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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...

Posted: 3 days ago

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...

Posted: 3 days ago

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...

Posted: 6 days ago

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...

Posted: 10 days ago

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

Posted: 13 days ago

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...

Posted: 16 days ago

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...
Happy Birthday to the Boonshoft’s oldest animal resident
 A birthday party for the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery’s oldest living animal is being planned for Saturday, Jan. 7 Rajeev, the Burmese python that weighs 155 pounds and is nearly 16 feet long, is turning 27 this month. According to the museum folks, that translates to about 190 human years. Rajeev has been at the museum since 1991...

Posted: 17 days ago

A birthday party for the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery’s oldest living animal is being planned for Saturday, Jan. 7 Rajeev, the Burmese python that weighs 155 pounds and is nearly 16 feet long, is turning 27 this month. According to the museum folks, that translates to about 190 human years. Rajeev has been at the museum since 1991...
Dayton’s Ronald McDonald House needs help to serve families

Posted: 20 days ago

Dayton’s Ronald McDonald House is a home away from home for families facing a child’s hospitalization. The Dayton area’s attractive local home, located across the street from Dayton Children’s Hospital, was established in 1980 as the 14th house in the system. Today it serves approximately 400 families a year. They...
Ways you can support Ronald McDonald House
 Dayton’s Ronald McDonald House is a home away from home for families facing a child’s hospitalization. The Dayton area’s attractive local home, located across the street from Dayton Children’s Hospital, was established in 1980 as the 14th house in the system. Today it serves approximately 400 families a year. They...

Posted: 21 days ago

Dayton’s Ronald McDonald House is a home away from home for families facing a child’s hospitalization. The Dayton area’s attractive local home, located across the street from Dayton Children’s Hospital, was established in 1980 as the 14th house in the system. Today it serves approximately 400 families a year. They...
What we’re looking forward to in 2017: ‘Kinky Boots’ and more
 2017 is shaping up to be an exciting year for the arts. It’s time to begin filling your new calendar with some of the Miami Valley’s most exciting arts and entertainment options for the new year. While there’ll be more exciting announcements coming in the weeks ahead, we’ve put together a sampling of what’s in...

Posted: 24 days ago

2017 is shaping up to be an exciting year for the arts. It’s time to begin filling your new calendar with some of the Miami Valley’s most exciting arts and entertainment options for the new year. While there’ll be more exciting announcements coming in the weeks ahead, we’ve put together a sampling of what’s in...
Vikings land at Cincinnati Museum Center
 If you’re looking for something special to do over the holiday season, consider the current exhibit at the Cincinnati Museum Center. You’ll come away having learned a lot about the Vikings, their lives and culture. You’ll no longer picture them as the bearded, horned-helmet barbarians you may have seen in operas, comic strips...

Posted: 24 days ago

If you’re looking for something special to do over the holiday season, consider the current exhibit at the Cincinnati Museum Center. You’ll come away having learned a lot about the Vikings, their lives and culture. You’ll no longer picture them as the bearded, horned-helmet barbarians you may have seen in operas, comic strips...
Toiletries needed for senior gift bags

Posted: 27 days ago

This is the third year that Mary McDonald, Mayor of Trotwood and a member of the Trotwood Women’s Association, has partnered with local organizations to make the holidays happier for the less fortunate. “This idea came about because I know our community has a giving heart and we wanted to give people the opportunity to rally around...
UD Nativity scenes: An inspirational delight
 One of Dayton’s prized treasures is the collection of Nativity scenes at the University of Dayton’s Marian Library/International Marian Research Institute. The world’s largest repository of books, artwork and artifacts devoted to Mary, the mother of Christ, includes more than 3,500 creches created in 110 nations around the...

5:00 AM Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016

One of Dayton’s prized treasures is the collection of Nativity scenes at the University of Dayton’s Marian Library/International Marian Research Institute. The world’s largest repository of books, artwork and artifacts devoted to Mary, the mother of Christ, includes more than 3,500 creches created in 110 nations around the...
Main Library to host preview celebration
 “The Main Event,” a preview party to celebrate the Dayton Metro Library’s $62 million downtown renovation and expansion, is being planned for Saturday night, April 22, 2017. Gala attendees will get a sneak peak at the new 120,000-square-foot facility that will officially open between mid-March and mid-June. The one-night-only...

