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A few good reasons to ‘fly’ under the sea for ‘The Little Mermaid’
 Paul Rubin has a lot in common with the Wright brothers. He’s passionate about flight and has spent a lifetime dreaming up new flying contraptions. Yet you won’t find Rubin in hangars or at airports; he’s more likely to be found at a theater. Best known as The Fly Guy, Rubin has been choreographing flying sequences for stage...

4:00 AM Saturday, Aug. 05, 2017

Paul Rubin has a lot in common with the Wright brothers. He’s passionate about flight and has spent a lifetime dreaming up new flying contraptions. Yet you won’t find Rubin in hangars or at airports; he’s more likely to be found at a theater. Best known as The Fly Guy, Rubin has been choreographing flying sequences for stage...
Two offbeat museums highlight picture books
 On a recent road trip — with young grandchildren in tow — our family had the chance to check out two terrific museums that will be of particular interest to those who love children’s picture books. Both are located in the same area in Massachusetts and both are worth a visit if you’re planning to be anywhere in the...

4:00 AM Saturday, Aug. 05, 2017

On a recent road trip — with young grandchildren in tow — our family had the chance to check out two terrific museums that will be of particular interest to those who love children’s picture books. Both are located in the same area in Massachusetts and both are worth a visit if you’re planning to be anywhere in the...
How you can help the Artemis Center
 Since 1985, Artemis Center for Alternatives to Domestic Violence has been providing services to victims of domestic violence and their children. The non-profit organization was founded by a small group of women, often working without pay. The idea was to provide services other than traditional housing. Those free and confidential services...

4:00 AM Wednesday, Aug. 02, 2017

Since 1985, Artemis Center for Alternatives to Domestic Violence has been providing services to victims of domestic violence and their children. The non-profit organization was founded by a small group of women, often working without pay. The idea was to provide services other than traditional housing. Those free and confidential services...
Meet the 6 artists who’ve enhanced the new Dayton Metro Library
 Reading has always been important to Katherine Kadish. “When I was growing up, I spent quite a lot of time in the large Carnegie Library in Pittsburgh,” says the Yellow Springs woman, one of six artists whose work is featured prominently at the new $64 million downtown Dayton main library that opens to the public at a festive...

4:00 AM Saturday, Jul. 29, 2017

Reading has always been important to Katherine Kadish. “When I was growing up, I spent quite a lot of time in the large Carnegie Library in Pittsburgh,” says the Yellow Springs woman, one of six artists whose work is featured prominently at the new $64 million downtown Dayton main library that opens to the public at a festive...
FutureFest revisited: What’s not to love about aging lady wrestlers?
 Director Annie Pesch, who’s been involved in local theater since she was a kid, said she’d never read anything quite like “Magnificent Hubba Hubba,” the over-the-top comedy selected as one of six finalists for FutureFest 2017. The Dayton Playhouse’s annual new play festival, which took place July 21-23, is designed...

4:00 AM Saturday, Jul. 29, 2017

Director Annie Pesch, who’s been involved in local theater since she was a kid, said she’d never read anything quite like “Magnificent Hubba Hubba,” the over-the-top comedy selected as one of six finalists for FutureFest 2017. The Dayton Playhouse’s annual new play festival, which took place July 21-23, is designed...
You might be surprised by the play Dayton audiences loved most at FutureFest
 An over-the-top comedy about two over-the-hill female wrestlers has taken the top award at a festival of new plays held this weekend here in Dayton. “Magnificent Hubba Hubba” by New York playwright Olga Humphrey was selected as FutureFest’s winner by the panel of five professional out-of-state adjudicators. The play also...

6:09 PM Monday, Jul. 24, 2017

An over-the-top comedy about two over-the-hill female wrestlers has taken the top award at a festival of new plays held this weekend here in Dayton. “Magnificent Hubba Hubba” by New York playwright Olga Humphrey was selected as FutureFest’s winner by the panel of five professional out-of-state adjudicators. The play also...
How you can buy a share of local art
 When you think of CSA, this may not be what comes to mind. But the Dayton Visual Arts Center has drawn inspiration from the concept of “Community Supported Agriculture” to cultivate a program for “Community Supported Art.” In an agricultural CSA, subscribers receive a regular box of produce — typically fruits...

