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Today at Main (11:30 AM)
Bring your lunch, a book or a friend and enjoy live musical performances at the …


Today at Main (2:00 PM)
This program completes the learning track for the Internet training series. This…


Today at Madden Hills (2:00 PM)
Got homework· Friendly Homework Helpers can guide you in the right direct…


Today at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Got homework· Friendly Homework Helpers can guide you in the right direct…


Today at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Come during this special time set aside for ages 9-12, and play the Wii U with y…


Today at Burkhardt (4:00 PM)
Race, dance, win--Come play Wii with your friends!  We have four remotes, s…


Tomorrow at Northwest (12:00 AM)
Have some fun on your own making  the craft of the week!  All material…


Tomorrow at Main (10:00 AM)
If you own an iPad, iPod or iPhone this class will help you understand Apples cu…


Tomorrow at Kettering (11:00 AM)
Yoga for Success is a guided presentation of foundational Isha yoga practices de…


Tomorrow at Main (2:00 PM)
Build with the library's Legos and attempt a mystery Lego building challenge.…


Tomorrow at Electra Doren (2:00 PM)
Enjoy hand puppet plays to celebrate the season and then decorate a gingerbread …


Tomorrow at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Join us for a family-friendly movie with popcorn!…


Tomorrow at Trotwood (3:30 PM)
Cook with us! We'll be experimenting with holiday favorites such as eggnog, frui…


Sunday at Main (2:00 PM)
The DC Ensemble presents "Soulful Sounds of Christmas".  There is no greate…


Monday at Belmont (9:30 AM)
Schedule an informal session to address your personal technology needs. Sessions…


Monday at Main (10:00 AM)
Are you tired of surfing the net only to keep ending up at subscription genealog…


Monday at Huber Heights (12:30 PM)
Are you a Mahjong player or interested in learning· Mahjong (pronounced m…


Monday at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
Watch a 3D printer in action, learn the basics, and learn how to design & pr…


Monday at Main (2:00 PM)
Third class of the Computer series "What every computer user should know". Add t…


Monday at Madden Hills (2:00 PM)
Got homework· Friendly Homework Helpers can guide you in the right direct…


Monday at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Got homework· Friendly Homework Helpers can guide you in the right direct…


Monday at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Come during this special time set aside for ages 9-12, and play the Wii U with y…


Monday at Main (3:00 PM)
Fight your boredom and stop by Teen Edge for a do-it-yourself drop-in activity. …


Monday at Northmont (3:00 PM)
Bring your own ereader to learn how to use the library's OverDrive program for e…


Monday at Miamisburg (4:30 PM)
Talk about books you choose and enjoy snacks, with a game, craft, or activity ea…


Monday at Burkhardt (5:30 PM)
Eat popcorn and enjoy this month's movie, Nightmare Before Christmas!…


Monday at Northwest (6:00 PM)
Come enjoy an activity that is some part art, and some part making.  Exampl…


Monday at Miamisburg (6:00 PM)
There is a world of board games beyond Clue and Sorry! Please join us to play ol…


Monday at Northmont (6:30 PM)
Meditation for Beginners is a guided 12-17 minute meditative practice created by…


Tuesday at Main (10:00 AM)
An award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musica…

           

The library gets down and gets funky! - Dayton's Funk Roots

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Dayton Metro Library Celebrates - The Local Roots of a National Phenomenon

Dayton, Ohio, was in many ways the epicenter of funk music in the 1970s and 80s. Local funk bands achieving national success include the Ohio Players, Slave, Lakeside, Heatwave, Sun, Zapp, and Faze-O. The Dayton Metro Library celebrates the local roots of funk music with local musicians, teachers and others who will share their experiences and reflect on the era. The free program takes place on Saturday, February 15, 1:00-3:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium, 215 E. Third Street, downtown Dayton. The short film Dayton, Ohio: The Land of Funk by Adam Greaser will also be shown.

Featured guests at the program will be:

Dr. John "Turk" Logan was a disc jockey and program director at WDAO Radio who promoted funk music, gave air time to local bands and helped propel them to national success.

Marshall "Rock" Jones was a founding and long-time member of the Dayton's first nationally renowned funk band, the Ohio Players. Although they toured the world and gained 14 gold and platinum awards for their music, the Players kept Dayton as their home base and mentored many of the future funk musicians from Dayton.

Larry Lee was a former student mentored in music at Roosevelt and Roth High Schools. He played with members of several local funk bands before becoming an NFL player with the Detroit Lions, Miami Dolphins and Denver Broncos. After retiring from football, he returned to music and created the band Back in the Day.

Kweku Ayangade (formerly Donald Sutton), a former music teacher at Roosevelt and Roth High Schools, mentored many of Dayton's outstanding funk musicians, including Larry Lee who said he was "instrumental in my life"

Basim Blunt is host of the funk music radio show Behind the Groove on WYSO. He helped train students from Dayton Public School's Ponitz Career Technology Center to interview artists and musicians in connection with the exhibit Visual Voices: Visions of the Funk at the Schuster Center. "I hope Dayton will realize that fans from all over the world revere the music that came from this city," he says.

James Tyree, professional musician who played with Morrocco's and other bands in Dayton during the funk era and beyond.

The library event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the library's External Relations Department at 937-496-8901.
 

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