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Schwarz Sisters Plaque dedicated
 Thanks to two enterprising history students at the Dayton Regional STEM School, there’s now an historic marker honoring Dayton Ballet founders on the First Street side of the Victoria Theatre. It all began when history teacher Kevin Lydy assigned a project-based learning unit requiring them to research individuals from the Miami Valley...

Posted: 3 days ago

Thanks to two enterprising history students at the Dayton Regional STEM School, there’s now an historic marker honoring Dayton Ballet founders on the First Street side of the Victoria Theatre. It all began when history teacher Kevin Lydy assigned a project-based learning unit requiring them to research individuals from the Miami Valley...
Operation Prom Dress needs gowns, accessories

Posted: 6 days ago

It all began in 2010 when one young lady in Centerville’s Epiphany Lutheran Church’s youth group was unable to attend her prom because she couldn’t afford a dress. “The very next day my friend and I decided that if there was one girl, there were many,” says Tonya Johns, co-founder of Operation Prom Dress. &ldquo...
Dayton Opera creates own sets for Mozart comic opera for first time
 Dayton Opera artistic director Tom Bankston knew he wanted to stage Mozart’s comic opera, ” The Abduction from the Seraglio” but there was one major hitch. He couldn’t find a set. “It’s an opera that’s just not done as much but I wanted to do the piece because it’s a great singers’ opera...

Posted: 10 days ago

Dayton Opera artistic director Tom Bankston knew he wanted to stage Mozart’s comic opera, ” The Abduction from the Seraglio” but there was one major hitch. He couldn’t find a set. “It’s an opera that’s just not done as much but I wanted to do the piece because it’s a great singers’ opera...
REACH Conference slated for Feb. 24
 It’s called a “studies conference,” but that title doesn’t begin to reflect the fun that’s in store for those who attend “REACH across Dayton.” The daylong event, now in its 24th year, is a cultural exchange that introduces 300 participants to a wide variety of programming that explores the many ethnic...

Posted: 10 days ago

It’s called a “studies conference,” but that title doesn’t begin to reflect the fun that’s in store for those who attend “REACH across Dayton.” The daylong event, now in its 24th year, is a cultural exchange that introduces 300 participants to a wide variety of programming that explores the many ethnic...
Fabulous fiber: Contemporary Art from China on display
 DAYTON — Lisa Morrisette says it was “almost like Christmas” when the dramatic pieces of art arrived in Dayton and were being carefully removed from their crates.   The Wright State University adjunct professor — who specializes in Asian art history and textiles — served as guest curator for the new exhibit...

Posted: 12 days ago

DAYTON — Lisa Morrisette says it was “almost like Christmas” when the dramatic pieces of art arrived in Dayton and were being carefully removed from their crates.   The Wright State University adjunct professor — who specializes in Asian art history and textiles — served as guest curator for the new exhibit...
Glass exhibit coaxes color from white light
 “Stephen Knapp harnesses reflection and refraction, scientific principles of light, to blur the lines between sculpture and painting. His lightpaintings — a term he coined to describe his unique process of combining carefully cut, shaped and placed dichroic glass in the path of LED lights — shimmer and shift. Light bounces...

Posted: 12 days ago

“Stephen Knapp harnesses reflection and refraction, scientific principles of light, to blur the lines between sculpture and painting. His lightpaintings — a term he coined to describe his unique process of combining carefully cut, shaped and placed dichroic glass in the path of LED lights — shimmer and shift. Light bounces...
Stork’s Nest Baby Pantry needs supplies

Posted: 13 days ago

Since 1977, Dayton Right to Life has offered assistance to families with children. The organization’s Stork’s Nest Baby Pantry supplies diapers, formula, baby food, clothes and other supplies to families in need. Parents and guardians can shop for necessary items every other month at the pantry and diapers and formula can be given...
Dayton Ballet plans “Daring Duets”
 When Halliet Slack and Case Bodamer begin talking about their upcoming performance, their faces light up. The Dayton Ballet dancers are obviously thrilled to have been selected to perform an iconic duet by legendary choreographer Antony Tudor. The icing on the cake is that they’ve had the opportunity to learn that duet from the famous...

Posted: 17 days ago

When Halliet Slack and Case Bodamer begin talking about their upcoming performance, their faces light up. The Dayton Ballet dancers are obviously thrilled to have been selected to perform an iconic duet by legendary choreographer Antony Tudor. The icing on the cake is that they’ve had the opportunity to learn that duet from the famous...
Artist Kay WalkingStick to speak at Dayton Art Institute
 Artist Kay WalkingStick, whose work is featured in the Dayton Art Institute’s upcoming special exhibition, will come to the museum on Thursday, Feb. 9, to introduce the exhibit and talk about her work. The special event will take place at 6 p.m. in the DAI’s Renaissance Auditorium. The show, “Kay WalkingStick: An American...

Posted: 17 days ago

Artist Kay WalkingStick, whose work is featured in the Dayton Art Institute’s upcoming special exhibition, will come to the museum on Thursday, Feb. 9, to introduce the exhibit and talk about her work. The special event will take place at 6 p.m. in the DAI’s Renaissance Auditorium. The show, “Kay WalkingStick: An American...
Clothing items, toiletries needed for probationers

Posted: 20 days ago

The Division of Criminal Justice Services of the Montgomery County Adult Probation Department is reponsible for providing supervision to misdemeanor and felony offenders. “That supervision ensures public safety by reducing the likelihood of continued criminal behavior,” says deputy court administrator Jim Yerkins. The division&rsquo...
Star Wars costume exhibit will come to Cincinnati
 Iconic costumes from “a galaxy far, far away” will come to the Cincinnati Museum Center in May. “Star Wars and the Power of Costume” includes 60 handcrafted costumes from the first seven “Star Wars” films. It comes from the collection of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art as a partnership of the museum,...

