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“Beautiful,” “Something Rotten,” “The Little Mermaid” headed to Dayton
 Minutes after the folks at the Victoria Theatre Association had announced their 2017-2018 offerings, Jean and Jim Allen of Fairborn were in line waiting to buy season tickets to the Broadway series. “I think it’s the best they’ve had so far!” said Jean, who has been attending all the touring Broadway productions for...

5:00 AM Saturday, Mar. 11, 2017

Minutes after the folks at the Victoria Theatre Association had announced their 2017-2018 offerings, Jean and Jim Allen of Fairborn were in line waiting to buy season tickets to the Broadway series. “I think it’s the best they’ve had so far!” said Jean, who has been attending all the touring Broadway productions for...
Thrift Shop needs furnishings, clothing
 It’s almost time for spring cleaning! Now’s the perfect time to help the thrift shops in our area that benefit non-profit organizations. A case in point is Corner Cupboard Thrift Shop, which gives all of its proceeds to a variety of worthy Miami Valley groups. “Corner Cupboard Charities is a diamond in the rough; it is been...

5:00 AM Wednesday, Mar. 08, 2017

It’s almost time for spring cleaning! Now’s the perfect time to help the thrift shops in our area that benefit non-profit organizations. A case in point is Corner Cupboard Thrift Shop, which gives all of its proceeds to a variety of worthy Miami Valley groups. “Corner Cupboard Charities is a diamond in the rough; it is been...
Wright State grad takes audiences behind-the-scenes at “Moonlight”
 Just a week before her film captured the Academy Award for Best Picture, Centerville High School grad Hannah Beachler was in town chatting with The Neon audience after a special screening of “Moonlight.” Beachler has become one of Hollywood’s most in-demand production designers. She won a major award for her work on the...

5:00 AM Saturday, Mar. 04, 2017

Just a week before her film captured the Academy Award for Best Picture, Centerville High School grad Hannah Beachler was in town chatting with The Neon audience after a special screening of “Moonlight.” Beachler has become one of Hollywood’s most in-demand production designers. She won a major award for her work on the...
‘Dirty Dancing’ on stage at the Schuster
 The lesson to be learned from Eleanor Bergstein’s life story? Keep on truckin’. You may not recognize her name, but if you’re a fan of the 1987 movie, “Dirty Dancing,” you’ve seen how Bergstein’s grit and determination eventually paid off. Thwarted at every turn, she eventually created one of the...

5:00 AM Saturday, Mar. 04, 2017

The lesson to be learned from Eleanor Bergstein’s life story? Keep on truckin’. You may not recognize her name, but if you’re a fan of the 1987 movie, “Dirty Dancing,” you’ve seen how Bergstein’s grit and determination eventually paid off. Thwarted at every turn, she eventually created one of the...
Donate household items to support homeless support agency
 Homefull works to end homelessness by providing housing, services, advocacy and education. The nonprofit offers a comprehensive continuum of care and services — from homelessness prevention to permanent housing. The organization is part of a network of services in Montgomery County designed to help people help themselves. “Homefull...

5:00 AM Wednesday, Mar. 01, 2017

Homefull works to end homelessness by providing housing, services, advocacy and education. The nonprofit offers a comprehensive continuum of care and services — from homelessness prevention to permanent housing. The organization is part of a network of services in Montgomery County designed to help people help themselves. “Homefull...
The big Broadway shows coming to Dayton we’re pretty excited about
 Some of Broadway’s hottest musicals will be coming to Dayton as part of the Victoria Theatre Association’s 2017-18 season. Included in the lineup announced Monday evening are “An American in Paris,” “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical,” and “Something Rotten.” Also on tap: a new production of...

2:00 AM Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017

Some of Broadway’s hottest musicals will be coming to Dayton as part of the Victoria Theatre Association’s 2017-18 season. Included in the lineup announced Monday evening are “An American in Paris,” “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical,” and “Something Rotten.” Also on tap: a new production of...
Art while you eat! Local artists love showing in restaurants
 Don’t be surprised these days to find the salmon cakes or beef filets at your favorite restaurant served up with a generous side helping of landscapes or portraits. Area artists and restaurant owners have found that joining forces is a winning situation for both. Libby Rudolf, a local artist who’d been putting her work in gallery...

5:00 AM Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017

Don’t be surprised these days to find the salmon cakes or beef filets at your favorite restaurant served up with a generous side helping of landscapes or portraits. Area artists and restaurant owners have found that joining forces is a winning situation for both. Libby Rudolf, a local artist who’d been putting her work in gallery...
Local artwork enhances new libraries
 ReImagining Works, the innovative project that invites area artists to create artwork for new and newly renovated Dayton Metro Library branches, has four new additions to its impressive and growing art collection. The Miamisburg Branch Library, located at 545 E. Linden Ave., officially opened on Feb. 20. This new library features the latest...

5:00 AM Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017

ReImagining Works, the innovative project that invites area artists to create artwork for new and newly renovated Dayton Metro Library branches, has four new additions to its impressive and growing art collection. The Miamisburg Branch Library, located at 545 E. Linden Ave., officially opened on Feb. 20. This new library features the latest...
Louise Troy Kindergarten teachers need art supplies
 Thanks to a tip from artist Bing Davis, I had the pleasure of visiting an unusual art exhibit at Louise Troy Elementary School in Dayton last year. “With all the difficulties that we have, near and far, I am encouraged and inspired by what I saw and experienced in the heart of our West Dayton community,” Bing wrote. “This...

5:00 AM Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017

Thanks to a tip from artist Bing Davis, I had the pleasure of visiting an unusual art exhibit at Louise Troy Elementary School in Dayton last year. “With all the difficulties that we have, near and far, I am encouraged and inspired by what I saw and experienced in the heart of our West Dayton community,” Bing wrote. “This...
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...

5:00 AM Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017

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

5:00 AM Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017

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...

5:00 AM Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017

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...

5:00 AM Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017

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...

4:38 PM Wednesday, Feb. 08, 2017

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...

4:02 PM Wednesday, Feb. 08, 2017

“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

5:00 AM Wednesday, Feb. 08, 2017

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...

5:00 AM Saturday, Feb. 04, 2017

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...

5:00 AM Saturday, Feb. 04, 2017

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

5:00 AM Wednesday, Feb. 01, 2017

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,...

5:00 AM Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017

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,...
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