5:06 PM Sunday, Jul. 23, 2017

When you think of CSA, this may not be what comes to mind. But the Dayton Visual Arts Center has drawn inspiration from the concept of “Community Supported Agriculture” to cultivate a program for “Community Supported Art.” In an agricultural CSA, subscribers receive a regular box of produce — typically fruits...
Vintage Dayton Daily News editions now online
 Vintage copies of the Dayton Daily News that date from the early 1900s are now available online, thanks to the folks of the Dayton Metro Library. What better way to experience a moment in history? Dayton Daily News 1898-1922 is the library’s newest online research tool. The database — DaytonMetroLibrary.org — features full-page...

4:00 AM Saturday, Jul. 22, 2017

Vintage copies of the Dayton Daily News that date from the early 1900s are now available online, thanks to the folks of the Dayton Metro Library. What better way to experience a moment in history? Dayton Daily News 1898-1922 is the library’s newest online research tool. The database — DaytonMetroLibrary.org — features full-page...
Why this Dayton library building is one to treasure
 At the same time we’re excited about the new library spaces being unveiled in our communities, we’re also reflecting on those libraries we’ve long known and loved. I have to admit I was delighted to receive architect Tim Bement’s nomination for his favorite Architectural Treasure. The building he selected is one near...

5:48 PM Sunday, Jul. 16, 2017

At the same time we’re excited about the new library spaces being unveiled in our communities, we’re also reflecting on those libraries we’ve long known and loved. I have to admit I was delighted to receive architect Tim Bement’s nomination for his favorite Architectural Treasure. The building he selected is one near...
Giving Circles give big to charity, are open to new members
 Although Make a Difference columns typically focus on non-profit organizations and their wish list items, once a year we make an exception. The exception is for the local “Giving Circles” that are making such a huge difference for the non-profit groups in the Miami Valley. These groups are designed for those who would like to...

4:00 AM Wednesday, Jul. 05, 2017

Although Make a Difference columns typically focus on non-profit organizations and their wish list items, once a year we make an exception. The exception is for the local “Giving Circles” that are making such a huge difference for the non-profit groups in the Miami Valley. These groups are designed for those who would like to...
Cinci exhibit features “Star Wars” costumes
 Here’s an idea for a quick summer road trip: head for a galaxy far, far away that’s actually as close as Cincinnati. We’re talking about “Star Wars and the Power of Costume,” currently at the Cincinnati Museum Center. After checking the show out last weekend, I’m pretty sure it would be a hit with both...

4:00 AM Saturday, Jul. 01, 2017

Here’s an idea for a quick summer road trip: head for a galaxy far, far away that’s actually as close as Cincinnati. We’re talking about “Star Wars and the Power of Costume,” currently at the Cincinnati Museum Center. After checking the show out last weekend, I’m pretty sure it would be a hit with both...
4 new organists will bring music back to Vic’s Cool Film Series
 There’s good news for folks who love the Victoria Theatre Association’s summer Cool Films series but who’ve greatly missed the organ concerts that traditionally preceded each of the classic movie screenings. For 20 years, organist Martin Bevis entertained summer crowds with his lively banter and live music. In the past few...

4:00 AM Saturday, Jul. 01, 2017

There’s good news for folks who love the Victoria Theatre Association’s summer Cool Films series but who’ve greatly missed the organ concerts that traditionally preceded each of the classic movie screenings. For 20 years, organist Martin Bevis entertained summer crowds with his lively banter and live music. In the past few...
The Storks Nest Baby Pantry needs basics
 Dayton Right to Life has operated the Storks Nest Baby Pantry for over 30 years. As of June 2017, the non-profit organization has served more than 585 families and 949 children — newborn to age 5. “In addition, we have given out over 10,000 diapers in just the first half of this year,” says Margie Christie, director of advocacy...

4:00 AM Wednesday, Jun. 28, 2017

Dayton Right to Life has operated the Storks Nest Baby Pantry for over 30 years. As of June 2017, the non-profit organization has served more than 585 families and 949 children — newborn to age 5. “In addition, we have given out over 10,000 diapers in just the first half of this year,” says Margie Christie, director of advocacy...
Honorees announced for Dayton Theatre Hall of Fame
 Since 2001, the Dayton Theatre Hall of Fame has been honoring local theatre artists and patrons of the arts “whose life-long participation, innovation, and creativity have influenced the Dayton arts culture.” The 2017 inductees have just been announced. Jennifer Lockwood, Gerri Nichols and Sheila Ramsey will receive the prestigious...

