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State of the stage

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Area live theatre companies step back from the financial edge By Jacqui Theobald Photo: [l-r] Dayton Theatre Guild Board members Patty Smith, President Kathy Mola and Rick Flynn Two major factors, financial stability and artistic standards, frame a discussion of what people closely involved in community theatre talk about as they assess the state of […]

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On Stage

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Dayton’s local theatre, from humble beginnings by Jacqui Theobald Photo: [l-r] John Saurine, Stage Manager Ralph Dennler and Laurie Scott of The Dayton Theatre Guild Dayton is a great theatre town, we often say, and the question is, what makes that happen? Here’s a suggestion: It is the people who absolutely love theatre and have […]

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20×20 vision

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Innovative presentation movement, PechaKucha By Janell R. Ward Photo: The final PechaKucha event of the year will take place Dec. 18 It was February of 2003 when two Tokyo-based architects, Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham, were tired of dealing with lengthy business presentations. Their frustrations urged them to begin a new format of presentations called […]

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Where the rivers meet

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Local artists’ collaboration goes viral By Katie Fender Photo: Sandy and Michael Bashaw (center) with director David Sherman (holding megaphone) and the cast of “Where the Rivers Meet”;photo: Matt Silver Last year, “Where There is Love,” the collaborative music video created by Dayton band Puzzle of Light and which featured an amalgamation of local artists, […]

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Put a little pop in your party

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Dayton Philharmonic’s Hometown Holiday concert in Dayton and Troy By CC Hutten Photo: Sister duo Adelee and Gentry will perform with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra during the Hometown Holidays concert, Dec. 5 and 6 in Downtown Dayton, and Dec. 7 in Troy This winter, let the phrase “home for the holidays” take on a whole […]

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Topping your tree

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Dayton Contemporary Dance Company’s “The Littlest Angel” By Arnecia Patterson Photo: DCDC performs “The Littlest Angel” Friday and Saturday, Dec. 5 and 6 at the University of Dayton; photo: Andy Snow The American holiday season’s tradition of storytelling is revisited, annually, on television and in books, film and music. Yet dance is the medium that […]

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Funny is in his blood

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Charlie Murphy at Dayton Funny Bone By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: Charlie Murphy will perform at Dayton Funny Bone Nov. 28-Nov. 30 For the past 12 years, Charlie Murphy has been using his standup comedy to kindle our happiness. During a unique transition from service in the Navy to working security for his younger brother, […]

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Telling a good story

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Narrative and ARTtoBUY at DVAC By Joyell Nevins Photo: Susanne Scherette King, “Changers are always near” Seven years ago, Susanne Scherette King tentatively opened the door to the artistic world and brought one painting to a Dayton Visual Arts Center (DVAC) member’s auction and critique. Now that door has slammed wide open. “It’s surreal but […]

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Worth the trip to the Opera house

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Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers at the Clifton Opera House By Katie Christoff Photo: Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers will perform at the Clifton Opera House on Nov. 28 The Clifton Opera House has served as a symbolic venue in the Historic Village of Clifton since it was built in 1893. “It’s a […]

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Faith, meet reason

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New York Polyphony at University of Dayton By CC Hutten Photo: New York Polyphony will perform at Church of the Holy Angels on Nov. 20; photo: Jiyang Chen For one night only, world-renowned vocal chamber ensemble New York Polyphony will challenge Dayton audiences to contemplate the relationship between faith and reason. On Thursday, Nov. 20, […]

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On stage

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An unusual selection is a gift by Jacqui Theobald Photo: Danielle Kubasky (Sister Mary Amnesia),Angele’ Price (Sister Hubert), Angie Thacker (Sister Mary Regina), Cassi Mikat (Sister Robert Ann) and Tori Kocher (Sister Leo) in Dare to Defy’s “Nunsense” “Isn’t it Romantic” is not your ordinary seasonal feature. There are no fuzzy puppies and no kids in […]

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Locked in

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Yellow Springs Arts Council’s innovative new project By Tara Pettit Photo: Jennifer Bachelder, “Slope.” Bachelder is one of three artists who will participate in Locked In: A Creative Collaboration this week at the Yellow Springs Arts Council gallery  Three days, three artists, three tools and the anticipation of all that can be conceived with the unique blend of these three elements against the background […]

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Auntie Mame comes to Dayton

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Human Race Theatre Company ‘opens a new window’ of fun By Jacqui Theobald Photo: Zack Steele as Patrick, Lisa Ann Goldsmith as Mame and the cast of Mame; photo: Scott J. Kimmins Just when you think musical theatre productions at the Loft can’t get any better, here’s Mame, over the top with dra-maaat-ic characters (Mame […]

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Deco the halls

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Deco Japan at the Dayton Art Institute By Joyell Nevins Photo: Ban’ura Shōgo, “Box as a Cat (Neko no hako)”; c. 1930s   The Dayton Art Institute is making history in the Asian art scene. The museum is the only Midwest venue for the acclaimed “Deco Japan: Shaping Art and Culture, 1920-1945.” This exhibit is the […]

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A love story and a music story

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Vanguard Concert Series presents Cavatina Duo By Rick Eichhorn Photo: The Vanguard Concert Series presents The Cavatina Duo on Nov. 16 at the Dayton Art Institute Artists, musicians, teachers, parents, travelers, explorers, performers – any of these words could be used to describe the acclaimed husband and wife team known as the Cavatina Duo. On […]

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Killin’ it

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The Yellow Springs Theater Company debuts new work By Joyell Nevins Photo: Thor Sage, who wrote “Killers,” also plays antagonist Kurt Newly formed, The Yellow Springs Theater Company states it in its mission that it seeks to “fearlessly examine and illuminate the human condition” in theatre that challenges the mind and expands the heart. “Killers,” […]

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