5:00 AM Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016

“The Main Event,” a preview party to celebrate the Dayton Metro Library’s $62 million downtown renovation and expansion, is being planned for Saturday night, April 22, 2017. Gala attendees will get a sneak peak at the new 120,000-square-foot facility that will officially open between mid-March and mid-June. The one-night-only...
Salvation Army needs hats and mittens

5:00 AM Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016

Since 1865 The Salvation Army has been providing help to individuals and families who, because of problems associated with economic issues, educational obstacles, substance abuse and mental illness; find themselves homeless or in need of an array of services. The international movement is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church...
‘The Nutcracker’ lights up the Schuster
 It takes a lot more than fairy dust to heal an injured Sugar Plum Fairy. Just ask Halliet Slack. A few months after performing the coveted role in the Dayton Ballet’s popular production of “The Nutcracker,” Slack sustained an injury that has restricted her dancing for the past six months. “I was in rehearsal for &lsquo...

5:00 AM Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016

It takes a lot more than fairy dust to heal an injured Sugar Plum Fairy. Just ask Halliet Slack. A few months after performing the coveted role in the Dayton Ballet’s popular production of “The Nutcracker,” Slack sustained an injury that has restricted her dancing for the past six months. “I was in rehearsal for &lsquo...
Dayton Opera welcomes Artists-in-Residence
 It’s always exciting to welcome young people to our Miami Valley arts community. At the moment, we’re talking about the four young vocalists who will be Artists-in-Residence for the Dayton Opera: soprano Chelsea Friedlander, mezzo-soprano Elizabeth Frey, tenor Brian Skoog, and bass-baritone Vincent Grana. The four will perform...

5:00 AM Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016

It’s always exciting to welcome young people to our Miami Valley arts community. At the moment, we’re talking about the four young vocalists who will be Artists-in-Residence for the Dayton Opera: soprano Chelsea Friedlander, mezzo-soprano Elizabeth Frey, tenor Brian Skoog, and bass-baritone Vincent Grana. The four will perform...
Children need toys; seniors need socks

5:00 AM Wednesday, Dec. 07, 2016

Today we’re sharing news about two local non-profit organizations that are in the midst of special drives — one that serves children, another that benefits adults. For Love of Children, known as FLOC, will bring holiday joy to 2,300 children this year by presenting them with gifts they wouldn’t otherwise receive. Socks for...
Cincinnati’s Van Gogh exhibit focuses on forests
 “Sometimes I long so much to do landscape, just as one would for a long walk to refresh oneself, and in all of nature, in trees for instance, I see expression and a soul, as it were.” —Vincent van Gogh to his brother, Theo van Gogh, Dec. 10, 1882 Between the recent elections and this always-hectic time of year, doesn&rsquo...

5:00 AM Saturday, Dec. 03, 2016

“Sometimes I long so much to do landscape, just as one would for a long walk to refresh oneself, and in all of nature, in trees for instance, I see expression and a soul, as it were.” —Vincent van Gogh to his brother, Theo van Gogh, Dec. 10, 1882 Between the recent elections and this always-hectic time of year, doesn&rsquo...
‘Ravaged Sublime’ at Dayton Art Institute showcases large-scale photos
 Never would she have guessed at age 13 as she gazed at the Dayton Art Institute’s Ansel Adam’s photograph, “Moonrise Over Hernandez” that she would someday be curating a photography exhibit at the museum. “That moment has had lasting effects on my career as an art historian who specializes in the history of photography...

5:00 AM Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016

Never would she have guessed at age 13 as she gazed at the Dayton Art Institute’s Ansel Adam’s photograph, “Moonrise Over Hernandez” that she would someday be curating a photography exhibit at the museum. “That moment has had lasting effects on my career as an art historian who specializes in the history of photography...
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