire with Noah Rauch” (8/22-#613)
#18 Mark Joshua – “Cookies and Wine” (8/29-#616)
#19 The Typical Johnsons – “Lo-Fi with John Hendry” (9/5-#619)
#20 Daylone – “For The Green” (9/12-#622)
#21 Paige Beller – “Strung Up High” (9/19-#625)
#22 Harold Hensley – “Sweet Miller” (9/26-#628)
#23 New-Old Fashioned – “Small Town Midwest, USA” (10/3-#631)
#24 The Vibe – “Saxual Healing” (10/17-#637)
#25 Yellopain – “Wakanda” (10/24-#640)
#26 Flam Feeva – “4 Mom and Grandma” (11/21-#652)
#27 McGuff and The Dumpster Fires – “Brinkmanship” (11/28-#655)
#28 RIND – “Good Vibes” (12/5-#658)
#29 Ward Son – “You Are Glue” (12/12-#661)
#30 Abertooth Lincoln – “Queer and Loathing in Rowan County” (12/19-#664)