Posted: 24 days ago

Iconic costumes from “a galaxy far, far away” will come to the Cincinnati Museum Center in May. “Star Wars and the Power of Costume” includes 60 handcrafted costumes from the first seven “Star Wars” films. It comes from the collection of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art as a partnership of the museum,...
Sandy Hook stories on Dayton stage in world premiere of ‘26 Pebbles’
 —Spoken by Yoli in “26 Pebbles.” The recent West Liberty-Salem High School shooting has left a rural village shaken and its inhabitants reeling. It’s the second such incident in our region in the past year. “How could it happen here?” ask bewildered community members. Their questions and their reactions...

Posted: 24 days ago

—Spoken by Yoli in “26 Pebbles.” The recent West Liberty-Salem High School shooting has left a rural village shaken and its inhabitants reeling. It’s the second such incident in our region in the past year. “How could it happen here?” ask bewildered community members. Their questions and their reactions...
Jeremiah’s Letter needs personal items, food

Posted: 27 days ago

Have you heard of Jeremiah’s Letter? Since 1978, the local organization has supported those in need in downtown Dayton and surrounding Miami Valley communities. The name references the Letter of Jeremiah in the Old Testament that promotes caring for the poor. The folks who started the nonprofit in the ’70s were all tied to congregations...
Wright State illuminates Modern Art
 One of the terrific ongoing arts collaborations in the Miami Valley is known as CELIA. The innovative Wright State University program — the acronym stands for Collaborative Education, Leadership and Innovation in the Arts — benefits both our community and the school’s students by bringing top-notch artists to town to interact...

5:00 AM Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017

One of the terrific ongoing arts collaborations in the Miami Valley is known as CELIA. The innovative Wright State University program — the acronym stands for Collaborative Education, Leadership and Innovation in the Arts — benefits both our community and the school’s students by bringing top-notch artists to town to interact...
Chris Rowlands: A natural entertainer
 Members of The Chris Rowlands Fan Club range from zookeepers to schoolteachers and from AARP members to the sticky-fingers set. Officially, he serves as the Outreach Environmental Education Specialist at Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm. What he brings to the job is an unusual blend of talents that make an encounter with Rowlands entertaining...

5:00 AM Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017

Members of The Chris Rowlands Fan Club range from zookeepers to schoolteachers and from AARP members to the sticky-fingers set. Officially, he serves as the Outreach Environmental Education Specialist at Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm. What he brings to the job is an unusual blend of talents that make an encounter with Rowlands entertaining...
Yellow Springs event honors philanthropist Wheeling Gaunt
 Did you know that the village of Yellow Springs has a time-honored Christmas tradition of giving flour and sugar to the town’s widows? The 123-year-old tradition was started by a former slave, Wheeling Gaunt, who will be honored during a presentation by the Yellow Springs Arts Council and the Yellow Springs Historical Society at Antioch...

5:00 AM Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017

Did you know that the village of Yellow Springs has a time-honored Christmas tradition of giving flour and sugar to the town’s widows? The 123-year-old tradition was started by a former slave, Wheeling Gaunt, who will be honored during a presentation by the Yellow Springs Arts Council and the Yellow Springs Historical Society at Antioch...
Feel-good musical ‘42nd Street’ now playing at the Schuster
 The story of a starry-eyed young dancer who comes to New York hoping for her big break is a story that Clara Cox finds familiar. At one of her first open auditions in New York City, the 2016 graduate of the University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music (CCM) landed the leading role in the touring company of “42nd Street...

11:00 AM Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017

The story of a starry-eyed young dancer who comes to New York hoping for her big break is a story that Clara Cox finds familiar. At one of her first open auditions in New York City, the 2016 graduate of the University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music (CCM) landed the leading role in the touring company of “42nd Street...
Aullwood hosts winter speaker series
 In 2002, artist Julie Zickefoose began a 13-year project documenting the daily changes in 17 bird species — from hatching to fledgling. The result is her new book, “Baby Birds: An Artist Looks Into the Nest.” It contains more than 500 life studies that hop, crawl and flutter through the pages. Zickefoose will be the featured...

5:00 AM Saturday, Jan. 07, 2017

In 2002, artist Julie Zickefoose began a 13-year project documenting the daily changes in 17 bird species — from hatching to fledgling. The result is her new book, “Baby Birds: An Artist Looks Into the Nest.” It contains more than 500 life studies that hop, crawl and flutter through the pages. Zickefoose will be the featured...
Project READ needs book donations

5:00 AM Wednesday, Jan. 04, 2017

Through Project READ, over 100 literacy organizations, schools and businesses are committed to building literacy in the Miami Valley. The terrific services the organization offers to our community include: The Helpline matches adult learners with free GED, high school completion, reading and English for Speakers...
What’s coming to Dayton’s performing arts scene in 2017
 There’s audible excitement in the Schuster Center’s Mead Theatre each New Year’s Eve when it comes time to announce a new Dayton Performing Arts Alliance season to the 2,000-plus audience members. Taking the stage for the major announcement were the DPAA’s President and CEO Paul Helfrich along with Dayton Philharmonic...

11:00 AM Sunday, Jan. 01, 2017

There’s audible excitement in the Schuster Center’s Mead Theatre each New Year’s Eve when it comes time to announce a new Dayton Performing Arts Alliance season to the 2,000-plus audience members. Taking the stage for the major announcement were the DPAA’s President and CEO Paul Helfrich along with Dayton Philharmonic...
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