Meredith Moss

Meredith Moss has been writing for the Dayton Daily News for decades, covering topics ranging from fashion and parenting to the arts and religion. She is an active community volunteer and is the recipient of numerous community awards including the YWCA'sWoman of Influence' award. A native Daytonian and graduate of Fairview High School, Meredith is a Leadership Dayton graduate and has been active in organizations ranging from the Junior League of Dayton to the Jewish Federation. Meredith frequently covers community events, area women's organizations and fund raisers, is always interested in hearing story ideas from readers.

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‘King and I’ headed to Dayton just in time for Valentine’s Day
 One of the greatest moments in musical theater history, says professor Roger Grodsky, occurs when an English governess and the King of Siam sweep across the stage performing the classic “Shall We Dance?” Grodsky, who teaches musical theater at the University of Cincinnati’s renowned College-Conservatory of Music, calls the...

Posted: 13 days ago

One of the greatest moments in musical theater history, says professor Roger Grodsky, occurs when an English governess and the King of Siam sweep across the stage performing the classic “Shall We Dance?” Grodsky, who teaches musical theater at the University of Cincinnati’s renowned College-Conservatory of Music, calls the...
‘Finding Neverland’ flies into Dayton this week
 Peter Pan is now more than 100 years old, but we continue to think of him as the winsome child who can take us to magical places. The story of how author James M. Barrie created the iconic character is captured in “Finding Neverland,” the touring Broadway musical that comes to the Schuster Center Jan. 15-20. The show, based on...

3:00 PM Monday, Jan. 14, 2019

Peter Pan is now more than 100 years old, but we continue to think of him as the winsome child who can take us to magical places. The story of how author James M. Barrie created the iconic character is captured in “Finding Neverland,” the touring Broadway musical that comes to the Schuster Center Jan. 15-20. The show, based on...
You can help Dayton Public Schools students make music
 Three years ago, a group of local citizens gathered to explore ways in which they might help Dayton Public School students in innovative ways. The former teachers, attorneys, school board members and community leaders sought to supply items to the district that were needed but not funded. That became the goal of the Dayton Public Schools...

7:40 PM Friday, Jan. 11, 2019

Three years ago, a group of local citizens gathered to explore ways in which they might help Dayton Public School students in innovative ways. The former teachers, attorneys, school board members and community leaders sought to supply items to the district that were needed but not funded. That became the goal of the Dayton Public Schools...
Harry Potter, Star Wars, more in store for Dayton’s next arts season
 One of the highlights of the annual New Year’s Eve concert hosted by the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance is the sneak peek at its upcoming season. The announcement is made from the Schuster Center’s Mead Theatre stage by DPAA President and CEO Paul Helfrich, along with Dayton Opera artistic director Thomas Bankston, Dayton Philharmonic...

11:00 AM Wednesday, Jan. 02, 2019

One of the highlights of the annual New Year’s Eve concert hosted by the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance is the sneak peek at its upcoming season. The announcement is made from the Schuster Center’s Mead Theatre stage by DPAA President and CEO Paul Helfrich, along with Dayton Opera artistic director Thomas Bankston, Dayton Philharmonic...
Some of the best shopping treasures you’ll find in Dayton on Museum Store Sunday
 We can now shop our way through Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday and Giving Tuesday. The newest addition to our post-Thanksgiving shopping options is Museum Store Sunday, now in its second year. The international event, sponsored by the Museum Store Association, will take place today — Sunday, Nov. 25 — in 700...

8:28 PM Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018

We can now shop our way through Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday and Giving Tuesday. The newest addition to our post-Thanksgiving shopping options is Museum Store Sunday, now in its second year. The international event, sponsored by the Museum Store Association, will take place today — Sunday, Nov. 25 — in 700...
Dayton Literary Peace prize grows internationally
 If the 1995 Bosnian peace agreement put Dayton on the global map, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize has kept it there. The prestigious awards, which celebrate “the power of literature to promote peace, justice, and global understanding,” will be presented tonight at a gala ceremony at the Benjamin and Marian Schuster Center in Dayton...

3:04 PM Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018

If the 1995 Bosnian peace agreement put Dayton on the global map, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize has kept it there. The prestigious awards, which celebrate “the power of literature to promote peace, justice, and global understanding,” will be presented tonight at a gala ceremony at the Benjamin and Marian Schuster Center in Dayton...
Last chance to see work of renowned artist Mickalene Thomas at Dayton Art Institute
 Time is running out to see the work of one of America’s most fascinating and prolific contemporary female artists, Mickalene Thomas at the Dayton Art Institute.  Her artistry ranges from portraits and large-scale, multi-textured paintings to film, video and domestic interior scenes which she labels tableaux. Her nostalgic settings...

10:00 AM Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018

Time is running out to see the work of one of America’s most fascinating and prolific contemporary female artists, Mickalene Thomas at the Dayton Art Institute.  Her artistry ranges from portraits and large-scale, multi-textured paintings to film, video and domestic interior scenes which she labels tableaux. Her nostalgic settings...
UD students sink their teeth into Dayton Ballet’s ‘Dracula’
 The world’s most famous vampire is taking up residence at the University of Dayton this Halloween season. Thanks to an ongoing collaboration between UD and the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance, all freshman Humanities students — many dressed as vampires — will be heading to downtown Dayton when the Dayton Ballet presents...

8:31 PM Monday, Oct. 15, 2018

The world’s most famous vampire is taking up residence at the University of Dayton this Halloween season. Thanks to an ongoing collaboration between UD and the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance, all freshman Humanities students — many dressed as vampires — will be heading to downtown Dayton when the Dayton Ballet presents...
LGBT Film Festival: A chance to see films you can’t see anywhere else
 Over the past 13 years, the Dayton LGBT Film Festival has introduced nearly 200 movies to the Miami Valley, films you’re unlikely to see elsewhere. This year’s festival, slated for Oct. 12-14 at The Neon movie theater in downtown Dayton, will bring seven feature films and 10 shorts to town. The special weekend also includes an...

1:55 AM Tuesday, Oct. 02, 2018

Over the past 13 years, the Dayton LGBT Film Festival has introduced nearly 200 movies to the Miami Valley, films you’re unlikely to see elsewhere. This year’s festival, slated for Oct. 12-14 at The Neon movie theater in downtown Dayton, will bring seven feature films and 10 shorts to town. The special weekend also includes an...
Watch these kids rock on stage this week in ‘School of Rock’
 More than 22,000 children auditioned for the initial production of “School of Rock” when it opened on Broadway in December of 2015. The kids are an integral part of the popular New York musical, which based on the 2003 hit film. It’s the tale of a wannabe rock star who poses as a substitute teacher and ends up turning his...

10:00 AM Monday, Oct. 01, 2018

More than 22,000 children auditioned for the initial production of “School of Rock” when it opened on Broadway in December of 2015. The kids are an integral part of the popular New York musical, which based on the 2003 hit film. It’s the tale of a wannabe rock star who poses as a substitute teacher and ends up turning his...