4:00 AM Saturday, Jun. 24, 2017

Since 2001, the Dayton Theatre Hall of Fame has been honoring local theatre artists and patrons of the arts “whose life-long participation, innovation, and creativity have influenced the Dayton arts culture.” The 2017 inductees have just been announced. Jennifer Lockwood, Gerri Nichols and Sheila Ramsey will receive the prestigious...
Amazing beadwork means independence for South African women
 Behind the shimmering beaded artwork now on display at the Dayton Art Institute is the inspiring story of a group of South African women who are gaining dignity through the work of their hands and their life in an exceptional community. The touring exhibit, which makes its first stop in Dayton, showcases a innovative form of bead art known...

4:00 AM Saturday, Jun. 24, 2017

Behind the shimmering beaded artwork now on display at the Dayton Art Institute is the inspiring story of a group of South African women who are gaining dignity through the work of their hands and their life in an exceptional community. The touring exhibit, which makes its first stop in Dayton, showcases a innovative form of bead art known...
5 things you must experience at Sunwatch’s Pow Wow this weekend
 You don’t have to travel far to immerse yourself in Native American culture.  Thanks to the Miami Valley Council for Native Americans and its annual Keeping the Tradition Pow Wow, families can learn more about Indian life and traditions through dancing, drumming, singing, crafts and stories. This year’s Pow Wow is slated...

10:00 AM Wednesday, Jun. 21, 2017

You don’t have to travel far to immerse yourself in Native American culture.  Thanks to the Miami Valley Council for Native Americans and its annual Keeping the Tradition Pow Wow, families can learn more about Indian life and traditions through dancing, drumming, singing, crafts and stories. This year’s Pow Wow is slated...
Miracle Clubhouse can use your help
 Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley’s Miracle Clubhouse is a community organized to help people living with serious mental illness as they manage their illness and rejoin the world of employment, education, family and friends. It’s billed as “A Place to Belong.” “At the heart of the Clubhouse model is the community...

4:00 AM Wednesday, Jun. 21, 2017

Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley’s Miracle Clubhouse is a community organized to help people living with serious mental illness as they manage their illness and rejoin the world of employment, education, family and friends. It’s billed as “A Place to Belong.” “At the heart of the Clubhouse model is the community...
How you can look inside these designer decorated apartments at the Delco Lofts
 The 2017 Designers’ Show House is officially under way. Hosted by 40 dedicated members of the Dayton Philharmonic Volunteer Association, the show house will welcome visitors to 17 newly decorated apartments through Sunday, June 25. The show house takes place at the Delco Lofts in Dayton. The biennial event, which dates back to 1979...

10:00 AM Monday, Jun. 19, 2017

The 2017 Designers’ Show House is officially under way. Hosted by 40 dedicated members of the Dayton Philharmonic Volunteer Association, the show house will welcome visitors to 17 newly decorated apartments through Sunday, June 25. The show house takes place at the Delco Lofts in Dayton. The biennial event, which dates back to 1979...
Pow Wow celebrates Native American culture
 Spring trips to Phoenix, Albuquerque and Santa Fe — as well as the recent Kay WalkingStick exhibit at the Dayton Art Institute — have given me an even greater appreciation of Native American history and culture. At the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center I learned about the history, culture, and art of the 19 Pueblos of New Mexico....

10:00 AM Sunday, Jun. 18, 2017

Spring trips to Phoenix, Albuquerque and Santa Fe — as well as the recent Kay WalkingStick exhibit at the Dayton Art Institute — have given me an even greater appreciation of Native American history and culture. At the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center I learned about the history, culture, and art of the 19 Pueblos of New Mexico....
Shakespeare lovers? Head to Richmond
 Many of us have fond memories of lovely summer evenings spent at Antioch’s famous Shakespeare Under the Stars festival. In the mid-1950s, under the direction of Arthur Lithgow and Meredith Dallas, the company undertook the incredible task of producing all 38 of Shakespeare’s plays in repertory. Theater-lovers and critics from...

4:00 AM Saturday, Jun. 17, 2017

Many of us have fond memories of lovely summer evenings spent at Antioch’s famous Shakespeare Under the Stars festival. In the mid-1950s, under the direction of Arthur Lithgow and Meredith Dallas, the company undertook the incredible task of producing all 38 of Shakespeare’s plays in repertory. Theater-lovers and critics from...
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